There’s a lot to be said about the San Francisco Medical Group, and our patients say it best:
Karmin K – Patient
I originally went to Dr. Lynn for migraines and to achieve better health and balance. I tried a lot of the doctors in the area (and even in Sacramento and Oakland) to solve the migraine problem and for supplementation with thyroid and bioidenticals. Dr. Lynn does the best job of anyone I’ve tried. No one could figure out the migraine problem, but they went away under his care. He also really understands thyroid – including T3 and reverse T3. You can probably count the number of doctors that understand reverse T3 in the bay area on one hand – and I’ve seen most of them.
He will not only look at your labs, but he’ll honestly listen to your symptoms. This is crucial when bioidenticals are involved. Some nurses and docs that I went to just gave me what they thought I needed – “oh everyone your age needs progesterone.” This can be a nightmare if you don’t need what they think you need. Also, anything he sells you – e.g., supplements, I’ve researched and his prices are hard to beat online. I’ve been sold supplements by docs that are priced higher than online so I always check. If they don’t seem to help, he doesn’t keep trying to make you take them.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement • Jane S – Patient
I am a 56 y/o woman working full time as a Financial planner in Marin. Just wanted to comment on how much I have appreciated working with Dr. Paul Lynn to get my postmenopausal hormones straightened out. He seems to have all the newest and safest info and research on bioidentical hormones, anti aging protection, and adrenal fatigue at his disposal. Best of all, he could explain all the controversies clearly to me better than anyone else I had met previously.
I had worked with a couple of other holistic MD’S before but could never get my bioidentical hormone program quite right before being referred to Dr Lynn at SFPMG by a friend. Paul has had over 20 years of experience working with women and men from all over the world as the Medical Director of SFPMG. I met people from literally every continent when visiting his office. He brings a really relaxed professional manner to his work which allows an interactive flow of ideas and explanations during the visits.
It also helps to know that both he and his wife Bonnie have had the personal experience of utilizing the BHRT programs early on and they both look great! So, if you are looking for answers to some of your tough questions or problems with your bioidentical hormone program, go see him, he’s great!
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention • CM – Businessman, 68, SF – Patient
Dr. Lynn has great supplements to keep me alkaline and in harmony with the natural way. Now I have a happy, laughing prostate instead of a constant irritation. Everything he has recommended has been a phenomenal boon to my health. Even the labs he uses are well beyond the ordinary.
Three years ago, Dr. Lynn recommended a new test for small dense LDL. I said why? He said that’s really the LDL that causes heart attacks. Not the total LDL I had always done before. None of the conventional doctors were doing it at the time. Turns out I had small dense LDL. No problem, he helped me lower them without drugs. Unbelievable! Only now conventional doctors recognize the value of the test.
See Dr. Lynn in person if you can. He is one of the best, if the best doctor I have met to keep your healthy. If you can’t, at least go to your local doctor and ask for the small dense LDL test. It could save your life.
Reverse T–3 Elevations Can Cause Fatigue & Depression • Carolyn Renaud – Patient This note is to express my great appreciation for the skill, wisdom and patience that Dr. Paul Lynn has shown over several years as we tried to find the source of my fatigue, depression and fuzzy thinking. I’m in my mid fifties and have suffered from “chronic fatigue” symptoms for nearly two decades. Allopathic medicine said, alternatively, depending on the doctor, that I was perfectly healthy, crazy or going to die of some unspecified autoimmune disease they could not find or diagnose but were willing to bet on.
Working with Dr. Lynn has been an entirely different and uplifting experience. He found that thyroid was clearly involved, due to the symptoms, but tests kept coming back normal. Dr. Lynn is always keeping up on the latest medical information in natural medicine and he decided to test out a new finding. He suspected my thyroid was producing reverse T-3 hormone which tests normal but does not provide the vitality that healthy thyroid hormone does. Once we tested and treated for this, within weeks my entire health picture changed.
I have regained the energy I had in my 30’s and the fuzziness and depression have lifted. I am again living a happy, energetic and productive life. I cannot say enough for the patience, persistence, caring and hard work that Dr. Lynn and his staff have for their patients. I look forward to working with Dr. Lynn and the SF Preventive team to stay young and healthy for a long time to come.
John E Cleary – Patient
I have been a patient at this office for approximately 10 years. The work this clinic does is superior to any other medical group or facility I have ever used in the past. The personnel are well trained and courteous. I highly recommend this magical group.
Inge M Yakutchik – Patient In 1978 I became a patient of SFPMG. It has greatly improved the quality of my health and has extended my life. The doctors and staff are state of the art; very knowlegeable and compassionate.
