We don’t have a doctor. We have a team of them!
Our practitioners work as a team with your optimal health in mind. Our team approach helps eliminate the fragmented care typically found in the medical system where providers work in different offices, different systems, and often times with different medical care strategies in mind.
Electronic Medical Records – our office uses the latest technology for tracking and maintaining your medical chart and records. This computerized system allows all of our providers to view your chart and at a glance understand the scope of care you are receiving.
Janette Gray, MD
Co-Founder and Medical Director
Internal Medicine Physician
Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Janette Gray was born in San Diego and attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. After finishing her internship at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, she completed her residency at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Gray, a licensed internist, practices “integrative medicine” emphasizing prevention and embracing both conventional and holistic treatment options. “The body has the profound ability to heal its self,” says Gray. “Education, prevention, and properly combining conventional and natural remedies are truly the best medicine.”
Learn more about Dr. Gray’s specialty, Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy!
John E. Humiston, MD
Dr. Humiston, San Diego’s Premier Candida MD, is recognized internationally for his work at the William Hitt Center where he treated thousands of patients with chronic illness. Upon the recent passing of Dr. Hitt, Dr. Humiston has accepted an invitation by Janette Gray,M.D., to join The Center for Health & Wellbeing. John Humiston, M.D., pursued a standard allopathic education throughout medical school and residency, but always with the goal of using that background to find a better way to treat illness. While in his residency in Family Medicine at the Naval Hospital in Camp Pendleton, the asthma John’s wife suffered from became life threatening—a condition caused by the high mold count that followed the El Nino rains of the previous winter. He didn’t understand much about yeast, Candida and mold at the time, but received a recommendation from a colonic therapist to pursue treatment with Dr. William Hitt, an American scientist working in Mexico. Within three weeks of treatment, John witnessed his wife’s symptoms go from life threatening to simply annoying without the use of drugs. So impressed was he with these remarkable results that he visited Dr. Hitt’s clinic often and joined the center upon completing his Navy service.
Since 2003, John has worked at the William Hitt Center where he has successfully treated addiction, chronic fatigue, auto-immune diseases, cancer, allergies, and many other ailments that respond poorly to conventional medicine.
We are very fortunate to have John Humiston, MD join us here at The Center for Health and Wellbeing and look forward to our patients benefiting from his expertise.
Tatiana Neumann, DO
Dr. Neumann received her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California. She did her post-graduate training in Family Medicine at Downey Regional Medical Center in Downey, California.
Dr. Neumann has a special interest and extensive training in holistic medicine. She served as a holistic health practitioner prior and during her medical school training. During her medical school and residency years, she studied the science of osteopathic manipulative medicine. After completing her post-graduate training, she studied age management medicine and bio-identical hormonal replacement therapy at Cenergenics Institute. She also undertook studies in clinical homeopathy in order to use a more integrative approach in the assessment and treatment of her patients. Dr. Neumann is certified in proliferation and platelet rich plasma therapy, mesotherapy and holistic aesthetic medicine.
Learn more about Dr. Neumann’s specialty, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy!
Barbara Whiteside, MN, CNP
Barbara Whiteside graduated from UCLA with her Masters in Nursing in 1991. She has her National Board Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Barbara is happily married with one fantastic son and an energetic dog. To keep herself happy and healthy (and her dog calm) she participates in a regular running program.
“As medical providers we focus on prevention, education, and getting you involved in your own healthcare decisions. We believe in promoting your body’s natural ability to heal itself. By blending conventional medicine with holistic treatment options, we provide you with the guidance necessary to get you healthy and keep you that way.”
Michael Hollis, ND
Michael Hollis is a Board Certified, licensed Naturopathic physician and founder of the Functional Medicine System for physicians – training Medical Doctors and Alternative Practitioners alike how to apply Preventative Medicine in Practice. His medical expertise includes working with Olympic athletes, including the Canadian Olympic swim team, Track and Field athletes and various political leaders.
With a background in athletics, metabolic imbalance, and endocrinology, Dr. Hollis treats everyone at every stage of wellness: from chronically ill, to weight loss, to freshman physical training all the way up to the very highest levels professional athletics.
Michael offers the revolutionary HCG Weight-loss Program which can reduce up to a pound a day off patients wanting to trim down.
Michael has worked successfully on full-support detoxification protocols for patients of toxic environmental exposure including diet, intravenous therapy, chelation, and regimented exercise and nutraceutical detoxification.
He can provide a comprehensive multi-factorial bio-identical hormone replacement for chronically hormone deficient individuals, while resuscitating gland function in early detection cases – often when other doctors have given up on the patient.
Michael has consulted with several Clinical Laboratories, lecturing and helping both doctors and patient interpret and apply clinical recourse for complex clinical laboratory reports. With this experience, Michael is available to take on difficult cases that many patients are unable to find treatment for.
Justin Burkett, L.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Justin completed his Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from UCLA and went on to become a Master of Oriental Medicine at Samra University in Los Angeles. He has been practicing Chinese Medicine since 2002.
