Experience Chris Kresser’s unique evidence-based approach as a patient at the California Center for Functional Medicine.
We address the underlying causes of your health problems (instead of just treating symptoms) so you can get well and stay well without unnecessary drugs or surgery.
We consider the modern environment and stressors shaping your health in positive, and negative ways. We look back to a time that was free of modern, chronic illness for insights in 21st Century health.
We recognize that despite all we share, we are each unique. Your challenges and goals are your own and your treatment is personalized. You become actively involved in your healing.
Welcome to the California Center for Functional Medicine.
Helping More People Prevent and Reverse Chronic Illness
Thousands of people have experienced Chris Kresser’s unique approach to diagnosing and reversing the underlying causes of chronic conditions. But, as a lone practitioner Chris could not meet the growing demand and faced an ever longer waiting list.
Chris partnered with Dr. Sunjya Schweig to form the California Center for Functional Medicine. They quickly hired a third clinician, Dr. Amy Nett, whom Chris specifically trained in his method. Dr. Ramzi Asfour, an infectious disease specialist practicing functional medicine, joined CCFM in April 2016. Tracey O’Shea, our nurse practitioner, and Danielle Cook-Kawash, our nutritionist and health coach, began helping our patients in early 2017.
Accelerate your healing with Chris Kresser’s unique approach.
Amy Nett, M.D., Kresser Staff Clinician
Amy Nett, M.D., graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She continued her medical training with an internship in internal medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and a residency in radiology at Stanford University Medical Center. She became board certified in diagnostic radiology and then completed additional specialty training in pediatric radiology. Prior to attending Georgetown, she received her undergraduate degree in pharmacology from U.C. Santa Barbara and then spent two years dedicated to pursuing medical research. Dr. Nett began studying functional medicine after becoming frustrated with the conventional medical model in diagnosing and treating some of her own health issues. This experience brought to light the importance of diet and lifestyle, as well as the need for a more holistic and integrated approach to support health and wellbeing.
She began training with Chris Kresser in June of 2014 and started treating patients with a functional medicine approach later that year. She blends her conventional medical training with a functional medicine approach to provide individualized patient care. She recommends nutritional therapy, meditation, stress management, herbal and nutrient supplements, along with prescription medications, including bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), to help patients achieve deep and lasting healing.
Dr. Nett is an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified practitioner and currently a fellow in the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM). She is also an instructor with the Kresser Institute ADAPT clinician training course.
Chris Kresser, L. Ac.
Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac. is a globally recognized leader in the fields of ancestral health, Paleo nutrition, and functional and integrative medicine. He is the creator of ChrisKresser.com, one of the top 25 natural health sites in the world, and the author of the New York Times best seller, The Paleo Cure.
Chris has been studying, practicing, and teaching alternative medicine for more than fifteen years. He did his undergraduate work at UC Berkeley, and studied Chinese and integrative medicine at the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College, also in Berkeley. He has trained with world-renowned healers and educators in a variety of disciplines throughout the U.S., Thailand, and Indonesia.
Chris teaches and practices functional medicine, a personalized approach to health care that recognizes the biological uniqueness of each patient. In contrast to conventional care, which is almost entirely focused on suppressing symptoms, functional medicine eliminates symptoms by addressing the underlying cause of a problem. It is an evidence-based field of health care that views the body as an interconnected whole, and recognizes the importance of these connections in health and disease.