Dr. Adam Sandford

About Doc Sandford

Naturopathic Doctor & Functional Medicine Specialist in Los Angeles

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Looking for a naturopathic doctor who can help you navigate all your health options?

  • You don’t want to take drugs for the rest of your life just because you have a ‘chronic’ condition.
  • Natural medicines sound great, but you don’t know what to try or what might help.
  • You just want to find a doctor who will help you choose the path that is best for you.

That’s what I want for you, too.

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I’ve been where you are.

Doc Sandford here. After working for a decade as a program manager at Microsoft, I was left depleted and exhausted, with significant high blood pressure, reproductive problems, and declining health.

It was naturopathic medicine that turned my life around and inspired me to help others do the same.

Since then, I have seen the miracles of natural medicine alleviate the side effects of conventional treatments and promise lasting health for hundreds of my patients.

A bit about my style as a naturopathic doctor…

With experience in both functional medicine and pharmaceutical prescribing, I’ll help you navigate and make sense of the confusing world of modern medicine. That could mean optimizing your performance with precision medicine or helping you live a vibrant and energetic life despite a chronic illness or other health issues.

I’ll meet you with empathy and a sense of humor but guide you with intense focus and expertise. I’ll listen compassionately and analyze critically.

If you are tired of the healthcare status quo, you’ve finally found your partner in health.


  • Licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) in the state of California
  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from National University of Naturopathic Medicine (NUNM)
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition from Bastyr University
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I’ll help you achieve your definition of health.


More Energy


Better Sleep


Calmer Mood


Quiet Digestion


Clarity of Mind


Freedom from Pain


Less Stress


Improved Relationships

And More…

Dr Adam is the bees knees. If only I could put into words how grateful I am for him. He's helped me so much over the years. There's a solution for whatever it is you're facing and rest assured that he will find it. Dr Sandford is so knowledgeable, always on top of the latest, and he's SO KIND. I always leave feeling better and ready to take on any health challenge. Thank you Dr Sandford!

- RK


Finally a Dr who listens! All I can say is FINALLY!!....Dr Sandford is fantastic, it’s so nice to have a Dr actually spend time with you and he listens...sometimes I feel like I can just go in there and spew all the crap going on in my life and it feels good to get a response that "we will get you better". So I would say anyone who’s dealing with Hashimotos or other autoimmune problems to please go see Dr Sandford, you won’t be disappointed.

- LG


Dr. Adam is incredible. His experience allowed him to be able to see exactly what is in my gut that has been throwing a buuuunch of stuff off throughout my life. (Weight gain, hair growth, skin... etc). We have a plan set and I am confident that we’ll be able to get me healthy finally. He knows what he is talking about and won’t stop until he finds a solution. 10/10!

- CN


I have been searching for over 10 years, trying to find out what was the cause of a myriad of problems. Dr. Adam Sandford conducted many tests and zeroed in on conditions that have stymied my regular doctors. Including one that they should have caught early on. He and his staff have a marvelous, positive attitude. I am so lucky to have found him and this branch of medicine.

- JS

After becoming frustrated with the level of care from my current healthcare providers, I went looking for someone who would really listen to my concerns with an open mind and not just follow standard protocol dictated by insurance companies. I was so very blessed to find Dr. Sandford. He sent me home with a “wellness plan” and my energy level is already improving. It was refreshing to talk to a doctor genuinely interested in bringing me to optimal health and not just treating my symptoms!


