Note: We had an overwhelming response to the announcement and closed the list after we received 150 applications.
We’re happy to announce that Dr. Nett is now accepting new patients who either live in the SF Bay Area or are willing to travel here for their case review consultation.
Several weeks ago I announced that Dr. Sunjya Schweig, a functional medicine MD, and I have joined together to create the California Center for Functional Medicine (CCFM). We decided to collaborate because we share a similar approach to functional medicine and patient care, and have a similar vision for how to revolutionize medicine. I also have tremendous respect for Dr. Schweig, both as a clinician (he is my doctor—that’s how much I trust him!) and as a person.
CCFM was born in part from our realization that as individual practitioners, there are only so many patients we can serve—especially given our additional obligations, including research, writing, teaching, and of course, personal and family time.
One of our first decisions as a clinic was to hire Dr. Amy Nett as our clinical associate. By hiring and training other clinicians (like Dr. Nett) in our particular approach, we can serve a much larger population of patients. Dr. Nett came on board about four months ago after an extensive search for a clinician who shares our core philosophy and who would fit well as part of our clinical team. She has worked closely with me during this time, and I continue to be impressed by her strong grasp of ancestral nutrition and the fundamental principles of functional medicine.
Dr. Nett is now accepting new patients
I’m happy to announce that Dr. Nett is now accepting new patients who either live in the SF Bay Area or are willing to travel here for their case review appointment.
As you know, my practice has been closed to new patients for the better part of the last two years. What’s more, the last few times I have re-opened, my wait list has filled up in a matter of hours (or most recently, in 15 minutes). This makes it extremely difficult to get in to see me as a new patient.
Dr. Nett and and I work together as a team. I supervise her directly and I have personally trained her in my protocols and approach. She has observed nearly all of my appointments continuously for several months, and I am confident in her abilities. I communicate with her on a daily basis about our patients, and we have a regular weekly meeting to discuss cases.
Dr. Nett has an impressive background. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine, and continued her medical training with an internship in Internal Medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, and residency in radiology at Stanford University Medical Center. After becoming board certified in diagnostic radiology, she completed additional specialty training in pediatric radiology. Additionally, she holds an undergraduate degree from U.C. Santa Barbara in pharmacology, and spent two years dedicated to pursuing medical research.
As a medical doctor, Dr. Nett is able to prescribe medication—such as thyroid hormone, antibiotics, or low-dose naltrexone—when such treatment is appropriate.
Another advantage to working with Dr. Nett is her availability. Both because she is new to this practice, and because she currently focuses primarily on clinical care, she has more hours set aside for patient appointments. Whereas I often have a 6-8 week wait for follow-ups, it is often possible to schedule same-week appointments with Amy, which is great for those who need more urgent help.
To learn more about Dr. Nett’s background, click here.
To learn more about how Dr. Nett works with patients, click here. (She uses the same Case Review process that I do, and as I mentioned, follows the same protocols for diagnosis and treatment.)
To apply to become a new patient of Dr. Nett, click here*. As mentioned above, in order to work with Dr. Nett you must see her in-person for your case review appointment. Your initial consultation will be on the phone or via Skype and follow-up appointments can be either in-person or via phone or Skype.
Dr. Nett is available for follow-ups for my existing patients
Dr. Nett is also available for follow-up appointments for my existing patients. I recognize that some of you may be reluctant to work with another clinician in addition to working with me. While I understand that feeling, as I mentioned above, we do work closely together as a team to provide the best possible care for you.
When you schedule a follow-up with her, prior to that appointment she will review your chart including your previous tests and the treatments you and I have previously worked with. If she has any questions regarding your previous treatment, or how best to proceed with your care, she and I will discuss your case and determine the best next steps.
Because Dr. Nett has more availability than I do, if you need more frequent and/or immediate help than I can provide, working with Dr. Nett is a great option. Scheduling a follow-up with Dr. Nett does not change your status as my patient. You can continue to schedule follow-ups with me just as you did before. But with Dr. Nett, you now have an additional option for support in between your appointments with me.
Dr. Schweig and I are excited to welcome Dr. Nett to the CCFM team, and I’m confident that she will offer the same high-quality, investigative approach you’ve come to expect from Dr. Schweig and me. In the future we plan to add additional practitioners to CCFM to allow us to serve even more patients.
*Dr. Amy Nett is no longer accepting new patients.