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Meet Our Team
Dr. Jannet Huang is a board certified endocrinologist. She also achieved certification as a clinical densitometrist and a menopause clinician, in addition to having additional training in Ayurvedic Medicine. She specializes in diabetes prevention, cardiovascular risk reduction, hormone balance, osteoporosis prevention, and sexual health for men and women. She belongs to various prestigious professional organizations including the Endocrine Society, the American Association for Clinical Endocrinologists, and the International Menopause Society, etc.
Dr. Huang obtained her medical degree and Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Toronto. She completed her endocrine fellowship (research and clinical) at University of California, San Diego. She is very active in promoting health education for the community, and she is an avid speaker in continuing medical education programs for physicians.
“I enjoy spending time to get to know each of my patients to understand their intricate balance. I believe in customizing management approaches to suit the needs of each individual to optimize their endocrine health. Proactive and comprehensive efforts are essential in disease prevention and enhancement of quality of life. I strive to bring the most cutting edge medical knowledge into my practice, while incorporating multidisciplinary and holistic approaches.”
Dr. Chang has her independent Internal Medicine practice located at the Center for Optimal Health. She achieved Board Certification in Internal Medicine in 1998. She is well-versed in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy as well as the many aspects of Integrative-Holistic Medicine and nutritional supplements. Her caring and thorough approach is much appreciated by her patients.
Dr. Chang earned her Medical Doctorate from University of California, Irvine and completed her internship and residence in Internal Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Chang also has an undergraduate degree in Psychobiology and a degree as Master of Public Health from UCLA.
Kathleen “Linaya” Manger-Brown is a Certified Lifestyle Educator. She earned her certification as a Lifestyle Educator in July 2013 after being personally inspired by her own success on the FLT program and seeing its proven results with countless patients since starting to work for Dr. Huang in 2008. Prior to that she earned her Medical Assistant Certificate in 1985 at Saddleback College and enjoyed over 20 years in both clinical and administrative positions in the specialties of OB/GYN, Dermatology, Family Practice, Endocrinology and Integrative Medicine.
“I’m genuinely excited to educate and empower others to make the lifestyle changes that will improve their health and help them achieve their goals. I’ve seen first hand how small changes make a big difference, as well as the importance of having a truly interested and supportive healthcare team. This is my new passion and I’m thrilled to be able to make a difference.”
Rosanne Miranda is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She received a Bachelors degree from the University of California at San Diego in clinical psychology. She then went on to earn a Masters degree from Pepperdine University in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy.
“I enjoy working with individuals and couples, who trust me to closely examine their relationships in order to achieve a more emotionally satisfying life. I also enjoy working with groups, wherein people who are experiencing similar challenges can receive support from one another. I work with a wide population, but at The Center my focus is on helping people make the types of changes that will improve their health and thus their quality of life. I believe people have a tremendous capacity to change and achieve their goals and aspirations with the right help and inspiration from health professionals and their peers.”
Neemu Murthy is an Ayurvedic Health Educator. She attended the California College of Ayurveda in 2008. Currently, she is pursuing additional Ayurvedic study programs. Neemu is also a dedicated student of Ashtanga Yoga. She has studied and practiced yoga extensively, including training in Mysore, India. Neemu will be offering one-on-one coaching in how to adopt Ayurveda lifestyle practices.
“I grew up in a traditional Indian family. Ayurveda has always been an integral part of my life. I learned mantra, meditation and prayer, cooking with Ayurvedic spices, as well as the practice of Abhyanga (oiling the body and hair) from my ancestors. I am truly excited to share the preventative health benefits of these ancient practices with people.”
Dr. Huang calls Neemu an inspiring teacher. “Neemu radiates a peaceful energy. She is genuine and caring. She models the Ayurveda lifestyle in her own daily life. I know it is her sincere wish to optimize patients’ health by sharing her knowledge of Ayurveda in a practical, livable way. Come meet Neemu and you will take along some zen into your life.”
Monette Paulsen is a Certified Lifestyle Educator. She received her certification in FirstLine Therapy in April of 2006. She is also currently completing her studies to be a Certified Nutrition Consultant from The Global College of Natural Medicine. She has been helping people successfully change their lifestyle to improve their health since August 2007.
“I am truly passionate about helping people make Lifestyle changes to improve their health. I feel that we are in the middle of a health crisis and I am very glad that I can have a share in educating our community about healthy living. It is very rewarding to see my client’s health and life change for the better.”