Women’s Health + Wellness Guide – South OC

south oc women's guide to health and wellness

We are thrilled to partner with Caduceus Medical Group to bring you our South OC Women’s Health + Wellness Guide.


We included anchor links at the top and bottom of our content so you are able to jump to any section you’re interested in re-reading. There are so many amazing resources for women here in South Orange County!

Primary Care Physician


Fertility Specialists


Med Spas




Pregnancy Services

Wellness Therapies

Acupuncture + Massage

Nutrition + Supplements

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Dentists/Cosmetic Dentistry

Primary Care Physicians

Dr. Carlos Sobral

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Dr. Carlos Sobral is a primary care physician and his life in medicine started in La Habra and he has been practicing in Orange County for over 20 years. He became progressively interested in cholesterol, heart, and stroke risk and his interests took him to advanced lipid testing and analysis.

Undergraduate 1966 – 70 St. Mary’s College of California, Moraga
Fifth Pathway 1974 – 75 Univ. California at Irvine
Residency 1975 – 78 Univ. California at Irvine

Dr. Sobral sees patients at Caduceus Jamboree in Irvine.

Dr. Richard J. Kempert, MD – Dana Point
Dr. Johnny Tsai – Irvine
Dr. Torsten Kruse – San Clemente
Hoag Primary Care Physicians 
Dr. Kent Michael – Laguna Nigel
Saddleback Medical Group – Laguna Hills


Dr. Diana Tran-Kim

Dr. Diana Tran-Kim is an Ob-Gyn physician and grew up near Montreal, Canada and moved to Texas where she attended high school and college. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Biology and French from Houston Baptist University. She is fluent in French and Vietnamese.

Dr. Tran-Kim attended medical school in West Virginia at WVSOM and did her Obstetric/Gynecology residency training in Brooklyn, NY. She continued to work in Manhattan, NY as staff faculty at New York University and Lenox Hill hospitals. Dr. Tran-Kim’s medical background is founded on the principles of osteopathic medicine in which the belief of helping the whole body to be in good health in order to maximize the body’s own healing is key.

She participated in a documentary about pregnancy along with thirteen mothers called 40 Weeks, which premiered at the Angelika Theater in New York City, and is participating in the follow-up documentary, One.”

Dr. Tran-Kim sees patients at Caduceus for Women in Yorba Linda at TLC (The Life Center) and at our Irvine location, Caduceus Jamboree.

Orange Coast Women’s Medical Group – San Celmente + Laguna Hills
St. Joseph OBGYN– Aliso Viejo

Fertility Specialists


South OC Chiropractors – Lake Forest
The Joint Chiropractic – San Clemente
Absolute Health Chiropractic – Rancho Santa Margarita
Inspire Chiropractic – Irvine
Priestley Family Chiropractic – Newport Beach
Angell Chiropractic – Newport Beach
Aliso Creek Chiropractic – Aliso Viejo


Jason Pon


Jason Pon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University of Southern California and has worked for about a decade as a counselor in various settings while building experience working with young adults, teenagers, children, and families.

His practice interests involve working with individuals, families, adolescents, children, and couples struggling with depression, anxiety and stress, addictions, body image and identity, trauma, and intimacy and relationship issues including family conflicts, divorce, reunification, and parenting/communication issues. Additional areas of interest include problems individually and in relationships impacted by chemical dependency and addiction problems, self image issues, trauma and abuse, and transgenerational patterns.

Jason’s approach to treatment is based on Family Systems work building insight into the cross-generational emotional and behavioral patterns that impact relationships and one’s own individual well-being in addition to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy including trauma-oriented work, adapting a solutions-oriented approach to help clients build on their strengths, and discovering healthier and more effective ways of managing daily life stressors while building towards personal growth and wellness.

When not working, Jason enjoys recreational sports in addition to broadening his knowledge of the recent developments in technology, scientific discovery, and media entertainment.

Jason sees patients at our Yorba Linda and Irvine locations

Heidi Headding

Heidi Headding

Heidi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist earning her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and has worked over 15 years as a counselor.

Her practice involves working with individuals, families, children and adolescents struggling with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety and stress, grief and loss, PTSD, chronic pain, relationship issues, family conflicts and parenting including communication issues and phase of life issues.

Heidi’s approach to treatment is based on helping one resolve their current problems and long-standing patterns through self-awareness and positive change.

Her treatment philosophy is centered in the Mindfulness – Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach involving drawing from one’s strengths in order to create change and positive healthy coping skills, changing old maladaptive behavior patterns (broken records) and developing healthy new ones, and mindfully improving awareness of the mind and body connection.

Therapy can be short-term, focusing on specific issues, or long-term, addressing more complex issues and ongoing personality growth.

When not working, Heidi enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Heidi sees patients at our Yorba Linda and Irvine locations.

Amber Atwood

Amber Atwood

Amber is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) who works with individuals including children, adolescents and adults. She earned her Master’s degree from California State University in 2015 and has worked as a licensed therapist for over 4 years. She has many years of experience helping clients struggling with issues ranging from anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance abuse, PTSD, grief counseling, men’s and women’s issues, stress management, OCD, bipolar disorder and problems in communication.
Her therapy approach is strength-based aimed to empower and motivate individuals. She has been trained in a variety of approaches incorporating mindfulness based therapy techniques and Cognitive Behavioral therapy. She has also had extensive training in Narrative therapy which is founded on the premise that “the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem.” Emphasis in treatment is to help individuals increase a greater sense of self-awareness, mind-body connection and support personal growth. This approach includes developing an improved understanding of current coping mechanisms and behavioral patterns to help identify when feeling stuck. She also has experience working with young adults struggling with substance abuse and skilled at providing relapse prevention tools. Her work with children and teens initiates help to resolve problems at home or their school environment. Length of therapy is based on each individual needs and goals.
When she is not working, Amber enjoys spending time with her family, being in the outdoors and listening to music. Amber also loves to read a good book whenever she can.

