Phone 408-333-9092 - Fax 408-333-9798
Integrative Medical Associates
Tedde M. Rinker, D.O.
Dr. Rinker received her medical training at Michigan State University. Then her residency and fellowship training at Wayne State University and University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Rinker is board certified in Neurology and Psychiatry by the America Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 1987. In addition, she has been board certified in Anti-Aging medicine by the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, since 2000.
She has additional professional training in the treatment of Lyme disease and associated Co-Infections via the preceptor program of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. She was certified by the Wilson temperature Syndrome founders to treat patients using their method for both hypo-and hyperthyroidism, and has been trained on Adrenal Fatigue and other stress related conditions, all of which have been a focus of her treatment for the past 30 years of practice.
She has training in Bio-Identical Hormone replacement, Cancer and Cardiovascular disease prevention, Dementia prevention and Brain and Cardiac optimization from a number of alternative medicine organizations. (American academy for Anti-Aging Medicine, Life Extension Foundation, The International Hormone Society, Med Quest Conferences, Institute for Functional Medicine, Restorative Medicine Foundation and International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society).
Dr. Rinker’s approach encourages the patient to be an active partner in the healing process. She makes recommendations rather than giving “doctors orders.” She listens and she teaches. She includes the whole person in her evaluations, rather than just prescribing a pill for a symptom. She most often uses herbal and natural remedies, diet and lifestyle changes, prescribes only bio-identical hormones, and will occasionally prescribe prescription drugs when she considers them sage and necessary, or a natural supplement would be inadequate treatment.
If you have a complex set of symptoms that bother you, she will want to hear the whole story and see what symptoms and signs are related. She works tirelessly to help you feel completely well again.