Since the age of four I have wanted to follow in my grandfather's footsteps and work in the medical field. But after experiencing years of chronic health issues, with no help besides drugs that didn't work with bad side-effects, I felt let down. I was 3 years into my pre-med undergrad when I discovered natural medicine, and for the first time took a step on the path to true health. Holistic medicine became my obvious passion, eventually leading me to become a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2007, followed by post-doctorate training and certification as a Functional Medicine Practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).

This path has enabled me to personally overcome extreme adrenal fatigue, IBS, eczema, depression, hormone imbalance, metabolic issues, weight issues, digestive problems, and brain fog. I've experienced what real health looks and feels like and I am passionate about helping others heal as well. Through the years I have been able to use my knowledge and experience to help hundreds of patients, my children, family members and friends overcome chronic and autoimmune diseases and heal their bodies holistically.

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Dr. Andrea Patane, DC

I have a tremendous passion for learning and helping others. I love that every day I have the chance to add to my own, and a more collective body of knowledge in the form of new information, new personal relationships and new spiritual and emotional realizations. This love of learning is a passion that guides my path of life.

In the last many years I have found a special interest in hormone balance, including perimenopause and thyroid health. As a married mom of 3 homeschooled kids and in my 40's, I find there is an extreme need for physicians who truly understand the complexities, connections, and nuances involved in hormone regulation for both women and men. We need more practitioners who recognize how greatly our hormones impact our overall health and our quality of life.

My goal is for my patients to breeze through their 40's, loving life, and prepared for menopause. I want them to have the opportunity to live life to the fullest, and without health, everything else falls short.

In Health, 

post-doctoral training

Professional skills

License #30926
April 2008

Doctor of Chiropractic, 2007
Physiotherapy, 2006

Life Chiropractic College West
Honors Cum Laude, 2003-2007

California State University, Chico
Honors Cum Laude , 1998-2003

Dr. Andrea Patane, Functional Medicine at Pure Joy Yoga & Wellness
Doctor/ Owner
Yuba City, CA in-person and telemed- 06/2017 to current

  • Built a successful practice with a 6-month waiting list, helping hundreds of patients heal their chronic illnesses and autoimmune conditions

  • Formed partnerships with local and online businesses and professionals to build a successful holistic health care team for our patients

  • Created, organized and delivered numerous educational talks for the community and patients around health, testing, choosing healthy body products, etc.

  • Participated as a member of several Functional Medicine Practitioner Collaborative groups, advising and interactively collaborating with colleagues on specialty patient cases

  • Managed and coordinated ongoing patient care with hundreds of patients in a consistent, caring and empathetic way

  • Have a well-rounded knowledge of adjunctive and integrative care as well as relationships with local practitioners and an in-depth understanding of what is offered in our community 

Institute for Functional Medicine | IFMCP Certification Pathway- Advanced post doctoral training in the areas of energy, hormones, detoxification, gastrointestinal disorders, immune, and cardiometabolic disorders, 2016 and 2017

Healthy Kids Happy Kids Dr. Elisa Song | Everyday Holistic Pediatrics Acute Care Courses, 2018 

The Kresser Institute | ADAPT Academy In- Practice Topics on autoimmune disease, depression, diabetes, digestive disorders, heart disease, high blood pressure, HPA axis, practice management, skin disorders, thyroid disorders and weight loss, 2017 

Institute for Functional Medicine | Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice: Certificate of Completion, March 2017 

International Chiropractic Pediatric Association | Certification training by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP), 2010-2012

International Chiropractic Pediatric Association | Webster Technique Certification 2011

  • Expertise in Functional Medicine as a means of evaluating and diagnosing as well as creating integrative treatment protocols addressing the "root causes" of illness individually for each patient, including: functional testing, detailed nutrition plans, exercise, lifestyle changes, natural botanical and nutritional supplements and other integrative modalities
  • Unique and personalized Functional and holistic approach to wellness and healing with a complex understanding that focuses on addressing the "root cause" of hormone imbalance, thyroid disorders, digestive issues, joint pain, autoimmune conditions and chronic illness

  • Excellent Functional Diagnostic Testing skills that include partnerships with top Functional Medicine (FM) labs, patient requisition ordering, FM lab result interpretations, and complex disease pattern recognition

  • Strong focus on the patient-doctor relationships

  • A passion for creating a "health care team", and participating as part of that team, to bring each patient the best results possible in achieving their goals

  • A love and passion for learning new things: daily reading, listening, and watching the latest on Functional Medicine topics that will benefit my patients

  • Diverse knowledge of supplements to treat a wide variety of health conditions, including professional relationships and accounts with the major clinical brands, including a Fullscript Storefront

  • Self-motivated, ultra organized and professional

  • An eye and talent for design: office/ clinic interior design, website design and creation, business logo and branding design, patient forms and brochures

  • Advanced experience with starting, managing and operating a practice for the past 7 years and a deep desire to work with others on a team who share my passion for healing our patients using the diverse variety of expertise 

  • Living the life I desire for my patients, having overcome my own chronic health issues. I walk the walk and talk the talk, modeling what real health looks and feels like as a busy mom in her 40's with 3 children, and can relate to my target patient base


work history

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