Dr. Lois Johnson is an integrative holistic physician with 30 years of experience combining alternative and herbal medicine with the best of conventional medical care. She is board certified in Internal Medicine. Her specialties include oncology, complex and multiple diagnoses, women’s health issues, bio-identical hormones, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, hepatitis C, and Lyme disease.
She also addresses routine and preventive health care, pap smears and breast exams, environmental sensitivities, autoimmune disorders, gastrointestinal issues, thyroid conditions, depression, insomnia, allergies and nutrition.
“The healing journey always involves story. It is my goal to receive my patients’ stories and to work with them to create a dialogue that uncovers the deeper roots of the problem and the way forward. When I really hear the story, solutions often become visible. My personal passions for art, poetry, and nature inform my work on a daily basis. I appreciate the truth and beauty of the human experience with all its joys and sorrows, in times of new growth and in times of letting go that are part of the cycle of life. My own experience as a cancer survivor has deepened not only my empathy but my practical knowledge of what people really need during difficult times.”
Dr. Richard Chen has 25 years experience as a family physician. He received his MD with honors from Albany Medical College, has studied functional medicine extensively, and is certified as a Functional Medicine physician. A love of learning and professional growth has led him to study with leading experts in bioidentical hormone therapy and genetics.
Dr. Chen’s specialties include acupuncture, homeopathy, allergy desensitization using Sublingual Immunotherapy Treatment (SLIT), nutrigenomic genetics, MTHFR gene mutation, and prolotherapy using ozone treatment for tissue injuries. His focused interests include Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, digestive health, chronic fatigue, and mold exposure illness. He uses traditional and alternative medicine, including nutrition, lifestyle, vitamin therapy, acupuncture, and ozone injections.
With his patients, Dr. Chen seeks to identify the sources of illness and listens to their stories in depth. He is passionate about seeing his patients recover from chronic illness to achieve optimal health. He enjoys the diversity of patients and health concerns that come with family practice.
“I have been blessed with compassion during my times of illness. I strive to extend that same compassionate caring to others.”
He is a graduate of Touro University of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Family Medicine Residency in Santa Rosa. Prior to medical school, Dr. Cauntay had 15 years of experience in body-oriented therapies, including a private massage practice, specializing in the use of trigger point therapy and acupressure in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain. He completed his undergraduate studies in Nutrition and Food Science at UC Berkeley and has worked as a Community Health Care Worker for the Berkeley Free Clinic, providing health care to the homeless and underserved. During his medical training, he specialized in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine as well as Family Practice and is completing Medical acupuncture training at the Stanford/ Helms Institute and prolotherapy at the University of Wisconsin.
While interested in the full spectrum of integrative medicine, his professional passion is to provide a broad range of non-surgical approaches to musculoskeletal pain that minimize dependence on opiates. He also has a particular interest in treating musculoskeletal pain stemming from pregnancy and delivery. His goal is to integrate the best that standard allopathic medicine can offer with clinically proven complementary methods such as osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, prolotherapy, trigger point therapy, mind-body techniques, and individualized nutrition and exercise programs.
Over a decade in the gentle martial art of Aikido has taught him efficiency of motion and energetic awareness which inform his approach to sports medicine. He lives in Sebastopol with his wife and children and enjoys practicing Aikido, surfing, and learning guitar.
Dr. Denise Cooluris is an integrative family physician and a California native having returned from an era in the Pacific NW. After graduation from prestigious Bastyr University medical school, she was chosen as one of six national candidates for the family medicine residency program at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. On completion of her residency, she was invited as adjunct clinical faculty at Bastyr University, where she proudly trained students to transform into doctors of integrative medicine. She has interned with the Highline Cancer Center in Burien, WA., Family Medicine Service in Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Oncology Center of Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Planned Parenthood, and aside public health officials in a wide spectrum of community health settings, including Kenya.
Dr. Chris Holder is a naturopath who offers holistic integrative medical care with a specialized focus on treating cancer and neurological disorders. He combines the best of Western medical technology with Eastern philosophy in addressing ailments in body, mind, and spirit. Self-discovery and patient empowerment are values he holds in high regard. He practices utilizing unique combinations of treatment modalities from around the world to promote wellness and encourage healing.
Treatment options include: herbal medicine, orthomolecular medicine, cognitive behavioral counseling, cranio-sacral therapy, massage, nutrition counseling, meditation, qigong, and indigenous rituals.
Dr. Holder attended Seattle University, earning his degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. Upon graduating he conducted research on HLA genetics in Type I Diabetes Mellitus at Pacific Northwest Research Institute. He went on to receive a doctorate in Natural Medicine and masters in Acupuncture from Bastyr University. He spent several years developing a successful practice in Seattle, WA, before relocating to Sonoma County in 2013.
“When working with a patient, I continually strive to find the causes of their ailment. Some causes are difficult to find or unknown, leading us to consider how one can heal. Body, mind, and spirit are all considered when reestablishing the basis for them to return to health. Thinking out of the box and in the box to figure out how you got sick and what we can do to help you heal.” — Dr. Chris Holder
Jennifer Monin has over 20 years of experience in acupuncture, herbs, and alternative medicine. She earned her Bachelors of Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters of Science from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. She has extensive experience in acupuncture for fertility, and has completed training in pregnancy and postpartum support with midwife Raven Lang and in pediatrics through the Holistic Pediatric Alliance. She also has specialized training in acupuncture for substance abuse from Lincoln Hospital in New York, and is certified by the North American Detox Association. Jennifer has treated cancer patients at INOR Hospital in Havana, Cuba and the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic in Oakland.
Jennifer began her studies in western herbal medicine, and has apprenticed with Jane Bothwell and Rosemary Gladstar. She is also a certified yoga instructor through Sivananda Yoga Center and has trained in facial rejuvenation, also known as the “acupuncture facelift”.
Her greatest joy comes from mothering her two young children, Hopi Rose and Gianni Nicola. They live and play in West Marin.