Dr. Christina Martinez

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Dr. Christina Martinez,

Naturopathic Doctor

*Each Nourish Medical Center associate provider is an independent contractor working collaboratively to provide complete wellness care for our patients.
Credentials, Education, & Achievements:

Bachelors in Science, UCLA

N.D Southwest College of Naturopathic Doctor – Accredited Degree , High Academic Achievement

Licensed by the State of California Naturopathic Medicine Committee

Member, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Special Training and Emphasis on Gastrointestinal Disorders

Why I became a doctor?

Many factors played a role in my becoming a naturopathic doctor. When I was in my late teens, I fell severely ill and experienced the power of integrative/holistic healing first hand. This started my love affair with alternative ways of healing and with the magic that is the human body. Also, I found throughout my life that I was happiest when I was educating/teaching people and when I was doing something that empowered someone or helped someone be the best version of themselves. I also was kind of an academic “nerd” through my school years and really valued high academic rigor. When I found out that there was an academically rigorous, scientifically based 4-year medical program in natural medicine, it was an instantaneous “knowing” that this was what I was going to do with my life! I feel blessed to do what I do. It is an extremely stimulating and dynamic profession and it brings me so much joy to be able to play a part in my patient’s wellness!

What conditions I love to treat:

Gastrointestinal conditions or digestive complaints

Candidal infections

Thyroid and adrenal related disorders

Auto-Immune conditions

Fatigue

Things you may not know about me:

I love getting sweaty. I’m super active and love running, beach volleyball, yoga and dancing.

I’m currently learning how to salsa – so fun!

I’m super competitive and play both tennis and pool competitively.

I have a serious case of wanderlust and travel regularly.

My favorite trip thus far? Biking the east coast of Australia with my own two feet.

I’m on a continual mission to better myself. We all have our individual strengths and struggles, but in the end, we’re all on this journey together.

I strive to become a better version of myself each day and create a where I can shine and flow (and then? I try to help my patients do the same!)

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Praise:
5 star ratingI recommend Nourish. I treat with Dr. Martinez and she is sharp. This is the first and only Naturopath who recommended supplements that did not adversely affect me. The cost of the tests, treatment and fees to see Dr. Martinez are a wise investment. Faith and Mimi are kind and helpful. Mimi is an incredible phlebotomist. I wish I had found Nourish long ago and I'm so thankful for the blessing. Thankful to God and the entire team at Nourish.
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Denise L.
9/16/2016
5 star ratingI found Dr. Martinez in October 2014 and I am so glad I did! I was suffering from chronic infections and after many rounds of antibiotics within a few months, I knew I had to dig deeper and find a doctor that wouldn't just keep feeding me "band-aids" and prescriptions. Dr. Martinez knew exactly what to test for and boy am I glad she did. I have been infection/antibiotic free for a whole year now since following her instructions to heal my body. Although I was fairly overwhelmed with all of the not so amazing results of the tests, (Candida overgrowth, heavy metals, leaky gut) she knew exactly what to do and I felt relieved despite the news. She is SO supportive, uplifting, charismatic, and optimistic. She truly listens to all of my concerns/opinions/ideas and most definitely wants the absolute best for all of her patients. It is always such a pleasure to spend the time with her as well. I've never felt better! I have recommended her to a friend of mine and she is just as pleased.
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Janna B.
9/30/2019
5 star ratingDr. Martinez has been an answer to prayer in treating both of my daughters. She is an excellent doctor and an equally amazing real person. I cannot thank her enough and would highly recommend her. I love that she treats my daughters holistically. We travel 90 minutes away to see Dr Martinez; well worth the trip. Sincerely, Donna Hebert-Pfeiffer.
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Donna P.
9/30/2019
Great experience. Dr. Martinez helped me with adrenal exhaustion, H pylori, as well as other gut issues I was dealing with that multiple GI doctors could not help me with. I am still on the road to recovery but I am in a much better place than when I started 5 months ago. This kind of attention to health takes a high level of commitment + time but its so worth it. I also appreciate high level of communication between myself and the staff at nourish. They do a good job with their patient portal. Would definetely recommend!
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Greg C.
8/24/2022
Love this place! First off, it's super cute, inviting and clean! Such a different feel from your average stale doctors office that I dread going to. I've been seeing Dr. Martinez who is the sweetest! I have so appreciated her gentle spirit and knowing she truly cares about all my issues and concerns. She helps to explain and inform about sometimes complex topics to help me better understand whats going on, and tackle the issues in the best way. I have felt a 180 shift for the better after following her expertise and look forward to continuing on the path to optimal health. I had some blood work done with Damarias who was obviously a seasoned pro. It was quick and easy, and we enjoyed a and friendly conversation while I was in and out in minutes. The front desk staff has always been friendly and efficient with booking appointments and any questions I've had. For me, having a place like Nourish that I look forward to visiting and TRUST in for my care is PRICELESS!
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Jacqueline F.
1/24/2021
Love this place! First off, it's super cute, inviting and clean! Such a different feel from your average stale doctors office that I dread going to. I've been seeing Dr. Martinez who is the sweetest! I have so appreciated her gentle spirit and knowing she truly cares about all my issues and concerns. She helps to explain and inform about sometimes complex topics to help me better understand whats going on, and tackle the issues in the best way. I have felt a 180 shift for the better after following her expertise and look forward to continuing on the path to optimal health. I had some blood work done with Damarias who was obviously a seasoned pro. It was quick and easy, and we enjoyed a and friendly conversation while I was in and out in minutes. The front desk staff has always been friendly and efficient with booking appointments and any questions I've had. For me, having a place like Nourish that I look forward to visiting and TRUST in for my care is PRICELESS!
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Jacqueline F.
11/15/2020
I feel so grateful to have found Dr. Martinez at Nourish Medical Center. Having been diagnosed with 2 autoimmune diseases by the age of 28, I knew that future illness was inevitable unless I started to address the root cause. I wasn't getting the support I needed from my endocrinologist, so when I came across Dr. Martinez's website and saw her extensive knowledge in thyroid health and hormone balancing, I was eager to meet.

