Dr. Abby Caplin

Integrative Medicine
San Francisco, CA
39 years experience female

Locations

Abby Caplin, MD, MA

San Francisco, CA

Address

PO Box 31839, San Francisco, CA, United States
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My office hours

Tuesday: 10am - 6:00pm
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About

Bio

I'm here to support you if you are living with chronic illness, whether or not you have been given a firm diagnosis. Except for introductory sessions, the usual time I spend with patients is an hour. I help you explore what you are dealing with, what matters to you, and what stressors might be negatively influencing your health. I can help you overcome hurdles that may be blocking you from getting what you need, what may be impeding your healing. A mind-body method that I frequently use with my patients is called Voice Dialogue. This is an experiential method used during a session when a patient tells me they are feeling conflicted about someone or something. I invite the different parts ("selves") to speak to me as if they were separate entities with their own viewpoints. When opposite "selves" get to air their feelings in a non-judgmental and appreciative forum, patients experience a reduction in stress and greater clarity about the issue at hand. I'm looking forward to meeting you, and helping you get started on the road to better health! I have been helping patients with Mind-Body medicine since 2002. I have over thirty years of training and experience. I have worked with people with many illnesses, including cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, IBS, arthritis, migraine headaches, hypertension, infertility, heart disease, diabetes, and other potentially disabling autoimmune-related conditions. My training includes a degree in Integral Counseling Psychology, and former training in pediatrics with a sub-specialty in Allergy-Immunology.

Specialties
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Integrative Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abby Caplin
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Yes: but you would most likely also have other symptoms such as abdominal cramping and diarrhea, bloody stools, etc. Not just weight loss and loss of appet ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abby Caplin
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No : You may be fighting off a virus. Blood work can certainly be normal. Go back to your doctor if it persists. Take it easy and get enough rest to recove ... Read More
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Dr. Caplin brings to the table a new set of approach to the conventional medicine . It is my sincere hope the future of medicine is what Dr. Caplin and her colleagues are advocating . I learned a lot ...Read More
Mar 17, 2013
Dr Caplin's responses to patient questions on Healthtap show compassion, knowledge, common sense and above all else, demonstrate that she views a person as a whole, not just a symptom. I recommend Dr...Read More
Nov 4, 2012
Dr. Caplin practices medicine with her mind, heart, and soul. Her HealthTap responses are both knowledgeable and compassionate, and I'm very glad she's here!
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you! I thought it might be diabetes or something nasty! Good to know it might just be this. I must admit I had eaten >4hrs prior.
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you! It feels horrible not being able to swallow and when I do I get indegention I went to a pharmacy who said paryngitis
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Thanks for your quick reply! I eat a half bag of salad with beets, tomatoes', low fat dressing, a veggie burger for dinner and Still hungry.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Texas Tech University School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1981MD

Medical/Graduate school

California Institute of Integral Studies, Masters, Counseling Psychology
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

UTHSC, Houston, TX, 1984

Affiliations

American Association of Integrative Medicine
Institute for the Study of Health and Illness
CCFA Community Medical Advisory Committee, Northern California
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