Friday Pearl

On Finding Your Inner Doctor

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Celebrating Daphne Miller, MD. She founded WholeFamily MD, San Francisco’s first integrative primary care medical practice, in the Fall of 2001. Her mission was to reclaim the heart of medicine by focusing on her patients rather than on the business and red tape of medical practice. Over the ensuing years the practice has grown, but Dr. Miller has not strayed from her early  vision.

Dr. Miller welcomes the challenge of medical mysteries and enjoys helping patients tackle complex and vexing health problems. But she feels her most important role is to help patients discover their “inner doctor,” so that they may develop the skills they need to manage their health.

Miller is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Medical School and completed her family medicine residency and an NIH-funded primary care research fellowship at UCSF. 

She is also a Bravewell Fellow with the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine. Dr. Miller is an Associate Professor at UCSF and Core Faculty in the Joint Medical Program at UC Berkeley. Since 2005, she has consistently been elected by her peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America.


When she is not seeing patients or teaching, Dr. Miller writes books and articles related to food, farming, the environment, and health. 

She  has authored two best-selling books published by HarperCollins: "The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest Diets from Around the World, Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You," (2008) and "Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up," (2013).

We recommend reading both and sourcing as much clean whole food as time and budget allows.  

Have a thoughtful Sunday morning.

Ellen Troyer and the Biosyntrx staff