Posted on 21 October 2010 | Comments Off
For over twenty years the practitioners at Hill Park Medical Center have been providing a unique blend of medical care which combines the best of western and alternative medicine. This is called integrative medicine. By paying careful attention to the body, mind and spirit we strive to provide each person with medical care that looks beyond “band-aid medicine” to the roots of health and healing.
At Hill Park Medical Center we take time to get to know each patient. Your appointments are never rushed, the doctors return your calls, and the office staff knows you by name. Our comprehensive style of health care allows us to come up with solutions that are easily missed in the world of protocol and time driven medicine.
We pride ourselves on excellence in both care and service.
On December 10, 2011, we opened a new office in downtown Sebastopol. Click here for more information.
Hill Park West Medical Center
435 Petaluma Ave. Suite 150
Sebastopol, Ca 95472
Integrative Health Care at its Best
Integrative Medical Care combines a careful blending of conventional medicine with selected complementary and alternative therapies. At Hill Park Medical Center we pay careful attention to mind, body, emotions, spirit and environment. Using this holistic approach we focus on helping each person to best meet their challenges as well as emphasizing preventive care. We welcome active participation from our patients and emphasize the use of the least harmful therapies first. Each of our highly skilled practitioners has a specific area of expertise. The staff at the front desk will help you select the best person for you.
Read more about our Alternative Healthcare Services.
Posted on 21 April 2013 | Comments Off
15% off of all related women’s health services through May 31st.
- Annual exams and pap smears for Women of ALL Ages
- Bio-identical Hormones
- Adrenal, Thyroid or Energy problems
- Health problems related to inflammation, digestion, immune issues, nutrient imbalance or stress
- Food as Medicine / Alkaline Diet Detox
Come To Class MONDAY MAY 20 6—7:30pm
Oh, My Aching Hormones!
This fun and chock-full-of-information session will teach you how you can use natural remedies, food, lifestyle and bio-identical hormones to restore your energy and sleep, and meet life with health and grace for a long time to come.
With Amy Smith, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Posted on 8 March 2013 | Comments Off
Rachel Bouch, longtime practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy, Acupressure, Reflexology, and more at the Hill Park Medical Center is now offering treatment sessions in Oakland as well as Petaluma. See her new website, Resonant Bodywork, for more information.
Rachel says this about her work:
By engaging the body’s own natural healing mechanism, Osteopathic Manual Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy and Acupressure help to revitalize the body’s energy and alleviate the effects of stress by inducing deep relaxation. This work can be beneficial for addressing a wide range of conditions including chronic stress, back pain, insomnia, sleep disorders, neck & shoulder tension, TMJ & dental issues, migraine headaches, and PMS, and is safe and appropriate for infants, children and adults, as well as people with a range of disabilities.
- Osteopathic Manual Therapy
- CranioSacral Therapy
- Visceral Manipulation (working with organ-related tissue restrictions)
- Myofascial Release & Trigger Point Therapy (releasing tense muscles and fascial restrictions)
- Acupressure (needle-less acupuncture!)
- Reflexology (therapeutic foot massage)
- Intuitive Work & Energy Medicine (working with subtle cues in the physical and energetic body)
- FSM: Frequency Specific Microcurrent (beneficial for treating chronic pain, pre/post surgery, reduce pain associated with injury).
- Continuum Movement (allowing the body’s natural resolution through intrinsic movement and unwinding)
Be sure to visit her new website, Resonant Bodywork, for more information, location, and schedules.
Leaky Gut, Food Allergies, Yeast Infection, Constipation and Other Exciting Digestive Tract Problems
Posted on 21 January 2013 | Comments Off
Monday Feb 11
The human adult GI tract is approximately 720 square feet—the size of a tennis court—all folded up into endless nooks and crannies within 20 feet of intestine.
Doesn’t it make sense that whatever is going on in there is most of what is going on with you?
So many health problems come from GI disturbances such as mold and yeast overgrowth, parasites, low digestive enzyme levels, gut-based food sensitivities, bacterial infections and simple dehydration. They can cause symptoms you may not relate to GI problems such as headache, foggy thinking, joint pain and
Come and learn about GI health and how to enhance your body’s ability to absorb and use all those wonderful nutrients you’re pouring in.
