Dr. Brian Bouch has 30 years experience in family practice, emergency medicine, and integrative medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and obtained Board Certification in Emergency Medicine and Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Bouch is also an associate clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine where he teaches Medical Acupuncture to physicians.
Dr. Bouch founded Hill Park Medical Center in 1988 to offer patients the best in alternative healing therapies combined with high-quality conventional medical care. Dr. Bouch 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.
Dr. Bouch’s passion for unraveling complex medical problems has 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.
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Sunjya K. Schweig, MD, is a Bay Area native. He was born and raised in Point Reyes and 6 years in India. He attended UC Berkeley for his undergraduate work in medical anthropology and then spent a year in Ecuador working with both western physicians and indigenous healers.
Dr. Schweig attended medical school at UC Irvine. As a student leader in alternative medicine education and research, he was chosen to attend a National Institute of Health leadership training program in complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Schweig graduated with honors and then completed his family medicine residency at the UCSF Santa Rosa Family Practice Residency Program.
Dr. Schweig offers the full spectrum of family medical care and is well qualified to treat patients of all ages with a wide variety of health challenges. Areas of expertise include integrating complementary and alternative medical care with caring conventional medicine; alternative approaches to allergies; functional medicine; holistic pediatrics; nutrition and healthy weight loss, and osteoporosis. In addition, Dr. Schweig is skilled at working with people with stress, anxiety, insomnia, and depression using both the HeartMath® biofeedback system and amino acid therapy for neurotransmitter and hormonal balancing. Dr. Schweig welcomes people who are interested in exploring integrative treatment plans to heal from acute and chronic health conditions.
When he is not working, he enjoys cooking organic food, hiking, camping, and drumming. These times are made even sweeter with the company of his wife, Lia, and 2 children.
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
Amy has nearly three decades of experience in women’s health care and nutrition. She received her BS in Nursing at Syracuse University, her Nurse Practitioner certificate at San Jose State, and her Masters in Nursing and Public Health at the University of Minnesota. She first trained in the field of nutritional and “orthomolecular” medicine in the early 1980′s.
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.
Rachael Bouch-D. is a Licensed Massage Therapist with the California Massage Therapy Council. She holds certifications in Osteopathic Manual Therapies, CranioSacral Therapy, Acupressure/Reflexology and Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM). Her treatments incorporate a diverse range of hands-on bodywork techniques that are gentle, nurturing, supportive, and facilitate the body’s innate healing mechanism. She works with the intelligence of the system to find a place of balance and increased health, allowing for more vitality and ease to flow through the entire body. Her work is influenced by Osteopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Continuum Movement, Resonance Therapy, Intuitive Awareness and Mindfulness Practice, and she is dedicated to deepening her exploration of the body and its ‘inner landscape’ through meditation and personal practice.
Therapeutic Bodywork can help resolve chronic stress, back pain, insomnia, sleep disorders, neck & shoulder tension/pain, TMJ & dental issues, migraine & tension headaches, PMS, digestive challenges and many other chronic and acute physical conditions.
Rachael has completed over 1,000 hours of professional education in Therapeutic Bodywork techniques from many disciplines. She has experience and enthusiasm working with infants, children, adults and pregnant women, as well as people with a range of disabilities. This type of work is safe, effective, nourishing and restorative, and beneficial for people of all ages, in all stages of life. Her treatments are specifically tailored to address each person’s unique body and needs.
Anyone experiencing physical pain or emotional unrest may benefit from this type of work. Rachael’s clients report less pain, improved mobility, better balance and alignment, increased energy and vitality, more regular sleep patterns, and generally feel stronger and more resilient.