Business Address

  • Dr. Joel Lopez, MD, CNS, Diplomate, ABAARM
    San Francisco, California
    415-566-1290 and 415-800-3643

 Dr. Lopez 

Experience Matters

 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."                                                                            

-Thomas Edison

"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."

-Albert Einstein

"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


Organization Memberships

  • American Naturopathic Medical Association
    Founded in 1981, ANMA is a nonprofit, scientific, educational, organization, dedicated to exploring new frontiers of mind, body, medicine and health. ANMA has a nondiscriminatory policy, with membership open to individuals with Doctor of Naturopathy (N.D.) or Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.M.D.), as well as other health care fields. Some of our members hold other medical degrees: M.D., D.O., D.D.S., O.M.D., H.M.D., and D.C. All of our members have a strong commitment to the philosophy, art and science, of natural therapeutics. They subscribe to the motto "Doctor do no harm".
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
    The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Inc. ("A4M") is a not-for-profit medical society dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease and to promote research into methods to retard and optimize the human aging process.
  • American Association for Health Freedom
    Looking to support a government watchdog? Want to back an organization that litigates to promote your access? Do you desire to belong to a membership organization that includes healthcare practitioners, consumers, and industry? Believe that organizations should work together to find the best strategies and share resources? Need a credible, strong voice on Capitol Hill? Heath Freedom Foundation does all that- and more.
  • American College for Advancement in Medicine
    The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is a not-for-profit medical society dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the latest findings and emerging procedures in preventive/nutritional medicine. ACAM's goals are to improve skills, knowledge and diagnostic procedures as they relate to complementary and alternative medicine; to support research; and to develop awareness of alternative methods of medical treatment.
  • American College of Nutrition
    Established in 1959 to promote scientific endeavor in the field of nutritional sciences.
  • American Holistic Medical Association
    The AHMA was founded in 1978 to unite licensed physicians who practice holistic medicine. AHMA membership is open to licensed medical doctors (MDs) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) from every specialty, and the medical students studying for those degrees. Associate membership is also open to those health care practitioners certified, registered, or licensed in the state in which they practice.
  • International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society
    ILADS is a nonprofit, international, multi-disciplinary medical society, dedicated to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Lyme and its associated diseases. ILADS promotes understanding of Lyme and its associated diseases through research and education and strongly supports physicians and other health care professionals dedicated to advancing the standard of care for Lyme and its associated diseases.
  • Life Extension Foundation
    The Life Extension Foundation is the world’s largest membership organization dedicated to investigating every method of extending the healthy human life span and funding anti-aging research. When seeking methods to slow aging, the non-profit Life Extension Foundation often uncovers potential therapies to fight the conditions associated with aging.
  • Orthomolecular Society
    OHM was founded in 1994 to promote orthomolecular health medicine, based on the medical use of nutrients, detoxification from pollutants, and physiological support of healing.
  • World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine
    The World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine (WOSAAM) has quickly become the world's fastest growing Anti-Aging Medicine Society, to federate international physicians and Scientific Societies. The main goal of this non-profit organization, created and located in Paris, is to promote anti-aging medicine through research and educational events for physicians and the general public. Th society is predominantly formed by and for physicians. It is the belief of the society's Board of Directors that the best way for anti-aging medicine to advance is by the endorsement of medical doctors competent in administering safe, evidence-based anti-aging therapeutics.