The Sklar Center for Restorative Medicine located in Long Beach, California

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Susan Sklar, MD

Susan Sklar, MD, opened the Sklar Center for Restorative Health in response to the unmet medical needs of men and women in the Long Beach, California, area. When conventional medicine failed to address her own and many of her patients’ concerns, she turned to functional medicine and found the answer. As a practitioner of functional medicine, Dr. Sklar takes a holistic approach to the body and the way all its systems work together.

Dr. Sklar is a Harvard-trained gynecologist who spent more than 20 years as a practicing OB/GYN. She started her medical training at the Boston University School of Medicine and served an internship at Boston City Hospital. She completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital.

Her health journey — and the expertise she developed as a gynecologist — eventually led her to pursue training for sexual function solutions and a fellowship in anti-aging and regenerative medicine with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

It all began when Dr. Sklar started to feel sluggish, burned out, and overwhelmed on a daily basis. She also suffered from misdiagnosed colitis and what she was told was irreversible osteoarthritis in her knee. Instead of accepting this as her fate, she sought alternative approaches to her conditions.

Using the Sklar Center Protocols she designed, she solved her own medical problems. She discovered that what had been diagnosed as colitis was gluten intolerance, and she was able to restore her hormone levels. Her stomach and knee troubles are gone, and she can participate in local boot camps with people half her age.

Dr. Sklar’s discovery and her personal experience with functional and anti-aging medicine drive her to share this new approach with her community. The Sklar Center for Restorative Health is a place where people can feel great again and maintain optimal health, and she invites you to find out what a difference the Sklar Center Protocols can make in your life.

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Nicole Daddona, ND

Dr. Nicole Daddona, who likes to be called “Dr. Nicole,” is passionate about natural healing. She is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor which means that she believes in the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Her three main goals are to treat people not symptoms, to empower patients through understanding and education, and to help individuals obtain optimal health. She partners with her patients to transform their health with diet, lifestyle and holistic treatments.

She desires to make the world a better place, one person at a time. She has been described as a medical detective. She explores all the disparate pieces and weaves them together to determine the root causes of illness. Once the causes are found she focuses on restoring healthy physiology through a functional medicine perspective.

She was drawn to naturopathic medicine in a quest to restore her own health. She had suffered for years with digestive issues that no one was able to solve. It was through her training in medical school that she learned how to heal herself. She is now healthier in her 40’s than she was in her 20’s.

Dr. Nicole treats common medical conditions such as allergies, diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. She has a special focus on gastrointestinal issues including small bowel intestinal overgrowth, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel disease and bothersome symptoms such as gas, bloating, and constipation. She has expertise in working with complex autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis. She is licensed in California. She graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2007. She maintained a busy private practice in Portland for 5 years before moving to Southern Oregon and joining an interdisciplinary clinic. She is excited to join Sklar Center for Restorative Medicine and be part of a truly holistic approach to health and wellness.

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Jessica Craig, Health Coach

Jessica Craig has been in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years as a nutritionist, personal trainer and health coach. After graduating from San Francisco State University with her double degree in Kinesiology: Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, Jessica opened her own health studio in Oakland, CA where she worked with individuals to develop healthy eating habits and exercise routines. She then became a certified health and wellness coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a Functional Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist through the American Board of Nutrition.

Today, Jessica works with all individuals to help them create their healthiest self. She does this through nutrition and fitness counseling while supporting them along the way to incorporate healthy lifestyle changes. Her passion to help others is what fuels her to help people become their best version of themselves. She has dedicated her life to teaching others how to live a healthy lifestyle, lose weight, be active and embrace everything this amazing world has to offer and she is grateful to be doing this work every day.

Jessica lives in Costa Mesa with her husband, Brandon. She enjoys cooking, running and playing piano.

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