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Alice Home Care

Peace of mind for families.
Same people, new name.
Alice Home Care is the new name of the former Peace of Mind Home Care in Alameda. The partners, John Han and Alice Lai-Bitker, have a combined 10 years of experience in offering home care to seniors in both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

As a result of that experience in helping seniors age in place independently, John and Alice have come to realize that their services and skilled caregivers truly provide Peace of Mind for their clients. Thus, the new name reflects very clearly the value that they bring to both clients and their loved ones.

Grocery shopping~Meal preparation~Doctor appointments ~Visits to friends and neighbors

Personal Care
Bathing~Dressing~Personal hygiene~Incontinence care

Housekeeping Services
Errands~Laundry~Vacuum, sweep, mop~Bathroom clean up

Special Health Needs
Medication reminders~Transfer assist~Dementia/Alzheimers care~Hospice support

Complimentary care assessment at your convenience.
No contracts. Flexible scheduling.
2515 Santa Clara Avenue, Suite 201
Alameda, CA 94501
John Han or Alice Lai Bitker
Born Naturopathic Associates, Inc.

Naturopathic doctors combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science.  Steeped in traditional healing methods, principles and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment.  By using treatments that minimize the risk of harm, naturopathic doctors help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. It is the naturopathic doctors role to identify and remove barriers to good health by helping to create a healing internal and external environment.

Naturopathic doctors work in private practices, hospitals, clinics and community health centers. NDs practice throughout the United States and Canada.  Qualified naturopathic doctors undergo rigorous training before they become licensed health-care practitioners.

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care—an art, science, philosophy and practice of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness.  Naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles upon which its practice is based. These principles are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances. The techniques of naturopathic medicine include modern and traditional, scientific and empirical methods. The following principles are the foundation of naturopathic medical practice.

The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae): Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in the person which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic doctors act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process.

Identify and Treat the Causes (ToIle Causam):  The naturopathic doctor seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.

First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere):  Naturopathic doctors follow three guidelines to avoid harming the patient:

Utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat;
Avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms;
Acknowledge, respect and work with the individual’s self-healing process

Doctor as Teacher (Docere):  Naturopathic doctors educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for health.  We also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.

Treat the Whole Person:  Naturopathic doctors treat each patient by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors.  Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic doctors encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual development.

Prevention:  Naturopathic doctors emphasize the prevention of disease -assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease and making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness.  Naturopathic medicine is committed to the creation of a healthy world in which humanity may thrive.
512 Westline Drive, Suite 204
Alameda, California 94501
Dr. Todd Born
Golden Wellness Center

The Golden Wellness Center specializes in getting to the root of your health condition. By having a thorough intake and medical history process, as well as using lab testing, our diagnosis comes first, and then we formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

We pride ourselves in giving the most quality care in every aspect of our multi-disciplinary approach, whether it is massage, acupuncture, Nutritional Balancing, or Chinese herbal treatment, our goal is to make you well, and we give the extra effort required if that is what it takes to really treat what is causing your illness or condition.

We have training and vast experience in treating a wide variety of health issues and medical conditions. Our main specialties include the treatment of:










The Golden Wellness Center in Alameda provides multiple healing strategies to treat both your symptoms and also the root or underlying cause of your health condition. These treatments include:







1314 High Street, Suite 1
Alameda, CA 94501
Good Witch Wellness & Apothecary

Welcome to Good Witch Wellness & Apothecary, where Eastern wisdom meets West Coast sensibilities.

Good Witch Wellness & Apothecary is an integrative acupuncture clinic and herbal apothecary focusing on women’s health. We specialize in fertility, pregnancy, and postnatal care, as well as treating broad spectrum of women’s issues.

Good Witch aims to provide an atmosphere of inspiration and tranquility, guiding your treatments to go wherever you are on your journey, be it trying to conceive or for your current pregnancy. Perhaps you need support for a graceful transition to menopause, or simply looking to focus on your best, most vibrant self. Book an appointment now!

