Dr. Sonja Fung
Dr. Sonja Fung is the owner and medical director of Live Well Clinic and a primary care Naturopathic doctor, utilizing natural medicine to address the root cause of illness and create a balance of body, mind, and spirit. She received her BS in Biology/Psychology at UCLA and her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Fung has been practicing in the valley since 2008 with a focus on integrative cancer therapies, regenerative injection therapy for esthetics, joint pain, and chronic disease management, and bio-identical hormone balancing.
Dr. Fung gained interest in adjunctive natural cancer care through her personal experience of watching the grandmother who helped raise her, pass away from colon cancer. She trained under physicians from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital, utilizing conventional as well as naturopathic cancer care. In order to provide the most comprehensive care for her patients, Dr. Fung has additional training in naturopathic cancer support, intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy, joint rejuvenation stem cell/prolotherapy/PRP, and bio-identical hormone balancing.
Dr. Fung has monthly columns in the La Quinta Gem and Desert Health News, and lectured throughout the state. Dr. Fung was recognized in Suzanne Somer’s book, “Knockout”, for her expertise in integrative cancer practice and was a recipient of the 56th’s Assembly District’s “Breaking the Glass Ceiling- Business Women of the Year” award. She is also on the board of Desert Cancer Foundation and the advisory board of Women Leaders Forum of the Desert, an organization dedicated to the enrichment and training of women leaders of all ages, and past co-chair of the Young Women Leaders Mentorship Program for Coachella Valley’s high school girls.
For her own balance of body/mind/spirit, she enjoys rock climbing and Tae Kwon Do with her husband, Michael, and explores international cuisine through cooking and travels. You can find her curled up with a novel, her two cats, and hot cup of tea or coffee from her hometown, Portland, OR.
In 2018 Dr. Fung was named as a member of the prestigious ’40 under Forty’ list by Palm Springs Life Magazine. View her interview below:
Formal Training and Education:
Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine- National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon
Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Biology- University of California, Los Angeles
Licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the State of California
- American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
- California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA)
- International Hormone Society (IHS)
- Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO)
- Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) – Membership Committee Member
- Women Leaders Forum of the Desert- Advisory Board Member, Past Treasurer
- Desert Cancer Foundation- Board Member
Medical Practice Interests:
Integrative Oncology and Naturopathic Cancer Therapies, Intravenous Nutritional Therapies, Regenerative Stem Cell/ PRP/ Prolotherapy Pain Management Injections, Hormone Balancing for Women and Men
I believe that true health begins with balancing your whole being. With a focus on integrative oncology and pain management, I utilize customized nutritional and IV therapies and cutting-edge joint rejuvenation injections in conjunction with conventional medical treatments to not only treat the issue, but to also support your overall health and emotional wellbeing to insure that your quality of life isn’t stolen by cancer or pain. I look forward to working with my patients to heal and restore their health.Dr. Sonja Fung