Dr. Chil KHakham, NMD | Co-founder
Licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor
Dr. Chil is licensed from the Naturopathic Medicine Committee in California as a Naturopathic Medical Doctor. He utilizes a harmonious blend of natural and conventional medicine to give individualized care to his patients.
Dr. Chil obtained his doctorate from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition, Dr. Chil is certified from the National Laser Institute in Medical Aesthetics. He is also certified by the Naturopathic Board of Physicians as a Chief Medical Officer to conduct Preceptorships. Before his medical career, he had a business career in which he earned a Fashion Merchandising Degree along with a Bachelors of Science in Business Marketing and an MBA.
Dr. Chil's passion for natural medical aesthetics and healing the skin internally as well as externally started during medical school when he started to experience acne breakouts. The breakouts started leaving extremely dark scars. He tried all the different topical agents, but nothing worked. He then looked at his food sensitivities, started doing PRP treatments, and started a pharmaceutical grade botanical skin care regime. The breakouts and scarring diminished significantly. Ask him about his story and what he uses!
Dr. Chil also has an interest in optimizing patients health, and pain relief through regenerative therapies. He loves utilizing individualized functional lab testing so he can create a naturopathic protocol tailored to each patient.
Professional Affiliations: Membership in the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, California Naturopathic Doctors Association.
In his free time he enjoys cooking and having new food experiences (he considers himself a self learned "foodie"). He also loves nature, working out, running outdoors with his dog, Stanley, yoga, meditation, and spending time with his family and friends.
Dr. Stephanie Hendershot, NMD | Co-founder
Licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor
Dr. Stephanie Hendershot is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the state of California, who received her Doctorate from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University in 2006, majoring in Sociology with an emphasis in Crime and Control. After working in Law, Dr. Hendershot felt compelled to follow her passion for helping others and was drawn to becoming a Naturopathic Doctor, of which she knew was the perfect fit for her. She has always believed in using natural modalities to treat herself and wanted a deeper understanding of using age old remedies combined with modern science. Dr. Hendershot believes wholeheartedly in treating the cause of illness, restoring vitality, and preserving health. Dr. Hendershot understands the journey to wellness having struggled with digestive difficulties and skin concerns herself and has healed through utilizing naturopathic medicine.
Dr. Hendershot is originally from Michigan but has always considered San Diego home. After completion of her Naturopathic doctorate training, her love for the beach and perfect weather have brought her back to San Diego once again. In her free time, Dr. Hendershot enjoys running, yoga, cycling, DIY projects and playing her violin.
Professional Affiliations: Membership in the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, Professional Development committee member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and teacher at Bastyr University.
Dr. Hendershot looks forward to helping you on your journey to health through wellness and pro-active healthcare!