In 2006, he left Los Angeles to work as an acupuncturist on-board cruise ships and took his message of healing to the world at large. In addition to treating thousands of individual patients, he also spoke to tens of thousands in seminars, workshops and demonstrations explaining acupuncture in a way that people can understand. In 2013, he returned to California to call San Diego his home. Justin is looking forward to sharing his insights with you during your treatments and at his seminars and workshops that he will be giving at the Center.
Justin offers the following services: Acupuncture; Chinese Herbal Medicine; Cupping & Moxibustion; Digital Meridian Imaging (Acugraph); Myofascial Kinesiology (MFK); and Qi Gong Classes.
He will be available at these hours: Monday: 9-6; Tuesday: 9-6; Thursday: 9-6; Friday: 9-2; and Saturday 9-2.
Justin will continue the group treatments offered on Tuesday afternoons and Saturdays. He takes insurance, though coverage must be verified. Call today to schedule an appointment or to book a free 15-minute consultation to see how acupuncture can help you! New patient? Please fill out this form prior to your visit.
Director of Wellness Consultants – Marriage Family Therapy Program
As the director of the Narrative Therapy Program – and our Marriage and Family Trainee Intern Residency program I want to assure you that we are interested in your customized care. Each of you comes to CHWB with unique health concerns based on a combination of genetics, life stressors, environment, and belief systems. Your voice always stays important to our work as your optimal health is addressed from multiple integrative perspectives.
I have been practicing individual, relational, family, and community therapy for more than two decades. My Ph.D is in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy and I have been the director of two university training clinics connected to medical settings focusing on integrative health. My interest and current practice in the integrative medical world is about how our belief systems impact our biology and health, specifically our ability to take action toward change.
I am currently a professor at San Diego State University and developed a Marriage Family Therapy intern residency program at CHWB to train therapists as Wellness Consultants with integrative approaches to health care.
I love living in San Diego, being outdoors, hiking, running, hanging out in coffee shops, and being at the beach with my family and friends. I also enjoy volunteering my time to a non-profit agency called The Center for Therapeutic Collaboration which provides low-income families with therapy services. I look forward to meeting you.
Holistic Family Medicine Physician
Integrative Medicine Protocols
We are excited to welcome the very talented Ilan Kuperman, MD to our integrative team. Over the past 14 years, Dr. Kuperman has gained valuable clinical experience at highly regarded holistic clinics in southern California and Arizona. Throughout his medical career, Dr. Kuperman has mastered many integrative medicine protocols and he continues to advance his knowledge with ongoing training in new disciplines of complementary medicine. Dr. Kuperman believes in a natural approach to healing that supports and nurtures the body.
As a physician, his focus has been on integrative medical care provided in private Family Medicine clinics. He achieves excellent clinical outcomes by incorporating nutritional-botanical supplements, homeopathic medicine, osteopathic work, and injection therapies when appropriate. Dr. Kuperman has also participated in numerous integrative training seminars related to cardiovascular health and prevention, a great benefit to the overall care he offers his patients.
Dr. Kuperman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rice University and earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Memorial Family Practice Residency Program, where he received awards for outstanding teaching and patient care.
Dr. Kuperman’s compassionate healing presence, first-rate medical expertise and natural approach to treating disease and restoring optimum health make him a perfect fit for The Center for Health & Wellbeing and we are delighted to have him with us.
Dr. Chuck Ferrante, DC
Board Certified Chiropractor
Chuck Ferrante holds a BS degree in kinesiology from UCLA and a doctorate degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College. He is passionate about educating his patients regarding their injuries and involving them in their own healing process. Dr. Ferrante specializes in sports injuries and especially enjoys helping athletes achieve their performance potential. On a personal note, Dr. Ferrante enjoys gardening and landscaping, taking his beloved dog to the beach, traveling; especially to Hawaii, and working out to stay in great shape.
Learn more about Dr. Ferrante’s specialty, Chiropractic Care!
Dr. Codrin Blosiu, DC
Doctor of Chiropractics
As a Graduate of Southern California University of Health Sciences, he practices very gentle low force diversified technique as well as muscle release technique. He incorporates many modalities including Laser therapy for pain control and inflammation, as well as traditional ultrasound and electric muscle stimulation to accelerate healing. He is also a Frequency Specific Microcurrent practitioner, and a Physiotherapist. Dr. Blosiu believes that for the human spirit to thrive, a sound mind must be maintained in a sound body.
Born in Romania, Dr. Codrin Blosiu is the only son of a father who is a rocket scientist and a mother who is an archeologist. Dr. Blosiu attended UCSD, earning a BA in Psychology while working on campus for four years as a Community Service Officer and off campus as a California State Lifeguard and Paramedic. After graduating, he worked for Ralph Lauren doing everything from managing the stores in Chicago and Honolulu to modeling and even fashion photography, which led to a Masters of the Arts in Photography and Film. Dr. Blosiu set his sights on Chiropractic and was accepted to Southern California University of Health Sciences where he received his Doctorate in Chiropractic. While there, he was elected class representative and traveled to Washington DC to lobby for bills involving chiropractic affairs. He continued to lobby both in Sacramento and in DC, was inducted into DTA honor fraternity, and graduated on the Dean’s list.
