Health Medicine Center: Meet the Practitioners

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Meet the Practitioners

The Health Medicine Center’s practitioners are some of the best in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Len Saputo, MD has gathered a unique group of people who are the heart and soul of the Health Medicine Center making it one of a kind in healthcare. 

The Health Medicine Center's practitioners are comprised from a wide range of disciplines, dedicated to the collaborative exploration, practice, and advancement of the emerging discipline of Health Medicine. Health Medicine is designed to merge the miraculous technology of modern medicine with the wisdom of ancient healing systems through clinical practice, research and education for patients, physicians, practitioners and the public. Our practitioners guide you through progressive stages of healing, from acute care to maintenance and preventive self care.

Our practitioners specialize in guiding you through the progressive stages of healing, ranging from acute care to maintenance and preventive self-care. We partner with you to help you access your own innate resources for healing body, mind, emotion, and spirit.

Click on a practitioner's name to read more about their education, training and specialty. 


Len Saputo, MD

Medical Director
Internal Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine,
Pain Management with Infrared Light

Dr. Saputo graduated from UC Berkeley and Duke University Medical School. Board certified in Internal Medicine, he has been in private practice at John Muir Medical Center from 1971 to 2004. Len is a pioneer in bridging the gap between mainstream and "the new" Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He is the founder of the Health Medicine Forum, a nonprofit educational foundation, and the Health Medicine Center, and co-founder of the Health Medicine Institute for Research in Lafayette, California. Dr. Saputo is a motivational speaker, radio show host with his wife Vicki, and the author and editor of many books and articles.

Among other publications and papers, Len is the author of the new book, "A Return to Healing — Radical Health Care Reform and the Future of Medicine" with Byron Belitsos.

Geoffrey Marx, CNC
Nutritional Consulting, Chef, Lifestyle Coaching

Geoffrey is our Certified Nutritional Consultant. He sees clients with a wide range of health issues and provides a comprehensive report of findings based on detailed assessment, biochemical individuality and environmental factors. Geoffrey helps demystify some of the contradictory nutrition information that abounds and gives you practical tools and techniques for delicious meals, specific to your needs. "Natural foods, cooked with Love, have powerful therapeutic value and serve as the foundation for healing."

Nirinjan Bikko-Yee, CMT
Therapeutic Bodywork, Personalized Movement Therapy

Nirinjan Bikko Yee is a Massage Therapist, Movement Therapist and Personal Trainer with 25 years experience. She is certified trainer in the Gyrotonic Expansion System®, a certified teacher of the Franklin Method, and a certified practitioner of Craniofacial Therapy, Middendorf Breathwork, Acupressure, and Lomi Somatic Work. Nirinjan has developed somatic education and movement therapy programs for mental health centers in Chicago, IL, and for the San Francisco General Hospital Refugee Clinic. In addition, Nirinjan has taught her work to the staff of the Unversitatsklinik Innsbruck, department of psychosomatic psychiatry.
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Nirinjan Bikko Yee (Video)

Michael Mayer, PhD
Physchologist and Qigong Coach

Dr. Michael Mayer is a licensed psychologist and medical Qigong teacher who specializes in self-healing methods for physical and mental health. He is the author of ten publications on bodymind healing including four books, audiotapes on cancer and chronic disease, articles on chronic pain and anxiety, a DVD on Qigong self-healing methods, a River of Life CD which combines a guided imagery practice with somatic awareness, and peer-reviewed articles on hypertension. His book, Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy, has received endorsements from top leaders in mind-body medicine, and integrates traditional forms of psychotherapy with leading edge bodymind healing methods from Western and Eastern traditions. Dr. Mayer presents his approach to bodymind healing at professional conferences, hospitals, and workshops at leading-edge venues such as the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.


Ofer Erez, CMT
Feldenkrais Practitioner

Ofer Erez has dedicated his life to learning about and teaching health, fitness and movement in the wisest, safest, most natural, and most useful ways possible. Throughout the last two decades, Ofer has taught hundreds of students the Sugi techniques for better health, better workouts and reaching goals that seemed unattainable in other settings. A Yoga Master, a certified massage therapist, Reiki Master and certified Feldenkrais® teacher, Ofer has also written numerous articles on improving coordination and range of motion and holistic exercise, and he delivers presentations and workshops throughout the Bay Area.

Beverly Rubik, PhD
Biophysicist

Dr. Rubik has her PhD in Biophysics from UC Berkeley. She is a biomedical scientist and health educator who provides laboratory and clinical assessments of stress, the heart, nervous system and breathing. She also offers acupuncture meridian and other subtle energetic analyses. Clients are advised on ways to improve their health through lifestyle changes. Dr. Rubik is a former advisor to NIH and conducts ongoing research in frontier medicine.

David McArthur, JD
Spiritual Support

David McArthur is a spiritual counselor, HeartMath® specialist, ordained Unity minister, author, and an international lecturer and teacher in the science of reversing stress and accessing personal levels of wisdom and guidance.David will support you in adding the spiritual component to your healing. He will help you meet your health challenge by deepening your own spiritual experience, accessing valuable spiritual support and finding your true inner peace and wisdom.

Gaya Bhatnagar, TCM
Acupunturist, Traditional Chinese Medicine

Dr. Bhatnagar is a licensed acupuncturist and traditional Chinese herbalist. She utilizes the Five Element paradigm as the core philosophy for her treatments and also embodies several techniques that she has integrated over the past ten years, encompassing acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Tibetan Medicine, herbology, energy work, and nutrition.

Bruce Presnick, DC
Chiropractic Orthopedics

Dr. Bruce Presnick is a chiropractor who has been in private practice since 1978. He has a post-graduate degree in Chiropractic Orthopedics and specializes in sports injuries, carpal tunnel, post-trauma, fitness, and holistic approaches to health. His purpose is to help people achieve their full health potential, through Chiropractic care, nutritional advice and lifestyle counseling; to expand our community's knowledge of non-drug solutions to health problems; and to encourage people to choose Chiropractic care and preventive health measures to maintain their health, and the health of their families

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