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has proven over millennia that it can make a great impact on sleep, stress, anxiety, pain, PMS, acne, digestion, and much more.

In addition to acupuncture, Good Witch’s herbal apothecary incorporates classical Chinese wisdom with western acumen. Our formulations are made in small batches with the finest organic, locally grown, or wild harvested ingredients. Our Chinese herbs are of the highest quality, from vendors we have vetted over the years.

We also hope that you will join us from time-to-time to learn how to make your own magic in one of our up and coming workshops, doula events, or informative talks.
1128 Lincoln Avenue
Alameda, California 94501
(510) 336-4663
Tiffinie Tang
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa

Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa provides professional spa experiences at affordable prices seven days a week.

Guests entering our spas will be enveloped in soothing sounds and aromas while the journey to relaxation and restoration awaits.

In a stress-filled world, our full body Massage will relieve tension, soothe tired muscles and temper migraines. We offer several choices including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and more!  Be sure to ask us about our Signature Hot Stone Massage, designed to melt away the stress of deadlines and hectic schedules. Looking for quality time with a loved one?  Ask us about our private sanctuaries reserved for Couple’s Massage.

Interested in our facial services?  We know radiant, healthy skin reflects how you look and feel. Hand and Stone’s facials are performed by certified Estheticians and are individually tailored for Women, Men or Teens.  Hand and Stone offers Dermalogica® and ClarityRX products and will prescribe a maintenance program so you can enjoy a clear, beautiful complexion in between regular appointments.  We also offer Exceptional Exfoliation Facials such as Microdermabrasion and Peels which gently and effectively exfoliate the skin with essentially no down time.

We’ll help you look and feel your best, affordably! Call today to schedule your appointment!  We’re open 7 days a week with extended hours and gift cards are available for all occasions.
2661-C Blanding Avenue
Alameda, California 94501
De Ann Freitag
Island Acupuncture

Tracy is a Licensed Acupuncturist trained to work with your whole family as a primary caregiver or as an adjunct to your current practitioner.  She brings a holistic and integrated approach to her practice using acupuncture, herbs, supplements, abdominal and channel massage, tui na therapeutic massage and the latest in western labs.
Chinese Medicine is based on the concept of balance and harmony. When your body is imbalanced you no longer feel your best. Fatigue, aches and pains, insomnia, stress, women’s health issues and infertility are all signs of imbalances that can be helped with Chinese Medicine.  Tracy uses the tools of Chinese Medicine and Western science to help you feel your best again!

Patient education is the cornerstone to ongoing health and maintaining the results attained during your care here at the clinic. Tracy ensures your complete understanding of your treatment by involving you in every step.  From your first appointment, Tracy outlines a clear treatment plan that allows you to take charge and be in control of your health.  She invites questions and discussion and enjoys treating all ages.

In addition to her clinical practice, Tracy offers free monthly seminars in Alameda, continuing her life vision to improve the health of her community. These seminars are aimed at helping individuals learn how to take control of their own health and return home with practical tools they can implement immediately.
2424 Blanding Avenue, Suite 102
Alameda, CA 94501
Tracy Zollinger, L.Ac.

A simple mission – to help you thrive.

Kaiser Permanente is a community of 17,000 physicians committed to providing excellent care today, which leads to healthier tomorrows. From cancer and cardiology to high blood pressure and stroke, the excellent care we provide for these conditions and others leads to better outcomes for our patients.

We’re not your typical health care provider. We partner with you so you have the knowledge and tools to manage your health – inside and outside the doctor’s office. We also partner with communities to help them thrive with farmers’ markets, fitness events, and other initiatives.

We are leaders in prevention — a philosophy of preventive care and overall wellness. So we provide routine appointments, preventive screenings, wellness programs, and more to help prevent you from getting sick in the first place.

