What My Patients Say
If you are looking for a provider to help you improve your health that is friendly, attentive, intelligent and caring, I suggest making an appointment with Jessica. I came to Jessica with terrible stomach and skin issues after 2 years of frustration with Kaiser Permanente treatment. I was easily able to make an appointment with her and during our first appointment she was very attentive. She listened to everything I had to say, took extensive notes, and asked great questions. We talked TOGETHER about the paths I could take to get to my end goal of getting healthy again, and implemented a plan. She is extremely well informed and studied in her field of medicine and does her research. She helped me feel like I have control over my health again after 2 years of feeling frustrated and hopeless that I would be resigned to treatment that I didn't feel comfortable with. Within 2 months of working with Jessica, I felt and saw a significant improvement in my symptoms and have learned so much valuable information about how my body functions best as we continue to together.
I am thrilled that Jessica Kolahi has opened her Integrative Women's Health Clinic in San Francisco! With her medical training as a physician's assistant and her varied experience at Stanford Hospital, combined with her expertise in Chinese Medicine, Herbs, and Acupuncture, she is the type of practitioner that offers medicine, now, as a model for how we hope it will be more universally offered in the future. With her philosophy of treating the whole person, and her delivery model of visits that allow the time for a more complete intake and picture of health, I feel like I could not be in better hands. Thank you, Jessica!
I wanted to find someone who could help me with a specific fertility issue that I was having. My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for many months on our own, and then worked with a fertility specialist on going through round after round of IUI treatments...all without success. We finally decided to move on to the more aggressive IVF treatment. IVF is no joke when it comes to the money you have to invest and I wanted to do my best to make sure we did everything we possibly could to be successful. I found Jessica through her website, without a recommendation and decided to give her office a call. I was surprised right away that Jessica actually got on the phone with me to spend time talking about my history and the issues I had been having. She made me feel totally comfortable about coming in to see her, even before I made an appointment. I started seeing Jessica a couple months before my treatment started and I believe her regimen not only helped with my physical issues, but it also helped me center myself and relieve stress during a time in my life that was both financially and emotionally difficult. Jessica has clearly worked with many women in my position and I felt like she really understood what I was going through. The treatments were very relaxing and I found myself leaving there feeling totally energized and refreshed. The Chinese herbs were a great way to boost the benefits of the acupuncture every day in between my treatments with her. When it came time to go through the IVF treatment, every step of the process was successful. We had better results than I could have hoped for. I am now half way through a very healthy pregnancy and truly believe I have Jessica to thank for her help and friendship along the way. I will be going back to see Jessica when I get into the later stages of my pregnancy and will definitely keep seeing her in the future. I've recommended her to my friends and family members, as well. Bottom line is that Jessica is very professional and knowledgeable... and she's also a wonderful person and made a difficult time in my life much more bearable. Thank you Jessica!
Jessica is fantastic. She is professional, knowledgeable, and a truly excellent practitioner. Her space is very clean, neat, and comfortable. I find that she takes the time to explain her thought process, without over-burdening me with information.The best thing about Jess is that she is always striving to be a better practitioner and to bring more to her patients. She does research, goes to professional seminars, and solicits opinions from her patients as to ways she can make each experience more full. There is nothing static about how she practices, and it's this dynamism that keeps me coming back!
I came to see Jessica soon after entering my second trimester of my second pregnancy. I had hoped my morning sickness would clear up, but found myself plagued with daily nausea and fatigue. Add to the mix the challenge of raising a toddler and you can imagine how desperate I was for relief! Jessica focused on the nausea and fatigue for my first session and sent me home with herbs for both. The next day was a little better and within a week I was feeling like a new woman! The herbs she gave me for the morning sickness are amazing and I can literally feel the nausea melting away as I sip my tea. I have been singing the praises of Jessica's work to all my friends and coworkers. I have continued to go back each week and plan to keep up my appointments throughout my pregancy and post-partum period.I kept waiting for the day when I would be able to enjoy this pregnancy as I had my first. With Jessica's help, I have finally reached that point!
Jessica is an intuitive and well-rounded healer. She is as personable as she is knowledgeable & skilled, she instills a well-founded confidence in her practice, & balances her vast knowledge of ancient techniques with contemporary lifestyle. Jessica's ability to transcribe traditional Chinese medicine to a modern medical practice only increases compliance, & gracefully illustrates her artful balance of traditional philosophy in present-day, clinical application. She is a jewel! A true healer with a wide skill-set who melds the modern & ancient practice with fluidity & utmost competence! She has healing hands & a compassionate heart (: The confidence I have in her care is unrivaled & seldom bestowed on a practitioner so deserving!
There is nothing more valuable in healthcare than having a provider like Jessica who gives you the time and space to discuss the full 360 picture of your health and wellbeing. Whether you feel sick or just want to be the best version of you possible, Jessica's considerable breadth (and depth!) of knowledge spans all areas of healthcare. She always answers my questions thoughtfully and suggests options I can pursue or not - from meal planning to supplements to blood work. I've gladly followed her recommendations and been rewarded and more educated at every step. I came in a healthy 55 year old with some mild menopausal shenanigans going on and I'm now a better informed and healthier 56 year old with limited menopausal symptoms. Bonus! >> Her mind is vast and she's fun to talk to. Jessica sets the bar for healthcare, IMHO.