About Dr. Caplin

My passion is helping people with illness heal and lead more empowered lives.
This is hard to do on your own. I know the journey through illness well, having
developed Crohn’s disease after my medical training. During that time, I found myself suddenly challenged by compromised energy and stamina, and by the uncertainty of meeting personal and professional expectations. I was lucky to eventually find the support, guidance and tools that helped make a difference for me.

Because of what happened, I chose to combine my knowledge and experience as medical doctor (in Pediatrics and Allergy-Immunology) with a master’s degree in
Integral Counseling Psychology. I’ve had the privilege of guiding lots of people who
have struggled with illness. I can help you move forward in many healing ways, to live a better life and thrive.

Dr. Caplin’s Credentials 

Member, American Holistic Medical Association 

Diplomate of the College of Mind-Body Medicine (DMBM),
American Association of Integrative Medicine
Master's Degree Integral Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2001
Faculty," The Healer's Art" course with Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Guest Faculty, Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program, Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA
Creator and facilitator, "Mind-Body Health Writing," public workshop series, BookShop West Portal, San Francisco, CA
Member, Community Medical Advisory Committee for Northern California Chapter of Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
Member, Continuing Medical Education committee, Institute for the Study of Health and Illness
Member, EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), EMDR Level II practitioner
Allergy-Immunology Fellowship, UCSF, CA 1984-1986
Pediatric Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 1981-1984
MD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 1977-1981 

Blog Posts

"The Empowered Patient"

Years ago, soon after finishing medical school, I developed a persistent ache in my upper abdomen. I worried that I had developed a stomach ulcer and sought the help of a gastroenterologist. He took my family medical history, and I dutifully reported…..

“But you look so good!”

If you type in these words into any search engine, you will find that this frequent exclamation makes people with chronic illness positively simmer! It all starts with the word “But”.