Dr. Mischa Grieder is an experienced integrative doctor who offers patients leading expertise in tick-borne illness, chronic complex conditions and individualized care. As the Owner of San Francisco Preventive Medical Center, he seeks to truly understand the patients that enter his practice in order to develop treatment plans that address their physical and emotional needs for a full restoration of health. He is an active member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), and was most recently featured on patienttalk.com to discuss the testing and treatment of late stage Lyme disease.
Dr. Grieder received his medical training from Bastyr University, one of the world’s top academic institutions for education, research and clinical service in the natural health sciences. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in general and premedical sciences with an emphasis in biochemistry. He is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the California Naturopathic Doctor Association. In addition to his practice of medicine, he served as an adjunct professor of biomedical sciences at The American College for Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. Today, his lectures and research concentrate on the role of functional medicine in the treatment of tick-borne illness and associated complex chronic diseases. He lectures at continuing education facilities, as well as the Annual ILADS Scientific Conference.
Following the diagnosis of his first patient with Lyme disease in 2009, Dr. Grieder worked closely with Steven J. Harris, M.D. for 5 years at one of the premier specialty clinics for vector-borne conditions in California. During this time he solidified the clinical foundations of his practice by piecing together each patient’s story and creating treatment programs tailored to individual needs.
“My expertise lies in recognizing and gently modifying the complex and subtle interactions of the systems within your body. I investigate the underlying causes of your symptoms that result from a combination of factors, such as nutritional or biochemical dysfunctions, genetics, lifestyle, environmental influences, as well as your emotions, and beliefs. I ensure that we cover all of your concerns, so I can properly partner with you in your recovery.”
Now head of his own practice in San Francisco, Dr. Grieder continues to work closely with each patient to create a plan that draws from a variety of modalities including prescription medications, botanical medicine, oral and intravenous micronutrient therapy, German Biological Medicine, Low Dose Antigen Immunotherapy (LDA), Bioidentical Hormone Replacement, Oxidative Therapies, and lifestyle counseling. The plan involves setting goals to alleviate pressing symptoms, address underlying dysfunctions, and restore the body’s inherent self-regulating balance. With safe and effective treatments, Dr. Grieder addresses mold toxicities, digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances, and other immune-related conditions in both children and adults. He regularly collaborates with other physicians and practitioners who are highly regarded in their respective fields to ensure his patients receive the best possible care.
Born and raised in a large and lively family on an organic farm near Zurich, Switzerland, Dr. Grieder was early on exposed to natural medicine and a holistic lifestyle. He speaks fluent German and French and his regular travels to Switzerland allow him to investigate and draw from a wealth of European research and cutting expertise in health care.