Our Team

Welcome to Freyja Clinic. Our team is here to provide you and your family outstanding and personalized medical care with a holistic approach. We provide care in Obstetrics, Gynecology, Primary Care & Infertility as well as Pediatrics, Functional Medicine, Mental Health, Nutrition, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, which includes acupuncture and herbal therapy. Finally, we also offer weight loss programs/HCG diet and as well as noninvasive body conturing called Sculpsure™.

JAN RYDFORS

Doctor

Dr Rydfors received his Medical degree and specialization training from Stanford University Medical Center where he is an Adjunct Clinical Professor. Dr Rydfors has extensive experience in high risk Obstetrics, advanced fertility treatment and treatment of recurrent miscarriages. Over the last 30 years, Dr Rydfors has developed a successful multidisciplinary program to prevent recurrent miscarriages which attracts patients from all over the US. His interests include also autism prevention in pregnancy. He is the initial creator and current Co-Author of the popular “Handbook in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility,” now in its sixth edition, the main handbook used by all Obstetricians and Gynecologists in training in the US. He was the founder of OBOnTheGo and EmbraceHerHealth which made the most complete medical grade pregnancy Mobile Apps when they came out and currently is a co-founder of EverDoc where powerful AI and Machine Learning is being used to optimize medical care. He is the Chief Medical Advisor for the American Pregnancy Association and acts as a Medical Advisor for several Silicon Valley Companies. He is the recipient of the Compassionate Doctor, Marquis who’s who in the world and Patient’s Choice award. Dr Rydfors is fluent in French, Spanish, Swedish and is proficient in Mandarin as well as other languages.

Phone:650.701.1882

Website:http://freyjaclinic.com

Mary Pravdin

Doctor

Dr. Mary Pravdin is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist who has extensive experience in high risk obstetrics and fertility treatment. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, her medical degree from USC School of Medicine in Los Angeles and her specialization training from Kaiser Medical Center in
San Francisco. Her special interests are infertility, high risk obstetrics and minimally invasive gynecology. She has conducted research in Reproductive Endocrinology and presented her findings at several medical conferences. She strives to practice in a compassionate and nonjudgmental style and finds an individualized approach to care for each patient. She is well known for her warmth and outstanding bedside manners. Dr Pravdin is fluent in Russian and also speaks some French and Spanish. She lives on the Peninsula and in her spare time, Dr Pravdin enjoys tavel, reading, dancing, and
spending time with her husband, 2 kids and their cat.

Website:http://freyjaclinic.com

Phone:650.701.1882

LORI BLUVAS

Doctor

Dr. Lori Bluvas is a Board-Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist who has been in private practice on the Peninsula since 1999. During her career, she has participated in over 2000 births and has played a major role in the growth and success of Sequoia Hospital’s Birthing Center. She is an advocate of minimally- invasive surgery for gynecologic conditions and is skilled in advanced laparoscopic procedures. Born in Omaha, NE and raised in Mankato, MN, Dr. Bluvas attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island where she received undergraduate degrees in both Human Biology and Women Studies. She then returned to the midwest for medical school and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Minnesota. While there, she was appointed to serve as Chief Resident at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and received the Distinguished Teaching Award from her medical students and junior residents. In private practice, she continues her role as educator and strives to apply common sense and compassion to the medical and personal concerns other patients. She has been a member of the professional staff at Sequoia Hospital for over ten years and frequently receives referrals from her fellow physicians and health care professionals. Outside of her medical practice, Dr. Bluvas enjoys spending time with her children Jacob and Anna who were both born at Sequoia Hospital.

Website:http://freyjaclinic.com

Phone:650.701.1882

MIMI WANG

Doctor

Dr Mimi Wang received both her undergraduate and Medical degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She subsequently went on to receive her specialization training at the White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles where she conducted research in preeclampsia that was presented at a medical conference. At the end of her training, she received the American Association of Gynecologist Laparoscopists’ Special Resident Award for her surgical skills. Dr Wang is warm and engaging, and was originally drawn to obstetrics because it provides a wonderful opportunity to follow women throughout one of the most life-changing events of their lives. She enjoys working with and supporting women who are trying to conceive. She also enjoys providing continuous care to women with all kinds gynecological issues. Dr Wang is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and speaks some Spanish.

Website:http://freyjaclinic.com

Phone:650.701.1882

LILLIAN SWIERSZ

Doctor

Dr Swiersz received her Medical training from Loyola Medical School in Chicago and her Specialization training at the Kaiser foundation in Oakland. She completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Stanford Medical Center and thereafter started the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) program at the Palo Alto Medical foundation in Palo Alto. After having worked there for over 15 years, she chose to come to the Freyja Clinic and start their IVF program in order to complement their already existing strong fertility program. As a seasoned Reproductive Endocrinologist, Dr Swiersz has extensive experience in reproductive issues and with In Vitro Fertilization. She provides individualized and compassionate care for all forms of fertility issues and offers egg freezing as well as in vitro fertilization services.

Website:http://freyjaclinic.com

Phone:650.701.1882

AARTI NASTA

Doctor

Dr Nasta received her Medical degree from Brown University and her specialization training from Children’s Hospital- Los Angeles. Following her training, she spent close to a year in India where she among other projects, founded the HIV/AIDS Holistic Treatment & Care Initiative in Mumbai, a Clinton Foundation program. Upon her return to the US, Dr Nasta worked at the Children’s Hospital Oakland for several years. She eventually joined the well known GetzWell Pediatric practice in San Francisco where she provided personalized and holistic Pediatric healthcare by combining Western medicine with complementary and alternative healing modalities. She has additional training in functional and integrative medicine and has completed the Institute of Functional Medicine’s core curriculum and Food as Medicine course. Dr Nasta embraces a truly holistic approach in the care of children. She is fluent in Hindi and Spanish. Dr. Nasta lives on the Peninsula with her husband and three little children.

