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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine

Holistic Medicine
Sebastopol, CA
33 years experience male

Locations

Family Wellness Medical Center

Sebastopol, CA

Address

506 South Main St, Sebastopol, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
How soon after eatin: Need a few more details, diet, symptoms, how long this has been happening, etc.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Start stretching!: Begin slow stretches, neck rolls, shoulder rolls, forward bends and spinal twists.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
There is a natural : Growth curve, which ends in your teen years.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Probably not: If you are feeling great, then you are probably in a place to feel proud! your cardiologist can advise you as to the current limits of your exercise ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Vit K2: You may be low in Vit K2 which is needed to absorb Vit D3. You can find supplements that contain both Vit D3 and K2.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Conservative tx: Is best, rest, perhaps nsaids, consider osteopathic treatment to balance your knee. Then exercise with pt.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Good start!: Cold pressed is good, avoid preservatives.
A member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
It may be muscular: Rather than GI symptom.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Ask doctor Rx meds: Need a workup to determine why your pain is not controlled with 8 percocets daily...
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
See your doctor to : Determine if there is a metabolic reason for your fatigue and body aches... You could be anemic or hypothyroid.. Then once that is determined, smal... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Senior center: Can advise you of reputable agencies. Also respite care if elderly is in palliative care.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Dry skin: Consider your soap or detergent. Use some vit. E oil on them.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: An acute strain at minimum.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Kee[p it simple: This is great thing to do.. Just keep it simple. Reaching one arm at a time , forward, then upward, then out to the side. Repeat on the other side. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
More specific work: On upper body and upper extremities.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Need more informatio: Timing, frequency, location etc.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
? of funding: Check into the availability of community health clinic and whether they are funded to provide therapeutic abortion.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Exercise that you do: Regular exercise that is cardiovascular; as in moderate walking, hiking, jogging, swimming, elliptical, or treadmill for example. Starting with what... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Voice coach: You will need to work with a voice coach. The neck mm do not directly impact vocal cords.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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
A 74-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Clarification: Need urine analysis to determine whether kidney stone actively contributing to his pain.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Check with your dr: Low back pain can occur during pregnancy due to the postural changes that occur with carrying a baby. Stretching, use of pillows when sleeping can a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Diabetic condition: Geokinesis or hypokinesis refers to low activity levels. Hypoglycemia refers to low blood sugar levels.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
TMJ: There may be some utility wiith TMJ inflammed conditions, though I am not aware of any clinical trials.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Ergonomics: Yes there are! a good ergonomic evaluation can determine the chair that is appropriate for your body type and job activities...
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Homeopathic option: There are homeopathic medicines (remedies) that can assist with inflammatory conditions.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Common sense: Wait three days minimum after fever breaks, rest, hydrate. Pace self.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Bike: Cycling will burn calories and strengthen your quads which help your knee condition.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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
A member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Check with surgeon: Best to be re evaluated. Hope you feel better soon.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
BA or BS degree: Interest in healthcare and holistic philosophy and desire to interact with people.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Need structural exam: To determine what is going on with you. See an osteopathic physician in your region.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 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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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

From Diseased towards Human Ease: An AIDS Case STudy
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