UCSF Osher Center:

The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is a premier integrative health resource for the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. It is the first program to offer fully developed programs in research, education and patient care. The Osher Center is meeting the needs of patients who seek a healing-oriented approach to healthcare.


Communitas is a part of the Osher Center and is run by Dr. Blockman. It is a group medical visit for youth living with chronic illness and their parents. The goal of Communitas is to improve the lives, health, and well-being of young people living with chronic illness and their families by providing integrative medicine education and experiences, mind-body and mindfulness instruction, peer support, and empowerment with self-care skills.