Valerie L. Youngblood, MD, ABIHM
Dr. Youngblood is unique in that she brings an individualized holistic approach to her patient relationships that has proven to be extremely effective in achieving remarkable results toward our client’s optimal health.
Trained in Internal Medicine, Dr. Youngblood has been in practice since 1985 and over the last 10 years has combined this with Emergency Medicine. In 2004, she became disillusioned with traditional managed care and intuitively knew there was a better way. Working in hospital, an outpatient clinic, as well as the emergency department, she saw full well the growing epidemic of chronic disease. She became one of the first doctors to be certified in integrative holistic medicine changing her method of practice toward viewing a person in totality, treating the root cause of dis-ease and restoring balance. She understood that people want to be authentically acknowledged, listened to and guided with compassion and knowledge toward achieving their goal of optimal health and well-being.
Her focus on health creation instead of disease grew into her embrace of a new, cutting edge method of providing health care that is a major paradigm shift from all that has come before. It is 21st century medicine called Functional Medicine and it will be the fundamental method of practicing medicine in the future that can be accessed NOW.
One singular interest of Dr. Youngblood is that of empowering people to become more directly involved in the outcome of their health. She believes that our current culture, families, schools, communities, institutions and government policies create an environment that makes it very difficult for us to make healthy choices regarding the food we eat, health care access and the environment in which we live. She is committed to health education, community activism and collective coalition to support our bodies, our families and community toward getting and staying healthy.
She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Certified Bredesen Recode Protocol
Certification Candidate of Functional Medicine with Institute for Functional Medicine
Professionally she holds memberships in Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, San Diego Medical Society, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, American Society of Aesthetic Medicine , American College of Nutrition
Dr. Youngblood regularly holds seminars, workshops and retreats speaking on the keys to living a balanced healthy lifestyle. Her book, The Youngblood Code is key information to beginning your optimal health journey. You can find it on this website, Amazon and a bookstore near you. She is available for speaking engagements by contacting her agent at info@vyoungbloodmd.