Rheumatology with Integrative, Lifestyle and Functional Medicine

Dr. Yu is an integrative rheumatologist who incorporates complementary medicine with traditional rheumatology. He is triple board-certified in Rheumatology, Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. He obtained his MD from Chicago Medical School and holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration and Biomedical sciences. He completed his internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at Loma Linda University in Southern California. He is a graduate of the Andrew Weil Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona. In addition, he is certified in functional medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine.

He has a very unique perspective on autoimmune disease and arthritis as he is both a patient with arthritis and physician. Dr. Yu was diagnosed with gout at the age of 17 and later diagnosed with spondyloarthritis as well. He is able to understand his patient’s medical problems from a patient perspective. The foundation of his practice is to combine allopathic medicine with complementary medicine. He works with his patients to come up with a treatment plan that not only fights the disease but also is aligned with his patient’s goals.

  • Board Certified in Rheumatology
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine
  • Board Certified in Integrative Medicine
  • Certified in Functional Medicine
  • Fellowship:
    University of Arizona
    Tucson, CA
    Integrative Medicine 2020-2022
  • Fellowship:
    Loma Linda University
    Loma Linda, CA
    Rheumatology 2018-2020
  • Residency:
    Loma Linda University
    Loma Linda, CA
    Internal Medicine 2015-2018
  • Medical School:
    Chicago Medical School
    North Chicago, IL
    Doctorate of Medicine 2015
  • Graduate School:
    Rosalind Franklin University
    North Chicago, IL
    Masters in Healthcare Administration 2013
    Masters in Biomedical Sciences 2011
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin(Basic)

Whats Dr. Yu’s story?

Dr Yu woke up one day with severe joint pain and was diagnosed with gout. However, his joint pain transformed over the years and was eventually diagnosed with spondyloarthritis as well. Because of his own diseases, he decided to go into a career of Rheumatology to help patients going through similar problems that he has.

As a patient

I am just like you!


“ I have experienced many years of pain from my autoimmune disease and arthritis. I understand how it feels to be a patient and understand that not every patient wants pharmaceutical drugs to get better. ”
As A Specialist

I am on a mission…

“ ..to help others like myself. Because of my holistic healing journey, I have made it a priority to find out answers for my patients outside of conventional medicine. I use the knowledge I have learned from functional, integrative, and lifestyle medicine to develop a unique treatment plan for my patients. ”


Your Immune System.
My Mission.

By being a patient of Dr. Yu, you will have access to an integrative treatment plan and direct contact with him. Dr. Yu will be able to offer you treatment options consisting of both conventional and alternative medicine.

Dr. Yu can treat a wide range of conditions including medical mysteries.

Symptoms that may prompt the need to see Dr. Yu

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Joint pain and joint swelling
  • Chronic muscle pain
  • Muscle weakness

An integrative approach to healing

Dr. Yu uses an integrative and functional medicine approach to treat a variety of autoimmune illnesses. He will consider the advantages and disadvantages of drugs and biologics and give you a personalized plan for managing your autoimmune disease. Dr. Yu also sees patients that have conditions other than rheumatic diseases. He has training in lifestyle medicine, integrative medicine, and functional medicine as well.

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