Cristina R. de La Mar, M.S., L.Ac., Doula

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C​ristina R. de La Mar, M.S., L.Ac., Doula     

Cristina De La Mar

 

  • Internal Medicine / Preventative Care

  • Emotional Wellness / Stress Management

  • Women's Health - General & Reproductive

  • Chronic Conditions / Oncology Support

  • Fertility Readiness / A.R.T. Support - IUI, IVF

  • Pregnancy Health

  • Labor & Delivery Support

  • Postpartum Care & Recovery

Cristina oversees Family, Maternal and Pediatric / Adolescent Health - along with Labor and Delivery Doula support services. She also specializes in the care of Oncology and Chronic Illness patients, and providing adjunct Hospice care to both adults and children and has specialized training in Integrative Oncology Acupuncture through Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and as a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology

Her patients come from all walks of life, a wide range of health concerns and every level of fitness. Her approach is gentle, holistic and personable.

 

In addition to her Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) training, she is also a NADA Certified Detox Specialist and a DONA trained Labor and Delivery Doula, and a Member of the American Pregnancy Association.

Her clinical practice began with a Family and Internal Medicine focus in Oncology support and treating complex conditions, but has evolved to include a large pre/post pregnancy and adolescent health focus.

 

She’s developed individualized programs for women and their partners before, throughout and after pregnancy – including Labor and Delivery support and integrated Doula consultation. Her experience extends to Fertility & IVF Support, High Risk Pregnancies, Breech Presentation  and Delayed Labor.

 

Prior to her work in TCM, she spent 20+ years working with diverse business, private, civic, cultural and non-profit communities as an Executive Director, Senior Manager and Independent Consultant. Much of her work focused on human rights issues related to community health, youth and families, and culturally based groups (Indigenous & Latino / Chicano). 

 

Her Doctoral work (Stanford University) was the culmination of her life and work experience - using "real life stories," coupled with hard research to challenge the inequities of U.S. policy on the health of communities, families and children - and propose changes.

 

Cristina is a passionate believer of health care beyond a "Western-only" perspective – and openly advocates for the reintegration of traditional medical practices into public and private health care systems.

 

She is an active advocate for family and child health as a Consultant for public policy, non-profits, governments, Indigenous Communities, health & educational institutions and Foundations throughout the U.S.