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Dr. Shiroko Sokitch

Holistic Medicine
Santa Rosa, CA
37 years experience female

Locations

Office

Santa Rosa, CA

Address

2200 Range Ave St 109, Santa Rosa, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

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Heart to Heart Medical Center

Santa Rosa, CA

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Holistic Medicine

Allergy and Immunology

Family Medicine

Pain Management

Preventive Medicine

Doctor Q&A

198 Answers
23 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Many reasons: There are so many reasons for headaches. It can be neck tension, or fatigue, or low thyroid, or head injury, or the medication you're taking or not en... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Eat less: Usually if you can't move much, you have to change your eating habits more. If you eat less you should be able to lose weight even with little exercis... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Maybe: Putting lemon in warm water first thing in the morning is a mild liver cleanse, gets your digestion going and is a way of alkalinizing your body. It m... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Exercise more: If you don't want to change how you eat, exercise more. But you have to work out 5-6 days a week and include cardio in that. If you are eating foods t... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: It would require more information to properly answer you. But, if this is a new problem, you should have your ear checked to make sure there is nothin... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Minerals: Some people say that mineral water has high mineral content which is good for you. It depends on the source of the mineral water. You should make sure... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Sometimes: You can overdo cardio and lose so much weight that you lose muscle mass. When you run a lot for long distances, you can get pretty thin if you don't a... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
At least a month: You don't actually ever heal from celiac disease except by cutting out gluten. It is a serious problem that affects your whole body when you have it. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Get a serum test: It's possible you got pregnant again while waiting for your D&C to heal. You should go to a doctor or clinic and get checked to make sure you aren't. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Acidophilus will help a yeast infection by competing with the yeast. It will help both by taking it as a supplement because it rebalances your intesti... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Onions: If you smell like onions you might be eating too many onions. Try cutting out onions and see if your sweat smells differently.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Normal: that is a normal result. But it doesn't really mean anything in relation to your psoriasis. If you are wanting to heal your psoriasis, I would start w... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Electrolytes: when you work out for a long time you have two things, you get dehydrated - which can cause cramps. Also magnesium and potassium get depleted when you... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Norethindrone: You should be able to take the birth control pill to delay your period after you remove nuvaring. But it depends on how long you want to delay. If you... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Increase fat intake: If you cut back on carbs and don't want to lose weight, increase your fat intake, only healthy fats of course but things like coconut oil, avocado, ch... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Get help: If you feel like your life is so awful, you should go see a therapist, or psychiatrist and get help. Call a suicide hot line for help right away if yo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Inhaling any kind of smoke will be damaging to your lungs. They are meant to inhale fresh air, not smoke. I guess it depends on how often you do it, a... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Not likely: Are you asking if you would have a higher chance of getting pregnant taking growth hormone and vitamins? Possibly, if the growth hormone supplement an... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Get help: In order to come up with a plan that will work for you, you will need someone who is an expert in that area to help you. Either a fitness coach, nutri... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
strengthen your core: Exercises that strengthen the muscles which support your spine will help keep the disc from getting worse. If you over stretch it can make things wors... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Pregnancy: You might still have your pregnancy test turn out positive. I'd wait a few days and try again. Or go get a blood test for pregnancy and see what it sh... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Vegetables: If you eat a lot of low carbohydrate vegetables, you can lose weight. I think a diet of 50-80% vegetables is the best way to lose weight.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
None that work: There are no really effective supplements that are designed for weight loss. Weight loss is a balance of diet and exercise and hormone balance. If you... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Breast feeding: If you breast feed, your body burns an extra 1500-2000 calories per day, so it helps a lot with after baby weight loss. Of course the other things are... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
What are you eating: There are so many reasons you may have stopped losing weight. Maybe your diet, or your exercise, or your digestion is not working, or you may be havin... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Green tea should be okay if there was nothing else added to it, switch to drinking just milder version of organic green tea.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Not normal: If your period is being inconsistent it can be because of several factors. It could be because you have a hormone imbalance, or you are pregnant and m... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Diet and omegas: If you eat a balanced diet with protein at each meal, avoid sugar, and make sure that you take omega fatty acids it will help balance your brain chemi... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Blood test: You can do a blood test to see what your level is. Fairly simple, you just go to your doctor and get tested. There is a bigger more comprehensive test... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Stress: Yes, anxiety and stress can definitely cause you to feel off balance. But if you also have a congested nose, there might be other issues that aren't p... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Many: I have helped many asthma patients either lower their medications or get off of them using acupuncture, herbs and alternative medicine. It is somethin... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Magnesium: Magnesium is a supplement that helps with palpitations. You can also try taking some potassium. If you keep having them you should have your heart che... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Viral illness: You might have a viral illness, perhaps even something like epstein barr virus or mono. High lymphocytes often are connected with viral problems.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
More vegetables: I think the best way to lose weight is to eat a high vegetable diet. If you eat over half your food as low carbohydrate vegetables you will get health... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Chocolate: It's said that chocolate increases the feelings of love. But honestly, you don't need to give him food, you need to teach him to hold his pleasure bac... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
It depends: Each person is different in their need for and ability to change with exercise. It depends on how hard you work those muscles once a week, or if you w... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Illness: Several reasons, you were ill and the virus can make you achey. 2, you might be a bit dehydrated due to the illness. 3. You might need more electrolyt... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Exercise: Exercise is important for moving emotional energy.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Don't: Don't hold on to old resentments, they make you old.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
No: How large your body is doesn't affect whether you pass gas a lot. You have other reasons. You might be large because you don't digest well, which mig... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Wash: Wash your hands, and take extra vitamin d, c, and medicinal mushrooms.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Pay: Pay attention to the labels on the food you eat.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Gallbladder: You could be having pain in your gallbladder, especially if there's bloating, because when you have gallstones, your digestion might not work well. I... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
No: Unless you have herpes in your mouth and you cannot eat or chew food because your mouth is all inflamed, herpes by itself will not make you lose weigh... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Low carb: A higher protein, low carb diet is best but there are several important parts. First, eat lots of low carb vegetables, if you get over 50% of your foo... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Forgiveness: Forgiveness is critical for your health. Past pain and anger continue to affect our bodies.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Fix the thyroid: If you have a thyroid problem you need to solve that in order to lose weight. Are you taking thyroid medication now? Also, if you have a condition c... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Daily requirements : For vitamin d vary based on your levels when you start, you can have a blood test to see. But on average between 2000-5000 iu per day. B12 - you can t... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Sleep: <p>have you spent nights tossing and turning without being able to rest? Some people spend every night that way. I’m amazed at how many people tell me... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Cardio intervals: Start doing interval training cardio. If you haven't been doing any workouts, start slowly. Maybe do 10 minutes of cardio. Then increase as you have m... Read More

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Sep 1, 2013
Dr. Sokitch shows deep insight into human nature. Her patients are fortunate to have such an insightful and caring doctor.
HealthTap member
Apr 6, 2015
i am 24 years old girl my breast is so heavy i want to reduce my breast size with exercise ... plz give my problm solution as soon as pocible
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sokitch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! That surely saved my life. I am trying to clean my body from toxins so the last thing I want to do is putting more poison in it:) Thank u<3
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Thank you, your post was very helpful! Thank you! You are a very Wise woman, and I appreciate your holistic (mind, body, spirit integration) insight to our well-being.
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Seriously this happens lots of time with me my mood swings,depression.but I didnt knew the reason behind it.and now I knew it.thanku so much

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Santa Rosa, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Santa Rosa, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Santa Rosa, CA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

AAMA
AMMG
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