What Patients Are Saying

"Thank you so much for the great, successful care that you [Dr. Hangee-Bauer] give to me (and others). I recommend you often. The supplements you gave me had a huge positive impact on my post-menopausal mental clarity."

—Anne C.

"My insights were for the first time listened to and explored by Dr. Parpia. S he took a genuine interest in treating me as a whole person, not just a symptom, guiding and prescribing comprehensive health solutions. I feel Dr. Parpia recognizes many things, leads us down the road of wellness, and offers wisdom, compassion and guidance."

—Ann V.

"For the first time in my life, I have a doctor I feel I can trust. Dr. Stephen's knowledge of natural, conventional, and Chinese medicine is solid. And he is a sensitive, honest, and caring human being who makes me feel valued and respected."

—Crystal L.

I feel incredibly blessed to have received treatment from Dr. Hangee-Bauer. I was dealing with some serious imbalances, both physically and emotionally. I am amazed at the measurable changes in my physiology and the improved sense of well being I have had since coming here. Carl has such a warm, human, loving presence. He has the best bedside manner of any doctor I have ever met. He is a rare treasure—a doctor who can draw upon both western medicine and alternative approaches in a very skillful way. I hope you have an opportunity to experience his caring, healing presence as well.

—Suzanne L.

Thank you for the superb care I have benefited from while in your care. I have never had a doctor spend so much one-on-one time with me, listen so carefully to my concerns, or perform exams so thoroughly and professionally as you do. For once in my life, you could say that I actually look forward to going to the doctor-- not only because you have a stellar bedisde manner, but because every time I see you I learn so much too! I can't stop telling my friends that I had the greatest pap ever at SFNM—and that really is saying something!

—Kindra S.

Following the birth of my first son, I developed a thyroid problem that was undiagnosed for almost 2 years. When I was finally diagnosed, the endocrinologists I saw were very dismissive of my desire to understand my disease and told me I was fine based on my test results. But I did not feel fine, and finally--thankfully--was introduced to Dr. Amy Day. She took the time to thoroughly understand my physical and mental states and explain to me how and why I felt the way I did. She did more comprehensive thyroid panels that led to a new thyroid xxx that has made an immense difference in my well-being. After the birth of my second child, she worked with me to address emerging issues around energy and mental focus, and I can now say that I feel like myself again. I am so grateful. Thank you Dr. Day.

—Katie P.

I came to Dr. Day suffering from severe peri-menopausal symptoms. Previously I had been either dismissed by medical doctors that I was too young for menopause (my symptoms started when I was 38), or was immediately directed to hormone replacement without further discussion. Talking with Dr. Day was a huge breath of fresh air. Dr. Day not only helped me with my physical symptoms, but listened to and helped validate my feelings about (what can be) a difficult transition. Through diet, her cleanse, vitamins and supplements, and her recommended self-care and knowledge, my symptoms eased dramatically. Indeed my all-over outlook improved greatly. Dr. Day truly honors women and the many facets of our experience.

—Amy D.

Drs. Day and Zengion are awesome! Both are warm, give great care, answer all of my questions with clarity, and have helped me be healthier and eased my pain. I've seen Dr. Day for over a year for naturopathic care. Dr. Zengion, I've been seeing for acupuncture. I recommend both with enthusiasm! In fact, I was really nervous about acupuncture—I had never tried it—and Dr. Zengion was super gentle, eased my fears, addressed my concerns, and my knees feel a lot better. Actually, the whole office is fantastic. Havana at the front desk always has a smile and is such a delight to deal with. Michele is also great. I haven't worked with anyone else there, but I'm sure they are awesome too!

—Denise L.

I decided to try acupuncture as a last alternative for my back pain and shoulder pain. This has been the most amazing experience. Dr. Andrea Zengion is wonderful. Not only did my shoulder pain go away completely, but she listened to my overall health assessment, and my energy level is up, my cramps are 100 x better and I can't wait to go back each week. Andrea is not only great at her job but it also doesn't feel like she is judging you. I highly recommend Andrea for anyone open to alternative / natural medicine.

—Megan M.

