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Dr. Joel Lopez is a US trained medical doctor. He was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. He took up Medical Technology as his pre-med prior to entering medical school at the Far Eastern University in Manila, where he was part of the Dean's List. He moved to the US

after medical school to continue his studies. He did his residency program in Internal Medicine at the Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. After completing his training, he pursued further studies in Complementary and Alternative medicine and eventually got board certified in Nutrition and Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. He trained with some of the pioneers in the Integrative Medicine field including Dr. Gus Prosch of Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Chiedu Nchekwube of Merrillville, Indiana and Dr. Paul Lynn of San Francisco, California.

Dr. Lopez is a member of ILADS and has trained with the best LLMDs (Lyme-literate MDs) in the US including Drs. Eric Gordon, Wayne Anderson, Christine Green and Raphael Stricker. He has also trained with the group called DAN (Defeat Autism Now!), an organization that addresses the holistic treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Dr. Lopez is an active member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), the Orthomolecular Health Medicine Society, and the Institute of Functional medicine.

Dr. Lopez is one of the first doctors in San Francisco, California who incorporated Functional Medicine into his practice in the early 2000's. He has been working with laboratories that provide functional tests such as Genova Diagnostics, NeuroScience, DoctorsData and Spectracell Laboratories, since.

Dr. Lopez opened a medical practice in the Philippines in 2013. He is one of the founding members and current Vice President of the Preventive, Regenerative, Integrative Medical Association (PRIMA), a group of medical doctors whose goal is to bring the practice of preventive, regenerative and integrative medicine into the mainstream and establish standards for it's practice.

Dr. Lopez incorporates different modalities in his practice including Nutritional medicine, IV Nutritional therapies, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Homotoxicology, Naturopathic Medicine, and Stem Cell therapy. He also uses the Ondamed device (see list of services) in his practice. He focuses on preventive medicine, holistic treatments of chronic degenerative diseases and age-related disorders.

Dr. Lopez is licensed to practice medicine in California, Illinois, Florida, Alabama, Indiana and the Philippines. He maintains an office in San Francisco, California at the Medical Arts Building at 2000 Van Ness Avenue. He just recently opened a clinic at Centuria Medical

Makati in Makati City, Philippines.

Jun 11, 2020

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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