Integrative Health and Medicine Learning Center at Pacific Pearl La Jolla


Integrative Health and Medicine Learning Center at Pacific Pearl La Jolla

Business Unit: HIMR.


I. Practice Transformation: From Conventional to Holistic, Integrative and Functional Medicine

Practice Transformation was developed by Mimi Guarneri MD, FACC, ABOIM and Rauni Prittinen King, RN, MIH to jumpstart your career transition from Conventional to Holistic, Integrative and Functional Medicine. They have been leaders in the Integrative Medicine movement since mid-1990’s when they co-created the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. At that time Dr. Guarneri was an interventional cardiologist at Scripps Clinic and became a PI and a Medical Director for the Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, multicenter Lifestyle Change Program. Rauni Prittinen King, RN, MIH was an Intensive Care Unit Nurse and became the program’s Nurse Case Manager. Years later they created a health,  healing and educational center called Pacific Pearl La Jolla which is home of the Guarneri Integrative Health Inc., an Interprofessional Holistic and Integrative Practice. Dr. Guarneri also created the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM), in which she is serving as the president and Rauni Prittinen King RN, MIH is a board member. Both have been advisors and teachers for large healthcare systems seeking to include Integrative and holistic options and approaches. These include the Chambers Center for Well-Being in Morristown New Jersey where Dr. Guarneri served as a senior adviser, and she currently serves as a founding board member for specialty certification in Integrative Medicine by ABPS. In 2015, Dr. Guarneri was named #6 on the list of the Best Integrative Medicine doctors in the United States by Newsmax, and also being the # 1 female doctor on the list. For the last twenty years they both have been devoted to educating physicians and other health care providers. Practice Transformation has grown out of the requests by clinicians to change and expand their conventional medicine practice to one that is focused on Holistic, Integrative and Functional Medicine.

Due to multiple requests to shadow her and her colleagues at the “Pearl” the center is offering the following programs.

Practice Transformation Components:

  1. One-week clinical observation with Dr. Guarneri and her clinical staff at the Pacific Pearl La Jolla
  2. Meet with the Administrative and other team members for business development strategies during your in-house week


II. Pacific Pearl Integrative Medicine in the Box

  1. New practice sample start up documents
  2. Quarterly access for one year to Dr. Guarneri and team for questions and answers.
  3. Staff hiring guide
  4. Start-up education and hand outs
  5. Business models
  6. Website review
  7. Access to the annual Bringing Integrative Medicine to Your Practice and Healthcare system workshop on-line or in person.


III.   Lifestyle Change Program and Educational Materials

Dr. Guarneri and Rauni Prittinen King, RN are experts in Lifestyle Change Programs.  Together they pioneered the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, developed programs and provide consults on Integrative programs throughout the country, including the Greater Los Angeles VA healthcare system. Together they have created a turnkey lifestyle change program for centers interested in patient education to enhance and reverse most common health challenges. This 12-week program includes weekly patient education material, health assessment intake forms, power point presentations and 24 30-minute lectures on DVDs by Dr. Guarneri on disease prevention and health maintenance.

The fee includes all educational materials and 10 hours of consultation to assist with program implementation


For additional information, please contact Pacific Pearl La Jolla:

Rauni Prittinen King, RN, Co-founder and Executive Director



Revised 11-2021