Our first appointment was 5 months ago and I am so happy with the health journey Dr. Martinez is helping me navigate. Thus far, I have lost weight, completely changed my mindset around what constitutes a healthy diet, lowered my thyroid antibodies and regulated some really crucial hormone levels. Dr. Martinez is thorough, understanding, incredibly smart and thoughtful in her approach. She genuinely wants me to succeed and isn't afraid to alter our plan or make modifications if something isn't agreeing with my body. Most importantly, I feel comfortable telling her about the smallest symptom without judgement or dismissal, which is so important to me.

I am so happy to have made the investment in my health and I never hesitate to pass along Dr. Martinez's information. I know she can help a lot of people with living their healthiest lives.
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Richelle H.
11/14/2020
5 star ratingI am soooo very grateful for the kind, caring, intuitive skills, expertise and guidance I have received from Dr Martinez in my quest for improved health! Prior to going to Dr Martinez I endured repeated health problems for one unknown reason after another plus countless Dr visits when a friend of mine, whose family had already experienced healing with the help of Dr Martinez, encouraged me to also give this awesome Dr a try in hopes she could help me. AND, SHE HAS HELPED ME TREMENDOUSLY! She has persevered in her quest to discover the reasons and the remedies for my particular health challenges and the results have been amazing! I feel so much better not only physically but, mentally as well because of the possibilities in maintaining this improvement. There really are not enough ways to express my joy in getting to work AS A TEAM with such a knowledgeable professional where my best health is of utmost importance. She is a blessing to me!
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Donna R.
10/07/2019
I feel so grateful to have found Dr. Martinez at Nourish Medical Center. Having been diagnosed with 2 autoimmune diseases by the age of 28, I knew that future illness was inevitable unless I started to address the root cause. I wasn't getting the support I needed from my endocrinologist, so when I came across Dr. Martinez's website and saw her extensive knowledge in thyroid health and hormone balancing, I was eager to meet. Our first appointment was 5 months ago and I am so happy with the health journey Dr. Martinez is helping me navigate. Thus far, I have lost weight, completely changed my mindset around what constitutes a healthy diet, lowered my thyroid antibodies and regulated some really crucial hormone levels. Dr. Martinez is thorough, understanding, incredibly smart and thoughtful in her approach. She genuinely wants me to succeed and isn't afraid to alter our plan or make modifications if something isn't agreeing with my body. Most importantly, I feel comfortable telling her about the smallest symptom without judgement or dismissal, which is so important to me. I am so happy to have made the investment in my health and I never hesitate to pass along Dr. Martinez's information. I know she can help a lot of people with living their healthiest lives.
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Richelle H.
1/24/2021

“I cannot think of anyone better than Dr. Martinez for a primary care physician and better yet a naturopathic doctor!

Dr. Martinez is a warm and kind person.  She remains professional but approachable, aggressive yet sensitive, and most importantly compassionate.  It is reflective in her work and how she treats her patients.  She is also patient and transparent.  I think this is what brings a lot of meaning to her line of work and what has brought me a lot of healing as well.

Dr. Martinez provided a thorough assessment of my medical history and asked questions outside the box like “Were you ever exposed to asbestos?” and “Did you drink a lot of dairy?”  She ordered a comprehensive blood draw including a test for a gene defect, Lyme disease, and hormone levels.  I also got a food allergy test.  I remember thinking, “Why didn’t other doctors do this?”   Dr. Martinez enlightened me on the deficiencies occurring in my body and broke down every detail behind my lab results.  We worked together to come up with a good combination of diet and supplementation to get my health back on track.  She helped me gain control and rule out sensitivities through an elimination diet, detox and integrative medicine.  After 1 year under her care and now almost 1 year independently caring for myself, I can honestly say the fatigue and pain that use to haunt me is nonexistent!  I am more in tune with the physiological needs of my body and much more knowledgeable about eating and living healthier on a day-to-day basis!