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Myra AmmariMyra Ammari
22:54 16 May 23
Dr. Sandford is a rare gem in the medical field. His empathetic approach and genuine care has truly transformed my health. He paid close attention to my bloating and irregularity issues, taking the time to understand my concerns. Dr. Sanford's comprehensive knowledge and ability to explain complex concepts made me feel empowered and educated. Under his guidance, I followed a personalized treatment plan, resulting in the results I was looking for. My bloating has significantly reduced and I feel much more regular. Dr. Sandford goes above and beyond, providing ongoing support and creating a safe space for patients. I highly recommend him for anyone seeking a gut doctor who truly cares.
Max HertanMax Hertan
06:12 15 Nov 22
Fantastic doctor. I've spoken to 6 or so doctors so far in the journey of getting on top of my sleep and gut issues. Adam was on the money really quickly. His suggestions immediately has a positive impact on my fatigue and sleep issues. Highly recommended!
Rosanna TullioRosanna Tullio
22:30 21 Aug 21
I have been working with Dr. Sandford for a few months now and have found that his approach is very holistic, thorough, and empowering for me as a patient. More importantly, the results have been very positive! After starting treatment with him, I have felt better than I had felt in a long time. He patiently answers all my questions and responds to all my concerns. I am so grateful for the recommendation I received to see him and happily pass along the recommendation to anybody reading this review. Best wishes.
Christine SanchezChristine Sanchez
21:53 02 Aug 21
I have been struggling with health issues for 1.5 years. I have seen over 15 specialists and Drs trying to get some relief from thyroid issues that turned into digestive issues and chronic pain. Met with Dr. Sandford and he was very attentive, full of information and seemed to genuinely care about all that was going on for me which is hard to find with Drs. I felt very much in good hands and since starting with him have finally found relief from chronic pain, energy levels are improving and I am finally starting to feel like human again. Very knowledgeable, caring and overall wonderful Dr. Would highly recommend!
I've worked with Dr. S once to have him look into various medical issues I'm experiencing. He is thoughtful, a good listener, and doesn't take anything at face value. By that, I mean that, he wants to make sure he examines how things in your body may be related (or not) and find the root of the cause(s). I appreciate this holistic approach and have already seen benefits from some of the things he's recommended. I believe Dr. S to be very knowledgeable and I think he really does care for the well-being of his patients! I look forward to continuing to work with him.
Virmarie LopezVirmarie Lopez
20:48 21 Jan 21
Dr. Adam Sanford is an excellent, compassionate, and caring doctor, and I am lucky to have found him when I lived in LA. My husband and I have been under his care for a couple of years now, and he has truly changed our lives. He is very patient and caring and will listen attentively, and is never rushed. When I have an appointment with him, I feel like I'm calling a family member, he remembers everything you have discussed previously, and he makes you feel genuinely cared for. I feel heard and validated and never judged. He will listen and will always try to do what is best. He is very knowledgeable in both holistic and traditional medicine. He always tries holistic or a combination of holistic and conventional medicine until we reach the right balance. His focus is never about money or payments etc., and he doesn't request unnecessary appointments. He can be reached quite easily via email and is very quick to respond.
Stacy WaronkerStacy Waronker
00:38 30 Dec 20
Dr. Sandford has been the most pivotal piece of my health and healing journey. He is one of those doctors that anyone with autoimmunity issues could only dream of finding, as he's genuinely compassionate, has incredible bed side manner, and works insanely hard for his patients. He has an approach where he looks at every piece of the puzzle (including things that other doctors may not even consider) in order to see a full picture in regards to your health. Whereas some doctors know what they know and that's it, Dr. Sandford is constantly doing research and learning more in order to better serve his patients. I've had the good fortune of working with Dr. Sandford for nearly five years now, and can honestly say that I don't know where I would be health-wise had I not found him.
Donna M GrembowiczDonna M Grembowicz
03:34 13 Nov 20
Dr. Adam Sandford is THE doctor to go to. I started seeing Dr. Sanford last year, and for the first time in decades, I'm actually improving physically and mentally. Dr. Sandford is extremely knowledgeable and has offered a variety of successful treatments for my auto-immune disease. In fact, he was able to get me off of an extremely addictive medication that I have been taking for over 10 years. Just for that, I am beyond grateful to him. Dr. Sandford has also helped me with thyroid and hormonal issues. I actually look forward to my Zoom appoinments with him because I know how much he genuinely cares. He listens, is super thorough when reviewing my labs and treatment plan, and is just an email away if you have additional questions. I feel so blessed to have him taking care of me. If you want the best, go see Dr. Adam Sandford!


Specializing in these areas and more.


Chances are—your symptoms of IBS or other gut problems are not in your head. Get to the root cause and recover healthy digestion for good.


With a choice of natural and pharmaceutical options, you can achieve hormone balance and peak performance at any age.


Take control of your energy and life with a combination of naturopathic protocols and medications like Armour or custom-compounded T4 & T3.


Comprehensive testing provides solid data to guide a health-optimization plan for your energy, strength, and performance.


State-of-the-art functional lab tests and hard-to-get medicines (like Low Dose Naltrexone) provide solutions to your health you can find nowhere else.