No two people are exactly alike, so how you stay healthy is unique to you. From your doctor —who’s always on top of your latest appointments, lab test results, and more — to our online programs and Wellness Coaching by Phone, your care is not one-size-fits-all. It’s personalized to your needs with you at the center.

Your health. Your way.
3600 Broadway – Department 13
Oakland, CA 94611
Angela Jenkins
MissFit Training

MissFit Training is all about sustained growth. Your coach, Samantha is committed to guiding you through your fitness experience through education, support, and establishing life-long healthy habits not only for the gym, but for every day living for years to come. 
Together, with a variety of services, we will find the best way to make the most efficient improvements for more satisfying results. 

MissFit Group Training
Join our group training sessions and work out with some fun MissFits!
MissFit MetCon
Weekend Warrior Workout
$20 Drop in
$150 Unlimited

MissFit Personal Training
Have you hit a plateau and need to switch up your training plan? Or are you completely new to training and are in need of some guidance to get you to your goals?
With the Personal Training program, you will gain valuable tools to help you create a safe and sustainable lifestyle that goes in line with your ultimate fitness goals.

MissFit Challenges!
Join fellow MissFits in these monthly challenges to add some fun into your training schedule!

1726 Clement Avenue
Alameda, California 94501
Samantha Cordova
Natalie Gelman, Ph.D

I am a clinical psychologist who has been in private practice for 37 years. Prior to this career, I was a high school teacher and developed a strong understanding and appreciation of the struggles and joys of teaching and learning.

My graduate training was at Merrill-Palmer Institute where I achieved an MA in Clinical Psychology.  I went on to Center For Humanistic Studies and Union Institute for an incredibly meaningful Ph.D.  It deepened an intense concern and commitment to children, adolescents, adults and families.


Alameda Business Network  (ABN)
Alameda Chamber of Commerce
Greater Alameda Business Association  (GABA)
Alameda Referral Group
3008 Encinal Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
Dr. Natalie Gelman
Optimized Wellness Center

Practice focus for Naturopathic Medicine:
– Weight management/nutritional counseling
– Vitamin/amino acid injections
– Dermapen for fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, stretch marks
– Prolotherapy for natural pain management and regeneration
– Endocrine conditions (thyroid, adrenal, male & female hormone imbalance)
– Auto-immune conditions
– Cardio-metabolic disease (including high blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol issues)
– Gastro-intestinal conditions
– Sleep/energy/libido/mood issues
– Preventative medicine
Naturopathic Medicine is a unique and distinct system of health care that emphasizes the use of prevention and natural therapeutics. The doctors who practice naturopathic medicine, called naturopathic doctors (NDs), are trained to serve as primary care general practitioners who are experts in the prevention, diagnosis, management, and treatment of both acute and chronic health conditions.
Naturopathic doctors are trained at accredited, four-year, post-graduate, residential naturopathic medical programs. The training consists of comprehensive study of the conventional medical sciences, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology, immunology, clinical and physical diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis, cardiology, gastroenterology, gynecology, etc, as well as detailed study of a wide variety of natural therapies.
Naturopathic doctors use a variety of natural and non-invasive therapies, including clinical nutrition, lifestyle counseling, vitamin/mineral therapy, botanical medicine, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, prolotherapy, micro-needling for aesthetics, hydrotherapy and more. Naturopathic treatments are effective in treating a wide variety of conditions without the need for additional intervention. However, pharmaceuticals may be used if necessary.
Naturopathic doctors are able to function within an integrated framework, and naturopathic therapies can be used to complement treatments used by conventionally trained medical doctors. The result is a patient-centered approach that strives to provide the most appropriate treatment for an individual’s needs.
In the United States, the naturopathic medical profession’s infrastructure includes accredited educational institutions, professional licensing, national standards of practice, peer review, and a commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research.
2381 Mariner Square Drive, Suite 170
Alameda, California 94501
Dr. Tim Heath
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