Dr. Tedde Marie Rinker was educated in the Midwest and attended Medical school at Michigan State University, graduating from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at MSU in 1978.   Her subsequent medical training included a rotating medical internship at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and a residency in General Psychiatry at Wayne State University, Lafayette Clinic, in Detroit, Michigan. She is Board Certified in Neurology and Psychiatry. During this time she was also ACLS certified and worked evenings in a class 1 emergency room, treating a wide variety of major medical problems and trauma victims.
She moved to California in 1981 and completed a postgraduate fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at UCSF Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute in 1983.   Even though she pursued psychiatric training, her primary interest has always been the mind-brain and mind-body connections, and how to achieve healing of the whole person.

In 1984, she co-founded The Center for Stress Medicine in San Jose, California.   This clinic specialized in evaluating and treating people with stress related medical illnesses, such as ulcer and colon disease, migraine headaches, panic attacks, insomnia, chronic fatigue, post heart attack recovery and the full spectrum of psychiatric medical conditions, such as depression, anxiety disorders, etc. In 1992 she began to collect data on one of the anti-aging hormones, DHEA, and how it relates to the condition of memory and cognitive decline, especially in patients with chronic fatigue and depression.   She had a great deal of success treating these conditions, which are very complex and seriously disabling the person who has them.  People with multi-symptom pain and dysfunction often have complex issues to address, before a person can feel whole and healthy again. Dr. Rinker is ready to face the challenge of partnering with you to find full recovery.

She has completed a 2 year training program in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine in 2000, and has served as an Examiner for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.   In 2001, she was selected by an independent survey of the Top 500 Physicians in the Bay Area by her professional peers. (Castle Connolly’s Physicians Guide to America’s Top Doctors, 2001)

In 2002, she wrote a book, Anti-Aging Medical Practice for Primary Care Physicians. This  was offered as an e-learning course for physicians and healthcare practitioners, and interested individuals through her website.  When back online, this course will be helpful to physicians and healthcare practitioners who want to learn more about the basics of bio-identical hormone replacement, the principles of anti-aging medicine, and the specifics of treatment.   The course is currently offline undergoing updating and revision to include new research and treatment principles.   She has published  a new book, "The Renegade Patient," a guide for people who want to get the best health care available, and want to learn how to manage the health care system, their records, and how to utilize complementary/alternative medicine.  This book is available  through this website with free shipping. Just click on "Contact Dr. Rinker" and provide your name and contact information and method of payment. The book is also available through most Online
bookstores. (Publ. Sept, 2008, Bio-Med Publishers)