I received a vitamin C IV drip from the very competent and caring Dr. Horowitz for an MRSA infection. The Vitamin C drip did the trick—helped it heal dramatically. I recommend SF Natural Medicine!

—Karen G.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to follow you [Carl Hangee-Bauer] for a day, for you are a natural teacher to both your patients and your fellow students. Your commitment to the naturopathic values of health for over 25 years is admirable. It is my dream to have a successful and values-driven practice someday. With you and your practice as a model, I know it is possible! Many thanks!

—Kristin K., naturopathic student

Both Havana and Dr. Erika Horowitz have been tremendously helpful and joyful. Thanks to all of their efforts I was moved towards health quickly and ethically.

—Ruby S.

After I came to SF Natural Medicine and talked with Dr. Amy Day about my supplements, we reduced my intake of certain vitamins and added other supplements. Since then I am feeling so much better! I am taking less vitamins and feeling way healthier. I have more energy and know I am on the right track.

—Andrea L.

I just want to say thank you [Dr. Hangee-Bauer] for your assistance on my journey. You have been invaluable in helping me manage and understand the nature of this injury. Your kindness, compassion, and gentle touch with those needles has been a great source of relief the past 3 years.

—Carolyn W.

Thank you [Dr. Amy Day] for another excellent consultation. You are an awesome teacher and guide.

—John H.

I wanted to thank you [Dr. Carl Hangee-Bauer] so much for today. I have been pain free the whole evening—for the first time in about 18 months. I cannot express what a relief that is. I was beginning to think I would feel that annoying pain the rest of my life.

—Gary R.

Just want you to know how much I do appreciate the time you have spent with me. Decades of MD care has left me a little shell shocked, and I forget your ways are so very different. Looking forward to feeling better with you in my corner.

—Yvonne S.

Dear Dr. Horowitz: My family has had a history of colon cancer; my grandmother died of colon cancer a few years ago. From an early age, I had trouble with my intestines and couldn't digest most foods. At 18 I was hospitalized and diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and was on a regimen of 18 pills daily and was bedridden for a good amount of the time. I couldn't travel far from home, as I had bowel movements every 10–20 minutes. That was my life for many, many years.
While it improved some, I have always had intestinal trouble, and have had to undergo annual colonoscopy exams to see the state of my colitis and whether any signs of colon cancer were present.
After working with you over the past year, this letter from the gastroenterology department was amazing. There was no evidence of any inflammation or infection, and my colon looked completely normal. That has not been the state of affairs for at least the past 30 years.
I can now eat many foods that were never allowed on my diet, exercise, and keep my weight in check. Thank you so very much!

—Cindy A.

Dr. Amy Day is an amazing Naturopathic Doctor specializing in women's health. I just love her! Amy brings her wise guidance and uncommonly good sense to support my intuitive approach to self-care. I also had the most informative and relaxed gynecology exam ever with her. I left feeling wonder at the beauty and power of the body and so grateful for her way of practicing medicine.
Dr. Amy Day is holistic and kind, human and trustworthy. I highly recommend her care. With Amy's help, I could live to be 102 like my grandma!

—Carol H.

My life has changed since seeing Dr. Amy Day. My energy level is amazing, and my health is going in the right direction. Dr. Day listens to me and my health problems.

—Roxanna M.

This is fabulous. The homeopathic injection did it again. Its now about 8 hours later, and I feel SO much better, almost 100%. Not only did it relieve the tightness in my throat, but it loosened the muscle in my arm that has been stiff for two weeks. The laryngitis is still hanging around, but tonight is amazingly different and better than last night. I am so fortunate to have you (Dr. Hangee-Bauer) in my life!

—Diane G.

I just wanted to let you [Dr. Day] know that I had my period last week and it was 50% better than last month's! I barely even had to take the 'Slow Flow' and generally felt good all week. Cramps weren't bad either. I was so excited! So thank you, thank you!! I hope it continues.

—Ruth C.

I just thought I'd share my liver test results with you. Looks like the SLF Forte is working great! I am so happy with these results and wanted to thank you [Dr. Day] so much for all of the help you are providing me with during what is a very difficult and stressful time. All of your advice has been so incredibly helpful. Thank you.

—Amy L.

I am eternally grateful for Dr. Day's support and wisdom, and am referring everyone to her wise care.

