Dr. Joel Lopez, M.D., C.N.S., is an Integrative Medicine Physician and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and an Advisory Board Member of the Orthomolecular Society. He was a Medical Consultant at the Asian Institute of Longevity Medicine in Makati City, Philippines and at the Alternative to Meds Center (now based in Arizona). Dr. Lopez is currently the Associate Medical Director of San Francisco Preventive Medical Group in San Francisco, California, USA and Medical Director of the R3Medica Health Institute in Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
After completing his residency in Internal Medicine at the Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Lopez continued his medical training; aligning his work with his personal philosophies. He studied with complementary alternative medical pioneers such as Dr. Gus Prosch, Ayurvedic specialist Dr. Robert Willix, Dr. Chiedu Nchekwube and Dr. Paul Lynn.
Dr. Lopez is an ILADS member and has trained with the best LLMD's (Lyme-literate MD's) in the country including Drs. Eric Gordon, Wayne Anderson, Christine Green and Raphael Stricker.
"I believe that optimal health is not just the absence of disease, but more importantly, having a well-functioning body, mind, and spirit."
"I subscribe to the Hippocratic oath of "First, do no harm". As such, I use the safest, most gentle modalities to begin with (such as dietary and lifestyle changes) and proceed from there. I believe in not just treating the symptoms of disease but addressing the root cause/causes of the problem as well."
Among my favorite quotes are the following:
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
"Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food."
"The significant problems we face (in our healthcare ecosystem) cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
-Arthur Schopenhauer (German philosopher)
"To recognize there is no magic pill to cure our diseased healthcare ecosystem, there are opportunities and obstacles that must be overcome. To move from our ordinary thinking to extraordinary thinking, out of which a new thriving sustainable ecosystem of healthcare can emerge and function."
-Dr. Mark Hyman
"Time, nature and patience are the greatest healers."
-Dr. Joel Lopez