Dr. La Motte attended UCLA for his undergraduate training with a major in Physiological Sciences. After He graduated, he spent a year doing research at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, working in the lab with a Gastrointestinal Physiologist.
For medical school Dr. La Motte attended the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. This is also where he met my lovely wife, and now has three energetic boys who keep them very busy.
After medical school Dr. La Motte did his post-graduate training at the, In His Image Family Medicine Residency Program in Tulsa, OK.Dr. La Motte is currently board certified in Family Medicine. After residency Dr. La Motte gained invaluable experience working in the Emergency Department, teaching at the Family Medicine Residency Program, and volunteering on a mobile medical van for underserved areas in Tulsa.
During residency Dr. La Motte had several opportunities to do medical relief work after the major earthquake in Pakistan and the tsunami in Indonesia. This is where he developed a passion for International Medicine. In 2010, his family moved to Nepal where we lived and worked at a mission hospital for 3 and a half years.
During his training, he learned the importance of preventative medicine and whole person care. His goal is to keep patients healthy and not wait until they get sick to manage their illness with medications. Since returning from Nepal, he has been trained in Functional Medicine, which looks at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and chronic disease. It involves finding the root cause of illness instead of just treating the symptoms.
Dr. La Motte has experience as the the medical director for the Sorrento Valley Pain Relief Center in San Diego. He also has a private practice in South Orange County. Thank you for trusting us with your care. I am honored to partner with you on your path to Gain Wellness.