The man is a genius, such a rare find • Maria M. SF – Patient Due to my medical issues I had, and have to go through a serious battle with local endocrinology over the past few years, until lack of treatment and even basic respect from their part led me to become completely disabled. I am talking can barely take care of daily functions, and not “can’t have a job”disabled. Let’s put it this way: unless you have a clear-cut, non-complicated, by-the-book disorder, it’s not a problem to find a great doctor. If you have something like I was blessed with, radiation-induced, untreatable horrifying drug-resistant thyroid shit, good luck getting anyone to listen to you. This man is a Vietnam war vet, a traditionally trained M.D. with training in holistic (no, its not a cuss word made up by hippies-it means nutrition, bio-identical hormone therapies, general disease prevention and an open mind fused together in one skillful approach).
He’s been around the world acquiring medical and spiritual knowledge alike and is unlike some other independent practitioners around town bases his knowledge on advances in modern science, and does a lot of research in order to successfully combine standard and alternative (hate this word as well because it usually means “new medical research your closed-minded specialist forgot to read”) treatments. He would listen to you and pay attention, it actually seems important to him what you feel and think regarding your condition. He does not misdiagnose you on the spot so he can get rid of you, and will take many paths to figure out how to help, as old-fashioned family doctors like my grandmother did.
I only pray now that I could be treated, and we could figure out a way, we’ve kinda lost hope. Even if not, I would be proud to have known him. Breath of fresh air in the sea of self-important, egotistical, close-minded pricks who are abundant in this field of study today. He reminds me of my Grandfather- a decorated war vet as well, with a sharp, inquisitive mind, good sense of humor and a bit of healthy skepticism and no-bullshit attitude thrown into the mix. Great person, great doctor. Seeing him is well worth it because our life is not a rehearsal no matter what Jehovah’s witnesses tell ya :-), this health is only one we’ve got.
Faith Y France – Patient
I am 86 years old. 25 Years ago SFPMG doctors/specialists, Paul Lynn and Daniel Dunphy- through their incredible diagnostic skills, wise guidance, chelation treatments, and supplements, brought me to a peak of good health and then kept me there non-stop. This allowed me to continue to work full-time at an engrossing and demanding career while never missing a day of work, until I finally decided to retire at age 82. SFPMG is a miracle for me!
RK – Patient I am a 68 year old, retired businesses man who was diagnosed with spinal stenosis and scheduled for surgery. Dr.Paul Lynn has successfully treated me for irregular heart beats with his specialized plan using a European supplement plan and chelation.
To the surprise of my cardiologist, my arteries are clear of blockage and my extra heartbeats are completely controlled. Dr.Lynn has a reputation treating heart diseases and I sought out his help for this. And I am thankful I did. As long as I follow his regimen, my irregular heartbeats are under control and the reports regarding my weakened heart muscle has improved.
But along comes another problem which I did not consider seriously asking Dr. Lynn about. For the first in my life I had a low back pain which would not go away. In my retirement, I have become an avid outdoorsman and fishermen. But suddenly, not being able to use my lower back, I was reduced to sitting in a reclining chair taking tranzadone and neurontin.
These meds made me so dopey I sort of didn’t care but I still held out hopes for a life beyond the recliner chair. Various specialists recommended surgical procedures, and my surgery was scheduled.
Since I had a relative who had had poor results from surgeries for spinal stenosis, I asked Dr.Lynn for further specialists to consult. To my surprise, he himself recommended a program which he said had worked for many people in the past. It consisted of a completely non-surgical regimen which has worked to this day.
I have canceled my scheduled surgery and am stable as long I follow Dr.Lynns low back pain program. My hat’s off to the guy. His recommendation may seem sometimes “Out of the box” but he always has the research to back it up. In my experience if you don’t follow his recommendations, it is at your own risk.
Breathing easy with EDTA chelation therapy in San Francisco • James E
The FDA approved EDTA chelation as safe and effective for removal of lead in humans. It turns out that there is significant evidence that EDTA chelation also clears arteries of plaque (the NIH is currently doing a mutl-year test in DC that should confirm this once the results are in).
EDTA is considered a controversial treatment, but having done it myself several times now, I can attest to the results, at least on my body. My blood pressure has dropped 40 points on the top line (systolic), and 15 points on the bottom line (diastolic). My cholesterol is down 30 points, I have more energy, and I sleep better.
If you are looking into alternative treatments for good heart health and heavy metal removal, look into EDTA chelation therapy. The San Francisco Preventive Medical Group is where I go. They have been there for 25 years, and are experienced working with chelation, as well as several other anti-aging and wellness therapies. The clinic is run by Dr. Paul Lynn.