It is nice that Dr. Martinez makes some time to answer your basic questions via email.  She follows up and makes sure you are doing well.  She also leaves you content with a plan after each appointment without ever making you feel rushed.  I like that she is personable and while maintaining the patient-doctor relationship can also share a very down-to-earth side that makes for an enjoyable time!  I always looked forward to seeing her despite being sick.

I would highly recommend Dr. Martinez to those who are suffering from many unknown health factors that lead to some sort of chronic fatigue or general body weakness and/or pain.  She will do her best to get to the bottom of things and help you get back on your feet.  Dr. Martinez is also great for those who are interested in feeling better and maintaining good health overall!

Just because Dr. Martinez is nice does not mean she will not tolerate you being late or lazy.  If you are one or the other or both, I suggest you do not waste her time.  Being a proactive patient usually helps make for an efficient appointment as you both jog each other’s memory and brainstorm ideas regarding your treatment.” ~ Jackie

“My name is Patricia and Dr. Martinez has been my physician since 2009. I have had nothing but positive experiences over the years. Dr. Martinez treats my general health and specific illness.

She concentrates on wellness of the mind, body, and spirit. She identifies and remove barriers to good health by helping to create a balanced internal and external environment. I cannot express enough how grateful I am for the quality of medical care I receive.

Although she does prescribe pharmaceuticals, band-aids are not a cure and her goal is not to apply band-aids to my medical conditions. She often says the whole body is connected. She is determined not to just treat symptoms but to get to the root cause.

Dr. Martinez is VERY knowledgeable, kind, compassionateand thorough. She allows me to freely express ANY concernsthat I have without dismissal or offense. I wish this was true forall doctors. My time in the exam room often exceeds an hour; she REALLY listens. I wish everyone could see Dr. Martinez, she is amazing. She has treated a few of my friends. One of them feels that it is worth the drive from north county to see her.

Naturopathic Doctors (ND) used to be reserved for the rich and famous. Like all doctors, ND’s will give you a referral or prescribe a pharmaceutical prescription when required. In addition topharmaceuticals my treatment consist of dietary changes, lifestyle modification, herbal, homeopathy and nutritional supplements.

I am very blessed to receive rock star treatment from Dr. Martinez. Thanks to the science based medical care that I receive from Dr. Martinez, my health is improving.” ~ Patricia

“I cannot think of anyone better than Dr. Martinez for a primary care physician and better yet a naturopathic doctor!

Dr. Martinez is a warm and kind person.  She remains professional but approachable, aggressive yet sensitive, and most importantly compassionate.  It is reflective in her work and how she treats her patients.  She is also patient and transparent.  I think this is what brings a lot of meaning to her line of work and what has brought me a lot of healing as well.

Dr. Martinez provided a thorough assessment of my medical history and asked questions outside the box like “Were you ever exposed to asbestos?” and “Did you drink a lot of dairy?”  She ordered a comprehensive blood draw including a test for a gene defect, Lyme disease, and hormone levels.  I also got a food allergy test.  I remember thinking, “Why didn’t other doctors do this?”   Dr. Martinez enlightened me on the deficiencies occurring in my body and broke down every detail behind my lab results.  We worked together to come up with a good combination of diet and supplementation to get my health back on track.  She helped me gain control and rule out sensitivities through an elimination diet, detox and integrative medicine.  After 1 year under her care and now almost 1 year independently caring for myself, I can honestly say the fatigue and pain that use to haunt me is nonexistent!  I am more in tune with the physiological needs of my body and much more knowledgeable about eating and living healthier on a day-to-day basis!

It is nice that Dr. Martinez makes some time to answer your basic questions via email.  She follows up and makes sure you are doing well.  She also leaves you content with a plan after each appointment without ever making you feel rushed.  I like that she is personable and while maintaining the patient-doctor relationship can also share a very down-to-earth side that makes for an enjoyable time!  I always looked forward to seeing her despite being sick.

I would highly recommend Dr. Martinez to those who are suffering from many unknown health factors that lead to some sort of chronic fatigue or general body weakness and/or pain.  She will do her best to get to the bottom of things and help you get back on your feet.  Dr. Martinez is also great for those who are interested in feeling better and maintaining good health overall!

Just because Dr. Martinez is nice does not mean she will not tolerate you being late or lazy.  If you are one or the other or both, I suggest you do not waste her time.  Being a proactive patient usually helps make for an efficient appointment as you both jog each other’s memory and brainstorm ideas regarding your treatment.” ~ Jackie