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Our team of professionals strive to find out what you need based on your health history, blood tests, and other information gathered during your time together — in person or virtually.

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We take a whole-person approach when it comes to wellness — you aren’t just your hormones. We create a customized wellness plan based on your lifestyle to help achieve your health goals.

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We’re playing the long game here, easing the pain of aging — like hot flashes and weight gain — and reclaiming a youthfulness you can carry throughout your life. Our team is here for you!

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About Dr. Alexandra Carlton

Dr. Carlton is dedicated to educating and inspiring her patients by being a conduit for healing and optimal health through highly individualized and compassionate patient care. She exudes pride in helping her patients overcome and prevent chronic diseases through various integrative modalities. She believes that the journey to optimal health stems from a balanced partnership between provider and patient with shared decision-making.

Dr. Carlton earned her doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in San Diego, California, followed by a three-year residency, where she became a chief clinical resident doctor at UC–Irvine Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute. After completing her residency, she was selected to continue as an attending clinical doctor at UCI. She started multiple clinical initiatives including the integrative breast wellness and employee wellness programs. During this time, she spent countless hours working on her craft and found a passion for the following clinical specialties:

Dr. Carlton’s interest in health began at a young age when she witnessed family members who were healthy and living abundant lives juxtaposed against other loved ones who had chronic illnesses. At this stage of her life, she came to understand a simple fact – when people are healthy, they are happy and when people are unhealthy, they are unhappy. She realized that genetics doesn’t necessarily determine your outcome in life. This sparked a curiosity within, which led her down the path to naturopathic medicine.

As a collegiate team athlete, she knew when she took care of herself mentally, physically, and emotionally, she performed at her peak. She believed that prevention and lifestyle choices were the key to health and knew she wanted to help guide others to become the best version of themselves.

While getting her naturopathic doctorate at Basytr University, she received advanced training in gynecology, cardiology, nutrition, autoimmune diseases, mental health, and optimizing genetic potential. She was a peer counselor to the incoming first-year medical students, a teaching assistant, and volunteered in third-world countries. Dr. Carlton received her bachelor in science in human biology with an emphasis on applied physiology at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Carlton is a travel enthusiast and animal lover, who enjoys yoga, hiking, camping, dancing, sports, and whole foods cooking.

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About Dr. Erich Acebedo

Dr. Acebedo, obtained his medical degree at Cebu Doctors’ University, Philippines and did his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati affiliate Good Samaritan Hospital. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, certified in Age Management Medicine, working on his certification with the Institute of Functional Medicine, American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and Swiss Biologic Medicine through Dr. Thomas Rau of Paracelsus Clinic, Switzerland specializing cancer technologies and treatments.

He has 10 years of experience in different hospital settings and became interested in Functional Medicine after he battled with hormonal imbalance and heavy metal toxicity. Over the years, he realized that conventional medicine has many limitations, especially in treating chronic conditions like cancer. He saw the devastating effects of chemotherapy and radiation in the quality of life of his patients. With several of his family members afflicted with this dreaded disease, he decided to focus his interest in cancer.

His open mindedness and willingness to learn led him to travel to several countries mostly in Europe, exploring alternative treatments, speaking directly to cancer researchers, scientists, and learning from Integrative Oncologists how to treat cancer with the whole person approach. Dr. Acebedo began working alongside Leigh Erin Connealy, MD at Cancer Center For Healing located in Irvine, California. He is dedicated to cancer care, disease prevention, cancer prevention, disease resolution, and wellness lifestyle through homeopathic, integrative and functional approach founded in science. (He combines the best of all sciences to determine the origin of the illness first, and then focuses on the disease of the patient).

He is an active member of the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, International Society of Orthomolecular Medicine, Institute for Functional Medicine and Age Management Medicine.

In his spare time, he is involved in various fitness pursuits with his wife including martial arts, considers himself a “gym rat”. He lives a healthy lifestyle and is active in his church

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Dr. Mary Ellen Shannon - Advisor

Dr. Maryellen K. Shannon is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Irvine, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Abrazo Scottsdale Campus and HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine Science and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

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