Establishing the Good Living Health clinic has been the culmination of decades of my passion, commitment, and experience practicing medicine and improving healthcare.
I founded Good Living Health because I want to make a real impact on improving my patients’ lives through Functional & Integrative Medicine. I believe that Functional Medicine and addressing the root cause of illness is the future of patient care. Considering the body as an interconnected whole–physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, environmental, lifestyle, genetic makeup–is necessary in understanding and treating any illness.
For me, doing right by those I serve means taking the time to listen. I know what it’s like to not feel heard. I will continue to give people the attention they need and deserve, validate their feelings and frustrations, and help find the true cause of their ailments.
My colleagues and I share the same core values. They are as passionate as I am. We are healers, educators and thought leaders, joining forces and combining our expertise to lead and deliver the new future of healthcare.
My introduction to integrative and plant-based medicine came during my childhood in Thailand, where we had a more integrated way of living with the natural world. I remember outdoor ceremonies where we would all give thanks to the earth and the rivers that nourished us. I was in awe and filled with pride for my grandmother who helped women with their home births. I can still smell the herbal remedies that she prepared for the new mothers’ natural healing.
I pursued my passion for medicine and nursing, completing my undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts. For much of my 30+ year career, I have worked as a family nurse practitioner in world class hospitals, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto. My work spans both in-hospital and outpatient clinic settings. I’ve worked in the ICU and preoperative anesthesia, as well as in primary care for children and adults, treating both acute and chronic conditions.
On a personal note, I live with my husband, son and dog in San Carlos (the “City of Good Living”), California. Along with my ongoing research in Functional Medicine and innovative treatment approaches, I love to cook creatively, share healthful meals with friends and family, hike, ride my bicycle, dance tango, and create art with plants.
– Sutida Majarone, FNP, MSN
Founder, Good Living Health
Functional & Integrative Medicine | What We Do
In Functional Medicine, we investigate and unlock the hidden root causes of individual “dis-ease” through a functional medicine lens, and combine scientific, evidenced based research with highly advanced testing and integrative therapy. Our approach is holistic, so instead of focusing treatment on a single part of the body, we treat the body as an interconnected system.
Contact us to learn more:
- Internal Medicine Telemedicine
- Mental and Emotional Health
- IV Nutrition
- Food as Medicine
- Lifestyle Medicine
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine represents a change from the traditional disease-centered model to a patient-centered approach that addresses the entire individual instead of an isolated set of symptoms. We view the body as an interconnected whole: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, environmental, lifestyle/habit, and genetic makeup.
We evaluate the interactions between genes, nutrition intake, stress and environmental toxins. Unlike most physicians who practice acute-care medicine that relies on drugs to suppress symptoms, functional medicine concentrates on discovering the underlying causes/triggers that lead to dysfunction. We apply strategies such as nutrition, exercise, and stress management to promote health and longevity.
We are here to disrupt healthcare and transition you into the new paradigm of health. Through our unique approach in merging the world of modern medicine with the world of energy, we can help you tap into deep reserves of strength and resilience to reach your healthiest self. – Dr. Maryam Poursartip, MD