Focused Wellness® approach
Get your health concerns looked at by an experienced integrative medical doctor. We will take the time we need to look at your health.
Dr. Richard will listen with intention to your health story. He will then determine the root issues causing the health problem.
This will be done based on his experience with people who have been sick for decades and his extensive training.
At the first visit which is 75 minutes, you will be educated on the major root issues affecting your health.
Laboratory tests will be done after discussion with you . What you want to get tested for matters and the doctor can advise you on whether the tests would be helpful to your care.
An overall treatment plan will be discussed with lifestyle, food choices, and supplements. I will help you on your health journey.
I am a medical doctor with the following credentials:
- Graduated at the top of my medical school class
- Board certified family physician since 1993
- Certified in Functional Medicine in 2014
- Acupuncture certified 2016
- Ozone and Prolozone 2016
- Walsh certified 2017 (vitamins for depression/anxiety, ADD/ADHD)
- Nutrigenetics 2018 (using supplements to help genetics)
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To Your Health!
“Dr. Chen is a functional medicine practitioner and he has helped our family finally get answers for long standing health issues. He is a medical doctor, but specializes in Chinese medicine, so he recognizes the impact that nutrition, the environment, and mental and emotional health have on the body. We have learned a lot from him in our health journey and we are particularly thankful for his understanding of biochemistry. Dr. Chen is a warm and compassionate, attentive doctor and we are so thankful that we found him.”
– Natalie H
– Rebekah M
“My experience with Dr. Chen has been truly life changing and life saving! He has listened, intuited, diagnosed (through unique DNA testing) and has customized treatment modalities specific to my body’s needs. No other doctor or healthcare practitioner over the past 20 years has been able to help me the way Dr. Chen has. He has returned my quality of life and I consider him to be an innovative pioneer in the ever evolving advancements of new and emerging medical approaches. If you or anyone you know is suffering from chronic diseases, they will find a light of hope for healing in Dr. Chen’s care.”
– Christy H
– Philip D
“Dr. Chen is a gifted physician – a true healer, getting to root causes rather than just symptoms. I have gone to him for chronic fatigue and surgery guidance and he has given me expert guidance with nutrition, supplements, and emotional release. I have found his work with lasers and magnets to create powerful pain relief within 24 hours. He is generous, kind-hearted, and highly committed to his work. I highly recommend Dr. Chen as a physician.”
– Sam T
“Dr. Richard Chen is the epitome of a healer, what we all desire in our physicians. His strengths include not only his brilliant scientific mind and methodical approach to problem-solving, but also his ability to create a relationship with his patients. He is an active listener, validates his patients’ experience and follows data from the body to inform the next therapeutic step; he is a true partner in the healing process. Even though he was my doctor for only a year, his words of wisdom that my body is my laboratory still echo in my mind. They helped me to remember that I too am an expert of my own body and they set me on a path to getting myself back.”
– Anastasia G
“My experience with Dr. Chen was a life-changing one. I was suffering from the devastating symptoms of long haul Covid and had been unable to find relief with my primary doctor at Kaiser for over a year. However, Dr. Chen was attentive and listened to my story, and then recommended a course of treatment and supplements that helped me feel better within two weeks. It has been around six months since I started seeing him, and he continues to suggest new supplements and treatments to help me improve my health further. I cannot recommend Dr. Chen enough. He possesses an incredible level of knowledge, and his integrative care approach blends various practices to provide a more extensive range of treatments. Additionally, he is an extremely friendly person, making him an all-around excellent doctor to work with.”
– Michael L
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Are you ready to take control of your health and well-being?
As an experienced practitioner in both Western and Eastern medicine, I have helped countless patients overcome complex medical conditions and achieve optimal health.
If you’re looking for a doctor who will take the time to listen to your concerns, and provide personalized and compassionate care, look no further.
I offer a free consultation to new patients, so you can experience the benefits of my integrative approach firsthand.
During this consultation, we will discuss your health history, symptoms, and goals. I will also explain my methods and answer any questions you may have, so you can feel confident in your decision to work with me.
Don’t wait any longer to take control of your health.
Schedule your free consultation today and let’s work together to restore your health and vitality.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Dr. Richard's medical background?
Dr. Richard has an impressive medical background, beginning with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology, which he received Magna Cum Laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He went on to receive his Medical Doctor degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society in his third year.
Dr. Richard is a board-certified family medicine physician since 1993 and is also a certified Institute for Functional Medicine practitioner since 2014. These credentials and training demonstrate his commitment to providing high-quality care to his patients and staying up-to-date with the latest advances in medicine.
What types of conditions does Dr. Richard treat?
