Dr. Brian Bouch founded Hill Park Medical Center in 1988 to offer patients the best in alternative healing therapies combined with high-quality conventional medical care. He also served as the first medical director of Commonweal, Inc., an alternative medical research center which now focuses on cancer care, and was Medical Director of Onebody Inc., a pioneering company that brought alternative medical services to health insurance companies.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and obtained Board Certification in Emergency Medicine and Medical Acupuncture. His passion for unraveling complex medical problems earned him the nickname “the medical detective.” And his breadth of experience in a wide variety of complementary and alternative therapies has given him a particular insight into matching the correct therapies for both straightforward and complex problems.
After over 40 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Brian Bouch has decided to retire from his practice and step aside, allowing a younger generation of talented integrative healers to take over.
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.”
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. Robert Gitlin is board certified in Family Medicine with Fellowship Training in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). He completed Fellowship training with the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). Additionally, he trained at the Mederi Centre with Donnie Yance, Master Herbalist. Over the past decade, much of his practice has involved treating patients with Lyme and chronic illnesses, utilizing a full array of both integrative and functional medicine.
He maintains staff privileges at Ukiah Valley Medical Center (UVMC) and Howard Memorial Hospital (HMH), where he worked in the Emergency Department and actively admitted patients for sixteen of the past twenty years. He was Chief of Staff and Chairman of the Patient Safety Committee at HMH. He is also an adjunct clinical teaching faculty member at Touro University and Western University in Pomona, at the Redwood Valley Medical Clinic (founded in 1998 by he and his wife). Recently, he joined Hill Park Medical Integrative Medical Center as well.
He has published articles about Osteopathy and Lyme disease in the Townsend Letter. His additional areas of specialty and interest include post-traumatic seizures, headaches, hormonal disorders utilizing bio-identical HRT, complex illness, post-concussive syndrome, immune dysfunction, gastrointestinal disorders, integrative oncology and men’s health. Dr. Gitlin’s compassion and perseverance provide hope for his patients as they embark on their individual healing journey.
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 Sloan is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist who received her Master of Science degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. Along with her studies of acupuncture and herbs, she completed special studies in Pain Management, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, and the movement therapies of TaiJiQuan, and QiGong.
She finds that the techniques used in Chinese Medicine, while being very effective at treating any and all types of acute or chronic pain, are also extremely useful in treating many other conditions. This includes all issues of Women’s Health (from PMS to fertility issues, pregnancy, and peri-menopausal symptoms), Men’s Health and Children’s Health.
Jennifer is also certified as a Massage Therapist, having studied the Chinese massage techniques (known as TuiNa) under the expert tutelage of Dr. Rocky Wang. To this, Jennifer also brings many years of study in the fields of Western herbalism, diet and nutrition, and an understanding that all of these modalities can be used together to create the best treatment plan for every individual patient.
Chinese medical theory asserts that there is a profound connection between mind, body, and spirit, and that, by extension, there is also a great interdependence between the individual and the surrounding environment. In order for an individual to thrive, there must be harmony among all of these aspects of one’s life. It is this essential harmony that Jennifer strives to help her patients find in themselves, through the gentle coaxing of acupuncture, simple exercises, lifestyle and dietary advice, natural supplements and individualized herbal formulas.