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Health Etc. Winters, CA

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About Health Etc.

Health Etc. offers community supported healthcare rooted in the tradition of over 100 years of service to the community by family physicians. Our commitment is to continue the Winters tradition of providing accessible, personal and community-based health care.


Looking for Dr. Davis? You've found him! Each health care program is based on the individual’s personal needs and the exceptional expertise of our health care providers. We see quality health care as a partnership between you and our team. You are an equal partner in your health care at Health Etc.

Contact

Schedule an appointment by contacting Veronica at

veronica@healthetc.com

or by calling 530.795.1110

107 Main Street,

Winters, CA 95694

HealthEtc.com

Se Habla Español.

We are conveniently located off of Hwy 505 in historic downtown Winters.


William B Davis M.D.

MEDICAL SCHOOL

University of California At Irvine / California College of Medicine & Surgery

Graduated in 1983

INTERNSHIP HOSPITAL

St Joseph Hospital

Complete in 1984

RESIDENCY HOSPITAL

St Joseph Hospital

Complete in 1986


Wendy Walker Davis Ph.D.

Wendy Walker Davis Ph.D., a Health Etc. partner, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked who has worked in human services for the past 35 years. She started her career in mental health as a psychiatric nurse in 1974 and while working at Woodland Memorial Hospital became interested in the role of therapists placed in medical settings. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Masters Degree in Public Administration, a Masters Degree in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (from the California School of Professional Psychology, APA accredited).

Dr. Davis did her psychology internship with the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. There she trained in Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Family Practice, as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Davis has extensive experience and expertise working in medical settings. For the last 14 years she has worked in collaboration with her husband, William B. Davis MD, as one of the co-founders of Winters Healthcare where she developed a model for Integrated Behavioral Health that included working “shoulder to shoulder” with physicians to provide care that addresses both the emotional and physical components of problems brought to the doctor. She has expertise in the area of primary behavioral medicine.

Wendy’s emphasis is a “whole person”, mind-body-heart approach that actually results in working with people in a down-to-earth and practical manner. It starts with listening, and appreciating the unique person who is sitting with her and quickly progresses to actively searching with the patient and provider for something that will help today.

Dr. Davis continues to work closely with her husband and other medical providers. In addition to working in the collaborative practice of Health Etc., she has a private practice in Davis and Winters, and consults at Harmony Healthcare in Marysville. She provides behavioral health consultation, individual, family and child and adolescent therapy. She enjoys working with individuals and families who are facing difficult health challenges. Other areas of interest and expertise include working with children, adolescents, adults and older adults, doing family therapy, working with children and adults with ADHD and learning disabilities, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety and mood disorders. She enjoys facilitating groups and currently has a care-givers support group and frequently with her husband, does seminars on parenting. Dr. Davis is certified to perform EMDR (eye movement desensitization response) therapy. She enjoys working with older adults and has a special interest in ways to maintain and enhance cognitive and physical functioning as age advances.

Dr. Davis has lived, worked and volunteered in her beloved community of Winters, California for 27 years. She is deeply committed to service to the whole community. She speaks Spanish and her forms and informational pamphlets are available in both English and Spanish.


Ofer Erez

Movement Specialist 925-934-3120

Ofer Erez, a Health Etc. partner, has dedicated his life to learning about and teaching health, fitness and movement in the wisest, safest, most natural, and most useful ways possible. He believes that anyone, regardless of age can become more fit and healthy if they learn to replace effort with skill and take the time to learn those skills.

For more than 25 years, Ofer has taught his students how to gain strength and balance and increase flexibility and mobility without resorting to pain and discomfort. His approach is the Sugi Way, developed with his wife, Amy Erez. The Sugi Way perspective increases well being through inner listening, movement skills and simple, healthy habits.

Ofer approaches the human body as one system, comprised of many sub-systems – all of which must be in good balance with each other to attain the best possible health. The integration of his studies in movement and healing with a practical understanding of anatomy, physiology and the relationships between the body’s systems, enables Ofer to create effective health plans.

Sugi Yoga

Ofer created Sugi Yoga in 1997. He received his teacher certificate in Sivananda-style yoga in 1987 and has taught continuously for 20 years. He discovered during yoga classes that when he applied his knowledge of movement physiology to his teaching methods students improved more quickly. They also avoided injury and healed past injuries and restrictions along the way. Ofer went on to develop a large variety of teaching techniques, Sugi concepts and posture variations. He began training Sugi Yoga® teachers in 2003.

In 2005, Ofer began teaching a movement specialty called SugiTouch™. SugiTouch was developed as an adjunct to the Sugi Yoga training to help student teachers develop the ability to do valuable corrections on yoga students. SugiTouch Trainings began shortly thereafter offering certification as a Movement Specialist for graduates.

