- Dr. Sarah Holloway
- Dr. Juli Mazi
- Susannah Lee
- Phoenix L. Quetzal DeLeón
- Summer Rhee-Pizano
- Dr. Irene J. Valencia
From the first moment I walked into Thrive, I could feel that I was in a different kind of doctor’s office. There is a feeling of peace and calm there that I have never experienced, and that natural healing attitude is consistent throughout all my experiences there. From B12 Fridays to nutritional IV therapy, every treatment I have experienced has left me feeling vibrant and totally supported. The three doctors who own the practice are gracious and knowledgable, and all of the healers with whom I have interacted there are equally skilled. I can’t imagine looking for healing support in any other medical office now, there really is no comparison.”
– Santa Cruz
For the past 4 years my husband has suffered and endured the effects of Peripheral neuropathy. We have exhausted all resources short of another surgery. After coming into contact with Sarah she introduced us to the benefits of Chinese medicines enhanced by the technique of Cupping. After 3 treatments our hopes begin to grow. 2x a week of all techniques with suggested herbs. Because of the sensitivity on my husbands skin ,touch was a big worry for him. He was rewarded with very conscientious treatment. She cares very much for her patients. Quality, integrity and knowledge has always been an important aspect in our search for a reputable physician. Sarah definitely fills those prerequisites. My husband now looks forwards to every session.” Santa Cruz, CA
Dr. Mazi is a great Naturopath. She is very kind. She gives a lot of time to really listen and do all the tests she needs. She recommends what I need to do. She has treated my GERDS, allergies, and inflammation naturally, so I could stop all the drugs I was taking. Thank you Dr. Mazi.”
D.M. – Santa Cruz, CA
I avoid doctors like the plague!!! No pun intended. However, since meeting with Dr Juli Mazi I have discovered an alternative to the run-of-the-mill scene of being treated the same as the last 50 people walking in with an ailment. Thrive Natural Medicine treats each person as an individual and Dr Mazi is incredibly knowledgeable and personable. I’m so thankful that I have found a better way to treat health issues through Dr Mazi and Thrive.”
M.K. – Aptos, CA
I am so grateful to have Dr Juli Mazi as a health care resource. She is extremely approachable and down to earth while at the same time super knowledgeable and gracious with her time and attention. We began care at the weekly B12 happy hour on Friday’s and we have nothing but rave reviews about Thrive and Dr Mazi.”
K.B. – Santa Cruz, CA
Dr Juli Mazi, ND has a very warm and comforting way to her. I felt safe and that I was in good hands. I believe she is a product of the healing work that she offers. She is vibrant and radiates health, exactly what I want!”
D.D. – Santa Cruz, CA
Dr. Mazi is the best doctor I have ever had, she is attentive, caring, and skilled at what she does. Her office is comfortable and calming. I always leave feeling healthy and inspired. I would recommend her to anyone I know.”
C.L. – Santa Cruz, CA
Dr. Mazi is a confident, thorough, and effective naturopath who has served as my largest artillery in combatting my challenges with chronic bronchitis and adrenal malfunction. She has also counseled me through a 21 day detox which for me as a professional in the music entertainment industry was quite a challenge. Through her guidance and care, I have quit smoking tobacco and have healed my chronic bronchial conditions, which exacerbated my anxiety and adrenal issues. Thanks Dr. Mazi for your constant support, I could not have done it without you!”
S.T. – Santa Cruz, CA
I came into the office originally for the B12 happy hour shots on Wednesdays with a friend of mine. I needed more than just B12 shots but found this an easy way to get to know Dr. Mazi before committing to work with her for the long term. I developed a trust in her over a short period of time and asked her if she could help me with my bigger health issue. She was kind, gentle, informative without being pedantic, friendly, smart, funny, easy to talk to and very professional. She was genuinely interested in helping me get well. I have a digestive disorder along with a suppressed immune system, which has improved significantly under Dr. Mazi’s care. This is not something that will heal over night but I feel confident that I am getting progressively better and will soon be back to perfect health. She was also very conscientious of my financial situation and was very careful not to over prescribe too many tests or supplements. I have moved away from the Santa Cruz area but will come back to visit her office when I get back to the area to check in and get her opinion of my progress. She also walks her talk and is a great exponent of eating well and living well. I would recommend anyone to work with Dr. Mazi to get their health back on track in the most natural way.”
– Santa Cruz, CA
I have been a patient of Dr. Juli Mazi for several years. In my sessions with her,
Dr. Mazi devoted ample time to listen to my health concerns and to respond clearly to my health questions. At the end of each session, she specified the tests I needed and she handed me her recommendations in writing. I was impressed by Dr. Juli Mazi’s medical and holistic expertise in addition to her communication skills. She gave me her undivided attention, and I was able to contact her with minor questions and received a call back. It is gratifying to have a doctor who gives me more time, focuses on the treatment of the causes and the prevention of the problems. Dr. Juli Mazi adheres to her naturopathic principles of treating the whole person, prevention, doing no harm, being a doctor who is also a teacher and identifying and treating the underlying causes of disease. She helped me feel better in only a few visits, and I am confident that would do the same for all of her patients.”