Therapy by the Sea – San Clemente
Luisa Contreras – San Juan Capistrano
Donna Gugliatta – Laguna Nigel
Relationship 180 – Mission Viejo
Dr. Kathy – Lake Forest
Laguna Beach Counseling – Laguna Beach
Newport Beach Psychologist – Newport Beach
Tammy Hyland – Irvine


Dr. Lauren B. Dwinell – San Clemente
Dr. Garfinkle – Laguna Nigel
Coastal Kids Pediatrics – Laguna Nigel
Dr. Pittaluga – Rancho Santa Margarita
Sea View Pediatrics – Laguna Hills
Dr. Alyeshmerni – Newport Beach

Med Spa

Facial Aesthetic Concepts

facial aesthetic Concepts

From facials to facelifts to Botox and fillers, Facial Aesthetic Concepts helps give you your WOW!

Facial Aesthetic Concepts is an award-winning aesthetic surgery and cosmetic dermatology practice with three locations in South Orange County. Our team of board certified plastic surgeons, dermatologic specialists and medical estheticians offer all the services you want to look and feel your best.

Whether you are interested in a better bikini body, improving skin’s health and appearance, or reversing the signs of aging, Facial Aesthetic Concepts offers the latest technology delivered by skilled professionals. There a reason we’ve been voted the Best of Orange County for 12 years.

Give us a call to schedule or learn more: (949) 313-2600.

Additional Med Spas

Skinny Beach Med Spa – San Juan Capistrano
Laguna Beach Rejuvenation – Laguna Beach
Renu Facial and Body Aesthetics – San Juan Capistrano
Platinum Medical Spa – Aliso Viejo
B Beautiful Med Spa – Laguna Hills
W Med Spa – Newport Beach
Pure Beauty Medical Spa – Rancho Santa Margarita


Mantra Fitness – San Juan Capistrano
M Power Pilates + Fitness – San Clemente
Fitness Together – Dana Point
Fitness Elite for Women – Laguna Nigel
Stretch Lab – Laguna Nigel
Studio 5 – Ladera Ranch
Mission Viejo South Fit Body Boot Camp – Mission Viejo
Top Notch Fitness – Lake Forest
Pacific Park Fitness – Aliso Viejo

Nutrition + Supplements

Zammex Nutrition


Zammex Nutrition offers several forms of Hydrolyzed Collagen supplements. Zammex Nutrition was built on the principles of “Health Made Simple” and “Purity Realized”. All of Zammex’s products are 100% pure and naturally sourced.

Their products are designed to help improve your quality of life by looking and feeling better every day. Their commitment is straightforward – stay on the cutting edge of health and beauty products while keeping their formulations clean and simple.

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Additional Nutritionists

Healthy By Gini – Laguna Nigel
Newport Nutrition – Newport Beach
Rachel Schwartz Nutritionist – Lake Forest
Nourish Nutrition and Health – Newport Beach
Denise Canellos – Irvine
Modern Life Nutrition – Huntington Beach

Acupuncture + Massage

Miracle Acupuncture Wellness Center – Aliso Viejo
Modern Acupuncture – Aliso Viejo
Mission Viejo Acupuncture – Mission Viejo
Newport Acupuncture – Newport Beach
Radix Wellness – Irvine
Healing Light Family Acupunture – Fountain Valley
Ocean Massage – San Clemente
Dynamic Touch Massage – Laguna Nigel
Maple Massage – Mission Viejo

Wellness Therapies

Cold Rush Wellness – Laguna Nigel
Perspire Sauna Studio – Laguna Nigel
Cryo Care USA – Laguna Beach
Cryo Spot OC – Santa Ana
OC Salt Therapy – Irvine
AMA Skincare – Irvine/Newport

Pregnancy Services

MOMS of Orange County

In Home Program

Delivering the healthiest baby possible

During pregnancy, a MOMS home visitor is a caring friend supporting you with knowledge about your pregnancy, healthcare, childbirth, breastfeeding, and feeling good.  Once your baby is born she helps you encourage your baby’s strong development.

The in-home visits program is offered at no cost to low-moderate income families. Visit momsorangecounty.org or call 714.972.2610 or toll free at 800.787.5858.

MOMS of Orange County

Childbirth and Mommy & Me Classes

Parenting wisdom and confidence

While you are pregnant, get prepared by joining classes in childbirth, prenatal health, breastfeeding, and a workshop for new dads. Mommy & Me and My Parents & Me classes teach fun activities that stimulate your baby’s mental and physical growth.

Classes are offered in English, Spanish or Vietnamese at no cost to low-moderate income families. Visit momsorangecounty.org or call 714.972.2610 or toll free at 800.787.5858.

Lactation Consultant – Laguna Beach
My Baby 3D/4D Ultra Sound – San Clemente
OC Maternal-Fetal Medicine – Irvine
My First Foto – Westminster
Baby Love Doulas – Ladera Ranch
Orange County Midwifery – Lake Forest
Integrated Birth – Huntington Beach
Mind Body Baby OC – Laguna Nigel

Dentists/Cosmetic Dentistry

Live on the border?  We also have a North OC Women’s Health Guide here!