Amy Joy Smith, RN, Nurse Practitioner has three decades of experience in women’s health care, family health and nutrition. She practices “functional nutrition”, a personalized kind of nutrition that deals with each person’s unique biochemical balance and influences. Amy is passionate about finding simple ways to teach complex medical and nutritional principles so they are easy to understand and use by every day people. Her classes are fun, energetic, instructive, heartbased and open to anyone wanting to learn how to improve their health and vitality.
616 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma
Corner of Lakeville Street
Posted on 14 January 2013 | Comments Off
Dr. Denise Cooluris will be interviewed as part of group of extraordinary experts on the leading edge of all aspects of living and thriving once cancer touches your life.
As a specialist in women’s cancer, Dr. Cooluris will be sharing how to reduce inflammation and balance your hormones as part of thriving in the setting of cancer.
In The Go Forth and Thrive After Cancer Telesummit, Barbara Musser hosts 20 extraordinary experts who will share their experience and wisdom with you. Join conversations with Marianne Williamson; Ellen Barnard, co-founder of A Woman’s Touch; Wendy Strgar, loveologist and founder of Good Clean Love; Rebecca Katz, author of the Cancer Fighting Kitchen; Emmy-award winning composer Gary Malkin; and many more amazing healers, authors and teachers.
Tune in January 14-25 and hear 2 interviews every day. Then you can listen for the entire month of February ~ all as a love offering with no cost to you. Each expert will also offer you a gift so you can go deeper with them. This amazing event will change your life! To learn more, go to: www.cancertelesummit.com.
Posted on 3 November 2012 | Comments Off
Monday Evenings 6:00—7:30 pm
- November 12
- December 3
- January 14
- February 11
Amy Smith, NP, MS. Integrative Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
HILL PARK MEDICAL CENTER
616 Petaluma Blvd North (Corner of Lakeville St. and Petaluma Blvd North)
Petaluma, CA. 94952
Limited Class Size—Please RSVP
Suggested Donation—$15 or Less
November 12 Merry & Bright Through the Winter
Don’t let the darkness get you down or holidays stress you out! Stay energetic and balanced with these tips, natural remedies and foods that you eat every day!!!
December 3 Stay Cold and Flu Free This Winter!!
Keep your respiratory and immunity strong. Natural remedies and foods to prevent and treat infections.
January 14 Reboot Your Nutrition Program
FOOD AS MEDICINE class will teach you how to use acid and alkalinizing foods to improve your health, reduce inflammation and support your nervous system.
February 11 Overcoming Gastro-Intestinal Discomforts
Juicy class will talk about digestive imbalances from heartburn to constipation, candida infections, gluten sensitivities and MORE.
Posted on 16 October 2012 | Comments Off
We are happy to introduce Dr. Sean Zager, who has brought his practice inintegrative family medicine to Hill Park Medical Center.
Dr. Sean Zager delights in his work as an integrative family physician. He sees it as a constant opportunity to explore the healing potential of integrative medicine while enhancing the health of families and individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Dr. Zager is board-certified in both family medicine and integrative medicine. He provides his patients with an array of holistic therapies in the treatment and prevention of illness. These therapies include an extensive offering of herbal medicines and mind-body techniques such as guided imagery, hypnosis, and biofeedback for habit change and stress reduction. He also offers manual approaches to pain control such as massage therapy, trigger point injections, and motivational counseling such as nutritional and exercise education for weight loss and wellness.
Posted on 10 August 2012 | Comments Off
If you are seeking a safe and natural treatment for your menopause symptoms consider trying acupuncture. Acupuncture treatment has been used effectively for thousands of years in eastern cultures to treat a variety of health conditions. Recently, it is becoming more popular in the United States and other westernized countries for those looking for alternatives to drugs and surgery.
One of the most popular benefits of using acupuncture to treat menopause difficulties is the fact that it is a natural, drug-free treatment. Conventional treatment for menopause consists of hormone therapy, antidepressants, and other drug dependent methods, which can disrupt the body’s hormone system, become addictive, or cause harmful side-effects.
