Maxine Barish-Wreden, M.D., AIHM, graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 1985 and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at UC Davis Medical Center in 1988. She has been practicing medicine in Sacramento since then and has been with Sutter Medical Group since 1992. Dr. Max is a 2012 graduate of the University of Arizona Fellowship in Integrative Medicine under the tutelage of Dr. Andrew Weil. She has also completed the functional medicine training program with the Institute for Functional Medicine. She became board-certified with the inaugural National Boards in Integrative Medicine in 2014. She is the Medical Director and founder of the Sutter Health Institute for Health & Healing clinic (IHH) in Sacramento and Roseville, a part of the Sutter Health systemwide IHH. The IHH Sacramento offers multiple healing modalities, including functional and integrative medicine, group medical appointments, integrative psychotherapy, ACT training, nutritional consultations and classes, acupuncture, HeartMath biofeedback training, and health coaching. Her practice of medicine is informed by her belief in the capacity of the human body, psyche, and spirit to heal given the appropriate environment.
Erin Martin, D.O., MPH, is an integrative medicine physician who draws from a background in family medicine, functional medicine, and mindfulness training to help find the root causes of a patient’s condition. She looks at all aspects of health – physical, mental, and spiritual – to develop treatment plans that are personalized, holistic, and realistic. Working in partnership with her patients and colleagues on the IHH clinic team, Dr. Martin creates an environment that supports health and capacity to heal. Dr. Martin is dedicated to the deep investigation required to find the full range of influences that challenge health, and treats a variety of acute and chronic conditions. She earned an undergraduate degree at Oregon State University and completed her medical training, including a Master of Public Health, at Nova Southeastern University. Her residency at University of Utah was in family and preventative medicine. Dr. Martin also completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. In addition to her work as the founder of an integrative medicine clinic, Dr. Martin has been a health coach and educator for many years. She is fluent in French and Spanish.
Akil Palanisamy, M.D. is board-certified in family medicine and is a skilled integrative medicine physician who sees adults and teens. Dr. Palanisamy completed his premedical training at Harvard University, received his medical degree from UCSF and completed his residency at Stanford University. He also completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona and is certified by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine at Georgetown University. In 1999 he studied Ayurveda at Arya Vaidya Ayurvedic Institute in Southern India. He blends his western medical training with effective holistic approaches including functional medicine and Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India. Experience has convinced Dr. Palanisamy that the mind-body-spirit connection is integral to health and healing. He is a skilled diagnostician and works in partnership with his patients to develop personalized and comprehensive treatment plans that incorporate functional medicine, nutritional supplements, herbs, massage and bodywork, and mind-body techniques. Dr. Palanisamy is fluent in Spanish, English and Tamil.