Clinical Director – Dr. Ryan Lazarus
Dr. Ryan Lazarus MSc, CNS, DC is the clinical director for Lazarus Wellness located in the Napa Valley and Diablo Valley. He is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner from the Institute for Functional Medicine and is a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.
Dr. Lazarus is faculty at University of Western States where he teaches Functional Medicine for Metabolic Syndrome and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Human Nutrition. He is a physician advisor for product formulations for Metagenics.
He is the nutritional consultant for Callisto Media and has recently released a special edition of a New York Times Best Selling nutrition book. Dr. Lazarus makes monthly appearances on the local radio stations to discuss clinical nutrition and functional medicine and lectures around the Napa Valley, SF Bay Area and nationwide.
Dr. Lazarus created Wellness Warrior Rx with over a decade of clinical experience in functional medicine, exercise science and clinical nutrition. He believes health must be personalized and has designed the most comprehensive wellness program available using cutting-edge technology that uncovers your unique physiology.
Clinic Liaison – Debi Joy
Debi has been with our office for 8 years and manages patient scheduling and creates an awesome and energetic environment. She schedules consultations, answers general questions, makes reminder calls and assists in dispensary management.
Lifestyle Educator – Chloe Sauer
Chloe manages our formula dispensary, performs bio impedance analysis, organizes labs, arranges genetic tests, creates menu plans and provides patient education material.
Functional Muscle Therapist – JC Carter
JC specializes in Functional Muscle Therapy, Structural Integration, Neurokinetic Therapy techniques, Kinesiotaping, and testing from a Functional Movement perspective. She is certified as a Crossfit Level 1 Coach and a Certified Facial Movement Taping practitioner. JC has an amazing therapeutic touch and genuine desire to help our patients improve musculoskeletal function to become Wellness Warriors.
Holistic Physical Therapist – Monica Lesslie
Monica offers her wisdom and training healing through Holistic Physical Therapy, Traditional Yoga, Entrainment Yoga, Ayurvedic Counseling, and much more. From being the first Doctor of Physical Therapy to volunteer her services at the Kwa Mkono Polio Hostel in Tanzania, to trekking through the Himalayan Mtns for a month, volunteering with children in Antigua, studying Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, teaching Yoga in South Africa, experiencing and studying Ayurvedic Medicine at its roots in India, living in England and New Zealand, studying Yoga in Bali, and summiting MT. Kilimanjaro – there is no denying that Monica strives on growth found outside of her comfort zone.
Nutrition Consultant – Erin Holland
Erin empowers others to make small steps with their diet that make long-lasting impressions on their overall health and wellness. As a wife, mother, and self-taught cook Erin understands how busy life can be. Therefore, she enjoys teaching practical tools to simplify what can be an overwhelming process of food choices. Erin is currently completing her Precision Nutrition certification and provides personal guidance for kitchen management, grocery shopping, prepping and cooking for Wellness Warriors.