FHC was founded in 2019 by Dr. Steven Johnson, Dr. Carmen Hering, Dr. Daciana Iancu and Amanda Jacobs out of an impulse to renew our collective vision of public health- to prioritize health creation, with the individual human being and human relationships at the center. This vision is fueled and inspired by our work in Anthroposophic, Integrative and Osteopathic Medicine, but our impulse seeks to unite with all those who seek the same goal. Public health and health creation belong to everyone and is not just a medical or health care issue. Our health and resilience is also a reflection of the health of our natural environment, social environment and our individual freedom to choose and pursue our own paths to health.
In order to make this work socially relevant and culturally diverse, we invite practical and inspirational ideas from all walks of life! Health means Wholeness, and we at FHC believe that every human being is deeply connected to the world through relationships. Understanding and honoring these relationships is our collective responsibility. Holistic and Integrative Medicine seeks to understand and explore these relationships through scientific knowledge and research, bridging science with spirit and sacredness. We feel this is a key foundation for resilience of the body, mind and spirit. We also believe that health creation starts in childhood and continues to the end of life. We encompass all phases of life in our work and vision.
We have created a quarterly newsletter and educational website that will help you on you individual and community path to health creation. We are actively partnering with other innovators in this field and offer educational programs and events to foster these goals. Please enjoy our newsletter, archives and ongoing events. We are just beginning our work and need your support to grow and make a difference. Come join our organization and invite a friend! It is free and everyone who takes part makes a difference. Let’s create a healthier world together!
Osteopathic Medical Doctor
Dr. Johnson is a board member and former President of the Physicians’ Association for Anthroposophic Medicine (PAAM). He founded and co-directs the Mistletoe/Integrative oncology training and co-founded the Foundation for Health Creation. Dr. Johnson has a special interest in anthroposophic/ botanical medicine and anthroposophic/ spagyric pharmacy and teaches and consults with several educational endeavors in these fields. Dr. Johnson served as chief-resident of Internal Medicine at the University of Massachusetts and currently serves as medical director for Camphill Village, a community supporting adults with developmental challenges. He also has a part-time internal medicine practice in upstate New York. Dr. Johnson recently edited and co-authored the book “Mistletoe and the Emerging Field of Integrative Oncology”.
Osteopathic Medical Doctor
Dr. Hering serves as current President of the Physicians’ Association for Anthroposophic Medicine (PAAM) and co-director of PAAM Training. She founded and directs a multidisciplinary clinic in northern california, integrating anthroposophic medicine, nursing and art therapy with osteopathy and family practice. Alongside her private clinic, she also founded a non-profit community clinic to increase children’s access to integrative medicine. Dr. Hering serves as adjunct faculty at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, trains medical students in her office, teaches at the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training (BACWTT) and serves as a special guest lecturer.
Dr. Daci is an experienced physician who uses a comprehensive natural approach. She is double board certified in Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine, and certified in Anthroposophic Medicine. In 2004 she was one of the first doctors to become certified in Holistic Medicine. She has also studied acupuncture, Functional Medicine, Chi Nei Tsang, Reiki, and Energy and Intuitive Healing modalities. In 2014 Dr. Iancu discovered Anthroposophic Medicine, a comprehensive medicine model that, in addition to the physical body, considers the energetic, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the human being. After 18 years of working for a large HMO, Dr Daci started her own private practice in 2018, where she can provide personalized care in a slow, intimate setting, using multiple modalities.