"This is a totally high-integrity practice and I just can't speak highly enough about it. I have seen Dr. Sarah for a variety of things, from walking pneumonia to food sensitivities to well-woman care, and she is outstanding.
In particular, a few years ago I had a terrifying experience at my regular OB/GYN and wound up unresponsive (though conscious) on the exam table for several minutes, paralyzed with my eyes wide open. I delayed well woman care for at least a year after that, and when I shared that experience with Dr. Sarah, she tailored my visit expertly to make it totally comfortable - acupuncture, herbs to help calm me, and of course, she was very gentle, and calmly talked me through everything she was doing and made me a participant. And that was that - because of her, I'm no longer fearful at all, and I have a relationship with that part of my body that I really hadn't before.
I have referred several friends here, and one in particular was finally able to get to the bottom of what was really behind her debilitating headaches (a major food allergy, which not one practitioner of the countless that she had been routed to in our traditional healthcare system suggested could be the culprit). Another friend of mine has had wonderful success with fertility support here. I could go on, but for the sake of brevity, suffice it to say, this is an outstanding practice and I am so, so grateful."
"I was told about Dr. Sarah through a family friend since I wanted to try a more natural route and was tired of my old doctor not listening to my concerns and trying to pass unnecessary business on to the pharmacy. I wanted someone who would really listen to me and not rush through my appointment. Boy were my prayers answered. Sarah always takes time to listen to me, she is never glancing at the clock and doing other things but giving me her 100% attention and taking notes. She has helped me with so many issues in life, and I just love talking with her. It is like my own little therapy and I always leave feeling so relaxed. Sarah has suggested a few things for me to try and I have never had a complaint. Never in my life would I have seen myself trying acupuncture, but there I was laying on the table with my scented lavender eye pillow and ocean sounds in the background while little needles were being tapped into me. I left feeling like a million bucks!!!"
"I went to see Dr. Rothman because I had almost no energy. I was depending on coffee and energy drinks to get through the day and I had an extremely difficult time waking up in the mornings. Dr. Rothman was very thorough at our first appointment, asking me tons of questions about my lifestyle, work demands, etc. She helped me to brainstorm ways to improve my nutrition and cut back on my bad habits a little at a time. She prescribed a couple of herbs and supplements that helped me a lot. Within a month or two, my energy levels had doubled and I did not need the energy drinks I had been depending on. I am sleeping better and it is easier to get up in the mornings. I have more consistent energy throughout the day, instead of highs and lows. Since that initial treatment, I have seen Dr. Rothman for a couple of other medical problems. In each case, she was able to deduce the problem and provide simple, inexpensive treatments that worked well. I am very thankful to have met Dr. Rothman and will happily continue seeing her for my routine medical needs."
-Lynn A., San Francisco
"Dr. Rothman is not only a knowledgeable professional, she’s compassionate and takes all the time needed to get to know you and any issues you may have. She’s addressed any health concerns I have, offered all the alternatives for treatment, and supported me when I needed to deal with medical doctors, too. I highly recommend her, as a person, and as a naturopathic doctor."
- Susan D., Bay Area
"Dr. Sarah is truly one of a kind. She knows just the right questions to ask and carefully listens to your answers with sincere concern and patience. My health has improved greatly over this past year because of her. Never in my life have I looked forward to going to a doctor’s appointment as I do when my appointment is with Dr. Sarah because I know I will be well taken care of. Thank you Dr. Sarah."
- Josie D., Pacifica
"Dr. Rothman is wonderful. I am new to naturopathic medicine, and Dr. Rothman is a patient resource. She is knowledgeable and has helpful and specific recommendations on ways to improve my diet and general health. What sets her apart is her sensitivity to her patients’ needs — Dr. Rothman is generous with her time, always willing to listen and respond to my questions. She is a great asset to the community. I am so glad there is a naturopath here!"
- Connie S., San Francisco
"Before coming to see Dr. Sarah I felt like I had been going through menopause for the past eight years. I was having hot flashes almost every hour and would have to change my clothes which would become drenched in sweat at least 3 times every night. I was so emotional, I would cry during commercials on television. For 8 years I had felt like I was in someone else’s body. Working with Dr. Sarah has changed my life. She is so compassionate and passionate about everything she does. She always takes the time to teach me what is going on in my body, and I feel empowered because I can actually understand what is going on with my hormones. She put me on Bio-identical Hormone Therapy along with some female balancing nutrients and herbs and I feel like I did ten years ago. I finally feel like me again."
- D. H., San Mateo
"Dr. Rothman has been an amazing help to me. I was experiencing consistently low body temperature, increasing inability to lose weight without extreme dieting, and my periods had stopped for over a year. According to my GP, this was all part of menopause and a sluggish thyroid (due to menopause). But the thyroid wasn’t bad enough to treat. Any other symptoms were written off as menopause. Since I also had a growth on my thyroid, I decided to see an endocrinologist. Since the growth had “only” increased 1mm in 6 months, he was not overly concerned. He did identify nutritional deficiencies including B12 (I had numbness in my hands) and recommended a supplement and another thyroid ultrasound in 6 months. Again, according to him, my other complaints were typical of menopause.
Then I started research on the internet and read about Wilson’s temperature syndrome. That’s how I found Dr. Rothman. First, let me just say that she’s wonderful. I finally found someone who would actually listen to me and didn’t pooh-pooh my symptoms. She had blood and saliva tested and found out that I had a hormone imbalance. She also suspected adrenal fatigue and possibly Wilson’s. She started treatment for adrenal fatigue and for sluggish thyroid. Amazingly, my periods started again and my body temperature spikes started to settle down. She’s also made some nutritional recommendations and started me on bio-identical progesterone cream.
I’m making great progress – losing weight, feeling healthier, more stamina, and energy all thanks to Dr. Rothman. I hate to think that I would have spent years feeling as I did when there was help available. I absolutely recommend her – she has a terrific bedside manner, will take you seriously, and will really work with you on finding out what’s wrong and correcting it."
- D.M., San Francisco
"I am very grateful that I have had the chance to work with Dr. Sarah Rothman. She has helped my husband to drop his cholesterol levels by 50 points. I have been experiencing menopausal symptoms for the last 15 years – She is the first person to really help. The bio-identical progesterone cream seems to be working. The hot flashes are minimal and my energy is improving – I feel like I am coming out of a tunnel. I strongly recommend Sarah for her compassion and her amazing skills."
- S.B., Registered Nurse