About Valencia Ray, MD

My life’s calling has been about the journey of healing of stress and burnout, health, and integration of mind, body, spirit…beginning with myself


I’m 'The Crappy to Happy Doc' that exposes stress as the silent killer and cause of 95% of chronic disease, which includes symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, hormonal problems, sugar imbalances, anxiety, and even weight gain! Most people don’t know this.

Busy women engage me to guide them to overcome these symptoms on their health journey to empower themselves to feel amazing, look amazing, and have astonishing energy and vitality!

I support women to reclaim their magnificent health and well-being, so that they can have the vitality, know-how, and confidence to thrive in health and relationships.


Unfortunately, there actually are external forces at work within the realm of science, healthcare/mental health and the food/nutrition industries that are not operating in the general population’s best interest and are major contributing factors behind the skyrocketing chronic disease, obesity, depression, and anxiety in our society. I have found the courage to listen to and trust my own inner spiritual Guidance and intuition and couple this with what I have learned from traditional medical and neuroscience education.

I have been able to discern how to become wise about finding my own truth, to live with joy and confidence that is far more unshakable, have a healthier body and mind, and to have healthy relationships that are meaningful. I’ve also prospered and with greater gratitude for my blessings.

It is my intention to share what took me decades to learn, to now help guide you to be able to understand within months. And we will all need to continue to learn and grow, personal and spiritual growth never ends.

I am able to serve either as a physician guide or speaker/messenger/. Education and relearning the truth about health and food as medicine is an important part of this journey.

I’ve learned how to keep what is working and discard what no longer serves my higher evolution as life continues on – no matter what the ‘authorities’ have to say about it.

I call my approach to this integration of information, intuition, and experience, ‘Science with Soul’. It is not a one size fits all approach, but in order for us to thrive and find the fulfillment, purpose, and physical and mental health that we all seek as human beings, we have to be willing to grow and evolve in our self-awareness and not simply blindly accept what we are told without question.

Our present traditional healthcare system has already failed us. What I offer is a proven and for many, a new approach and solution that works.


Valencia Ray, MD

  • Medical School: The University of Illinois, College of Medicine, M.D. degree
  • Internship: 1 Year General Surgery/Medicine training
  • Residency: The University of Chicago, Ophthalmology (This includes my training in neuroscience, neurology, and co-management of autoimmune diseases, thyroid disease, neuromuscular diseases, chronic bowel inflammatory diseases, diabetes, and hypertension and other areas.)
  • Fellowship: Kresge Eye Institute, Cornea Transplantation, and External Disease
  • Board-certified by The ABO of Ophthalmology
  • Private Medical Practice: General Eye Surgery/Cornea Transplantation and Medical Management Ophthalmology Practice - Sold
  • Certified coach from ICF program with practice focus: Integrative Health, Lifestyle and Leadership Coaching
  • Transition to Integrative Mind-Body Medicine: Continuing Medical and Integrative and Functional Medicine Mental/Physical Health Education, ongoing
  • Institute of Functional Medicine Training Program and Advanced  Certification Graduate - Core and all APM modules
  • Mental Health Counseling & Psychotherapy Master’s Level Classes: Palo Alto University, Palo Alto CA, Ongoing CBT and IFS therapy training
  • ReCODE by Bredesen protocol certified by IFM (for cognitive decline)
  • Medical License: California and Illinois







Take The First Step Today on Your Journey Back to Health and Wholeness

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Lifestyle/Health coaching client. Dr. Ray is happy to explore with you if she is the right physician or coach for you.