Dr. Richard is a board-certified family medicine physician and a certified Institute for Functional Medicine practitioner. He has treated a wide range of conditions, including complex medical illnesses that have not improved despite seeing multiple practitioners. Some of the conditions he has treated include -Long Covid, electrohypersensitivity, pain (both post-surgical and long lasting), chemical sensitivity, autoimmune issues, anxiety, depression, Lyme disease, mold toxicity, and many more.
Dr. Richard’s approach is holistic and focuses on improving the eight different areas on the Wheel of Health, which represents the major categories of health: Mental, Dental, Gut, Adrenal, Environmental, Hormonal, Immune and Electromagnetic.
By addressing the right issue at the right time, Dr. Richard helps his patients achieve optimal health and wellness.
What is functional medicine and how does it differ from traditional medicine?
Dr. Chen is a board-certified family medicine physician with additional training as a Certified Institute for Functional Medicine practitioner, which means he has expertise in applying functional medicine principles to the treatment of a wide range of chronic and complex conditions.
He approaches patient care with a focus on identifying the underlying factors that contribute to a patient’s symptoms and tailoring treatment plans to address those factors.
How does Dr. Richard approach treatment for his clients?
Dr. Richard listens to his patients and their story. From there, he does his examination and determines the most probable causes for what is going on. Once he determines the causes, he prioritizes them (if we want to plant a flower, we have to make space in the ground, plant the seeds and water them in that order). There is an order of treatment based on the individual. Treatments are done with supplements, food changes, acupuncture, neural therapy, and lasers.
What is The Wheel of Health?
The Wheel of Health is a model that Dr. Chen has developed to help improve the mental and physical health of his patients who have been sick for years. It is based on seven different spokes representing the major categories of health: Mental, Dental, Gut, Adrenal, Environmental, Hormonal, and Immune. Those issues can affect a person’s risk of Electrohypersensitivity (being aware of electrical, magnetic, and radiofrequency waves such as cellphones/wifi).
Dr. Chen believes that addressing the right health issues at the right time is essential to get the Wheel turning and the person back to health. He has written a book called “A New Way to Health: The Wheel of Health” where he explains his philosophy about healing and how this model has helped many of his patients.
Does Dr. Richard offer free consultations?
Yes, Dr. Richard offers free consultations to prospective patients who are interested in exploring how he can help them with their health concerns. During this consultation, you have the opportunity to discuss your medical history and symptoms, as well as learn more about Dr. Richard’s approach to healing and how he can assist you.
This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have and get a better sense of whether Dr. Richard is the right practitioner for you. If you’re interested in scheduling a free consultation, please visit our website or give us a call.
What can I expect during my first appointment?
The first thing you can expect is to be listened to. Dr. Chen allows patients up to 1.5 hours for their first visit. From their story and their physical exam, Dr. Chen intuits their possible issues. He will tell you what your health issues are based on the exam, then determine what lab testing should be conducted. If you wish, a session of laser acupuncture or laser neural therapy can be done if it would be helpful to your health.
Does Dr. Richard accept insurance?
Because of the cutting edge medicine that Dr. Richard provides, he does not accept insurance. He does provide Superbills which may be reimbursed depending on your insurance. PPO and private insurance companies reimburse better than others in his opinion.
How much does it cost to see Dr. Richard?
The cost per hour to see Dr. Richard is $350.
Physicians with comparable training usually charge $500/hour or above but I am trying to make this care affordable to more people.
Laser neural therapy, Laser acupuncture, and topical neural therapy is included in this price. Other procedures are additional.
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Can I schedule a virtual appointment with Dr. Richard
Yes – you can. You can make a virtual appointment to see Dr. Richard in any of the 50 states in the USA. He can function as a physician in CA and MA where he is licensed. He can help you figure out what health issues you may have, order appropriate lab testing, and suggest supplements, and lifestyle changes that would help you get better.
Is there a cancellation fee if I need to reschedule my appointment?
No, If you need to reschedule your appointment or cancel your appointment there is no cancellation fee. Dr. Chen does require 24 hour notice if possible.
What should I bring to my appointment with Dr. Richard?
Bring yourself fully present, an open mind, and if you have recent lab work please bring those with you. Consider wearing loose fitting clothing in case you decide to do laser work to help your health.
How long does it typically take to see results from Dr. Richard's treatments?
Together we are peeling back layers of disease depending on how long you have had your health issue, Usually people can see results as soon as immediately or more usually, after two appointments. It is said that it takes people half the amount of time it got to get sick to get fully better.
Does Dr. Richard work with children as well?
Yes, Dr. Richard is a board-certified family physician, so he works with children as well as adults. Vaccine exemptions are not available at this practice.
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