—Kristie H.

This was the most comfortable experience I've ever had in a GYN exam in almost 40 years. Dr Day explains everything, taking time to ensure I understand. She's gentle and even the Pap smear, which I usually dread, didn't hurt at all. Amy's just amazing.

—Allison B.

I have gotten more relief from post nasal drip, cough, headaches and fatigue from acupuncture with Carl Hangee-Bauer and herbal medicine with Amy Day than I have gotten with Claritin and other prescribed medicines.

—Diane G.

Thanks so much for getting me in last night. I felt better after the acupuncture treatment. I cut back on the meds I have been taking and woke up this morning feeling the best I have all week.

—Gary K.

My nurse practitioner asked me what I was doing because she thought I looked so healthy and was amazed at how well my incisions had healed. I told her about my positive journey with you and nutrition. She asked for your name, and I gladly pass it along.

—Debbie W.

...Thank you for the referral to acupuncture—it was a great experience—Dr. Hangee-Bauer is awesome! And it really helped my lungs—no longer hurting me, and I have tons more energy. The sore throat is still bothering me, but that's almost gone, too ... thanks again! ...

—Sandy M.

It was exciting and inspiring for me to see how you were able to incorporate naturopathic principles with each of your patients. It was clear to me how much your patients appreciated you and valued the time you put in to create individualized treatment plans.

—Naturopathic Medical Student

I just recently had my annual GYN exam with Dr. Amy Day, and I am glad to have had this "not so fun" exam with her. She did a good job explaining the procedure and making sure there were no surprises. I was also very pleased with the thoroughness of the actual exam and the past medical history.

—Kolle K.

I want to thank you for being such a wonderful practitioner and so attentive to my needs in recovery of my illness. I learned so much from you and your attentive staff and believe coming to your clinic was instrumental in recovering from neuropathy and making me an even healthier person today.

—Frank F.

Since having regular monthly sessions with Dr. Carl, I have been feeling better than I have in years. I have energy, and my aches and pains are vastly diminished or completely gone.

—Shelley N.

Carl Hangee-Bauer is an excellent resource for holistic medicine. His practice as a licensed acupuncturist and naturopathic doctor give him a well rounded blend of eastern and western medicine, as he seeks to understand the underlying causes of disease, not just the symptoms. Carl has the rare and powerful gift of being both highly knowledgeable and compassionate.

—Julie M.

When I came to see Dr. Hangee-Bauer, my stomach was upset all the time and my energy level was at an all-time low. I was just exhausted most of the time. He suspected food allergies and tested me for them. After determining which foods I should avoid, I began a diet eliminating the foods the test showed sensitivities to. Within a week and a half it was like a light swtich going on. My energy was excellent and my stomach calmed down. I felt great. I was able to resume my exercise program, and my skin turned from sallow to a healthy pink glow. An added benefit is fumes no longer bother me on the freeway used to cause a coughing fit. I've also lost weight. Thanks to Dr. Hangee-Bauer, I just feel great. I'm so happy I came to see him. He really listens and supports your every need for long-term health.

—Dawn R.

Thank you Dr. Hangee-Bauer. I felt so much better today. It's really made a big difference in my life, and I wanted you to know. Thanks for doing such great work.

—Gabrielle C.

For less than the price of seeing a regular doctor, I not only get time, but I get real solutions for my health. Things I can do other than just taking a pill.

—Karin S.

Thank you, Dr. Hangee-Bauer, for providing me with this wonderful opportunity. It was certainly exciting to see that what I learned in school was not just a talk or theory but something actually seen and practiced in the real world. I was impressed by the way you talk to patients, explaining the pathology and physiology in an understandable way, talking them through the procedure, and giving them a positive assurance ... I feel like I have come closer to this profession. Thank you.

—Naturopathic Medical Student


formerly: SOMA Acupuncture & Natural Health Clinic
Carl Hangee-Bauer, ND, LAc
Erika Horowitz, ND • Natalie Metz, ND
Jacqueline Blakely, ND, LAc • Nafysa Parpia, ND • Stephen Meeneghan, ND, LAc
1615 20th St • San Francisco CA 94107 • 415-643-6600

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