Image of Dr. SuttonDr. Kelly Sutton

Dr. Kelly Sutton, MD, is a board-certified internist with additional training in pediatrics, providing consultations in anthroposophic medicine for individuals and families in her medical clinic in Fair Oaks, CA. Dr. Sutton’s conventional training and decades of experience provide scientific grounding.The anthroposophic medical approach is based in the human-centered philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the Austrian philosopher whose work has led to Waldorf Education, Camphill Communities for the handicapped, and Biodynamic Farming, as well as Anthroposophic Medicine. This holistic medicine approach is unique in its scientific basis and its spiritual depth and breadth.

Dr. Sutton bases her diagnosis in part on conventional medicine: history, physical, laboratory and imaging, and subspecialist consultation when needed. Significant understanding arises from listening to aspects of an individual’s biography, life purpose, the emotional context of illness and health, and understanding the level of vitality and strength of the life forces.  She treats acute and chronic illness using the least toxic effective treatment for the condition. Anthroposophic remedies (low potency homeopathic preparations and herbs), diet, nutritional supplements, healthy rhythm, warmth are some of the foundational principles she employs. Anthroposophic therapies play a key role in treatment. Pharmaceutically-prepared mistletoe supports the immune system in a variety of disease processes and specifically lessens side effects of cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Conventional prescriptions are given when needed.

 


Dr. Tiffany Baer

Dr. Tiffany Baer is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine and Holistic Medicine. She is also a certified massage therapist. She earned her medical degree at Sackler Medical School in Tel Aviv, Israel. She completed her internship and residency at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California. Since 2000, she practiced Occupational Medicine at Sacramento Occupational Medical Group (2000 to 2007) and Kaiser Permanente (2007- present). She also completed a five-year training in Anthroposophic Medicine. To learn more about Anthroposophic Medicine, go to www.paam.net. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Holistic Medical Association and the Physicians Association Anthroposophical Medicine.

Dr. Baer grew up in Berkeley, California. Since 2007, she has resided in Kensington, California. She lives with her husband and two children, ages 9 and 11. As a physician and a parent, she has become more aware of the importance of environmental (outer influences) and genetic predisposition/personality (inner influences) in health. Good health is related to how each person interacts with these outer and inner influences, both on a physical level and on a soul level. How we relate with the environment and the people in our lives plays a role in our well-being.

Dr. Baer has studied a wide variety of complementary healing approaches including integrative medicine, acupressure, anthroposophical medicine, and nutrition. Anthroposophical medicine, the principles around which she has built her practice, is a human-centered approach to medicine. To quote Sir William Osler: “The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” An anthroposophical physician strives to understand the patient in relation to the patient’s illness. This approach stands on the foundation of Western medicine to understand the physical aspects of the illness, but takes a step further and investigates what issues may be affecting the patient’s soul/spiritual life.