Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Complementary care combines the best of alternative therapies – such as acupuncture, massage, meditation, herbs and nutrition – with conventional medicine to promote good health and treat illness.

Generally, alternative medicine is defined as treatments used in place of conventional medicine, while complementary medicine involves alternative practices used together with conventional medicine. A third category, called integrative medicine, combines mainstream medical treatments with alternative therapies that have been studied and determined to be safe and effective.

At the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, located at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, our doctors, nurses and therapists use these tested practices to address the biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of health care. Our team includes specialists in women's health, cancer, chronic pain, repetitive strain injury, headaches, cardiac disease, nutrition and healthy living. To learn more, please visit our website.

Getting Here

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
1545 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7700
Fax: (415) 353-7358

Monday to Thursday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Our Team

Jennifer Ashby
David Becker
Sanford Newmark
Sanford Newmark, MD
Helen Ye
Helen Ye, LAc, MS