Wholistic Fertility

Work with me to 

  • Find & address the root sources of your fertility struggles
  • Feel more calm, sleep better, less bloated, & have better energy!
  • Have "younger" eggs & better sperm!

You're in the right place if...

  • You have read endless blogs but still feel confused what to do next to reach your dream of expanding your family
  • You're tired of being told all your tests are normal and have the unsatisfactory diagnosis of "unexplained infertility"
  • You feel like time is running out and you are starting to feel hopeless
  • You want comprehensive research into the root causes of female and male fertility issues
  • You want to receive clear action plan
  • You want personalized coaching, guidance, & support

Yes, I want to work with Dr. Yao!

Testimonials from Dr. Yao’s Patients

“Dr. Yao is a godsend!! We went to Dr. Yao back in September 2018 in hopes that she could help us figure out why we were having difficult conceiving. With her help, we have a perfectly healthy baby boy.  Also, she is attentive to her patients during the appointments and makes sure she is able to provide resources and educate you about your fertility and pregnancy. We love her and I’m sure any women struggling with fertility would benefit from her wholistic and natural approach because her main goal is to determine the root cause of the problem that that could affect infertility.”


“We went thru several years of fertility treatments with negative results. I started seeing Dr. Yao in December 2018. By January she had already changed my life. I lost 20 lbs and my painful periods were improving. I found out I was pregnant in June 2019. She guided me throughout my pregnancy with supplements and progesterone. Always listen to all my questions and concerns. So thankful to be under her care. About to have my baby boy in February 2020; could not have done so without her.”


“I came to Dr. Yao at age 39, after trying to conceive for 1 year and had a miscarriage at about 10 weeks gestation. At that point, I was already using BBT and urine ovulation test kits. Dr. Yao helped me understand my potential causes of miscarriage. She also helped my husband loose weight and improved his sperm count. Within eight months of working with Dr. Yao, I got pregnant. I am now 40 years old, at 34 week gestation, and so far the baby and I are healthy. I am so glad that I found Dr. Yao, a medical doctor who uses science-based approaches to improve fertility naturally. I strongly recommend Dr. Yao to anyone who wants to get and stay pregnant naturally.”


“Dr. Yao is your doctor if you have trouble conceiving. She is a healer like every doctor should be. I am only 37 y.o. and I suffered from autoimmune issues, pms, and extremely painful menstruations that nobody was able to diagnose (except dr yao) and what’s worse I had severe digestive issues that made me so sick that I could not function and work. Dr. Yao prescribed me supplements that healed my belly quickly, then added supplements to assist in regulating my cycle. She nurtured me back to health so I can even go back to work now! I am so grateful to Dr.Yao. She specializes in NaPro which is highly successful. Every woman should be educated about it. We don’t need to suffer, be out of balance with hormones (pms etc), we just need Dr.Yao :). Thank you wonderful doctor!!!!”


“I met Dr. Yao in June 2017 when I heard her speak about natural fertility. At that time, I had already had 2 miscarriages after trying to get pregnant for almost a year. Dr. Yao gave us tangible & scientific info. I took her advice to heart, made some lifestyle changes, and made an appointment to see her. When I saw her, she ordered some blood tests and recommended some supplements. In every explanation, she was clear but also sensitive and understanding. I am now 5 months pregnant, due in February 2018, and incredibly thankful for the guidance, important info, and hope that Dr. Yao gave to me.”


“Since seeing Dr. Yao, I have seen such a difference in my health and menstrual cycle! I have had an irregular cycle for most of my adult life (I am in my mid-20s). Dr. Yao determined what the problem was, and my cycle is now very regular! It feels so good to know my body better and to have an idea of what is going on now! Also, I love that Dr. Yao uses holistic medical practices. I have been to many different doctors before who used medication to cover up problems, instead of getting to the root of it all. Dr. Yao uses safe, beneficial, and holistic medicine practices to help heal your body and help you feel so much better naturally. It is amazing.”


“I went to Dr. Yao initially as a hot mess– incredibly distraught over irregular periods for most of my life and just overall anxiety. Dr. Yao was such a great help in taking the time to really diagnose the problem and treated me like an actual human being. I really appreciate the time and care that Dr. Yao gives to help me on my road to being the best me and listening to my body’s needs! I also really appreciate that Dr. Yao didn’t rush to prescribe anything until after looking at things from a holistic perspective. You won’t regret seeing her :)”


“Dr. Yao is one of the best doctors I’ve ever had. My husband and I tried to conceive for about three and a half years before seeing Dr. Yao. She tested for things my other doctors never thought to look for, and she recommended the best supplements and treatments, always trying for the most natural approach. From my first appointment I felt that I was in good hands. Each appointment she spends a significant length of time going over lab and test results, coming up with a treatment plan, and answering all of my questions. I never felt rushed. I fell pregnant after only six months of working with Dr. Yao, and she has continued to support me throughout my pregnancy. She seems up-to-date on the latest research. Every appointment was absolutely worth the money we spent and I’m so grateful to have found such a compassionate and caring doctor! Thank you, Dr. Yao!!”


“Dr. Yao is one of the most compassionate and realest doctors I’ve ever encountered in my medical experiences. She gives so much thought, care, time and energy in every patient and I’ve never felt rushed once. Everything she does is whole-hearted and you can tell she doesn’t cut corners. She is very organized and has every detail of you down to a T and is always ready with recommendations and advice on every visit. All of her explanations make sense. I am so grateful to have found her and to have had her guidance throughout my holistic fertility and wellness journey.”


“Dr. Yao is a wonderfully thoughtful practitioner. She has a kind and soft demeanor, listens well, and takes the time to answer questions thoroughly. I found her sort of by accident when my OB/GYN wasn’t listening to my concerns about trying to get pregnant with PCOS. Dr. Yao took the time to help me learn more about my cycle and teach me how to set myself up for success. I felt empowered and supported through out the journey.

