Michael Slezak, ND
Licensed Naturopathic Doctor
Michael’s mission is to help restorethe health of the adult and pediatric community through the teaching of natural living, and the artful use of natural medicines. He is a residency-trained Naturopathic Doctor licensed in California by the Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine. He specializes in the use of therapeutic diets, nutrition, herbal medicine, and homeopathy to treat acute and chronic conditions. His practice is guided by the principles of naturopathic medicine, namely to address the cause, treat the whole person, stimulate the body’s innate healing mechanisms, and teach people about their illness, or about optimizing wellness.
His training included five years of graduate level education in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Prior to this he received a bachelors degree in Biology from UC Santa Cruz. He completed his residency in Naturopathic Family Medicine at The Bastyr Center for Natural Health, the largest natural medicine clinic in western North America, and the training site for Naturopathic Doctors in Bastyr University’s program. For the past five years he has been at The Seven Arrows, an integrated natural medicine clinic in Laguna Hills, California.
He is pleased to return to his hometown of Santa Cruz to offer his services at the Center for Health. As a new patient, expect to spend more time with him than you would with your medical doctor. New visits usually last 1 ½ hrs. and may involve acquiring records and ordering further testing. As a licensed N.D, he can order and interpret alternative and conventional tests, perform thorough physical exams, and prescribe natural medicines including bio-identical hormones. He carries a professional-line dispensary of natural medicines provided at reasonable rates to his patients. He works well in conjunction with all other medical providers, and refers to specialists when appropriate. If you are looking for personalized care from an expert in natural medicine, please do not hesitate to call Michael for an appointment.
“Our entire family has benefited from Dr. Slezak’s treatments-Sawyer and Wrigley’s allergies are better, I have been able to shrink my thyroid nodules by 20% and Lou’s digestive tract issues have cleared up. It is still amazing to me that all of this has been possible with a few suggestions of basic changes in our diets and homeopathic remedies.”
Michaela Ellis | Mother of three, Laguna Hills, CA
“I had been troubled with dry eyes for some time. The discomfort intensified each year and although I met with three different ophthalmologists, nothing provided relief. I followed Dr. Slezak’s recommendations and noticed an immediate improvement. It is wonderful to no longer be constantly troubled with a burning sensation in my eyes. In my opinion Dr. Slezak has the skills and manner we all look for in a doctor. He is quietly competent, listens well, asks good questions, and provides an environment in which the patient feels unrushed. Most importantly, he is solution oriented.”
Sonia Robinson | Irvine, CA