Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine

Holistic Medicine
Sebastopol, CA
34 years experience male

Locations

Family Wellness Medical Center

Sebastopol, CA

Address

506 South Main St, Sebastopol, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(707) 824-9235

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of California

Blue Shield of California

CIGNA Health Care

Health Net Of California

About

Bio

I started my medical practice in Sebastopol, Ca. in August, 1992. After completing the Family Practice Residency, UCSF Program, Santa Rosa, California, 1989-1992. For the first ten years, I offered complete family practice as well as osteopathic manipulative medicine, classical homeopathy, and HIV Care. Quite a broad palate! In the last ten years, i have continued ongoing post graduate education in osteopathic manipulative medicine, and comprehensive homeopathy and have 'tailored' my practice to promote holistic health principally. Board certified in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/ Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine to promote health. Extensive training in sensation and C-4 Homeopathic approaches to health. In addition, i have been teaching and practicing yoga since 1972! Wishing you good health!

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Holistic Medicine

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Unlikely that you: are pregnant, if you are having a true period. However, you might have something else going on with your digestive tract, with oral sexual exposure
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Chronic or acutely?: if you are acutely low blood pressure, then you should increase your fluid intake and have your blood pressure rechecked. If chronic low blood press... Read More
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A 74-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Treat cause: Nsaids have a role to play with reducing pain and inflammation. However, they do not identify nor treat the cause. Therefore, it is important to be... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Ergonomics: Yes there are! a good ergonomic evaluation can determine the chair that is appropriate for your body type and job activities...
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Strain/ instability: Certain sexual positions can aggravate an underlying sciatic nerve or lumbar disc problem. If this is new symptom it should be evaluated by a compet... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
TMJ: There may be some utility wiith TMJ inflammed conditions, though I am not aware of any clinical trials.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Diabetic condition: Geokinesis or hypokinesis refers to low activity levels. Hypoglycemia refers to low blood sugar levels.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Yes and no!: It is not common for antibiotics to cause low back pain; if in doubt call the prescribing doctor! however, it is fairly common for antibiotics to cha... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Manipulative medical: Omm is osteopathic manipulative medical treatment. As physicians, osteopaths refer to their assessment and application of manual techniques as ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Holistic doctor: Osteopathic physician in usa receive all the training of md colleagues , but in the context of an osteopathic holistic philosophy , which looks to pro... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Homeopathic option: There are homeopathic medicines (remedies) that can assist with inflammatory conditions.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
See ENT specialist: To determine that. Get help quitting , the body can heal.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Long time action : Remedies can be weakened or stopped in their action if the remedies get too hot, as in sitting in a glove compartment in a car in the hot summer in so... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Dosing schedule: Remedy doses are generally available at low potency 3x, 6x, 12x, or 12c potencies for example. Medium range is typically 30c or 200c. Higher potenci... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Common sense: Wait three days minimum after fever breaks, rest, hydrate. Pace self.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Depends on goal: If 5-10 mins yoga to stretch before walk great. If want to do 20+ then do it after walk!
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Quite different: Us osteopathic physicians are licensed for the full scope of medicine and surgery. Also trained in manipulative manual treatment, including cranial-s... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Start stretching!: Begin slow stretches, neck rolls, shoulder rolls, forward bends and spinal twists.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
It may lower appetit: Moderation is best.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
How soon after eatin: Need a few more details, diet, symptoms, how long this has been happening, etc.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
There is a natural : Growth curve, which ends in your teen years.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
This will pass: Abrasion with tooth brush. Try gargling with weak saline solution. See doctor if fever or pain worsens in 36 hours.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Treat imbalance: Structural assessment for contributing disturbances, cervical, thoracic, cranial, sacral, ANS imbalances, vascular contributions all need to be evalua... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Complex presentation: You need to be evaluated to determine clearly what is going on. Headaches, vertigo, neck pain, ear pain may have common dysfunctions or multiple la... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Depends on : Pathology, how far the illness has progressed; other chronic illness, such as hypertension, diabetes...And the use of allopathic medications.
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A member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
It may be muscular: Rather than GI symptom.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Conservative tx: Is best, rest, perhaps nsaids, consider osteopathic treatment to balance your knee. Then exercise with pt.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
HATHA is the basic : Yoga pathway... Focusing on physical wellness and mental clarity; drawing on yoga poses ( asanas) and pranayama ( breathing practices). Pantajali wro... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
This is a cultural ?: Depends on your diet, geographic location, hydration, work and activity level... Twice a week is a good baseline, for frequency, but other factors co... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Yes, BUT: Homeopathic treatment looks at the whole being; treatment directed to the bigger picture. Still a role for looking at diet and exercise.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
What illness underly: What underlying disease do you have that requires morphine to treat? Bone pain could be metastatic cancer pain. Talk to the doctor who prescribes ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Ask doctor Rx meds: Need a workup to determine why your pain is not controlled with 8 percocets daily...
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Spacing issues: After crowns, often food gets caught between teeth. Use dental floss regularly, discuss with your dentist.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
BA or BS degree: Interest in healthcare and holistic philosophy and desire to interact with people.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Bike: Cycling will burn calories and strengthen your quads which help your knee condition.
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A member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Check with surgeon: Best to be re evaluated. Hope you feel better soon.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Call midwife or doc: Best to stay in touch with your support medical team. Could be cervix dilating or effacing. If stopped over night, that is good. Call and check in.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
That depends: What is the reason you are taking the iron supplement, if you are documented iron deficient, then taking two doses at the same time, may make you more... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Real butter best: Coconut oil for saute, olive oil for salad.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Porous bones: Vit d is necessary for good bone density.... So lack of sun contributes towards osteopenia or osteoporosis.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Depends: On your age, health, smoker status, reason for c section.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
What problem?: Baking soda for heartburn, for brushing your teeth, for insect bites...
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Pedal pumping: Will help, keep it up for at least two minutes, and do it three times daily best health to you.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Need structural exam: To determine what is going on with you. See an osteopathic physician in your region.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
It can be: Depending on the severity of your lactose intolerance and how much dairy products you consume without lactaid support, you may have periods of abdomin... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Puzzling: It is curious that your psychiatrist is checking your height; have you discussed this with him/ her? Do you feel that you are 'shrinking'? Discuss th... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Possibly a cure: More information is needed to determine whether your mother can have a cure with her back pain. A consultation with a physician trained in physical ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Vague question: What is happening for you at this time in your life? Are you working more sedentary job now , exercising less, or drinking too much coffee or wine? ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Knee bends: With some low weight ankle weights, slowly straighten your leg, and then bend it again, with the foot turned inward. Repeat 2-3 sets of 10.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Senior center: Can advise you of reputable agencies. Also respite care if elderly is in palliative care.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Erskine is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower8
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Erskine is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Erskine is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Homeopathic medicines are not effective against most medical conditions. If they were, the medical community would be quick to follow. I have Sarcoidosis and the only alternative medicine that has he...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you I relized I did have make upon for 2 days so thank you very much.
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well,I'm not hyperventilating and usually it happens when I'm resting,it doesn't seem to be a pattern anyway.Thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, CA
Graduated 1989MD

Medical/Graduate school

Dynamis School of Advanced Homeopathic Studies
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

SUTTER MEDICAL CENTER OF SANTA ROSA

Awards

Distinguised Service Award Resolution Sonoma Co, Ca. Board of Supervisors, May 2004
Top Doctor, Second Place, Santa Rosa, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Santa Rosa, CA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Osteopathy

Publications

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