Drs. Nicole Ortiz and Sonja Fung of Live Well Clinic proudly announce the addition of Dr. Brian Myers – the first naturopathic doctor in the Coachella Valley to focus on pediatrics. Dr. Myers will allow Live Well Clinic to provide expanded services to patients in the Coachella Valley and surrounding communities.
“When we opened in 2008, Dr. Fung and I envisioned a clinic that blended nutritional and naturopathic approaches with an array of medical treatments so that patients could have several options when it comes to their health,” said Dr. Ortiz. “Bringing on Dr. Myers gives us the opportunity to continue building that vision while expanding services to kids and families.”
Dr. Myers recently finished a pediatric and family medicine residency in Alaska, and was eager to move to Southern California to be closer to his brother in Carlsbad. “Joining the team at Live Well Clinic is a perfect fit for me,” said Dr. Myers. “I graduated from the same naturopathic medical school in Oregon as Drs. Ortiz and Fung, so we embrace the same natural approach for solutions in today’s healthcare.”
Dr. Myers holds degrees from the University of St. Thomas (BA) and the National College of Natural Medicine (ND), where he served as his class president for his final three years and received an award for leadership in his final year.Between college and medical school, he spent four years as a volunteer middle school teacher with the De La Salle Blackfeet Middle School on the Blackfoot Indian Reservation in Browning, MT.
Passionate about working with kids, Dr. Myers proceeded to work as a pediatric nurse assistant at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, MN, and then as part of a research group specializing in patient oriented neonatal neurology in St. Louis, MO, while completing prerequisites for medical school.
Dr. Myers presented a poster at the Pediatric Academic Society’s Annual Conference and he has been published in the Journal of Pediatrics as well as the Annals of Neurology.
Throughout his educational experience his primary joys have included working with families and counseling them through their illnesses, and having a continuous relationship with these families.
Medicine is in Dr. Myers’ own family, with his father serving as a neonatologist, and his sister practicing as a physician’s assistant.
Live Well Clinic is a place of healing and wellness, offering a full spectrum of health services ranging from bio-identical hormone replacement therapies, its customized 21-day cleanse and group yoga classes to prolotherapy for joint discomfort, vitamin injections and organic facials and massages.
Live Well Clinic has created a comprehensive health hub, bringing together doctors and health practitioners that deliver common sense, nourishing, non-toxic therapies for patients to live happy, and live well.