She really took my personal case by the hand and made suggestions truly based on what I was going through. I even asked her about some common things prescribed to women trying to get pregnant with PCOS and asked why we weren’t doing those things.  She showed me my lab results and the work we had been doing together and explained what those prescriptions are for. She helped me understand that just because I had PCOS didn’t necessarily mean that those were the best course of action for me.

Just finishing my 1st trimester with a healthy baby on the way and I can’t be more thankful that I stumbled upon Dr. Yao and her practice.”


Working with Dr. Yao is a great investment for you AND your future baby, because the couple's pre-conception health is important for offspring health!


How is Wholistic Fertility different than IVF?

This clinic does not perform IUI or IVF. 

With Wholistic Fertility, Dr. Yao help both people to be their healthiest reproductive selves using methods that work cooperatively with the woman and man's body, all while working hard to find and address the root causes of fertility issues. You also get ample high quality time with Dr. Yao, the physician, and Dr. Yao will  personally help you better understand your health. 

The Wholistic Fertility approach does not try to overrun the body with super powerful medications, nor does it suppress normal function of the reproduction system to sync with the doctor's schedule.

Patients who worked with Dr. Yao's personalized & root-cause approach have reported benefits that include having better energy, deeper sleep, decreased anxiety, decreased bloating, and decreased pain. 

In essence, working with Dr. Yao is an investment for the health of the couple and their future children. It is also a rare opportunity to work with a medical doctor who has training in both functional medicine & Natural Procreative Technology / FEMM. 

On the other hand, the procedure in IVF does not improve the health of the couple or their offspring.

Also, the average cost of one IVF cycle including consultation, medications, ICSI & PGS is about $25,000. This does not include embryo storage fees. And on average, it takes 2.5 IVF cycles to achieve a live birth, thus the cost of having a live birth can easily add up to well above $50,000. 

How is Wholistic Fertility Consultation different from a consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist (RE)? 

Many women report that their first appointment with their RE is at most 30-40 minutes and can cost $400 out of pocket. Usually the RE is not interested in hearing about the woman's menstrual cycle or her other health history. Treatment plans usually involves Clomid/Femara, then IUI, then IVF. Frequently women are pressured to go down the IVF route.

On the other hand, during the Wholistic Fertility Consultation, Dr. Yao wants to hear both you and your partner's whole health history, including the woman's menstrual history, and understand your various symptoms whether that is headaches, mood swings, bloating, or chemical sensitivity, as all these can be potential clues for Dr. Yao in piecing together her wholistic fertility assessment using her detective work training from her functional medicine background. 

Each wholistic fertility consultation is a brain workout for Dr. Yao and takes Dr. Yao a total of 3-4 hours to complete because prior to this 2-hour appointment, Dr. Yao has already reviewed your health questionnaires. And after this consultation, Dr. Yao often spends another 45-60 minutes completing the detailed Visit Summary for both the man and the woman, so that her patients understand her personalized recommendations, from lab work to diet and supplements. Given each consultation is quite labor intensive, Dr. Yao can only accommodate one such consultations a day. 

Are there any in-person visits?

No. This is a telemedicine-only clinic. 

Can Dr. Yao see people who live outside of California?

No. Dr. Yao's medical license allows her to only see patients who live in California. 

Does Dr. Yao prescribe medications?

Yes, as deemed appropriate based on laboratory testing, Dr. Yao may prescribe thyroid medications, bioidentical progesterone,  prolactin-lowering medications, low dose naltrexone among others. Dr. Yao does not prescribe narcotics in this clinic.

Does Dr. Yao work with women with low AMH or higher FSH?

Absolutely! Dr. Yao has helped women conceive naturally with AMH as low as 0.17.

Depending on other factors, and degree of FSH elevation, Dr. Yao can also help with higher FSH.

Schedule your 30-minute Fertility Insight Session with Dr. Yao to find out more! 

Does this clinic take insurance? 

No, this clinic does not take insurance. To better understand this clinic's insurance policy, click here

Does this clinic take FSA / HSA cards? 


Does this clinic provide Superbills? 

Yes, we do. Yes, we do. However Superbills are provided only for office visits. To better understand this clinic's insurance policy, click here

Will the recommended lab testing be covered by insurance?

Dr. Yao typically recommend blood work to be done at LabCorp, and if need be at Quest (both of which are in network with most insurances). While the experiences of this clinic is that blood work done at such labs are typically covered at the standard rate for PPO insurance plans, this Practice offers no guarantee that PPOs will cover at their standard rates for labs ordered by this Practice.

If you have HMO such as Kaiser, you can consider using the affordable cash pay rates this Practice has negotiated with LabCorp.

Dr. Yao often also recommend specialized functional medicine labs to help find root causes of fertility problems. Dr. Yao does her best to minimize costs and only recommend tests she deem as necessary. She also clearly discusses payment options with patients.

Is there a no show fee?

Yes, given Dr. Yao carves out significant time out of her schedule for each patient, a patient who does not show up for his/her appointment without notice will be charged $250. 

If a patient does not provide notice of appointment cancellation at least 24 business hours prior to the appointment, a late cancellation fee of $125 will be applied.

Who is a good fit for wholistic fertility with Dr. Yao?

People who

  • Want to find and address the root causes of their fertility issues
  • Want to get personalized guidance and support 
  • Are comfortable using online videos and technology as this is a telemedicine only clinic
  • Have their own primary care doctor (PCP) and OB/GYN, as Dr. Yao functions as a consultant, not a PCP. 
  • Live in California
  • Are interested in investing in their health and their offspring's health. 

How do I get started working with Dr. Yao?