Functional Medicine

Lonna Larsh MD

lonna-larshI passionately believe health is one our most valuable assets. I believe that our very best health is not something that just comes to us; it is something that we have to work for. At the same time, working for our best health can be, and should be fun. I believe that health is the sum total of a web of interconnected factors that include what we eat and how we digest our food, how we move, how we sleep, how we relax, and how we relate to each other.

Health is the place where our genetics and our environment come together. We each have the opportunity and the responsibility to make the best of this interaction. I am honored to be in a position to help you make the most of your genes and your environment to reach your maximum potential.

My Specialties

As a physician, I specialize in you. I take care of the whole family from newborn babies to those over 100 years of age. My primary interest is functional medicine which focuses on underlying causes of and prevention of disease.

We are all biochemically individual. Functional medicine focuses on improving each person’s biochemistry to help them obtain the best quality of life that is possible. My focus is on lifestyle medicine, encouraging people to take an active part in their health through dietary changes and exercise, as well as stress reduction.

My Philosophy

Health care should be a partnership between a doctor (or other health care provider) and an individual. I strongly encourage collaboration between members of a health care team. I believe that we all have the ability to reach our potential and that the best information can help us to get there. It’s my role to provide that information, and hopefully inspiration as well.

My Credentials

  • Certifications & Trainings:
  • Residency:
  • Medical Education:
  • Undergraduate Education:

Accepting New Patients

  • Yes, for Functional Medicine consultations.
  • No, My PA, Amber Weiss is available for general primary care.

Insurance Networks

  • None

Amber Weiss, PA

Chiropractic Santa Cruz CA integrative medicineAmber Weiss, PA, is a Physician's Assistant (PA) with a masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine, offering integrative health care consultations and acupuncture in addition to standard Western diagnosis and treatment. She has a strong interest in preventing and treating chronic illnesses by focusing on their underlying causes, and has helped hundreds of people to identify and manage gluten intolerance, often improving underlying autoimmune conditions.

Amber also has extensive experience working with digestive issues and hormonal issues, including thyroid disorders, which generally respond very well to a holistic approach.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
7:30am - 6:00pm

Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm


Wednesday
7:30am - 6:00pm


Thursday
9:00am - 5:00pm


Friday
7:30am - 6:00pm


Saturday
8:00am - 9:00am

Sawyer Chiropractic Group
700 River Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 457-2000

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"Thanks to my adjustments at Sawyer Chiropractic Group, my BLOOD PRESSURE dropped to normal and I no longer need to take my prescription medication!" 
- Robert McKillip

"After 3.5 weeks of care at Sawyer Chiropractic Group, I am FINALLY pain FREE after 35 years!" 
- Renee Shebanek

"Since beginning chiropractic care, I have more strength, flexibility, and HAPPINESS! I am full of JOY and increased LOVE and COMPASSION for others!" 
- Steven Hanley