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Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, MHS, ABOIM






Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, MHS, ABOIM

mobile 831-818-7596; work 831-465-9088, ext. 12

Rachel Carlton Abrams graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, received her MD from UC San Francisco and a Masters Degree in Holistic Health from UC Berkeley. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine. In 2008 she opened the award-winning Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine Clinic. Dr.Abrams treats many of the world’s most influential people, from CEOs to billionaire entrepreneurs to Nobel Peace laureates. She has been voted “Best Doctor” in Santa Cruz County every year, from 2009-2020. She is dedicated to creating health equity and anti-racism in health care.

Dr.Rachel published Bodywise: Discovering Your Body’s Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing, in 2017 with Rodale Books. Her other books include the recently released, Eight Dates: Essential Conversations For a Lifetime of Love and The Man’s Guide to Women (both with her husband and John and Julie Gottman), The Multi-Orgasmic Woman, The Multi-Orgasmic Couple, and the audiobook Taoist Sexual Secrets.

Dr. Rachel has taught innumerable classes and workshops and has been an expert consultant on holistic health for national magazines, radio and television for the last 20 years. You can see a sample of these at

Dr. Rachel has been a board member of the AHMA (American Holistic Medical Association) and is currently an active board member of the AIHM (Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine), where she facilitates work on anti-racism, health equity and inclusive membership.

Rachel loves the ocean and the redwoods and is addicted to beach volleyball. She is happily married and the mother of three fabulous young adults, now living on their own, but returning to play with her and her beloved husband Doug, in Santa Cruz, California.

You can view her work at, on Facebook and Instagram:@doctorrachelabrams, and read her blogs at Thrive