Awards & Reviews

Awarded Best Clinic and Doctors 5 Years in a Row

SANTA CRUZ INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

Santa Cruz Weekly

  • Best Acupuncture Clinic  2010
  • Best Acupuncture Clinic  2011
  • Best Acupuncture Clinic  2013
  • Best Alternative Health Services  2013

Good Times

  • Best Alternative Health, runner up 2013

Reviews

johnm, Santa Cruz, CA

Dr I felt that the people at Integrative Medicine were very professional. I walk out of the office feeling better and would recommend them if you are in pain!!!
debrab, Gordonsville, VA

Came from east coast on a recommendation from a colleague friend. The visit exceeded my expectations! It has been only a week since my appointment and I am already feeling better.
Ann P Customer since 2010

I see Dr Abrams for cutting-edge integrative medical care and Marie Royer for truly individualized chiropractic. In my experience, both practitioners consistently, expertly, and warm-heartedly give me their best. I am grateful to them for helping me heal from some complex issues.
Karen B Customer since 2008

I always have a pleasant and welcoming experience with Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine. Aimee Shunney always knows just what to do to help me with my current health challenges. That is why I seek her expertise more often than my PCP which is covered by me insurance. SCIM is not covered but worth the little extra money and time spent with a practitioner that LISTEN’s and will work with me as a unique individual and as an equal partner in my endeavors to keep me healthy.

RACHEL ABRAMS, MD:

Santa Cruz Weekly

  • Best Doctor 2010
  • Best Doctor 2011
  • Best Doctor 2012
  • Best Doctor 2013

Good Times

  • Best Doctor 2013
  • Best Doctor 2014

Reviews

Jim M Customer since 2009

Dr Abrams is truly a gem. She shows great care for me not only as a “patient” but even more so as a person. Her demeanor and practices demonstrate a sincere commitment to Holistic health, as she attends to all aspects of my well-being – physical, mental, emotional. Thank you!!
Rachel W Customer since 2014

Dr Abrams is excellent – and I’ve seen a number of doctors :-(. She is thorough, empathic, listens carefully, allows enough time for everything you need to cover in the appointment, never rushes you, and is, all round, extremely professional. I could not ask for better care.
Shelley K Customer since 2014

I feel that Dr. Abrams really listens and takes a look at the whole picture. She then goes to work like a great detective looking for the root cause. Her bedside manner is compassionate. She is a true healer, looking at all levels. She is articulate and communicates quite well. Her research is up to date and she has a really good knowledge of nutrition. It is so refreshing and reassuring to have her on my health care team. It is rare, these days, to find such an outstanding MD, who cares most about her patients and second about her pocketbook.

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MARIE ROYER, DC

Santa Cruz Weekly

  • Best Chiropractor  2010
  • Best Chiropractor 2011
  • Best Chiropractor 2012
  • Best Chiropractor 2013

Good Times

  • Best Chiropractor, runner up 2013

Reviews

Melissa B

Dr. Marie takes great care of my daughter. We are always greeted with a smile, she takes the time to listen and always communicates clearly with us what she thinks is the best treatment. My daughter is accident prone and Dr. Marie has made it possible for her to continue to play sports and in general live without back pain.I highly recommend Dr. Marie.

Marie has helped me out of some tight situations. Between my desk job, and my inconsistent exercise routine I’ve found myself pretty crumpled up at times. Marie always listens, is able to target the problem and get me back in alignment. With the help of her magic touch, I completed my first triathlon completely pain free.

What an amazing experience! The first visit is longer then normal, and after the first visit you get 30 minute appointments and it is NEEDED and well worth it. If you are going to a chiropractor, its because you are trying to better your body, energy, and health. This is more possible with time and love. Marie gives BOTH! She takes the time to hear your needs, assess the problems, and do the adjustments, stem, or light massage needed to better help you. She even gives a wonderful neck and shoulder massage with essential oils to relax you and feel the bones in your neck in order to give you a wonderful neck adjustment!
When I was pregnant, i had HORRIBLE back pain. The pain was so terrible that I couldn’t even walk! She got me walking, and gave me the aids I needed to move while my body was struggling. As soon as the pregnancy was over, my pains severely went away. She was the reason I was still able to move and walk while pregnant. I am SO grateful for her love, time, and healing hands!
She is very knowledgeable with pregnant women, sports injuries, and just those crapy feelings that happen for no reason at all!
I would HIGHLY recommend her!
She does accept PPO insurance as well.

Try her out and get your own feeling, but I can only foresee amazing things happening when you meet her!
1/22/2014

YELP:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/marie-royer-dc-santa-cruz

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AIMÉE SHUNNEY, ND

Good Times

  • Best Naturopath 2014
  • Best Naturopathic Doctor, runner up 2015
  • Best Naturopathic Doctor, runner up 2016

Santa Cruz Weekly

  • Best Holistic Practitioner  2010
  • Best Naturopath 2011
  • Best Naturopath 2012
  • Best Naturopath 2013

Reviews


If you are frustrated with western medicine’s approach to treating many health conditions, are looking for something different, Dr. Shunney is definitely the naturopathic doctor to go to in the bay area.  She is understanding, and compassionate, and she knows how treat many different conditions.  She has helped me numerous times, walked me though the results of medical tests, and endlessly supported me with health issues and concerns.  I highly recommend her as well as her coworkers.

It’s unusual for me to put all my cards on the table and ask for help with serious, lifelong health issues. Dr. Shunney, however, didn’t bat an eyelash at even my most troubling concerns. It’s even more unusual for me to agree with any advice I’m given by a doctor. But to my great surprise and relief, I was completely on board with everything she recommended. Dr. Shunney’s capacity for tackling whole-life challenges with compassion and expertise is truly unique. I look forward to enjoying lasting change in my life and health with the help of Dr. Shunney’s exceptional care.

Aimee is awesome! She went out of her way to meet with me before I went out of town for a few months & she always makes me feel welcomed and reminds me how important my health is!

YELP:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/shunney-aimee-nd-santa-cruz

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ADRIANNA GONZALEZ, LAc, LAc

Reviews

Kristi H.

Adrianna is an incredible healer who has helped me with a wide array of health concerns. From degenerative hip issues to eczema or even relieving headaches, a stiff neck, and prescribing the perfect herb prescription for my respiratory issues, Adrianna is my go-to doctor who I know I can trust and always get positive results.  Much different than other acupuncturists I’ve been to, Adrianna uses a unique mix of acupuncture, craniosacral and tui na. I feel like she spends so much more one-on-one time with me than other doctors I’ve visited who quickly needle me, set a timer and come back when it goes off to remove the needles and send me on my way. Oh and I can’t forget to mention her body work — her thai massage is out of this world!
Anita

Adrianna was recommended to me by a friend because of reoccurring problems with my back and allergies.  From my first meeting, with the combination of a massage that I have never received before, followed by acupuncture, I felt elevated. I have never experienced an acupuncturist staying with me the entire time during the session and she was there nurturing me and sensing both my physical and emotional needs – it was a secure feeling.  She has assisted me in the recovery of many injuries that probably would have taken longer to heal.  I feel she is truly knowledgeable and cares about my health and well-being. I highly recommend Adrianna to anyone.
Michael E. B Customer since 2012

I had an amazing combo treatment with Adrianna. I find the combination of medical massage (tuina), acupuncture and CranioSacral therapy to be profoundly nourishing and restorative for me. As a health-care professional, I need quality care and I find that with Adrianna at Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine. I drive all the way from San Jose to see her.

YELP:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/adrianna-gonzalez-lac-santa-cruz

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