After serving in the military (1982 – 1986), Ofer devised a system of exercises to maintain his own fitness. He found that in only 16 minutes, 3 times a week he improved his strength significantly. He combined this early understanding of fitness with the concepts of Sugi Yoga and expanded the application to all forms of fitness. Trainings in Sugi Fitness began in 2006. His first book on Sugi Fitness™, “Complete Fitness Without Effort”, came out in 2006.

Ofer’s inspiration came from many years of experience in a variety of healing modalities, yoga, and martial arts. The work of Moshe Feldenkrais, Wilhelm Reich, William Glasser and other great thinkers strongly influenced his understanding of health and movement.

He is also a certified massage therapist, Reiki Master and Feldenkrais® practitioner.

Ofer is a co-owner of Sugi Health and Fitness and Sugi Training Programs in Pleasant Hill, CA.

Amy Erez

B.A., Reiki Master, Movement Specialist 925-934-3120

Amy Erez, a Health Etc. partner, creates a personalized program of practical tools that nurture and support the fulfillment of balanced wellness in everyday life. Amy’s inspiration to explore healing came through her own health challenges during childhood. She became determined to find an approach to living that would provide wellness in all parts of life.

A fortuitous introduction to A Course in Miracles (a series of lessons that teaches how to choose peace over conflict) and the world of Asian practices and therapies in 1980 dramatically changed her life. These practical, effective tools gave Amy the required elements for the foundation of the Tools for Healthy Living she offers in her practice.

For 30 years, Amy has been providing support for others to integrate these valuable tools and attitudes into their lives for profound, transformational change. The emphasis of her work is in helping people to understand the body’s messages, connect those messages with the emotional/spiritual experience and find solutions that reestablish balance.

Passion about organic gardening has given Amy a practical understanding of the seasonal cycles. These same seasonal cycles have a strong influence on our health. Amy’s unique understanding of this idea, combined with her extensive training in whole person health care, provides her clients with an in-depth experience of healthy living throughout the year.

The Sugi Way, developed with her husband, Ofer Erez, offers an approach that is motivated by self-love and acceptance. The Sugi Way perspective increases well being through inner listening, movement skills and simple, healthy habits.

Sessions with Amy are a combination of hands-on healing, self-awareness counseling, and recommendations for creating a healthy lifestyle. Committed use of Amy’s Tools for Healthy Living® (through classes and private consultations) brings about peace of mind, clarity of purpose and a return to optimal health. Amy’s work is equally accessible to teens and adults.

Amy holds a B.A. in Psychology/Oriental Studies, received her certificate in Acupressure and Shiatsu in 1984, and was initiated as a Reiki Master in 1991. In 2007, Amy received her SugiTouch™ Movement Specialist certificate. She has been working with Flower Essence Therapy for over 25 years. Amy has been practicing Tai Chi Ch’uan and Chi Gong since 1976, has practiced yoga since 1989 and received her Sugi Yoga teaching certificate in 2001. She has worked extensively with people with a large variety of issues, beginning at an outpatient mental health clinic in 1980.

Amy is a co-owner of Sugi Health and Fitness and Sugi Training Programs in Pleasant Hill, CA.

Her first book, More Than Just Veggies: Healthful, Conscious Eating in the 21st Century, was published in 1999.

Amy founded Diablo Valley School, a Sudbury-model school for ages 5 –19, with her husband, Ofer, in Concord, CA in 1997.


Staff

Lourdes Figueroa

Lourdes was raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. She began her nursing career in 1978 at the Hospital del Carmen in Mexico. By 1980, she had achieved her Registered Nurse certificate of Mexico. She came to the United States in 1986 and became established in Winters, CA in 1987.

Lourdes has been working with Dr. Davis for over 12 years. She coordinated the Sweet Success program from 2009 - 12 at Winters Health Care. Lourdes accompanied Dr. Davis to his new office and is working as his “right hand” assistant. “I admire the way Dr. Davis practices medicine. I feel that treating the whole person is the best care anyone can get.”

Lourdes’ work includes coordinating referrals and chronic disease care, including diabetes, evaluating patients for acute illness (triage), drawing blood for lab work. She enjoys outdoor sports, playing guitar and reading historical fiction.

Veronica Leyva

Veronica is the secretary who greets you by phone and when you come for your appointment. She schedules Dr. Davis’ appointments, works with insurance and billing and brightens the office with her smile. “Out of all the clinics I have worked for, this is my dream job. I feel honored to work for the Davises.” She has worked for Dr. Davis for five years.

Veronica enjoys long bike rides, being out in the open and being with people. She wants to learn to play guitar, piano and saxophone. She enjoys the tight-knit community of Winters and would love to live there. Veronica was born and raised in Woodland, CA.