Hello! I’m Dr. Z

I’m a functional medicine physician, but in a sense I’m also a detective and a teacher.

…Because in my opinion, that’s what a good doctor is.

As a detective, I focus on the body’s “clues” to unveil the real causes of symptoms.

I also love being a teacher, and not just when I’m standing in the lecture hall or writing articles, but also when I’m working one-on-one with clients. I take the time to explain the nature of various medical conditions, the details of the body’s brilliance and physiology, and how to best support the healing process. I believe that education is power.


Integrative Mental Health
Chronic & Autoimmune Illness
Kids & Vaccine Consults
Digestive Health
Psychedelic-Assisted Healing
Men's Hormones
Women's Health
Provider Peer Consultation



Coming Soon: Dr. Z’s Psychedelic Training (Online)

Designed for healthcare providers and empowered consumers alike, Dr. Zelfand’s psychedelic webinar series is rooted in evidence-based medicine and first-hand experiences.

Dr. Z and her team of miracle-workers are busily putting the finishing touches on everything (and waiting on pending CME/CE/CEU approvals), and hope to launch the series soon. Sign up below to be the first to hear about it once the courses go live!

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Upcoming Conference Presentations

Dr. Zelfand will be speaking at the following medical conferences in the weeks ahead:

Friday, 11 September 2020 ~ Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association ~ Annual CME & Shakespeare Conference

Monday, 12 October 2020 ~ Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians ~ Connect 2020 Annual Conference

Saturday, 17 October 2020 ~ New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians ~ Annual Conference

Dr. Zelfand’s Peer-Reviewed Medical Journal Article

In this unique piece, Dr. Zelfand digs through the scientific literature and interviews practitioners, patients, and researchers alike to understand whether or not high doses of Vitamin C may be able to help those with opioid use disorder (OUD, or opioid addiction) quit using drugs. This technical article was published in the peer-reviewed medical journal IMCJ, and is written primarily for a medical readership, though all are welcome to read it.

Dr. Zelfand on the Cover of Townsend Letter Magazine

In this carefully-researched piece, Dr. Zelfand explores the off-label use of the anesthesia drug ketamine in the treatment of depression and other mood disorders.

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