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As a naturopathic doctor in California, I do many of the same things your regular doctor does.

This includes writing prescriptions, performing physical exams (such as routine GYN care), ordering and interpreting lab tests, making referrals, and diagnosing and treating disease. 

But here's what's different... 

Unlike your regular doctor, I integrate conventional care with natural modalities and a holistic perspective, providing you with the unique approach you've been searching for.



Spoiler Alert: It's not 'Amy'

Pronunciation: "eh MAY"

Aimée means "beloved" or "friend" in French. While I'm not French, it is the name I was given.

When I was a kid, my parents joked that they hoped I would grow up to marry someone with the last name "Zing", because then my name would be "Aimée-zing". That obviously didn't work out, but it is a good way to remember how to say my name!

"Shunney" challenges folks, too. It rhymes with sunny, money, funny, honey… 

I know. Quite a name for one that needs to be said out loud so often! Sometimes, I just give up. Case in point: when I go for coffee, I tell them I'm Sally.


Professional Bio

Dr. Aimée is a naturopathic physician in private practice since 2001, currently at Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine in Santa Cruz, California.

She completed her undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University where she graduated cum laude with a BA in psychology and minors in theatre and women’s studies. After several years of working with teens in residential treatment facilities, she returned to school for her postgraduate pre-medical coursework, and then attended the National College of Naturopathic Medicine where she received her naturopathic medical degree. Dr. Aimée continues to pursue additional postgraduate education with the Institute for Women's Health and Integrative Medicine, International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health, Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, and others. She is licensed to practice medicine by the state of California.

In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Aimée has served as a consultant to the natural products industry since 2011. A dynamic educator, radio personality, and writer, she is on a mission to empower people to take charge of their health with integrative medicine. Whether she is hosting local events, or presenting nationally, her engaging style, emphasis on individualized treatment, and passionate belief in radical self-care make her an audience favorite. 


All that other stuff is great, but... the best part?

being Jackson's mom.