About Ellen Potthoff

Dr. Potthoff has been in private practice, in California, for over 25 years. She has a varied background: starting first as a massage therapist, she detoured into Health Education on the way to getting degrees in both Chiropractic and Naturopathic medicines. She taught Stress Management for Kaiser Permanente for twelve years and taught Assertiveness and Insomnia classes there for several years each. She draws from all of her past experiences when working with patients.

 

Education

  • B.A. Health Education – Portland State University; minor in Public Health

  • D.C. Doctor of Chiropractic – Western States Chiropractic College

  • N.D. Doctor of Naturopathy – National University of Natural Medicine

Credentials

  • D.C. License: California 20,350

  • N.D. License: California 181

  • Previous Licenses in Oregon (D.C. and Connecticut (N.D.)

Memberships

  • AANP: American Association of Naturopathic Medicine

  • CNDA: California Naturopathic Doctors Association

  • Contra Costa League of the San Francisco Symphony

Acknowledgements and Professional Positions

  • New D.C. of the Year 1992 - California Chiropractic Association

  • Secretary and Vice President, CNDA

  • Secretary, Sacramento Society, California Chiropractic Association

Other Interests

Backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, swimming, camping, yoga, cooking, singing http://www.bcco.org/, ushering for Arts performances (San Francisco Opera http://sfopera.com/, San Francisco Ballet http://www.sfballet.org/, and Lesher Arts Center http://www.lesherartscenter.org/), spiritual pursuits and a huge love, reverence and appreciation for NATURE.

Testimonial:

I found  Dr. Ellen, online... [and] came to her with a variety of Health issues!... After meeting with her and following her advice and directions, I have completely "reversed" most of my issues "Naturally!"   I have controlled my Diabetes, HBP, Weight, etc. with Herbs, improved eating habits and life style changes... I really can't say enough about her and my new way of life.  Dr. Ellen, is very "knowledgeable, professional" and so easy to talk with!  On a Star Scale from 1 to 5, I'd give her 5 Stars!

Mark S.

Using the healing power of Nature to bring people health, happiness and peace of mind.

© 2016 Ellen Potthoff, DC, ND