Natalia Balytsky is an Anesthesiologist and pain management specialist with over 15 years experience. Studying medicine in Ukraine, Natalia transitioned to the Unites States to the University of Pittsburg and University of California San Francisco where she was a clinical fellow. Prior to joining the Sfmmg team, Natalia worked at Bay Area Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine as a pain management specialist. Natalia brings valuable knowledge and experience to join our team of specialists and surgeons.
Michael Johnston graduated from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in 2000. He obtained his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and was board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine the same year. Upon graduation, Michael moved to Chengdu, China to continue his studies at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After returning to the U.S. Michael obtained board certification in California in 2003. Michael has worked in several medical venues including private practice, group practice, hospital settings, and community clinics. He has over 18 years of clinical experience with special interest in pain reduction and pain management using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. His philosophy has always been one of treating the whole patient. He utilizes all aspects and modalities Chinese medicine has to offer in order to tailor the most effective treatment plan for each patient. He is the co-author and editor of 5 publications. In his career, Michael has practiced in New York, Colorado, and California. Michael resides in Santa Rosa, CA with his wife and two boys.