Dr. Silva graduated from UCLA with a BS in PsychoBiology then proceeded for her medical degree from UC Davis School of Medicine. She's Board Certified in Family Medicine then pursued a Fellowship in Functional and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Silva has dedicated nearly all of her adult life to community service. She's volunteered to help abused and neglected children, tutored teens in juvenile prison, provided free medical care to the homeless and organized an outreach program to mentor senior school students. From soccer mom to girl scout troop leader, Dr. Silva is enthusiastic to be always a role model Dr Melinda Silva and make a positive impact on those around her.<br/><br/>Dr. Melinda Silva strives to offer the very best medical care possible with a focus on prevention and holistic health care. After 15 years as a Family Doctor, her emphasis is now on optimal health with her professional goal to boost the standard of living others. She's helped to teach other doctors in her field, lectured at a national level, and serves as a guest medical contributor for Fox 5 news. Dr. Silva targets helping people to lose excess weight, cosmetic medicine and bioidentical hormone therapy. She is able to use hormones to greatly help people with chronic pain, insomnia, fatigue, lack of energy and mood changes. Dr. Silva acknowledges that lifestyle factors including nutrition, supplements and exercise are crucial for optimal health care. Dr. Silva has received numerous awards and accolades for academic excellence, leadership achievements, clinical care and charity efforts. Dr. Melinda Silva is inspired most by her husband Rafael and her four children, Rafi, Danny, Christian and Aliana who give her endless joy and remind her of what is most critical in life.