Dr. Livoni is an MD with a Masters Degree in Public Health. She is a board certified Family Physician and will focus on diagnosing and treating conditions for patients of all ages while emphasizing preventative medicine and the overall health and wellness of her patients. As a Family Physician she is trained in caring for men and women across the life span. Dr. Livoni particularly enjoys working with young women, whole families and teenagers. She also has a love of international health and served twice with teams of physicians in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake the devastated that country.
Dr. Livoni graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2007 with an M.D.. While at the University of Arkansas, she also completed a Master of Public Health Degree and was the first student to complete both degrees during medical training at the University of Arkansas. She did her residency training at the University of California, Davis in Family and Community Medicine. She was board certified upon completion of her residency in 2010. Prior to becoming a physician she was a registered nurse with experience in ICU as well as public health nurse.
In her young years while a nurse at UC Davis she met and married her husband. She spent most of her time prior to medical school as a “stay-at-home mom” and home schooled 3 of her children. The question that stumps her is, “How many children do you have?” This is because she has adopted children, fostered children, has a natural child, and friends of her children also identify her as “mom.”
The medical office will utilize electronic health records and the trained staff will be able to optimize the care of each patient. Dr. Livoni has developed this website with access to a Patient Portal that will further assist to provide optimal care. Her approach to patient care is integrative in that Dr. Livoni understands that many factors affect health including, exercise, diet, environment, emotions, and heredity. She also understands the patient’s desire to “be heard.” Though we are living in a day of uncertainty regarding the future of health care, she desires to maintain a practice that offers quality, compassion, and a respect for her patient’s needs.
“Integrative medicine incorporates traditional medicine along with natural treatments including botanicals, supplements, and mind-body medicine. In keeping with this concept I am excited to introduce the soon coming addition of Amanda Rice to my staff. Amanda will offer nutrition counseling and health coaching services through my office. Amanda will be available to assist you to personalize the often conflicting and overwhelming mixed food messages present in the media. Should you become a vegetarian, be vegan, go paleo or gluten free? Yikes! It can be oh, so much to take in and which is truly healthy? She will help you get beyond the latest fad and discover what is best for you. She understands bio-individuality and will work with you to create a comprehensive personalized eating plan, hands -on grocery shopping, pantry clean-up, home food prep, group workshops and more. This service is generally not covered by insurance, but is well worth the price! Early discounts will be available.”