meet the team

Functional Medicine Oakland CA Carolyn Finnegan Chiropractor About Us



Hi, I'm Dr. Carolyn Finnegan

My goal is to help you achieve optimal health so that you can get back to doing the things you love to do. I've worked with thousands of people, over the last 20 years, and helped them get to the root cause of their health issues to achieve optimum health.

I came to Functional Medicine through my own health issues which included severe and constant pain, migraines, general inflammation, IBS, difficult periods, fatigue, anxiety, and insomnia. I understand what it feels like to not feel good. And I take that understanding, and my extensive experience and education, and use it to help you have a real understanding about what it takes to resolve your health issues.


Candidate, Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner

  • Completed all of the seven Institute of Functional Medicine courses including the Foundational course in Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice, as well as Advanced Training Modules in Immune/Allergy, GI, Cardiometabolic Disease, Detoxification, Hormones and Bioenergetics.

Two-Year Mentorship Graduate, Kalish Institute for Functional Medicine
Cranial Sacral Therapy 1 & 2
Diplomate, Chiropractic Biophysics, 2005
Doctor of Chiropractic, Life Chiropractic College West, 2005, Cum Laude and Honors Clinician Award
Bachelor or Arts, San Francisco State University, Magna Cum Laude, 1998
ACE Personal Trainer Certification, 1995
UC Santa Cruz 1992-1994
Treating patients since 2004

Functional Medicine Oakland CA Daphne Dominia Office Manager



Daphne Dominia is a native of San Francisco, CA. She brings a dynamic set of skills to the Core Wellness Team with a background in office administration that spans the course of several years. 

Prior to joining Core Wellness, she focused on her passion for customer service and client- relationship building through working in fashion, early education, real estate, and volunteering with non- profit organizations in her community.

Daphne is an aspiring marriage family therapist who is currently pursuing her degree in Psychology and Human Sexuality at San Francisco State University. She is truly passionate about helping her community and people from all walks of life through creating safe spaces. She one day hopes to have her own practice.

In Daphne's free time you can find her dabbling in performing arts, whether it be writing music, singing, or supporting local artists in the Bay Area. She is also a fashionista who likes to personally style her friends and family. In her down time she is listening to Dr. Esther Perel podcasts.

Daphne's career ethic is to always treat everyone with kindness and have an open perspective. Here at Core Wellness, she hopes to provide patients with the best customer service with the intention of creating a great experience.

Core Wellness Functional Medicine
600 Grand Avenue #301
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 922-1579