Whether you’ve been told your tests are normal but still feel sick or are living with a chronic disease, naturopathic medicine promises the relief you deserve.


Helping you solve your most challenging health problems.

Digestive Issues

checkmark Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
checkmark Candida overgrowth and Small Intestine Fungal Overgrowth (SIFO)
checkmark Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis
checkmark Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
checkmark Celiac disease
checkmark Acid reflux/GERD
checkmark Diverticulitis
checkmark Food intolerances and allergies
checkmark Parasitic infections

Men’s & Women’s Health

checkmark Testosterone Optimization for Low Testosterone and Andropause
checkmark Strength and performance optimization
checkmark Infertility and Prenatal preparation.
checkmark Hormonal imbalances
checkmark Menopause/perimenopause
checkmark Low libido
checkmark Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
checkmark Amenorrhea

Thyroid Conditions

checkmark Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
checkmark Hypothyroidism
checkmark Hyperthyroidism and Grave’s
checkmark Goiter

Immune Concerns

checkmark Rheumatoid & psoriatic arthritis
checkmark Lupus
checkmark Sjogren’s syndrome
checkmark Vitiligo
checkmark Allergies and Asthma

Stress & Fatigue

checkmark Stress & Burnout
checkmark Adrenal fatigue
checkmark Sleep disorders
checkmark Anxiety
checkmark Chronic fatigue
checkmark Fibromyalgia
checkmark Mold and Mycotoxin Exposure
checkmark Headaches/migraines

Skin Issues

checkmark Acne
checkmark Eczema
checkmark Psoriasis
checkmark Perioral dermatitis
checkmark Vitiligo
checkmark Rosacea


checkmark High cholesterol
checkmark High blood pressure
checkmark Weight management
checkmark Pre-diabetes & Type 2 diabetes

Neurological & Age-Related

checkmark Parkinson’s Disease
checkmark Heavy Metals exposure
checkmark Multiple sclerosis
checkmark Age-Related Cognitive Decline


About Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medical Doctors take a whole-person approach to medical care. They aim to find the least invasive yet most effective therapies to achieve symptom relief and lasting results.

Naturopathic doctors are guided by 6 core principles, which include a belief in the healing power of nature and the importance of treating each patient as a unique individual. A naturopathic doctor’s job is to identify and remove barriers so the body can get back to doing what it knows how to do.

Naturopathic doctors are trained to use natural medicines, such as herbs and supplements, as well as modern medicines, such as pharmaceutical drugs. We make decisions based on the specific needs and preferences of each patient.

What’s that mean for you? It means you’ll finally heal from the inside out.

What it’s like to be a patient

The terms naturopathic medicine, integrative medicine, and functional medicine are often used interchangeably. Each of these approaches treats the whole person by the most natural means possible. All of them search for the root cause of illness and chronic conditions rather than simply covering up symptoms.

One important point is that anybody can say they practice “functional medicine.” Always check their credentials. Naturopathic doctors receive 4 years of doctoral-level training in the clinical diagnosis and management of disease and are required to pass board exams for licensure.

It’s also important to find out how each doctor implements their approach. I combine my knowledge of natural and conventional medicines to partner in choosing the best health care plan for you.

Here’s how it works

Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) and Medical Doctors (MDs) both attend 4 years of medical school after college. Their educational curriculum is similar for the first 2 years and includes the fundamentals of human disease and diagnosis.

It’s during the clinical training where the education differs between MDs and NDs. Whereas MDs focus on treating disease with drugs and surgery, Naturopathic Doctors become skilled at using a wide range of natural therapeutics–including nutrition, herbs, dietary supplements, homeopathics, and more.

NDs are qualified to prescribe pharmaceutical medications in many states and often create treatment plans that include a combination of natural and standard therapies.

As a naturopathic doctor here in Los Angeles, CA, I’ll help you achieve lasting results by addressing the root cause, using the most appropriate tools available.

Here’s what to expect

“There is never one right answer in medicine. I believe in listening intently and testing thoroughly. I create protocols that are not about the philosophy but about the person.”
-Doc Sandford

Follow the path that’s right for you.

Too many doctors believe there is only one right way to practice medicine. I believe the right way is the one that fits you best. I’m here to walk by your side and guide you to become the best version of yourself—on your own terms.