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1620 Riviera Ave
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(925) 935-7500
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Anthroposophic Medicine
an alternative, holistic approach to healthcare
Anthroposophic medicine is a form of alternative medicine that was founded in the 1920's by Rudolph Steiner (1861-1925) based on Steiner's medical knowledge and philosophy. With a holistic approach, it combines homeopathic medicine and other techniques with traditional western medicine.
Rudolph Steiner recommended new medicinal substances as well as specific methods for preparing them. One such preparation is made of mistletoe, and it has evolved into a cancer drug that is used to treat cancer, today.

Steiner and Dr. Ita Wegman (1876-1943) worked closely to develop the principles of anthroposophic medicine and their application. In 1921, the first anthroposophic medical clinic was opened in Arlesheim, Switzerland, by Dr. Wegman.  There are currently anthroposophical medical practices in over 60 countries.

Rudolph Steiner
Rudolph Steiner, PhD


Dr. Ida Wegman
Ida Wegman, MD

Dr. Wegman also co-founded the pharmaceutical laboratory, Weleda, a producer of medicines and health care products.

Steiner insisted that all anthroposophical doctors be licensed, board certified medical doctors. So, the first requirement to practice anthroposophically extended medicine is to obtain a conventional MD degree and board certification. After completing conventional medical training, a medical doctor extends their knowledge by adding further perspectives and additional treatment

techniques by taking extension courses. Anthroposophical doctors accept all the tools in conventional medicine, and every option is considered for its appropriateness in a specific instance. For example, antibiotics are used when necessary, as are homeopathics; physical therapy is prescribed, as well as curative eurythmy (movement exercise to balance the forces within the body) and massage. Psychological counseling may also be prescribed.

Anthroposophical doctors deal with all ages and all types of conditions. The toolbox of techniques and medications has proven to be useful and effective, especially in treating chronic and long-term conditions.


Dr. Tiffany Baer
Dr. Tiffany Baer is board certified in Internal Medicine and Holistic Medicine.  In addition, she is Certified in Anthroposophic Medicine.  She received her medical training at Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel, and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California.

Dr. Baer offers a unique perspective to patients, integrating Anthroposophic Medical knowledge, skills and insight with a standard Western Medicine training.

Dr. Tiffany Baer
Tiffany Baer, MD

Her practice focuses on the treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, using an approach which, first and foremost, enhances the bodys natural healing capacities through the use of highly effective remedies, dietary recommendations and lifestyle advice. Rarely, and as a last resort, she may utilize pharmaceuticals.

What To Expect During a Visit

Your first visit will typically take 1-2 hours depending on the complexity of
your health condition. This time is used to explore the history of your current health problems. Treatment options are explored based on understanding your options. Records from previous doctor visits may be requested. If needed, labs may be ordered. An individualized treatment plan will be created which often includes remedies and dietary


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Health Medicine Center
1620 Riviera Ave
Walnut Creek, CA  94596

Tel: (925) 935-7500
FAX: (925) 935-7770