Work at TrueNorth


About TrueNorth Health Center

TrueNorth Health Center is a multi-doctor, multi-discipline health care facility offering an alternative approach to the restoration and maintenance of optimal health. We believe that health results from healthful living, and endeavor to teach our patients how to eat and live healthfully.

We specialize in medically supervised fasting, and are conducting clinical research to investigate the role of a fasting and an exclusively whole plant food diet that is free of added sugar, oil and salt, in the management of a variety of conditions including: diabetes, high blood pressure, autoimmune disorders and lymphoma.

We have been in Sonoma County for over 33 years, and operate an outpatient clinic staffed by our doctors of medicine, naturopathy, chiropractic and psychology. Our in-patient operation is housed in a 40,000+ -square-foot, 58-bed facility, where we offer a residential health education and fasting supervision program. We also operate the TrueNorth Health Kitchen's Deli service, providing the convenience of affordable, health-promoting, vegan, SOS-free food to our patients. 


The following positions are available:



Naturopathic or Medical Residency - 6 month-1 year residency

This is a hands-on position with extensive patient contact involving daily rounds on the 60+ inpatients undergoing care in our residential health education program. The medical resident could be a NP, PA, MD, ND or DC.

For Naturopathic Doctors, we offer CNME certification for 1 year Naturopathic Residencies through the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges.

The position requires a health conscious individual that practices and/or enthusiastically supports the use of an exclusively whole, plant-food diet, free of added salt, oil and sugar, and avoids all use of tobacco, alcohol, recreational drugs etc. You would need to enjoy direct patient contact and have the skills to interact with our medical assistants and interns. This is a very detail oriented position requiring both efficiency and effectiveness.

Responsibilities include:

  • Examining inpatients during daily rounds: taking vitals, recording symptoms and working closely with the staff and staff doctors. Common conditions include high blood pressure, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, obesity, lymphoma etc.
  • You would also coordinate with our research team that conducts clinical trials, prepares case reports and provides educational programs for our patients.

This is a full-time, resident position for 6 month-1 year duration, requiring schedule flexibility, with some on-call hours required overnight and during the weekend.

We provide housing in our adjacent apartment complex, including utilities and all vegan, SOS-free meals prepared by our chef (breakfast, lunch and dinner), in addition to a resident stipend for the position.

Send a brief letter of interest and resume (2 page maximum) to Dr. Amy Cahoy at:

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Cahoy at: 707-586-5555, ext.1047.



Dishwasher/Kitchen Prep

The position of Dishwasher/Kitchen Prep is open and available for a hard-working, friendly, and health-conscious kitchen worker who desires to work in a healthy, innovative kitchen. Position is part-time or full-time depending on availability. The right candidate will take pride in maintaining a good work ethic, be compassionate and friendly with patients, and have a personal commitment to healthful living. Hotel and/or medical facility experience is a bonus.

Candidates must be able to:

  • Display strong physical and mental effort
  • Work together with others as a team to complete daily duties
  • Be oriented to provide thoughtful guest service
  • Be effective and efficient
  • Interact in a friendly, articulate, and helpful manner with staff and guests
  • Dedicate yourself to service and quality
  • Focus on a high level of cleanliness while working with food and kitchenware
  • Arrive at work on time and work with a good attitude
  • Demonstrate good personal and work hygiene
  • Communicate with our English-speaking patients with ease
  • Work some weekend hours

Send a brief letter of interest and resume (2 page maximum) to Kathy Derenia:

If you have any questions, contact Kathy Derenia at: 707-586-5555, ext.1026.



Medical Internship

TrueNorth Health Center is seeking interested individuals with a MD, DO, DC, ND, PA, LAc, RN, or PhD degree to participate in a 1 month, on-site internship. We are also an elective 4 week rotation site for post graduate medical residents.

TrueNorth Health Center provides an environment which allows the body to heal itself through diet, sleep, exercise, and water-only fasting. Clinicians will be participating in the educational program and assist with rounding duties.

Internships are a minimum of 4 weeks (29 nights) long and include on-site housing, training on water-only fasting supervision, and 3 whole, plant-food meals per day.

Duties include:

  • Visiting water fasting patients twice daily, taking vitals, recording symptoms and working closely with staff and staff doctors
  • Evening and overnight on-call hours are required in addition to weekend work

Send a brief letter of interest, proposed dates of internship, and resume to Dr. Amy Cahoy:

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Cahoy at: 707-586-5555, ext.1047.