Dr. Blosiu’s interests in health include the physical and psychological aspects of the human condition. He believes that a strong mind and body are conducive to reducing stress and optimizing health and well-being. As a Chiropractor, it is his goal to educate and lead by example. He wishes to work with the community to optimize health and well-being. Codrin’s approach to wellness is one in which the diversity of the individual dictates individual attention. Chiropractic has been proven to be the most successful treatment of the non-specific back pain.
Julie Gabbard, MSN, FNP
Julie is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has been providing care for women and families since obtaining her Masters in Nursing from UCSF in 1993. Julie has a passion for motivating people to pursue their ideal vision of health and to maximize their lives with respect to balance, happiness and well-being. Julie is also part time faculty in the Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of San Diego where she enjoys educating and learning from future Nurse Practitioners.
Julie is energized and sustained by a loving husband, two wonderful children and her faithful Golden Retriever. She enjoys running, swimming, long walks with her dog, reading, movies and travel. Julie welcomes the opportunity to partner with you, and to encourage you in your journey toward optimum health and happiness.
“Good health is more than the absence of disease: it is about balance and moderation, and pursuing behaviors that keep the mind bright, and strengthen the body and spirit.”
Sandee Boyko, MN, MH, CNHP
Nutritionist, Herbalist & Healthcare Practitioner
Sandee has a passion for helping people achieve their optimal health goals through years of training in nutrition and complimentary therapies. She has a Masters in Nutrition, a Masters in Herbology (2nd generation taught “Hanna Kroeger” methodologist) and is a Certified Natural Health Practitioner. She designs a personalized diet and supplement program for her clients utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach including: Nutrition; Herbology; Live Cell Microscopy; Iridology; Homeopathy; Bach Flower Remedies; Psychokinesology; and Autonomic Response Testing (ART).
Carmen Kessing, MT
A massage will revitalize your body and calm your mind by restoring a natural state of relaxation and serenity.
Our certified massage therapists have extensive training in therapeutic techniques, and can help you relieve stress and restore balance and harmony. It also promotes a strong sense of emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Let us help you relax and unwind.
Learn more about Carmen’s specialty, Massage Therapy!
With undergraduate and graduate medical training from UC Davis, UC Irvine and Stanford University, and completion of an Advanced Fellowship in Anti-Aging Medicine, Dr. Farnesi has extensive training and experience in the field of aesthetic medicine. His passion for working with his hands motivates him to stay on top of the latest aesthetic medical procedures. Earning recognition among his peers, Dr. Farnesi was voted one of San Diego’s Top Doctors by colleagues and served as President of the San Diego Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Farnesi has been an Investigator in clinical trials for over eleven years, helping to find new medical treatments, benefitting his patients and the medical community. Every year Dr. Farnesi devotes a significant amount of time investigating new areas of anti-aging medicine and cosmetic dermatology, as well as networking with the thought leaders in these fields, allowing him to stay on the cutting edge of these areas of medicine.
From traditional methods to new-age procedures, Dr. Farnesi integrates important aspects of aesthetic dermatology and anti-aging medicine when developing treatment plans for his patients.
“Being personally involved in every aspect of my patient’s care is my top priority. The relationships that I’ve built with my patients over the years are the most rewarding aspect of my practice. Nothing beats the joy of seeing the familiar, happy face of a satisfied patient or meeting a friend or family member referred to me by one of my patients.” – Darren Farnesi, M.D.
Click here to learn more about Dr. Farnesi and Medical Age Management, Inc.
Sarah Kahn, MA
Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
Sarah approaches her work from an integrative perspective and believes in the powerful connection between mind, body, spirit, and identity. Be it preventative care, offering support during times of stress, or the treatment of acute and chronic life challenges, Sarah believes that therapy can become a place for you to uncover the effects of problems, and support you in making the changes that you want to make in your life.
Sarah’s treatment specialties include: Depression; Anxiety; Family and Relational Problems; Life Transition; Chronic Illness; Insomnia; Sexuality; Adjustment to Diagnosis; Stress Management as well as Relaxation Techniques. She is dedicated to creating a therapeutic environment which is based upon collaboration, respect, and the appreciation of her client’s unique combination of cultural, social, and familial dynamics.
Sarah received her M.A. in Marital and Family therapy from Alliant International University in San Diego and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Education and Social Justice at San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate University. Sarah has been practicing psychotherapy since 2004 and has been an integral part of the CHWB team since 2005. She has received extensive training in systemic and relational therapeutic practice as well as specialized training in Narrative Therapy. In addition, she enjoys teaching in the Counseling and School Psychology Department at San Diego State University and functioning as a Co-Director of a local non-profit agency.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with friends and family, salsa dancing, cooking, swimming and traveling.
Office Mascot and Official Canine Receptionist
Lola is Dr. Gray’s 7 year old border terrier. She holds a world record for the fastest sprint from one end of the office to the other and back and has a great bedside manner. She loves drinks of water from the sink and her stuffed toys.