Website:http://freyjaclinic.com/pediatrics/

Phone:650.701.1882 or 650.302.8337

CARMEN YARLAGADDA

Doctor

Doctor Carmela Yarlagadda received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University. She completed her pediatrics residency at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and then moved to Boston. Dr. Yarlagadda spent over 10 years working in the Boston area in the Harvard system. She relocated to the Bay Area in 2014 and most recently worked for Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Yarlagadda is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to her patients. She cares for and treats the whole child and works alongside the family towards this goal. Dr. Yarlagadda is board certified in pediatrics. She is a native Spanish speaker. She lives on the Peninsula with her husband and two children.

Website:http://freyjaclinic.com

Phone:650.701.1882 or 650.302.8337

ROSEMARY MAYER HINTZ

Therapist

Rosemary is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has provided counseling services since 2004. She trained at Stanford and Notre Dame University and has extensive training and experience in a wide variety of areas. She is particularly interested in fertility, pregnancy and marriage related issues. She sees, children, men and women individually as well as couples.

Website:http://www.counselingwithrosemary.com

Phone:650.383.7673

MALU RYDFORS

Acupuncturist

Malu Rydfors has a Master’s of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in San Jose, CA. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. She is licensed as an acupuncturist, herbalist and primary care giver by both the State Board of California and the National Certification Commission of Alternative & Oriental Medicine. Malu takes a holistic and integrative approach to health and works in concert with Western medical practitioners to provide comprehensive care to her patients. Her specialty lies in Women’s Health, particularly issues relating to emotional wellness, menstrual irregularities, PMS, hormonal imbalance, pre and post birth balancing and fertility enhancement for both women and men. She also has a deep interest in low carb/ketogenic diets which she incoroporates in her Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment plans to reduce Insulin resistance and chronic Inflammation for Infertilty and miscarriage prevention. Information and to make an appointment, please go to: cliniqueasiatique.com

Website:http://www.cliniqueasiatique.com

Phone:650.513.1712

JESSICA CAMPBELL

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

Jessica Campbell (NTP) is Freyja’s certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Prior to this, she studied, and has certifications in Yoga, Ayurvedic Medicine as well as Functional Anatomy. She has travelled extensively all around the world, which has given her deep experience about foods from other cultures. This allows her to help people from many different food cultures improve their health. She sees food as a very important gateway to a balanced body and exceptional health. She is passionate in helping people get healthy through their diet by increasing their energy, decreasing inflammation, balancing their immune system, and losing weight as they get healthier.

In order to have a free 15 minutes Phone Consultation with Jessica, you can call her directly at 650.763.0007 between 9am-5pm, M-F, or send her a direct email at: jessica@foodfoundation.guru. You can also schedule an in-person 15 minutes consultation with Jessica when she sees patients at the Freyja Clinic. Do call the clinic main office at 650.701.1882 to set this up or email Jessica directly. If the initial short consultation points to nutritional therapy having a good chance of improving your health, a more thorough functional evaluation will be done and a treatment plan will be presented. If you have any questions about her services, you can send her a direct email (jessica@foodfoundation.guru). Jessica is bilingual, being fluent in Spanish as well.

Website:http://foodfoundation.guru/

Phone:650-763-0007

CHRIS PRITCHARD

Lactation Consultant & Post Partum Doula

Chris has worn many hats over the years. She is a Registered Nurse, with a B.S. from the University of Rhode Island. She worked in psychiatry and women’s health, including high and low risk labor and delivery, post partum, newborn nursery, at the first Alternative Birth Center in San Francisco, and Planned Parenthood clinics. She taught fitness and nutrition in teenage mother programs, birth control and sex education to disabled teens, facilitated mother/daughter coming of age groups, as well as a Mama Circle for new mothers for over twenty five years. She worked alongside midwives at homebirths in the Bay Area, also for over twenty five years. Chris co-founded Natural Resources, a Pregnancy and Childbirth Resource Center, where she created the first doula training program, and where she now facilitates Childbirth Preparation Classes, Breastfeeding Classes, and Post Partum groups. She is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, (IBCLC), and a Certified Lactation Educator,(CLEC), both through the University of California San Diego. She gave birth to three children in very different ways, and lives happily with her husband, dogs, cats and chickens in Moss Beach. Chris offers Lactation Consultation at your own home as well as Post Partum Doula care. If you have questions about her services, do contact her directly at 650-728-3950/ 415-309-4495. Her home website is www.mamatomama.com

Website:http://www.mamatomama.com/

Phone:650-728-3950 or 415-309-4495

Shihtien (Tientien) Wang

Doctor

Dr. Shihtien (Tientien) Wang received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University.  She completed her pediatric residency at Medical College of Wisconsin and her pediatric nephrology fellowship at Northwestern University.  Following her training, Dr. Wang worked as a pediatric kidney sub-specialist and taught at the University of Illinois, Chicago.  She moved to the Bay Area in 2017 and lives in San Francisco with her husband and 2 young children.

Website:http://freyjaclinic.com

Phone:650.701.1882