In 1998, Dr. Howe joined and took over the ownership of the San Diego Clinic of Preventive Medicine, from William J. Saccoman, M.D., who was an early pioneer in alternative medicine and had started the clinic in the early 1970's. Dr. Howe has been 35 years in the medical field as both a chiropractor and medical doctor, specializing in biomechanical structural problems. Dr. Howe is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Pain Management and Sclerotherapy where he received his training in prolotherapy, a member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), and a member of the American Board of Chelation Therapy (ABCT).
Dr. Howe has extensive training in clinical nutrition and incorporates this knowledge in his pain relief rehabilitation and recovery philosophy. Dr. Howe advocates the natural approach to health and develops an overall plan for each patient.
Dr. Howe was originally from Minnesota before relocating to San Diego in 1986. He is one of eight children of an extraordinary man who established missions in Canada, Belize, and the Philippines and it is because of this upbringing that set Dr. Howe on the course of helping the community through medical care. Dr. Howe and his wife Terry have five children, and share a love of horses and endurance riding.
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest allowed the Collins family to surround themselves with a diversity of natural environments. From the Cascade Mountains with their winter sports to the beloved Oregon sea coast, to the sage scented high deserts near Bend, this Portland based family spent thousands of hours exploring the west.
Dr. Collins made it clear early on that drawing, painting, and all forms of art creation were gifts that he readily shared.
Dr. Collins' mother, father, two sisters and brother are loving and supportive which marked the years with humor and travel.
Pets of all kinds filled the Collins' home and Dr. Collins' early love for hunting and fishing exposed him to the cycles of life, death, and the interdependence of all things.
During high school Dr. Collins' maintained an above average grade point while distinguishing himself as the team captain and state level all around competitor in gymnastics.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Oregon in 1979. University of Oregon was an eclectic experience in premedical curriculum with a minor in comparative religious studies. It was during this time that Dr. Collins' began his life long study of Herbology and organic gardening. Many natural healing methods were explored and the decision to pursue a career as a naturopathic physician was made.
Dr. Collins has over twenty-five years of experience in the practice of naturopathic and oriental medicine and earned his doctorate in naturopathic medicine (N.D.) from Bastyr University in 1984. He interned with the Drs. James and Peter D' Adamo, authors of Eat Right For Your Blood Type at the Institute for the Advancement of Natural Therapies in 1985 and 1986.
Dr. Collins has taken post doctorate training in classical homeopathy from the New England School of Homeopathy and extensive training from the Institute of Traditional Chinese Herbology, Dr. Jim Chan and Dr. Jake Fratkin.
He is proficient in European Biological Medicine, and passionately pursues anti-aging breakthroughs from around the world.
Dr. Collins has passed the national naturopathic medical licensing exam and is board qualified for licensure in Oregon, Washington, Arizona and California.
He has practiced as a licensed physician and acupuncturist in Arizona since 1986. Dr. Collins has served as a board member, President, and Vice President of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association. He coordinated as convention chairman two state conventions and the 1994 American Association of Naturopathic Physicians national convention. For his efforts, the state association awarded him Arizona Naturopathic Physician of the Year.
Dr. Collins is a published contributing author to The Textbook of Natural Medicine, Alternative Medicine, and Sports Medicine of the Lower Extremity.
Conrad Frey has a rich medical heritage and is a fifth generation physician. He has been a medical doctor for 25 years and is board certified in family medicine. More than 12 years ago he became frustrated with the limitations of conventional medicine and started learning and performing alternative healing methods. He has realized that what was once considered standard orthodox medicine would today be considered alternative medicine and vice-versa.
Dr. Frey has a passion for energy-based medicine and enjoys watching the results of acupuncture, homeopathy and auricular therapy, which can often be immediate. As a sports enthusiast, he enjoys musculoskeletal medicine and the technical procedures, such as prolotherapy.
Having Swiss heritage, he is fluent in several languages and loves to travel. He is a project guy, always doing something out in the yard or inside the house. He wishes to spend more time with his 13 and 14 year-old sons and share his experiences and knowledge with them.
Dr. Kaity Collins was raised in northern California. Her father was a horticulturist by hobby and was recognized for developing two well-known roses. He instilled in her a profound love of organic gardening and landscaping.
Dr. Kaity Collins received her BS in Biology at Mt. Angel College and her Naturopathic Doctorate degree in 1996 from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She interned one year 1996-1997 with Dr. Farra Swan, Tempe, Arizona, who has been an advocate in the homebirth movement for over 30 years.
Dr. Kaity Collins has spent 30 years practicing Classical Homeopathy and being a Midwife. She has delivered hundreds of babies and had a family practice in Arizona.
While she worked in her family practice, Dr. Kaity Collins also was faculty and adjunct faculty at two integrative medical schools and at Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture.
Dr. Kaity Collins has a passion for the environment and has been Governor appointed to land use committees.
Dr. Kaity Collins' focus is in the health of women and children and chronic disease.
Dr. Collins wants her patients to have all the information available so that they can make informed choices with their health.