About Us

Richard Shames, M.D.

Richard graduated Harvard and University of Pennsylvania, did research at the National Institutes of Health with Nobel Prize winner Marshall Nirenberg, and has been in private practice for twenty five years. In addition to his medical office work, he has been a member of the Clinical Faculty of the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco, a founding member of the American Holistic Medical Association, a participant in the Carl Menninger Foundation, and a member of Who’s Who in California as well as nationally. He has served as  Adjunct Faculty at Florida Atlantic University.

Dr. Shames has published a number of health-related books. In addition, he is a popular speaker and local media personality, and has created his own audio and video tape series. The author is well known for his prominence and pioneering work in the holistic field. His newest book is “Thyroid Mind Power.”

Thyroid Coaching

Richard Shames provides Thyroid Coaching Sessions.  Sessions are available by telephone, or in the Northern California office. Schedule your session now.

Karilee Halo Shames R.N., Ph.D.

Karilee has been a Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric Nursing and a Certified Holistic Nurse with a PhD. in Holistic Studies. She has maintained a private practice in collaboration with Dr. Richard Shames for twenty years, specializing in comprehensive treatment aspects of energy-depletion illnesses.

Karilee is Assistant Professor of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. Previously she was California Coordinator, Director-at-Large, and Public Relations Chair for the American Holistic Nurses Association, and has written numerous health-related articles and several books, including The Gift of Health (Bantam 1982, co-authored with Richard Shames, M.D.), The Nightingale Conspiracy (Enlightenment Press, 1993), Creative Imagery in Nursing (Delmar Press, 1995) and Energetic Approaches to Emotional Healing (Delmar, 1997). Her newest release is “Thyroid MInd Power.

Karilee Shames offers Mind-Body and Chronic Disease Support Coaching Sessions. Sessions are available by telephone, or in the Northern California office. Schedule your session now.

Georjana Grace Shames, LAc, NHD,

Georjana is the daughter of Richard and Karilee Shames, and practices with them at their clinics in San Rafael and Cotati, California. Georjana is a graduate of the honors program at New College of Florida, received her acupuncture degree from Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, and after years of acupuncture practice she finished her doctorate work as well to become a Doctor of Natural Health.

Having specialized in the Chinese Medicine approaches to hormonal balance, she has made additional contributions as a lecturer and author. She is best reached through her websites www.ThyroidAcupuncture.com and www.ShamesHealth.com