K.G. – Santa Cruz, CA
Dr. Juli Mazi has been my Naturopathic Doctor for over two years. She has overseen extensive tests and has put me on a detox program to clear my body of toxins. Dr Mazi reviews my lab work comparing my results to the ideal range (not the “normal” range), so I can have optimal health. She also advises me on prevention, healthy diet and necessary vitamins, minerals and supplements that are best for my age and lifestyle. It is very easy to talk with Dr. Juli Mazi. She listens deeply and clearly communicates with me. I would highly recommend Dr. Juli Mazi as an outstanding doctor for anyone who wants a doctor who will treat the whole person, get to the underlying cause of the problem and help people receive the most benefit with an efficient treatment plan I highly recommend Dr. Mazi.”
C.G. – Santa Cruz, CA
Dr. Juli Mazi has changed my life. When I first went to see her, I was looking for a general practitioner to give me some insights as I climbed toward 40 years old…what I got was an entirely new outlook on life, my health, my diet, and how much control I have over my own healing! Dr. Mazi manages to distill her vast knowledge of so many subjects and healing modalities into completely-easy-to-understand terms . Her ‘bedside manner’ is impeccable and as the first visit came to an end, I was surprised and sorry that our two hours had flown by so quickly, and eager to come back for more. Over the past 5 months I have returned four times, and I feel like a new human: younger than ever before, more fit, and more ME! Her professional demeanor, personal style, and overall positivity guarantees that I have found my doctor in the Santa Cruz area, and am much better for it!”
L. – Santa Cruz, CA
Susannah is amazing. I’ve been seeing her for acupuncture for a couple months and my life and health has drastically improved! So far I’ve taken off 12 pounds, am sleeping way better, and emotionally I’m feeling more stable but still energized. She is such a sweet person who truly cares about my well being. She’s easy to be around, super knowledgeable, and her treatment room is welcoming and serene. She gives a great massage too! Totally recommended. Book an appointment — you won’t be sorry.”Laura L.
Susannah is a healer! I’ve received acupuncture and bodywork from her for years. At first our focus was on really supporting areas of my health that needed it. Susannah was great at listening (great bedside manner) and understanding comprehensively what my body needed so she could provide the best treatment. I definitely noticed improvements after our sessions. She has helped me to achieve a higher standard of health. I still see her weekly and refer people to her all the time (and they always thank me for it!). I find that the ongoing “maintenance” helps me to stay ahead of things so that my health doesn’t backslide. I unreservedly recommend Susannah for acupuncture & bodywork. She’s amazing!”Rebecca H.
“I can’t say enough about the quality of care that Summer has provided my husband and I. She’s an extraordinary practitioner with a thorough approach based on her extensive knowledge and experience.
We have benefitted from her holistic approach and from her extensive background in both Physical Therapy and Acupuncture/Chinese medicine. She is a keen diagnostician and has an amazing intellect. She is kind, passionate and extremely hard working. She knows the most current trends and continues to take workshops and classes in her field. We have been coming to Summer for a wide variety of medical issues for over ten years and she has always provided us with the highest quality of care. Her approach is very professional with she has a warm and caring personality. This is a combination that is hard to find.
We are grateful for her services and her ongoing support as we navigate through some very challenging medical issues. My husband had a liver transplant with many other medical issues and we have found Summer’s ongoing support for him to be very helpful. With great care and skill, Summer has treated me for shoulder problems, arthritis and gastro-intestinal issues. She is a master at her craft.”
L.D. – Santa Cruz, CA
Summer is the best PT I have ever had! I cannot say enough about her expertise and ability. When I first went to her I had been struggling with a shoulder injury and had constant pain and swelling even though it had been several months since I injured it. Within the first 2 sessions she made the swelling completely go away, and helped me understand the nature of my injury significantly more than my past doctor visits had. She gave me extremely effective exercises to rehabilitate my shoulder. Perhaps even more importantly, she helped to restore functionality through various techniques to get the muscles and joints working together properly again. I believe her high level of competency helped make my recovery go as fast as possible. If you have an injury, I highly recommend letting her assist you in your healing process.”
J.R. – Santa Cruz, CA
Summer is a healer who is knowledgeable in both Western and Chinese medicine. Trained both as a physical therapist and acupuncturist she truly has a holistic perspective. After dealing with a chronic leg problem for 2 years, I was very frustrated that the medical professionals I had consulted couldn’t tell me what the underlying problem was and I had become discouraged about the possibility of ever walking pain-free ever again. My experience with Summer changed all of that. She took the time to explore my history and examine my leg carefully. She was gentle and responsive to my questions and concerns. After following her suggestions and only 3 visits, I’m happy to say that my leg is already much better. I look forward to resuming hiking in the near future.”
S.B. – Santa Cruz, CA
“Summer has an amazing knowledge of both Western and Chinese medicine. Several years ago she helped me recover from a broken pelvis. My posture and hip mobility was pretty poor but with physical therapy and acupuncture, Summer helped me regain more hip movement and and overall improvement in my posture. What I found most impressive was her a ability to determine the cause of my discomfort.
I recently sought her help for determining why I was having numbness in my fingers and after describing my symptoms Summer was able to get straight to the problem and identified why I was experiencing the symptoms. She is amazing and I can highly recommend her. She also has a wonderful, calm manner when dealing with her patients.
H.C. – Santa Cruz, CA