Dr. Caitlin Fanning, ND


Dr. Caitlin Fanning is a naturopathic doctor and women's health expert in Santa Cruz, CA.  She treats patients of all ages and conditions with a focus on women’s health, hormone health, nutrition, stress management, fertility, and pre-conception care.  She believes that everyone can benefit from naturopathic care.

Dr. Fanning encourages patients to take an active role in their own health through teaching nourishing lifestyles.  She believes physical health does not happen independently—the individual is deeply affected by family and community, and the body reacts and responds to the mind and spirit.  She has studied the body’s ability to heal if given the right conditions, and uses this knowledge to optimize the health of her patients. By using natural therapeutic tools like diet and lifestyle counseling, nutritional evaluation and supplements, herbal medicine, hydrotherapy, and homeopathy, she helps our patients create a life that helps them thrive.

When she’s not working, she enjoys visiting the North Coast; smelling the ocean air, and being among the great redwood trees.  She loves cooking with local market foods and spends her free time reading, practicing yoga, gardening, hiking, and doing hydrotherapy rounds at the spa.

Dr. Fanning received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, the largest university for natural health arts and sciences in the United States. Before that, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree at University of California, Irvine. She is licensed to practice medicine in the state of California.

Dr. Fanning currently practices at Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center in beautiful Santa Cruz, California. She serves patients in Santa Cruz, Live Oak, Twin Lakes, Capitola, Aptos, Rio Del Mar, Bonny Doon, Davenport, Pescadero, Soquel, Half Moon Bay, Scott's Valley, and more.