Cathy Ochs, PA-C, owner of Redding Integrative Medicine, and founder of IMPAA (Integrative Medicine Physician Assistant Association in California).
Who We Are
Cathy Ochs is a nationally certified physician assistant who has worked in family medicine for 35 years. Transitioning to integrative medicine ten years ago, she includes natural solutions to improve the health of her family, patients, and herself.
Founder of Redding Integrative Medicine, a professional PA corporation medical office providing an integrative medicine alternative to residents of Northern California. She is author of the book The Integrative Medicine Solution and co-author of The Secret Weight Loss Scrolls. She is founder of the first Integrative Medicine Physician Assistant Association (IMPAA) in California.
Cathy and her partner enjoy loading up their dogs and taking off in their small motorhome wandering the mountains of Northern California, Oregon and Washington in search of great kayaking lakes, hiking, and bicycling trails.
Where We're From
Cathy Ochs grew up in Colorado and attended undergraduate school at Colorado State University. She completed her physician assistant training in Omaha at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
She moved to Northern California for her first PA position in 1980 with the plan to return home to Colorado after a few years of practice. The beauty and diversity of the mountains, lakes, and rivers changed that. Now, 35 years later, she calls Northern California her home.
Cathy lives on the flanks of Lassen Volcanic National Park with a breathtaking view of Mt. Shasta. Her medical practice is located in Redding, California, a relaxing 25 minute country drive from home.
What We Do
Cathy sees patients in her Redding office offering an integrative medicine program which focuses on identifying the root cause(s) of health problems in order to restore and maintain an optimal state of health and well-being. She is guided by the basic integrative medicine principles: the body knows best how to heal, and the role of the healthcare practitioner is to partner with the patient to identify what the body needs in order to heal while removing barriers that prevent healing. She uses natural supplements first, and prescription drugs to treat symptoms only as long as necessary.
After years of frustration watching the healthcare system become a symptom based, drug centered disease-care system, she committed herself to fixing the broken system.
Her passion is training other PAs and healthcare providers how to provide integrative medicine, focusing on treating the root cause of health problems utilizing natural solutions.
She founded the first Integrative Medicine Physician Assistant Association (IMPAA) in California as the platform to reach other PAs. Her vision is to create integrative medicine PA associations in each state which will support the foundation’s goal of making integrative medicine a national PA specialty certification. She invites all PAs to learn how integrative medicine is a better way to care for patients.
Her educational corporation, Integrative Medicine Solutions, provides integrative medicine training, webinars, and continuing medical education for PAs, nurse practitioners, and physicians to learn how to successfully operate their own integrative medicine office.
What Can IMPAA Do for You?
The Integrative Medicine Physician Assistant Association of California is your resource to find integrative medicine training and support. Becoming an IMPAA member means you are committed to making a difference, that you agree our healthcare system is broken and integrative medicine is the solution.
Our patients and society are suffering greatly from our broken system. As a member you will learn how to heal yourself first as the initial step in providing a successful integrative medicine practice to your patients, family and community. This may be one of the most important steps you can take in your healthcare career.
There is a better way. It is time for all of us to step forward and make a difference. Please join us.
“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”
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