Victoria Rand, MD
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE PHYSICIAN
Dr. Rand specializes in patient-centered care and subscribes to the model that one size does not fit all. After finally realizing she could no longer practice in the traditional confines of a 10-minute office visit with the overuse of pharmaceuticals, Dr. Rand came to the conclusion that functional medicine offered a better and broader way to practice. She completed her training with the Institute for Functional Medicine and is an IFM Certified Practitioner. She also completed a one-year advanced Functional Medicine Clinical Development course through the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Dr. Rand earned her medical degree at the Cornell University Medical College in New York City in 1991. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco in 1994, followed by a fellowship in General Internal Medicine in 1995. She is a former Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF, and has been board certified in Internal Medicine since 1994. Dr. Rand has lectured extensively and edited numerous chapters on a variety of integrative medicine topics. She also trained in Five Element Acupuncture while she was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Rand is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
She is grateful to have more tools in her toolbox to help patients get to the root of their issues and achieve optimal health.
“I want to provide the support and complete care that people have been longing for in traditional medicine. I really like people, I listen, and there is no judgment, no symptom that cannot be discussed.
“I think so often doctors are still put on a pedestal. But I think I am just a work-in-progress and my patients are a work-in-progress too. I am prepared to help people get on a better health path, no matter where they are starting from.”
Why PALM Health?
“I wanted to join the Chambers Center by PALM Health to be part of a collaborative team model. I enjoy being able to be with other colleagues under one roof. Though I enjoyed many aspects of my private practice, I feel that integrative medicine works best with the PALM Health model.”
“I appreciate being able to talk with a patient’s other clinicians, be transparent about our plan, and be part of an integrative care team.”