Integrative Medicine

Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in San Diego

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Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in San Diego

Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine offers the best of conventional and complementary medicine. We believe there are many paths to healing the mind, body and spirit. Through clinical research, patient education, healing programs and preventive health, our experts blend the best of Western medicine with evidence-based complementary therapies to treat disease, promote healing and improve health.

Wellness programs and services

Wellness programs and services

Whether you are seeking treatment for a specific health issue or are simply interested in preventing disease and achieving optimal wellness, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine offers groundbreaking, personalized programs that change lives by helping people prevent, reverse and treat chronic conditions and regain health. View all of our integrative medicine program and services.

Pain management

If you have pain and want to improve the quality of your life, this program is for you. Robert Bonakdar, MD, our director of integrative pain services, works with a multidisciplinary staff to assess, evaluate and manage pain. The program includes physical and psychosocial consultations, a customized nutrition assessment, lectures and classes, acupuncture, biofeedback, cold laser, diathermy, meditation and therapeutic massage.

Learn more about integrative pain management.

Lifestyle change

Our nationally recognized Lifestyle Change Program offers you tools to address your individual risk factors and create changes that last a lifetime. You’ll start our three-month program with a unique, comprehensive physical and mind-body evaluation, then embark on a program of classes and workshops designed to address your concerns.

Learn more about the lifestyle change program.

Fitness center

Shiley Sports and Health Center offers a wide range of classes and equipment along with experts in health and fitness. All staff are certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association or the American Council on Exercise.

Learn more about the Shiley Sports and Fitness Center.

Imaging services and early detection

The earlier disease is detected, the sooner healing can begin. At the Dickinson & Gooding Center for Early Detection, we offer some of the most advanced diagnostic testing available for cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis. Imaging services include genetic testing, hemodynamic assessments and diagnostic imaging.

Learn more about the Dickinson & Gooding Center for Early Detection.

Weight management

Weight management is more than just a number on a scale. You’ll work closely with our dietitians, exercise physiologists and other integrative weight management team professionals to design a long-term, whole-body solution based on your nutritional needs, activity level and lifestyle.

Learn more about the Weight Management for Life program.

About integrative medicine at Scripps

At Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, we take a whole-person approach to health and wellness. We believe that health is dynamic, continually influenced by how we live our lives and how we relate to the world around us. And, we believe that healing starts from within.

From physicians and nurses trained at the country’s most prestigious medical centers to our full spectrum of licensed and certified practitioners in allopathic and alternative medicine, the center’s specialists are at the forefront of integrative medicine.

Conditions and symptoms we treat

We care for people with cancer, diabetes, stress, women’s health issues and many other health concerns.

We empower you to promote your own healing with a full range of conventional and complementary treatments and therapies. Through clinical research, education, prevention and lifestyle changes, you’ll discover powerful new ways to take control of your health.

Integrative medicine research

The popularity of complementary and alternative medicine is often not based on clear guidelines for choosing treatments for specific problems. So it’s our goal to help establish those guidelines through solid scientific research.

Learn more about integrative medicine research at Scripps.

Why choose Scripps for integrative medicine

We take a whole-person approach to your health where:

  • Health is enriched by knowledge and practice, both ancient and modern
  • The most advanced medical science and compassion meet mind, body and spirit
  • The ultimate goal is wellness, vitality and quality of life

From the moment you walk through the doors of the health and healing center, you sense that the integrative approach is unlike any other.

Because there is no magic pill for health and well-being, the road to healing requires a diverse, collaborative team of integrative medicine professionals dedicated to treating mind, body and spirit.

Meet the director

Dr. Christopher Suhar, director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, is passionate about blending conventional western medicine with a whole person approach.

Location, parking and contact

Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine is located on the Torrey Pines Mesa in the Shiley Pavilion on North Torrey Pines Road. Get directions to the center.

We are now offering Video Visits for some specialty care appointments. If you are interested in scheduling a Video Visit, contact the provider’s office directly. The doctor’s office will work with you to determine if this is the right type of visit for you.

Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine

10820 North Torrey Pines Road

La Jolla, CA 92037 

Phone: 858-554-3300

Fax: 858-554-2965

Shiley Sports and Fitness Center

Phone: 858-554-3488


Hotel and lodging information is available if you’re visiting the center from out of town.

Parking at the center

  • Monday – Friday
  • 6 am – 6 pm
  • $3 for the first three hours
  • $1 for each additional half-hour
  • $15 maximum per day
  • Free parking for gym members, disabled visitors and expectant mothers