What is lifestyle medicine?
OUR FOUNDING TEAM
Dr. Kat Lopez
Co - founder
A California native, I studied cognitive neuroscience at UC Berkeley, then lived abroad in South America for a year learning about rural jungle medicine. I attended the University of Michigan Medical School and spent an extra year doing integrative cancer research. After entering my family medicine residency at Providence Milwaukie Hospital, I realized that pushing pills and training to see over 20 patients per day in 15 minute visits, did not fulfill my deep passion for healing and top-notch training. So I followed my heart, completed only the first year of my family medicine residency in 2013, and obtained my general medical license.
From 2014 to 2019 I worked alongside a renowned leader and educator in natural medicine, Dr. Satya Ambrose ND, LAc. I have attended numerous naturopathic continuing education seminars, including Dr. Tori Hudson’s Women’s Health Institute, as well as Harvard’s Mind-Body Medicine and Food as Medicine training programs. In 2017 I completed the Osteopathic Cranial Academy's 40-hour course in cranial osteopathy and I am honored to incorporate this approach in my work.
THE STORY OF OASIS OF CHANGE
Oasis of Change started as a wild dream to imagine what a better healthcare system could be. We quickly realized that we need to put the patient at the heart of it and only create programs and policies that put the patient first.
And we started adding more and more programs to keep up with the needs of our members and we are still adding more. Our food program started in response to the lack of affordable healthy food. Our movement program started as an alternative for people who want to move but might not have the time to get to the gym. Our music and arts program was created in response to members wanting affordable live music in a healthy environment. Our children's programming was inspired by how expensive and how much time having children required of us. Come add to our story!