Natural Medicine for the Win! Best General Practitioner 2015

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Last Reviewed: Autoimmune Disease, Sex Hormones, Thyroid Leave a Comment

I am so unbelievably thrilled and full of gratitude to have been voted the Best General Practitioner in Oakland & East San Francisco Bay again!

This is my second year of receiving this honor and am humbled by your appreciation for what I do. I wish I could hug you all!!!

But you know what makes this really cool? It's not just that you love me and what I do (that's super cool, for sure), but that you are making your voice heard and you, yes you, are part of a movement.

A Naturopathic Physician & Functional Medicine practitioner being voted as the Best General Practitioner is huge. Really huge!

It says that you embrace my philosophy and what natural medicine is all about:

  • You should be heard by your doctor and your story has value.
  • You are more than just your symptoms or your lab values.
  • Addressing underlying causes, rather than chasing symptoms is how we make lasting change and establish health.
  • Your doctor should partner with you, educate you and empower you to be the best version of yourself.
  • You deserve to be looked at as a complete person—your story, your labs, physical exam findings all play a role in understanding you and your needs.
  • You weren't born with a pharmaceutical deficiency so why should that be your only treatment option?
  • Food is medicine and how your live your life can build you up or break you down.
  • True health and a life that allows you to thrive is possible and it's your right!

I am so very grateful for your support. And I am ecstatic that you and I are working towards creating a shift in medicine— a shift that will ultimately mean better care for you and your loved ones.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Truly & Sincerely, Thank you!

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Dr. Jolene Brighten

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Dr. Jolene Brighten, NMD, is one of the leading experts in women’s medicine and is a pioneer in her exploration of the far-reaching impact of hormonal birth control and the little known side effects that impact health in a large way. In her best selling book, Beyond the Pill, she shares her clinical protocols aimed at supporting women struggling with symptoms of hormone imbalance, including Post-Birth Control Pill Syndrome and birth control related side effects. A trained nutritional biochemist and Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Brighten is the founder and Clinic Director at Rubus Health, an integrative women’s medicine clinic. She is a member of the MindBodyGreen Collective and has been featured in prominent media outlets such as Forbes, Cosmopolitan, ABC news, and the New York Post. Read more about me here.