Dr. Michael Lipelt

Dr. Michael Lipelt, founder and practitioner at Stillpoint Family Health Services (SFHS), uses his own personal experience with healing, his connection with the land, and years of diverse training and experience in natural medicine to tailor a unique, personalized solution to support and assist your natural healing ability and to achieve the health goals of you and your family.

Dr. Lipelt was led on a path to natural medicine 30 years ago after hurting his back in a bike accident, and finding no cure or even relief using conventional, allopathic medicine. The resulting chronic pain and restricted movement interfered with his job as a general dentist in Santa Rosa, CA and hampered his active lifestyle. Being a runner and athlete at the time, he elected to forego surgery as was recommended and started his own journey in natural medicine. 

Known as the eclectic doctor, his injury led him to study many natural medical systems, all with the common foundation of healthy diet and lifestyle. Looking at optimum fuel for the body led to the study of sustainable agriculture and the creation of Stillpoint Permaculture Center (SPC) on his own five acres in Sonoma County.

His ongoing work in permaculture and study of Ecological Sustainable Medicine continue to inform him today about the interconnectivity of all life and the importance of keeping a healthy balance in his own life. It is from this stillpoint that he comes from where he can best help you and your family find health and balance in your lives. 


Licensing and Training

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Health Sciences, UC Berkeley (with honors)

Teaching Experience

Bastyr University, Seattle, WA, School of Naturopathic Medicine, Seattle, WA

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, Meiji College of Oriental Medicine, San Francisco, CA – 1994

Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Berkeley, CA

Dental Acupuncture License, State of California—1993

Five Branches School of Oriental Medicine, Santa Cruz, CA

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University of Naturopathic Medicine, Seattle, WA – 1989

Medical/Dental Alternatives Seminars, Seattle, WA

Naturopathic Medical License, State of Hawaii –1990

California Acupuncture license, California - 1994

California Naturopathic Doctor License, California - 1990

California Dental License, California - 1975