James E – Old World Family Doctor with New World Skills
I can be a harsh critic sometimes of the western medical establishment. My biggest gripe is that many times I experience doctors as closed-minded and unaware of the many, many successful healing techniques that abound in the world, and in particular, those healing techniques of indigenous people.
Dr. Paul Lynn has that “house call” doctor feel about him. He runs the Preventive Medical Group in San Francisco, and promotes a philosophy that espouses the natural healing abilities of the body, while providing assistance in the form of therapies, herbs, and supplements to get your body back on track. He diagnoses with detailed blood tests, and takes time, literally hours, to explain to his patients what is going on and how to correct it. I think in the last 15 years, I’ve spent a total of about an hour with all my previous doctors combined, and none ever took the time to have a conversation with me about my body or to answer questions I had about something I read in a health journal or on the web. Dr. Lynn not only does that, but he takes xerox copies of articles that his patients bring him from wherever, and researches them to better understand if there is any validity to the thesis.
He has helped me lower both my blood pressure and cholesterol significantly, without medication, and has improved my moods and sense of well-being with high-quality supplements that he researches and provides right at his clinic, saving me the bewildering trips to the local vitamin store wondering about different brands and their efficacy. Plus, he is just such a nice guy, who is constantly reading about the latest in nutritional and natural therapies, that you’ll find yourself entranced in discovering holistic treatments that work quickly and sometimes dramatically. If you are in the SF area and are looking for a doctor who can help you to help yourself, no matter what your conditions are, you wouldn’t be disappointed with a consultation from Dr. Lynn. I am so grateful to know the man.
Vicki W. – Patient, Professional business person, San Francisco, CA
Dear Dr Paul Lynn, First of all, I’d like to thank you for recommending the book, ‘Cloud of Unknowing’. It has opened a whole new dimension of my perception to the world in healing and wholeness. From a spiritual dimension, perfect health is do-able if only, we believe and open ourselves entirely to the ‘unknowing’ that our Source will provide. It is very hard to do, but faith is what helps heal finally and this you understand. Of course, healing hands are primary. I have keenly perceived that your gift as a doctor is beyond everyone else’s in your profession. I also especially admire Dr Grieder next to you, as a ‘younger version ‘, in that he has most of the traits that you have demonstrated in your practice. He is also very professional and speaks highly of your clinic in his practice as a product of your mentorship.
Tom – College Student, 21 To start, I am a 21 year old college student, enrolled at the University of California (San Francisco), and at the end of the semester, I had to undergo a minor surgical procedure. While recovering, I needed to take a large quantity of over the counter pain medication in order to deal with the pain of the bandage remove and other process. However, when I decided to go off of the medication, I was faced with a problem. Rebound headaches. Before I went off the medication, I was unaware of a rebound headache, and did not know that withdrawal symptoms can occur after taking medications such as Tylenol and Advil. However, when the headaches began, I tried to treat them with other medication, (sold at the CVS pharmacy!).
This only made the headaches worse in the long run. As I have seen Dr.Lynn for other consultations before, I decided to call him up. He gave me a regime including Lithium Orotate and Picamillone, as well as Magnesium spray, to manage the headaches and the symptoms, and it worked. Only 4 days after beginning his program, I began to recover, where the other sources I consulted said that these headaches could last upwards of 2 weeks in the initial phase, and reoccur often, sometimes even requiring a hospital visit. But I didn’t need any of that, and thanks to Dr.Lynn, am able to properly enjoy life!
L.B. – Patient
To: Dr. Paul Lynn – December 13, 2014
I want you to know how much I appreciate all that you have done for me! Tonight I will be speaking at a Women’s Christmas Dinner before 250 women. I know that, at my age, this would not be possible but I am healthy and I have clarity of mind and I owe this to you.
I feel you have taken a personal interest in my well being and I am now enjoying my senior years. This is a good season in my life and I thank you that I can enjoy it. You are a great doctor! Thank you for dedicating your life to helping others, like you have done to me.
Have a wonderful Christmas. Blessings, L.B.
Clarence – Patient
I was first given Chelation after a heart attack in June 1987. After a number of treatments tests on my heart showed a remarkable improvement.
Since 1987 all tests are now good and my heart has recovered. My general health is good. I am 84 years old. I have referred a number of people to Dr. Lynn and his clinic and they report good results.
I have been a patient of Dr. Paul Lynn for 18 years. I heard of his practice from my relative who had been having Chelation therapy at Dr. Lynn’s office. My relative had been told by multiple doctors that he needed surgery for his illness symptoms. Dr. Lynn discovered that he had lead poisoning due to his workplace and started him on Chelation. This was the correct diagnosis and my relative has enjoyed many years since and has not needed surgery.
