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Dennis Godby
Dennis Godby, ND MA
Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center
2530 J Street, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95816
916-446-2591  |  Email Us

Special Offer: FREE 15 minute telephone consult and FREE B-12


Specialized Services:
  • Anti-aging Programs
  • Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement
  • Botanical-homeopathic Medicine
  • Chelation Therapy
  • Counseling
  • Dietary-Nutritional Counseling
  • HCG Weight Loss Programs
  • Metabolic Detoxification
  • Specialized Lab Testing
  • Sports Medicine
  • Stress Management
    ...and more

About Me:
As a naturopathic doctor, I have witnessed the power of a preventative lifestyle and naturopathic medicine to transform the health and lives of thousands of patients. To nationally share this extremely good news "how to prevent the preventable" I founded and co-directed The Run: Moving Natural Medicine Forward, and ran 3,000 miles across the USA, at a 30 mile per day clip, over 4 months, to promote a healthier America and to increase the visibility of naturopathic medicine (see www.TheRun.org). As a result of The Run, in 2012, I was awarded the first California Naturopathic Doctors Association "Doctor of the Year."

I grew up using conventional medicine, as many of you probably did. My mother was a Registered Nurse (RN), which afforded me the opportunity of hearing many amazing hospital stories. Over her 34 years of nursing she provided care for generations of families throughout the community. What made sense to me as early as my high school years was what we now refer to as preventative medicine. I became very passionate about exercise, while training for track, and other sports. Through running, I discovered the mind-body-spirit connection. I experienced the power of endorphins, also known as the "runner's high," long before I studied about these hormones in physiology class. I became a lifelong runner, while also enjoying other rigorous activities such as lake swimming, bicycle commuting, and hiking.

From my earliest memories, I have had a deep appreciation healthy eating and exercise. To test the limits of human endurance and promote physical fitness and nutrition, as an exercise physiology and nutrition student, I ran to Alberta, Canada, from Corvallis, Oregon, attempting the longest run ever, without a support team. Running 39 miles a day, alone, for 37 days, over the Cascades and Canadian Rockies, pushed my physical and mental limits, and also provided a tremendous source of spiritual growth.

After college, I spent the next decade working as a community organizer for peace and justice in Latin America. I had the opportunity along the way to meet and advocate for Salvadoran and Guatemalan refugees being protected in the Sanctuary Movement. I was fortunate to be able to make many journeys to Central and South America. I learned Spanish, and fell in love with the Latin American people and culture. Again, using running as the way that I could best contribute my energies towards peace and justice in Central America, I organized and ran across the North American continent, from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. This 3,006 mile run took place over a 16 week period, in the middle of winter, and became known in the media as a "Run of Conscience".

Having the yearning for a deeper spirituality, and more academic grounding, I attended the Maryknoll School of Theology, receiving a fellowship. After receiving my M.A. in Theological Studies, with an emphasis in social justice and peace, I taught high school religious studies courses and public school E.S.L. classes, for over a decade. Leaving teaching was emotionally difficult, but I left with a leap of faith that there was something else I was supposed to do: to articulate the body-mind-spirit relationship of holistic health as a physician-teacher of natural medicine. For the next six years, I attended and graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland. I've had the opportunity and the privilege to practice medicine in California for almost nine years as a licensed primary care provider; I can do what I love - helping people to not only optimize their health and energy, but to also improve the overall quality of their life. I feel honored that I am able to make a difference in the lives of my patients.


Professional Associations:
  • California Naturopathic Doctors Association
  • American Association of Naturopathic Doctors
  • Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

Qualifications:
  • License No./State: ND-84 California
  • B.S., Oregon State University, 1979
  • M.A., Maryknoll School of Theology, 1990
  • N.D., National College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2004

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How Can We Help You?
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Business Hours
Mon: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Tue: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Wed: 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed
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(5/5 Stars)
"Dr. Godby has been the catalyst for me FINALLY feeling good after years and years of stomach trouble. My other doctor kept telling me I had IBS. I KNEW I didn't. The other doctor kept putting me on antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors which were doing more damage than good to my system. Through working with Dr. Godby I am finally feeling good. He's had me do many panels that showed things my other doctor never even entertained. He went through all of my findings with me and helped me create a new plan....I am happy to say I am feeling the best I have in years!!"
Nicole M. - Rocklin, CA (from Yelp)
(5/5 Stars)
"Dr. Godby is just like Dr. Hyman on PBS, a functional doctor. He looks at your blood work in much more detail than a regular doctor, and his approach is more natural and by that I mean successful. I am seeing him for weight loss and high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure and high pulse. Although medicine controls my blood pressure, he and I are working on the other items through my diet and supplimentation. I am so thankful I found him. He is terrific, knowledgeable, and really knows what he is talking about. I feel sick and fatigued now, and I am confident with his help and supervision I will be healthy and energetic soon."
Ms. M - Oakland, CA (from Yelp)
  • Abdominal Fat Reduction
  • Adrenal Issues
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain,Bursitis
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Infections
  • Chronic Pain
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Allergies
  • General Pain
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Immuno-Compromised Disorders
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Joint Pain
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Lyme Disease
  • Menopause
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Muscle-Tendon Strains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Stress
  • Tendonitis
  • Thyroid Issues
  • Weight Loss
  • Womens Health Issues
    ...and more
Dr. Dennis Godby ND, Naturopath serves the following cities:
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Folsom, CA
  • Carmichael, CA
  • Fair Oaks, CA
  • Elk Grove, CA
  • Rancho Cordova, CA
  • Citrus Heights, CA
  • Galt, CA
  • Antelope, CA
    ...and more



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