Dr. Cody is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and a native Californian. During childhood, he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes which changed his outlook in life at an early age. Having a chronic illness at a young age, made Dr. Cody question many things. With frequent trips to CHOC hospital, he remembers the faces of many children some healthy looking and some not so healthy which had an impact on him. Seeing this enabled Dr. Cody to develop compassion for others and led him to his field of medical studies so that he could help others.
In 2004, Dr. Cody received his B.S. in Biological Sciences at UC Irvine while concurrently performing research in bioinformatics analysis. While studying at UC Irvine, he began to learn how to merge computer science with the biological sciences. He investigated and developed algorithms for DNA sequencing and comparison for the UC Irvine Biological Sciences department. These experiences were invaluable and provided a frame work for Dr. Cody to work from to this current day.
After graduating from UC Irvine, Dr. Cody joined an international pharmaceutical company in their pharmacovigilance department and learned a great deal about the industry. His work at the company entailed designing methods to track adverse drug reactions with hopes of minimizing reaction risks. In order to do this, Dr. Cody developed rigorous tracking reports to help the upper management visualize the data so that reaction risks could be decreased. However, after working for some time, Dr. Cody made a decision to further his education at Bastyr University, the leading science-based Naturopathic Medical School in the country. He became interested in Naturopathic Medicine, because of the medical curriculum and learning how to use many natural therapies along with conventional therapies if necessary.
Currently, Dr. Cody practices at Optimal Health & Wellness as a contracted Doctor in the city of Monterey Park, CA. When working with his patients and clients, he tries to spend time with them to address and treat the causes of their medical conditions. He works to educate, and empower his clients to move forward in life by making healthy decisions. His main interests in Naturopathic therapies include: Functional Medical Therapeutics, Classical Homeopathy, Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement, Anti-Aging Medicine and Nature Cure Therapies. He treats a wide array of health issues by using natural healing approaches first, followed by conventional approaches with emphasis in utilizing integrative treatment modalities.