I went to see Dr. Lynn because I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis. I was only 49 years old but I had the spine of a 70 year old and the hips of a 73 year old. I was also suffering from terrible headaches which were a result of the hormones I was given by my current Endocrinologist for the Osteoporosis. I couldn’t think well and my head felt thick. I had been overdosed with Thyroid when I was in my 30’s and therefore did not build the necessary bone density. Dr. Lynn did many tests and prescribed hormones and supplements. I felt better very soon. He said it would take time to build up my bone density. As time passed I no longer had Osteoporosis and only had some mild Osteopenia. He did all this without any drugs.
After taking a Thermogram test I started Chelation therapy. When I completed 25 sessions I no longer needed glasses that I had just started to wear. I had never worn glasses before so I was thrilled that the Chelation corrected my vision problems.
I have had thyroid problems since I was 17 years old. The doctors in my past have never been able to get my thyroid medications balanced. Dr. Lynn put me on both natural and synthetic thyroid and I felt the best I had felt since my youth. He figured out how to balance my system and I had a feeling of well-being that I never had before. I have always been a healthy person and almost never get sick but I did not have the clarity of mind that I have now. Dr. Lynn also accomplished all this over a period of time without giving me any drugs. After seeing how well I was doing, my husband Jim decided to to to Dr. Lynn. Jim has been under his care now for many years and feels great. Two years ago Jimi had a stent put in one of the arteries that feed the heart, after Jim’s surgery he was put on many drugs by his Cardiologist. Jim felt terrible and his elbow swelled up and filled with fluids and he had joint problems etc.. We went to Dr. Lynn and he took Jim off all the drugs and gave Jim natural supplements and started him on Chelation. Jim feels great again.
I have taken many people to see Dr. Lynn over the years. My mother-in-law called me one day and said she thought she was dying in the night and that she could see something ‘pulse-like’ through her eyes. She had not been a patient of Dr. Lynn prior to this. My mother-in law was on so many drugs, including nitroglycerin tablets. She could barely walk, could not drive anymore. She could not do normal household chores or even cook. She also felt like she had a restricting rubber band around her head. Dr. Lynn changed the medications and put her on new supplements. We started taking her to Chelation treatments. After the 5th treatment she said the tight rubber band feeling was completely gone. In a short time she was driving herself over to our home and walking up the stairs by herself. She enjoyed a full life again including cooking for her family and lived to the age of 92. I believe she would have died if I had not taken her to see Dr. Lynn.
Another elderly friend had a severe case of shingles. Numerous doctors had tried unsuccessfully to help her. She was in constant pain and would curl up in a ball on the bed and cry most of the day. She couldn’t eat and was getting very thin. After taking her to Dr. Lynn she recovered completely. He sent her home with some shots that she injected daily. Dr. Lynn said it could take up to 14 days to recover and he was correct. On the 14th day she was better and eventually had no pain and a full recovery. She lived until her late 80’s.
For the past few years we have been taking our daughter Julie to see Dr. Lynn. Julie was 38 years old and was quite ill. Julie had been misdiagnosed years before and ended up very close to death from a ruptured appendix. While in the hospital she suffered for days and the ruptured appendix resulted in massive amounts of peritonitis all around her organs. She later had another surgery to remove some of the scar tissue and repair her organs. Julie could only fully function about half a day. She suffered with intestinal pain, body cramps, diarrhea and fatigue. Dr. Lynn ran blood work and tests on Julie and in time with his supplements and hormones she improved. Julie is now 40 and feels and looks so good. She is able now to care for her 3 children and husband and has the needed energy for a full day. Julie does not have any of the previous problems she was suffering from and does not need any more surgery. We are so grateful to see our daughter with the energy of a young mother. She no longer has to suffer the pain she had to endure for so many years.
Dr. Lynn has always told me that it takes time for us to get these illnesses and health issues and therefore we need to be patient because it will take time to get well. His method of medicine is not a quick fix like we experience from taking drugs. His way of practicing is natural and does not have the side effects of drugs causing one to have other problems. I will continue to thank him for all the people in my family that he has helped and even saved. I thank him too for my health and the way he has made it possible for me to be a wife, grandmother, and caregiver to my parents, my brother, my mother-in-law, work in my church, go on missions and trips, etc.. I could not have accomplished all this and more without my good health that I attribute to Dr. Lynn. I will continue to be an advocate for him and bring to his practice people that cross my path that need to feel and function as well as possible.