About Sunjya Schweig, MD
Sunjya K. Schweig, MD, is an expert in complex chronic illnesses which require rigorous investigation and management. He has been studying, teaching, and practicing integrative and functional medicine for over 25 years.
As Founder and President of the California Center for Functional Medicine (CCFM), Dr. Schweig believes that an individualized precision medicine approach is fundamental for managing patients with chronic illness. CCFM is at the forefront of the functional medicine movement, offering patients a deep investigative approach to healthcare that is personalized, collaborative, and data-driven.
Dr. Schweig received his B.A, from the University of California, Berkeley. He received a full scholarship to attend medical school at the University of California, Irvine, where he helped design and lead the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) curriculum. During medical school, he served on the Board of the Susan Samueli Center for Complementary and Alternative medicine and was chosen as one of twenty medical students to attend the NIH Leadership Training Program in Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Dr. Schweig completed his family medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Family Practice Residency Program in Santa Rosa, CA. During his residency he was instrumental in founding the Integrative Medicine Fellowship program.
Dr. Schweig continues to be active in medical education and has served as volunteer clinical faculty at the UCSF Santa Rosa Residency. He currently holds an adjunct faculty position at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and has lectured nationally and internationally at conferences, hospitals, and universities. Dr. Schweig also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Bay Area Lyme Foundation.
Notable Podcasts and Media Outlets
Dr. Schweig has been featured on many notable podcasts and media outlets. See what he has to say about Functional Medicine and Lyme Disease:
With more than 20 years studying, teaching, and practicing, Dr. Schweig has become a leading expert in the integrative and functional medicine field. His approach is to listen deeply in order to better meet the needs of his patients. Through a comprehensive patient health review, Dr. Schweig is able to utilize each patient’s own personal health history and evidence-based functional medicine testing in order to create a treatment plan specific to their needs.
Dr. Schweig understands that there is not a one-size fits all model of care, therefore treating each patient as an individual with their own biological makeup, unique needs and health goals.
Outside of the clinic, you will most likely find him outdoors hiking, bicycling, camping and traveling. Dr. Schweig is also an avid musician and enjoys playing percussion instruments.
The relationship between the doctor and the patient is really one of collaboration and communication, listening and being present for anything that will give you clues, and letting the patient tell their story.