Meet Our Doctors at San Diego Clinic of Integrative Medicine

Dr. Howe San Diego Clinic of Integrative Medicine

David A. Howe, M.D., D.C., M.B.A., CNC.

In 1998, Dr. Howe joined and took over the ownership of the San Diego Clinic of Preventive Medicine, from William J. Saccoman, M.D., who was an early pioneer in alternative medicine and had started the clinic in the early 1970’s. Dr. Howe has been 39 years in the medical field as both a chiropractor and medical doctor, specializing in biomechanical structural problems. Dr. Howe is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Pain Management and Sclerotherapy where he received his training in prolotherapy, a member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), and a member of the American Board of Chelation Therapy (ABCT).

Dr. Howe has extensive training in clinical nutrition and incorporates this knowledge in his pain relief rehabilitation and recovery philosophy. Dr. Howe advocates the natural approach to health and develops an overall plan for each patient.

Dr. Howe was originally from Minnesota before relocating to San Diego in 1986. He is one of eight children of an extraordinary man who established missions in Canada, Belize, and the Philippines and it is probably because of this upbringing that set Dr. Howe on the course of helping the community through medical care. Dr. Howe and his wife Terry have five children, and share a love of horses and endurance riding.

Dr. Collins NMD San Diego Clinic of Integrative Medicine

Drew Evan Collins B.S., N.D., L.Ac.

Dr. Drew Collins is a licensed naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist with over 30 years experience in naturopathic and oriental medicine. His interest in herbology and organic gardening and his undergraduate degree in biology (University of Oregon) led him to pursue the practice of naturopathic and alternative medicine. An anti-aging specialist, Dr. Collins passionately pursues anti-aging breakthroughs from around the world.

Dr. Collins received his doctorate in naturopathic medicine (N.D.) from Bastyr University in 1984. He interned with Dr. James D’Adamo, and classmate Dr. Peter D’Adamo, author of Eat Right For Your Blood Type at the Institute for the Advancement of Natural Therapies. He has post doctorate training in Classical Homeopathy from the New England School of Homeopathy and extensive training from the Institute of Traditional Chinese Herbology, under the direction of Dr. Jim Chan and Dr. Jake Fratkin. He is also proficient in European Biological Medicine practices.

Dr. Collins is board qualified in California, Oregon, Washington and Arizona by the National Naturopathic Medical Licensing Board. Prior to coming to California, Dr. Collins was named Arizona Naturopathic Physician of the Year. While practicing in Arizona he served on the board of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association. He is published in The Textbook of Natural Medicine, Alternative Medicine and Sports Medicine of the Lower Extremity.

With his love for all things outdoors, Dr. Collins and his family enjoy outdoor activities from the sea to the mountains. He also enjoys drawing and painting, travel, racing pigeons and a great sense of humor.


Dr. Kaity Collins San Diego Clinic of Integrative Medicine

Kaity Collins, N.D. L.Ac.

Dr. Collins first pursued alternative and natural medicine as a mid-wife, delivering hundreds of babies and providing pediatric care. An advocate for patient choice in medicine, Dr. Collins has practiced Classical Homeopathy for over 35 years and Acupuncture for over 20 years.

With a biology degree from Mt. Angel College, Dr. Collins went on to pursue her Naturopathic Doctorate degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She interned with Dr. Farra Swan in Tempe, Arizona. Dr. Collins also served as faculty and adjunct faculty at two integrative medical schools and at Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. She did a rotation at Mesa General Hospital in Cardiology. Prior to locating in San Diego, Dr. Collins operated a family practice in Arizona.

With a focus on women and children’s health, Dr. Collins specializes in chronic disease, diabetes, cardiac issues, thyroid problems and hormone imbalances.

Drs. Drew and Kaity Collins have raised four children in a blended family. Sharing a love for the outdoors with Dr. Drew, Dr. Collins loves organic gardening and farming and at one time operated a sheep farm. She was appointed to the land-use committee in Oregon and has always enjoyed advocating for organic farming. Dr. Collins has loved horses all her life and continues to enjoy the very unique relationships with her horses.


Min Lee

      Min Kyun Kim, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., CMT

Min graduated Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego in 2011 and he earned Master of Science Traditional Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. He is licensed California acupuncturist and as well as diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from National Certification Commission in 2012. He practiced since then with wide array of Oriental Medicine modalities, which include Acupuncture, Acupressure, Electro-acupuncture, Chinese herbal formula, Moxibustion, Cupping, Gua-Sha, Massage Therapy, Tui Na, and Nutrition, depending on which are most suitable for each patient. Min strongly believes that Oriental Medicine and natural medicine will provide people’s need and encourage natural healing power.

Before Min came to the U.S., he was majored in Biology at Sahmyook University in Seoul, Korea and received a B.S. in Biology. From his strong scientific and biomedical background he brings more efficient benefits to his patients.

Min’s therapy is tailored to fit individual’s unique need to assist and allow the body’s own healing process. Everybody is unique, so every individual should be treated accordingly. He is specialized in chronic disease and infertility.

Licensed Acupuncturist

(California Acupuncture Board, Sacramento, CA; March 2012)

Diplomate in Oriental Medicine

(The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, FL; March 2012)

Certified Massage Therapist

(California Massage Therapy Council, Sacramento, CA; March 2011)

M.S. of TCM degree at Pacific college of Oriental Medicine, San Diego

B.S. in Biology degree at the Sahmyook University, Seoul, Korea