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Qualifications and Experience
Doctor Valerie Phillips ND (Dr. Val) is a native Angelino who started studying the medical arts as a teenager in magnet school. She studied Biochemistry at U.C. Davis, and subsequently pursued research in neuropathology at U.C. San Francisco.
She also volunteered at the Berkeley Free Clinic and at the Native American Health Center in San Francisco, and became a “lay healthcare worker,” delivering limited primary care services to the underserved populations of the San Francisco Bay area.
Based on this experience, Dr. Val decided to pursue her long term interest in eastern and alternative forms of medine by pursuing a Naturopathic Medical degree at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. The education was the perfect blend of western scientific medical thought combined with herbal traditions from across the globe, nutrition, physical medicine and many more disciplines designed to train physicians to see all the aspects of the human body as a holistic unit.
As eclectic as the Bastyr education was, Dr. Val added extra study in the areas of Yoga, raw foods nutrition and detoxification medicine. She is currently practicing as an alternative primary care physician offering many services, including the following:
Bio-identical hormone replacement for men and women
Natural therapeutics for Autoimmune disease
Prolotherapy and prolozone injections for musculoskeletal and joint pain
Digestive System healing
Cognitive enhancement therapy
Cardiovascular disease management
Respiratory disease management
Adjunctive cancer therapeutics
IV nutrition /chelation
Dr. Val's treatments are designed to enhance the overall health of her patients, to optimize vitality, and thereby prevent and reverse illness.
Verified Patient Reviews
Fantastic! Not only was she welcoming, she's funny and made me feel extremely comfortable
The good doctor took plenty of time with me on this initial visit. Asked me loads of questions and allowed me to do the same. Very much appreciate this.
The staff is friendly yet professional. Dr Valerie is warm, caring and listens very well. Her knowledge of natural support for what makes me feel meh is outstanding. I have a new doctor!
Dr. Phillips reversed my illness. She listens like no other doctor. Her positivism and medical advise are key to healthful living. She will be my doctor for a very long time. It is worth having her as my doctor.
We were so happy to see a naturopathic Doctor covered by our insurance company!! Dr. Phillips was very thoughtful and knowledgeable about alternatives to prescription drug. I wish there were more of these doctors who take insurance. I would highly recommend her, but I have a feeling she will get quite busy after she finds a permanent office. She does see patients at two locations. I hope that I can find someone like her in Austin, Texas when I move there!
Excellent overall of Dr. and staff. Very caring and personable. Dr. listens and hears your concerns, and follows-up with needed care. Grateful to have found this wining combination! Thank you all.
She's the best!!! Really listens to your concerns and is a very caring, nurturing professional! Love her!
Great first visit. Looking forward to my next visit.
The doctor has a perfect blend of medical and natural healing methods.
I'm just very happy Dr. Phillips is in Tehachapi!
Hard to better than Dr. Phillips in medicine
The Doctor took the time to explain my medical situation. In the days of "move them in and out fast" this is most refreshing.
Absolutely love Dr Phillips! She really takes the time to LISTEN to you and shows genuine care and concern. She is also very open to exploring other treatment options if something isn't working out as well for you. Highly recommend her to all my friends.
Dr. Phillips is very friendly, very professional and truly cares!
She takes time she listens is thorough, empathetic, very knowledgeable in the area of natural medicine ! Wonderful to find her in my small town!!
Thanks for all your help!
#1 as usual, very thorough medical evaluation.
Finally a medical doctor who listens to your concerns, and reviews all of the lab work performed meticulously. Encourages the patient with professional advice to live a longer and healthy life.
She's wonderful very professional and very kind love her