Dr. Rachel graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, received her Medical Degree at the University
of California San Francisco and a Masters Degree in Holistic Health and Medical Sciences from the University of California Berkeley. She practiced as a conventional family practice physician for seven years, prior to establishing an integrative medicine practice that allows her to focus on preventive and comprehensive care in more depth. At Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine, Dr. Rachel spends more time with her patients exploring the important connections between health and vitality, relationships, lifestyle choices, work, and environment. For all medical concerns she discusses potential avenues for treatment from both conventional and holistic medicine, from lifestyle change to herbal and supplement therapy to prescription medication. Her goal is always to assist her patients in healing from within, and to limit the number of supplements or medications that they need to take - while maintaining their optimal health.