Dr. John La Puma

Internal Medicine
Santa Barbara, CA
male

Locations

John La Puma MD

Santa Barbara, CA

Address

123 W. Padre Street, Suite B, Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA
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My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. La Puma is also a New York Times best-selling author 2x, a professional trained chef and hosts the nationwide PBS series "ChefMD Shorts" thru 2016. He sees patients in Santa Barbara’s Chef Clinic, has been termed "a secret weapon" in nutrition and culinary medicine by the Wall Street Journal, and publishes a free weekly newsletter with recipes and insights, "Healthy Bites", at http://drjohnlapuma.com.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. John La Puma
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Foods that may help: May help and prevent attacks: Citrus (vitamin C content). Water! to dilute the uric acid level. Coffee (lowers risk, even decaf). Low fat dairy (also ... Read More
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Yes, Nearly All...: About half of prescription medicines come from plants. One advantage of seeking medicines from plants comes from millions of years of co-evolution bet ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Food Like Substance: Margarine is a food-like substance: it has calories, nutrients and micronutrients, and thus provides provide nutritional support for the body. It is ... Read More

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Dec 15, 2014
I'd like to recommend Dr. John La Puma. He's an excellent physician, who's clinical work, and experience working & writing on men's health, integrative medicine & nutrition is outstanding. Feel so hon...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. La Puma is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. La Puma is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
MD

Awards

NAMC (AMA) Award for Excellence in Broadcast Health Communications
Top Physicians in the U.S., Consumer’s Research Council
Honor Roll--Making a Difference, Chicago Tribune

Affiliations

American College Of Physicians
Foodbank of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
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