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A real doctor. I have been getting my medical care from conventional medical doctors for most of my life. They have been treating symptoms, prescribing medications, and making me worse. Through research and reading and finding improved health through other means, I learned about Functional Medical Doctors. Through trial and error, I found Dr. Stagliano. He has gotten to the root causes of my health problems. He is knowledgeable, understanding, patient and a great educator! He’s the best, look no further!
— A. from Pacifica, CA
What all doctors should be like. I’ve been on quite a journey with multiple health problems, loads of antibiotics, many doctors and heavy anxiety. Things worsened over the last five years and I’m not even 40. I saw a few naturopaths, did tons of my own research, and then I found Dr. Stagliano. He was recommended to me and I’m so glad we connected. Dr. Stagliano is incredibly thorough, clear and knowledgeable. He seeks to get to the root of your health problems and is well versed in his systematic approaches. I highly recommend him!
— A. from San Francisco, CA
After years of struggling to find a doctor who I can work with to optimize my health and wellness, I am so happy to have found Dr. Rich right here in SF. Standard physical exams were just not working for me, as I have become very focused on being proactive and wanted a more comprehensive approach to my health. It’s awesome to now have someone of his caliber to work with. I would encourage anyone looking to achieve ultra wellness in their own life to give Dr. Rich a call.
— D. from Tiburon, CA
Dr. Rich is amazing and has forever changed my mindset on nutrition and eating habits. I originally started seeing him after I had my first baby and needed a ”jump start” to my eating habits and exercise routine. Dr. Rich got me on the right track and the changes made have now been life changes and are incorporated in my entire family’s daily life. I have continued to stick with these amazing changes through my 2nd pregnancy and couldn’t be happier.

If you are in a rut and need a good jump start - go see Dr. Rich!! You won’t be sorry!!
— R. from Novato, CA *
Grateful! What words can adequately describe getting your life back? To be able to get out of bed in the morning with excitement and enthusiasm. To go to work without brain fog. To go home to your young children with enough energy left to shoulder their needs. To be the mother and spouse you once were, and you knew you were capable of being again? I am so very grateful to Dr. Stagliano. He quickly identified the proper course for me. Healthy. Happy. Grateful.
— L. from San Jose, CA*
Rich Stagliano is the most incredible doctor. He is kind, compassionate, an active listener, extremely thorough and has excellent follow-through. Upon completion of a thorough questionnaire and eval, he pinpointed the root cause of my issue to be an allergy to gluten, dairy and a deficiency in a vitamin/mineral. He not only gave me the tools needed to make changes to diet, stress, sleep, etc.; he supported me through each step. He has changed the course of my life and to him I am forever grateful. Thank you!
— M. from San Francisco, CA
Extraordinary doctor. I have worked with and consulted doctor’s since 1980. Dr. Stagliano actually listens with his entire being, not just his ears, and he listens to understand, rather than to just respond. I am looking forward to being coached on how I can be at cause over my well-being and learn how to properly care for myself physically. Dr. Stagliano’s thoughtfulness and generosity speaks louder than his words. I’m very appreciative to be in his service.
— J. from Napa, CA*
Amazing! Dr. Rich is truly a life saver. He helped me survive breast cancer with not only amazing nutritional counseling, but also digging deeper into how my emotional health can keep me strong. He is an incredible listener, he is extremely supportive and patient with someone like me who is Type A and can’t stop moving and driving forward. He’s made me a Type Z!! :)
— L. from Daly City, CA
A Partner in Health. It’s true that Dr. Stagliano treats causes, not symptoms, but more than that he is a partner in health. Over the years I’ve benefited greatly from his thoughtful and natural approach to dealing with health issues; leveraging nutrition, exercise and mindfulness over medication. He’s been a pillar in helping me deal with chronic issues and improving my overall health.
— K. from San Mateo, CA
Love Live Fit and so will you. Rich is dedicated and present to listen to all your issues, physical and psychological! You will enjoy his approach to good health!
— D. from Richmond, CA
After 3+ years of chronic infections and fatigue—and twice as many doctors—Dr. Stagliano figured out what was wrong with me. Better yet, he healed me! I have tons of energy and feel better than I did when I was 20!
— C. from Berkeley, CA
I found Rich online and was very hesitant to consult with him; but, after the free phone consultation, I decided to move forward. He helped me uncover why I was constantly feeling exhausted. I ended up taking time off from work to heal and to reflect on how I had been living my life. What I love about Dr. Rich is that he is nonjudgmental, is extremely supportive and caring, and is genuine and honest about what he can do for you. I highly recommend him for your care.
— V. from San Francisco, CA

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* Disclaimer: The above testimonials represent some of Dr. Stagliano’s patients individual experiences.
Your results working with him and/or with a Functional Medicine approach may vary.