Physicians & Practitioners

It is our goal to share a list of health and wellness professionals who come highly recommended. We have either been an existing patient or vet recommendations and provide you with a list of those dedicated to healing.

Recommended Health & Wellness Professionals

Visit our ever-growing list of professionals that have been vetted, have met our stringent requirements and are ready to help you with your health needs. We strongly recommend an initial consult with the health professional to ensure their plan, outlook and overall character match your needs - as your relationship with the health professional and treatment plan are critical.

Dr. Marc Sklar - Clincal Director & Founder

Fertility expert with wide knowledge on systemic healing, including UTIs , Intersitial Cystitis, Endometriosis, PCOS, gut health and more.

Marc and his team practice Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Integrative Medicine. 

Marc and his expert team provide acupuncture for in-office visits and offer virtual appointments to accommodate people who are not local. 


Check out his amazing YouTube channel where he shares tips on Fertility and Women's Health (link in icon below). 

Office Locations

6370 Lusk Blvd., Suite F103
San Diego, CA. 92121

2820 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 104
San Diego, CA. 92108


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Dr. Mandy LaGreca, DCN, FDN-P, CCN

Dr. Mandy LaGreca is a Doctor in Clinical Nutrition. She is also a functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner (FDN-P) where she uses scientific lab testing to identify your root cause(s) to help you identify healing opportunities.    

Dr. Mandy LaGreca speciazes in Interstitial Cystitis, UTIs and other pelvic health related conditions. Mandy utilizes an integrative and customized approach to help her patients in her practice.


Mandy's healing journey with interstitial cystitis inspired her to help others gain remission and recover from various bladder and pelvic health related conditions. Mandy offers Online Courses as well as 1-on-1 Coaching.   


Check out Mandy's amazing Website, Social Media and YouTube channel where she shares lots of valuable information for her audience. 


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Dr. Carly Akehurst, ND

Dr. Carly Akehurst is a Naturopathic Physician with special interest in bladder wellness, interstitial cystitis, UTIs, chronic UTIs, pelvic health and other related conditions. 

Dr. Carly Akehurst is based in Vancouver, BC and is currently treating local patients in person or by  phone / video appointments. Currently, Dr. Akehurst can only treat patients who reside in BC.

Dr. Carley Akehurst works hard to provide compassionate, comprehensive and evidence-based care for her patients. She was first introduced to complementary and alternative medicine through several international study abroad programs. After completing her Bachelors degree at UBC, she expanded her knowledge of the medical field by working with both MDs and NDs. After choosing a career in naturopathic medicine, Dr. Akehurst followed her heart to the Boucher Institute to complete her four year medical degree. 


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Dr. Zermeno, MD - American Institute of Natural Medicine

Phone: 657-233-9016

Dr. German Zermeno opened the American Institute of Natural Medicine in Tustin, California to provide patients with non-conventional, affordable, high-quality medical care. Dr. Zermeno focuses on functional medicine and believes patients should be active participants in their healthcare and wellness.

Dr. Zermeno focuses on Chronic Pain, Nutrition, Hormonal Imbalance, UTIs, Chronic UTIs, Interstitial Cystitis, Lyme Disease, Menopause, Women's Health, Men's Health, Stress relief and more. His staff are excellent and compassionate as well. 


Treatments include Ozone Therapy (IV, Injections and Insufflation), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections and more. 

Office Location

1254 Irvine Boulevard, Suite 150

Tustin, CA 92780


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Ruth Kriz, NP

Ruth provides an integrative approach to the treatment of Chronic UTIs, Interstitial Cystitis, Bio-Films and Lyme Disease. Ruth has over 30 years clinical experience working with IC patients.

Ruth became inspired to help others after healing her IC and Lyme Disease after 11 years of chronic and painful symptoms.  

Please note Ruth is now retired but is mentoring a number of physicians and nurse practitioners in utilizing her tools to aid them in their treatment of patients with chronic health conditions. We are currently gathering information about these physicians. 

Dr. Michael Hsieh, MD, PhD

Dr. Hsieh is a urologist at Children's National Health System. Dr. Hsieh has experience in laparoscopic and robotic surgery for urologic conditions, and specializes in bladder diseases affecting children and young adults. Dr. Hsieh is on the ICA Board of Directors and is dedicated to helping people with Interstitial Cystitis and chronic UTIs. 

Dr. Hsieh works at Children’s National Medical Center as Director of Transitional Urology in Washington, DC. Dr. Hsieh runs a NIH-funded bladder biology research group and is developing a broader microbiology research program across multiple laboratories.  


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Recommending a Physician or Practitioner

Have you worked with an amazing physician or practitioner?  Does this wellness professional show compassion and care towards their patients?  Do you want to share your story and information about a healer that has the knowledge and passion to help others recover and prevent UTIs, manage and heal from chronic UTIs or IC? 

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