Research shows acupuncture is safe and effective in treating the main symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes. Acupuncture increases the production of endorphins in the body which helps regulate the body’s temperature control system.
Acupuncture is equally effective for reducing mood swings that occur regularly in menopausal women. An additional benefit of acupuncture is its ability to support quality sleep. Many women find it difficult to sleep during menopause, and acupuncture is known for its ability to help patients overcome bouts of insomnia.
For most conditions, an average of 10 treatment sessions is recommended. Acupuncture is a great option for women suffering through menopause. Due to its growing popularity and requests from patients, more health insurance plans are beginning to cover acupuncture treatment costs. Contact your plan provider for information.
Don’t suffer in silence. Make an appointment with a one of our licensed acupuncture physicians today.
Posted on 13 June 2012 | Comments Off
JUNE 18, JULY 16, AUGUST 20
Corner of Lakeville St. and Petaluma Blvd North
HOMEOPATHIC HCG Weight Loss Challenge
This is a program thatcan not only help you take weight off, you can keep it off and retrain your metabolism to burn the correct number of calories, correcting the damage done by overeating or yo-yo dieting.
GLUTEN-FREE and THRIVING
If you have been diagnosed with gluten or wheat allergy or sensitivity, or with celiac disease, find out how to make or wheat allergy or sensitivity, or with celiac disease, find out how to make make the transition to gluten-free living work for you. Bring your questions about anything related to gluten issues or testing.
Discussion coming soon so get this book:
Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food
by Catherine Shanahan MD and Luke Shanahan.
HILL PARK MEDICAL CENTER
Holistic Medical Care for
Body, Mind and Spirit
616 Petaluma Blvd North
Petaluma, CA. 94952
Corner of Lakeville St. and
Petaluma Blvd North
5-6 pm Gluten –Free and Thriving
6-7 pm Homeopathic HCG
Weight Lost Challenge
Posted on 8 June 2012 | Comments Off
Feeling peckish for a good healthy snack? Read more
Posted on 27 May 2012 | Comments Off
Earth Light Foundation is inspired to bring a nuturious and delicious recipe to you with each newsletter. The food we eat is a foundational part of healing and maintaining optimal health. This White Bean Spring Salad is packed with nutrition with asparagus, radicchio and fresh herbs. Beans are a great source of protein, folic acid, and molybedenum and also contain phosphorus, iron, protein, magnesium, manganese, potassium and B vitamins. All benefical in supporting great health for our bodies. Using ingredients that are locally sourced and in season ensures there freshness and supports the environment. Enjoy this delicious spring salad with friends and family.
White Bean Spring Salad Makes 5-6 cups
Nourishing Connections Cookbook- The Healing Power of Food & Community
1 cup Northern white beans, soaked overnight in 4 cups water
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried thyme, or several fresh sprigs
2 cloves garlic, smashed
3/4 tsp sea salt
~or~ 2 (14oz) cans white beans, rinsed and drained
1 small bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed, sliced on the diagonal about 1″ and steamed just until tender
1/4- 1/2 small head radicchio, sliced thinkly
1/4 cup red onion, minced
2-3 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon zest
1tbsp + 1 tsp lemon juice
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp sea salt
black pepper to taste
- Drain the soaked beans and then put them in a medium sized sauce pan wit fresh water to cover by about an inch. If you are using canned beans, rinse and tdrain them and skip to step 2. Add the bay leaf, thyme, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt. Bring the beans to a gentle boil, reduce the heat, and simmer gently with the lid off. Watch your beans closely and test them starting at about 25 or 30 minutes. The cooking time can vary widely depenidng on how fresh your beans are. If they are really fresh, the cooking time can be as little as 30 to 40 minutes, but some may need an hour or more.
- While the beans are cooking, whisk together the dressing ingredients and set aside.
- Steam or saute asparagus, and prepare the rest of the ingredients.
- When the beans are done, drain them and remove the bay leaf, pieces of garlic and thyme stems. Toss the beans with the dressing and let them cool.
- Add the remaining ingredients. Toss to mix well.