Dr. Valencia Porter enjoys helping people achieve optimal health, utilizing her expertise in both Western medicine and many other modalities including Functional Medicine, Ayurveda and Mind-Body Medicine. Board Certified in both General Preventive Medicine and Integrative Medicine, she also has a Master's Degree in Public Health focusing on Environmental Health and received additional training in Environmental Medicine. For the past decade, she has been a lead physician and educator at The Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California where she works with Deepak Chopra. She is also certified to teach both meditation and yoga.
A graduate of USC – Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Porter received a Bravewell Collaborative scholarship to the renowned Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil and was also a Research Fellow at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Beyond allopathic medicine, Dr. Porter has received extensive training in many healing modalities including Ayurveda, environmental health, Functional Medicine, medical acupuncture, meditation, yoga, Healing Touch, herbal medicine, nutrition and nutritional supplements, Pranic Healing, and mind-body medicine. She has studied directly with many luminaries in holistic medicine including Drs. Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, David Simon, James Gordon, Mimi Guarneri, Joseph Helms, Master Stephen Co, Walter Crinnion, and Tieraona Low Dog.
Dr. Porter believes that one of the most important roles of a doctor is to teach, and she enjoys educating patients, healthcare providers, and the general public on a variety of health topics. She teaches regularly at the Chopra Center and lectures nationally to health-care providers as well as the public. As guest faculty at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and volunteer faculty in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSD School of Medicine, she also educates residents, fellows, and medical students.
Dr. Porter recently published "Resilient Health: How to Thrive in Our Toxic World" and has written many book chapters and articles on a variety of health subjects. She is passionate about the environment and is deeply concerned about the effects of environmental toxicity and human health. She represents the American College of Preventive Medicine for the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health.
"Dr. Porter is so caring and knowledgeable. When I see her I feel like she is listening intently. Every suggestion she makes turns out to have highly beneficial results in my life. She is a balance of both western and eastern modalities. I am so fortunate to have an integrative practitioner on my team. I want to be as healthy and pain free as possible. She is supportive to well being on every level. Thanks Dr. Porter!" –BH