Our Approach to Care

At the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, we offer a dynamic approach to health, healing and prevention by integrating modern medicine with established health practices from around the world. Unlike the rushed, revolving-door feel of hospital medicine, our patients spend an average of 90 minutes in their first visit with a doctor. We assess your individual needs and listen to your concerns and goals for well-being.

Our mission is to support your health and healing by offering:

Exceptional Care

Our licensed and credentialed practitioners have extensive skill, training and experience. The UCSF Medical Center is one of the nation’s top 10 premier hospitals (for over ten consecutive years) and best in the Bay Area, in US News & World Report’s annual survey.


We practice relationship-centered care in which the patient and practitioner form a partnership to help promote healing. Our practitioners carefully listen to your concerns and work with you to develop a healing plan specific to your needs.


Our practitioners work with you and with each other to determine the best treatment programs for you. When appropriate, our practitioners also collaborate closely with clinicians from other departments and institutions.

Personal Sustainability

We focus on prevention, health maintenance and early intervention. We provide you with information, exercises and self-care techniques to empower you to take control of your own health and support lifelong, whole-person healing.


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