Dr. Dawn Motyka practices Holistic, Functional and Integrative Medicine. Holistic means we treat the entire person, including attention to family, social and spiritual needs. Functional Medicine is a systems approach based on cutting edge biochemistry research, including knowledge of your individual genetic makeup, i.e., personalized medicine. The first line of defense of this approach promotes nutrition, lifestyle decisions, appropriate natural supplements, and hormone balancing before the standard use of pharmaceuticals. We are Integrative because we apply the scientific knowledge of conventional Family Practice and Functional Medicine along with time-honored practices of "Alternative Medicine" such as acupuncture, herbs, hypnosis, and other historically-tested practices.

Dr. Dawn Motyka

Dr. Dawn Motyka

Dr. Motyka is a Board Certified in Family Practice Medicine and in Medical Acupuncture. She is also certified in Functional Medicine and Hypnosis. Dr. Motyka is the only acupuncturist with full practitioner privileges at Domincan Santa Cruz Hospital. She received her medical education from the University of California at Davis and completed her family practice residency at San Bernardino County Medical Center. She received her acupuncture training from the prestigious Helms Institute at UCLA and has been actively practicing acupuncture since 1999. She is a member of the faculty at Five Branches College of Chinese Medicine where she teaches Western Medicine to graduate students in Acupuncture.

NOTICE: The Functional Medicine practice is a medical consultation practice only. We do not provide after-hours care, emergency care or hospital management of medical conditions except for Optimage Prime patients. If you feel you have an emergency situation, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.