Meet Our Team
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 did not 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.
Using the Sklar Center Protocols she designed, she solved her own medical problems. 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.
Dr. Sklar is now licensed in Florida as well as California.
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.
Dr. Danielle Langston, ND
Dr. Danielle Langston is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who earned her degree with honors from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. She then completed her general medicine residency in Santa Barbara, California. Her clinical focus is on general medicine, dermatology, fertility, and hormone balance. Dr. Langston has extensive training in Nature Cure modalities and natural aesthetics including Microneedling and Botox.
Dr. Langston believes in order to help her patients reach their health goals, first, they must identify and treat the root cause of the patients’ concerns. Once this foundation of health is established Dr. Langston utilizes the therapeutic process and naturopathic principles to restore the body’s structural integrity and support the healing process. She is passionate about teaching her patients how to care for themselves better, identifying obstacles they may have to overcome, and creating individualized treatments in order to prevent the onset of acute and chronic illnesses.
Prior to earning her medical degree Dr. Langston attended the University of Oregon, where she received her BS in Human Physiology. Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Langston enjoys running with her dog, trying new foods, hiking, and driving 4×4 trails.
Jessica Craig: Functional Nutritionist
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 Irvine with her husband, Brandon and two adorable children, Alexander and Penelope. She enjoys cooking, running and playing piano.
Rylee Richardson: Office Manager
Rylee Richardson, our office manager, has extensive education and experience in running a medical practice. She earned a Bachelor’s in Public Health and Business Administration which has been a great asset at the Sklar Center. She also has experience working with clinics internationally as a program developer in Kenya. Her organizational ability keeps the Sklar Center running smoothly.
Brittany Allen: Receptionist
Brittany Allen’s caring voice is often the first one people hear when they contact the Sklar Center. Brittany has been with the Sklar Center for many years and now is working part-time while completing a degree in social work at California State University Los Angeles. Brittany is taking her caring interest in people to the next level with a Master’s degree to become a licensed clinical social worker.
Amber Huezo: Lead Medical Assistant
Amber Huezo, our lead medical assistant, earned her certification from Cerritos College. She has learned our Sklar Center protocols and procedures in record time and has been juggling the many functions of back-office support superbly. Amber’s attention to detail and caring attitude make her a great team member.