Dr. Rita Ellithorpe

Medical Director/Integrative Medicine

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Dr. Rita Ellithorpe received her medical degree in 1982 from the Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, IL. Before completing her residency in Family Practice at Womack Army Hospital, Fort Bragg, NC in 1983. She relocated to Fort Knox, KY where she served as an emergency room staff physician, general medical officer, and flight surgeon as Chief of the Aviation Clinic from 1983-1990. Dr. Ellithorpe received a second doctorate in Integrative Medicine from the Capitol University of Integrative Medicine in Washington, D.C.

As a guest faculty member at Capitol University, she continues to teach anti-aging medicine and natural hormone replacement therapy. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine as well as the Founder and Medical Director of Tustin Longevity Center. Her research on Oxidative Stress and Anti-Aging has been well-published. Dr. Ellithorpe is widely recognized as a speaker, researcher, and author in her industry. She is a staff physician and the Director of Women’s Studies at Whitaker Wellness Medical Clinic in Newport Beach, CA. She has helped in the development of natural medicinal therapies at the Great Smokies Medical Center in Asheville, NC.

With a determined commitment to her patient’s nutritional road to health, she regularly reviews treatment modalities and documents the results. Dr. Ellithorpe shares the documented research of successful interventions in peer-reviewed journals to help further educate her colleagues on the benefits of certain treatment modalities. At Tustin Longevity Center, Dr. Ellithorpe provides a practice rooted in a functional approach which integrates the best of western medicine with effective, natural therapies.

Dr. Rita’s Testimonials

Dr. Mitchell took her time to listen to my concerns, clarified what she understood, and addressed every single one. She created a plan to follow up with blood work and another appointment to nahe sure the changes she made to my supplements regimen are good.

— Batel Y. (Patient since 2012)

Verified Buyer on Apr 15, 2021

Dr. Kaur is the best. The front office staff is great, especially Ashley. They are always friendly and super helpful.

— Tammy A. (Patient since 2015)

Verified Buyer on Apr 14, 2021

Prompt and personal attention. I’ve been very impressed.

— Valerie P. (Patient since 2021)

Verified Buyer on Apr 12, 2021

All the doctors and staff are so supportive and caring.

— Rosemarie B. (Patient since 2008)

Verified Buyer on Apr 8, 2021

The TLC Team is committed to us patients.

— Thomas B. (Patient since 2018)

Verified Buyer on

I've been going to Dr. Ellithorpe for over 10 years. She is so knowledgeable & professional. I trust her with anti-aging & health.

— Patricia M. (Patient since 2008)

Verified Buyer on Mar 26, 2021

Great Balance of Service

— Gayle M. (Patient since 2021)

Verified Buyer on

it was a supportive learning experience

— Joseph M. (Patient since 2019)

Verified Buyer on

Dr. Mitchell is amazing

— Vanessa R. (Patient since 2012)

Verified Buyer on

Appointment was on time and Dr. E was very sensitive to my need and concerns. Like always, she succinct, to the point and very helpful. The staff is always efficient, professional and well organized.

— Dean D. (Patient since 2013)

Verified Buyer on Mar 18, 2021

When it's time to make healthy changes to your lifestyle, Tustin Longevity encourages but never judges!

— Victoria A. (Patient since 2021)

Verified Buyer on Mar 14, 2021

Friendly, courteous and professional staff.

— Vladimir S. (Patient since 2008)

Verified Buyer on

It was only blood test- but she was nice- respectful and professional

— Stephen K. (Patient since 2017)It was only blood test- but she was nice- respectful and professional

Verified Buyer on Mar 10, 2021

Very friendly staff. Dr. Kaur was extremely thourough. It's wonderful to have a doctor who takes the time to listen and go through your entire history.

— Kristen P. (Patient since 2021)

Verified Buyer on Mar 9, 2021

Very helpful wholistic approach to health

— Marcia P. (Patient since 2008)

Verified Buyer on

My experience with Dr. Kaur was very positive and she was very thorough and I feel that I will be well taken care of and listened to. thank you

— David N. (Patient since 2021)

Verified Buyer on Mar 5, 2021
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Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine is based on a positive relationship between the doctor and their patient. Together, we work to create a treatment plan that addresses all aspects of the patient, including your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. That’s why, on average, your first appointment is an hour long.

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Allergy Testing

Integrative medicine is based on a positive relationship between the doctor and their patient. Together, we work to create a treatment plan that addresses all aspects of the patient, including your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. That’s why, on average, your first appointment is an hour long.

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Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine is based on a positive relationship between the doctor and their patient. Together, we work to create a treatment plan that addresses all aspects of the patient, including your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. That’s why, on average, your first appointment is an hour long.

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Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine is based on a positive relationship between the doctor and their patient. Together, we work to create a treatment plan that addresses all aspects of the patient, including your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. That’s why, on average, your first appointment is an hour long.

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Allergy Testing

Integrative medicine is based on a positive relationship between the doctor and their patient. Together, we work to create a treatment plan that addresses all aspects of the patient, including your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. That’s why, on average, your first appointment is an hour long.

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Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine is based on a positive relationship between the doctor and their patient. Together, we work to create a treatment plan that addresses all aspects of the patient, including your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. That’s why, on average, your first appointment is an hour long.

Our Services

We offer advanced integrative medicine to residents in and around Southern California, to help treat people looking to regain and prolong their health.

Dr. Rita’s Blogs

Health

YouTube Livestream Q&A Transcript, November 22 2022

TLC Doctors

Question “Is it common to experience warmth in my stomach after taking digestive enzymes (and/or a tiny bit of nausea or burping)? Does it mean I c...

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Immunity

YouTube Livestream Q&A Transcript, November 08 2022

TLC Doctors

Question “I am 74, and one year ago my new doctor put me on 75 milligrams of Levothyroxine in the morning and also 10-milligrams of Liothyronine in...

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