Michael Lara, MD

What We Do

What We Do

Since 2003, we have helped thousands of patients to lead happier, more productive lives through an integrative approach to health and wellbeing. We use evidence-based nutritional and anti-medicine principles to help our patients optimize their physical and mental health. 

Our Mission

To help our patients optimize their physical and mental health through nutrition and functional medicine principles that integrate diet, exercise, supplementation, and hormone replacement therapies. 


We are an integrative medical clinic located near San Francisco, CA that specializes in mental health issues. We use a variety of functional approaches to treating common mental health disorders, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Memory Problems
  • Fatigue
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Stress-related Disorders

Our goal is to help you optimize your health through an integrative medical approach that combines nutrition, exercise, targeted supplementation, and hormone replacement therapies. To do this, we use state-of-the-art nutritional, genetic, and functional medicine testing.

Michael Lara, M.D., a Stanford-trained physician, who uses the latest evidence-based strategies to help patients overcome common mental health conditions. A member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Lara also travels around the country educating allied health professionals on anti-aging and nutritional medicine.

“Dr. Lara is the best thing that has happened to me in years! When I first went to him, I was dealing with crippling depression and anxiety. My internist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation would prescribe anything I wanted, but he clearly had no knowledge of medications. Enter Dr. Lara, who was able to patiently work with me until I felt normal again.”

— A Satisfied Customer testimonial on Yelp!