Introducing our PF Vitality Naturopathic Doctors

image title hereDr. Dena Birch ND

Dena Nakhle Birch ND is a doctor at Physical Focus as well as Purety Family Medical Clinic, an integrative health center based in Santa Barbara. Her practice focuses on women's health, pediatrics and chronic disease. She provides a comprehensive knowledge of revolutionary healing solutions for acute and chronic disease, as well as longevity and preventive medicine. Her passion is to provide an individualized approach for patient-centered care. Helping patients reach their health goals is an absolute honor for her. She thoroughly enjoys working with patients of all ages and building relationships with them.

After receiving a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago and Post-baccalaureate in Psychology from De Paul University, Dena Nakhle Birch was awarded her doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. After graduating from naturopathic medical school, Dena Nakhle Birch underwent extensive board examinations to become certified as a Naturopathic Doctor and licensed in the state of California as a primary care doctor. She has also achieved further education and certifications in botanical medicine, genomic medicine, IV therapies, pain injection therapies, and therapeutic bodywork in order to bring the special therapies she offers to the community.

Dena greatly enjoys doing things to keep her inner child alive. She has an excellent yoga practice, enjoys hiking, scuba diving, snowboarding, mountain biking, cooking, fine arts, travel, and of course spending time with her family. She fosters a daily practice of connecting her spiritual, mental, and physical self in order to give the highest quality of service to her community. She is also fluent in Spanish and Italian.

Dr. Dena is a current active member of the following associations:
- American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
- California Naturopathic Doctor's Association
- Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians
- Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians
- Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians
- American Herbalists Guild

image title hereDr. Jonathan Birch ND

Jonathan Birch ND is a doctor at Physical Focus as well as Purety Family Medical Clinic, an integrative health center based in Santa Barbara. His practice focuses on chronic disease, comprehensive pain management, men's health, women's health and pediatrics. His goal is to cultivate a partnership with his patients in order for them to move towards their highest potential of wellness and life experience. He is so grateful to have the opportunity to positively impact his patient's lives by focusing on the gifts of nature to direct their own body's innate ability to heal. It is his passion to offer his patients the best that Natural and Western medicine has to offer while tailoring his treatment to what works best for them. He gets the most joy out of helping his patients get healthier as a whole and strives to help make our world better every day.

After receiving a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Occidental College, Jonathan received his doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. After graduating from naturopathic medical school, Doctor Jonathan underwent extensive board examinations to become certified as a Naturopathic Doctor, and is licensed to practice Naturopathic Medicine in the state of California as a primary care doctor. He has also achieved further education and certifications in botanical medicine, genomic medicine, IV therapies, pain injection therapies, and therapeutic bodywork in order to bring the innovative therapies he offers to the community.

Jonathan greatly enjoys anything nature. He has a consistent Qi gong practice and enjoys hiking, scuba diving, gardening, cooking, and spending time with family. He also played baseball for 16 years and loves all sports.

Dr. Jonathan is a current active member of the following associations:
- American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
- California Naturopathic Doctor's Association
- Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians
- Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians
- American Herbalists Guild

Their philosophy is deep rooted in healing the whole person. As human beings, we are inherently multi-dimensional so our medicine must reflect accordingly. They support the least invasive treatments possible, finding and treating the root cause of health problems, the healing power of nature, and the importance of patient education. They believe in the body's capacity to heal itself when guided towards complete balance. By merging medical science with effective alternative and holistic therapies, they strive to provide you with a personalized healing path.

Although they are able to prescribe pharmaceuticals, they are highly trained and focus almost primarily on using natural therapy protocols for health and longevity. Their education revolved around therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, environmental medicine, IV therapies, pain and regenerative injections, homeopathics and hydrotherapy.

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