Russ Canfield, MD

As an integrative family physician, I am aware of the physical and biological elements that influence health such as diet, exercise, and nutritional supplements, as well as the internal, felt dimensions of mental, emotional and spiritual health. Both those dimensions exist for us on the individual level, but also on the collective levels of family, community and even the biosphere as a whole. Our physical environment is becoming increasingly toxic and our culture increasingly stressful.

In my successful application essay to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine, I wrote about my commitment to both the art and the science of medicine. I saw how conventional medicine focused on the physical aspects of physical illness, but didn’t seem to appreciate that one’s inner emotions, attitudes and intentions also play a vital role in the cause and cure of physical illness. I became convinced that the healing partnership between patient and physician, acknowledging the patient’s goals and concerns, was as important as the doctor’s knowledge base in anatomy, physiology and pathology. I learned and identified with the “Biopsychosocial Model,” which recognizes not just the physical side of health and disease, but also the psychological, social, and environmental aspects of health.

At the University of New Mexico, I did my residency training in Family Medicine because I was interested in learning all aspects of medicine. I couldn’t see how the body could be divided into specialties. Clearly, the various organ systems are interrelated, and it is important to see the whole. Through my formal post-graduate training from the Institute for Functional Medicine, I have refined my understanding of how genetics, environment and lifestyle interact as a total system. I now diagnose and treat illnesses based on patterns of imbalance and dysfunction, rather than treating the symptoms of the illness specifically. Functional Medicine goes beyond the quick fix of masking symptoms with medication; rather, it treats the unique individual who has the disease.

After ten years of experience in working with patients of all ages, and specializing in this integral, 360° approach to health and well-being, I tend to recommend a foundation of naturopathic therapies and, when indicated, complement them with powerful conventional medical treatments.

I have earned and maintain board certification from both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. I have further formal training in mindfulness meditation and in transpersonal studies from Naropa University, and am a Certified Diabetes Educator. I am deeply committed to teaching and I take the time to educate my patients. In the past, I was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UNM School of Medicine, teaching this holistic approach to medical students and residents. I have written for and have been quoted in newspapers and magazines including Natural Health.

During an office visit, we will likely discuss your health concerns on multiple levels and from different perspectives. Some treatments may serve to immediately control the concerning medical symptoms while other strategies may serve to balance both body and mind in a detoxifying and replenishing way. I am accepting new patients who are looking for a holistic primary care physician or just want a 360° Medicine consultation.

Take Good Care,
Russ Canfield, MD

 

Stephen Weiss, MD

Namaste and Aloha!

I am an integrative physician who has practiced medicine for the past 31 years, passionate about helping patients achieve vibrant health using the safest, most effective therapies available. I treat the whole person, respecting and incorporating the spiritual and psychological dimensions as well as the physical.

My interest in integrative medicine began in 1983 while living in Geneva, Switzerland, where I spent the second half of my childhood, having seen the effectiveness of holistic healing modalities.

I received my B.A. in Biology with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College in 1981, my M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1987, and then completed a three year residency in family practice at West Jersey Hospital, Voorhees, a University of Pennsylvania affiliate, in 1990. I’ve been Board Certified in Family Medicine since 1990, having passed Recertification Board Exams in 1997, 2004 and 2014.

Continuing my interest in integrative medicine, I graduated from the Ayurvedic Institute in 1992, the New Mexico Herb Institute in 1994, the Academy for Classical Homeopathy with Honors in 1995, and from world-renowned Jeremy Sherr's Dynamis School for Advanced Homeopathic Studies in 2005. I began my integrative practice with Alternative Therapy Associates on 2nd Street in Santa Fe in 1993, and transitioned to private practice on South St. Francis Drive while also working as the sole physician on weekends at the Santa Fe Family Health Center Urgent Care on Rodeo Road. I then moved to New York to join Dr. Michael Schachter, the past president of ACAM, at the Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine.

After returning to New Mexico in 2000 to assume ownership of the Treehouse Center of Integrative Medicine and partnering with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, I spent a total of 18 years in private practice in Albuquerque and then and returned to Santa Fe in 2018 to join Dr. Russ Canfield at 360 Medicine.

In addition to doctoring, I enjoy teaching and educating. I’ve been Clinical Assistant Professor at UNM School of Medicine, teaching medical students and residents the art and science of integrative medicine. I’ve been privileged to appear in newspaper and magazine articles, on local and national TV, including an appearance on MSNBC's Crosstalk; and for years was the co-host and twice guest on KUNM's Sage Health On Call. I’ve also lectured at various medical schools on different topics. 

When not doctoring, I enjoy ecstatic dance, music, hiking, writing, and snuggling with my gorgeous cat Lila ("Leela"). I speak fluent French and am conversant in German. I am committed to grow beyond any perceived limitations to reach my full human potential. 

To learn more about me and my work and read testimonials and articles I’ve written about health and healing, please visit my website at holisticmedicineheals.com. I am accepting new patients and would be delighted and honored to care for you and your family. 

Yours in Health,
Steve Weiss, MD

 

"The crucial ingredient in any integral medical practice is the integrally informed health-care practitioner, the doctors and nurses and therapists who have opened themselves to an entire spectrum of consciousness —matter to body to mind to soul to spirit— and who have thereby acknowledged what seems to be happening in any event: body and mind and spirit are operating in self and culture and nature, and thus health and healing, sickness and wholleness, are all bound up in a multidimensional tapestry that cannot be cut into without fatal hemorrhaging."    —Ken Wilber