The Dominguez-Roth Foundation was created to help people heal from a chronic illness using integrative medicine. Our treatment philosophy includes the combination of conventional medicine and more natural, holistic medical approaches that have been scientifically validated.

Our goal is to enable you to reclaim vibrant health and wellness so that you return to the best version of yourself. We believe everyone should have access to integrative medicine; at Dominguez-Roth Foundation, we provide financial support to those who need our services but cannot afford the standard treatment costs.

Julie Roth, who passed away from metastatic ovarian cancer, had a special desire to advance integrative cancer therapy. We want this foundation to not only devote our attention and resources to treatment but more importantly, the prevention of cancer. Until we have a definitive answer to the cancer question, we should always be looking forward to the day we find the key to winning the battle for future generations.

Principles Of Our Work


Our mission is to lead the way in finding a balance in the treatment and prevention of serious chronic illnesses using integrative and conventional medicine.


To help bring the integrative approach to medicine into the mainstream through fundraising, facilitating community awareness, and supporting facilities/programs designed to provide patients with access to these beneficial treatments.


Julie Roth wanted her legacy of generosity to live forever through the Dominguez-Roth Foundation's mission of providing the community with integrative medicine education, supporting integrative cancer therapy research and development, and financially assisting and caring for patients who cannot otherwise afford integrative medicine.

Dr. Marcela Dominguez's Story

I first met Julie Roth during my Integrative Cancer fellowship that we were both attending. She was sitting in the back row of the class not as a medical professional, but as a person who was committed to finding a natural cure for her cancer.

We were introduced by the fellowship founder, Dr. Mark Rosenberg, Julie’s personal Integrative cancer doctor, who lived in Florida.  Julie, a California resident, would travel to Florida for her medical appointments with Dr. Rosenberg.

Knowing that we both lived in California, Dr. Rosenberg introduced us.  Little did he know, we lived less than 10 miles from each other.  Dr. Rosenberg recommended that Julie consider transferring her care to me where she would continue to receive integrative cancer care, but also eliminate the long travel that was taking a toll on her body.

From the very beginning, Julie inspired me with her tenacity and determination to treat her advanced ovarian cancer naturally.  Fifteen years before her cancer diagnosis, Julie dedicated her life to educating herself in all medical modalities that could heal her body from chronic and progressive arthritis.

She traveled the country to learn from experts in their field, gaining pearls of wisdom to quench her insatiable thirst for information and best integrative modalities for treating health challenges.  She generously shared her research and treasures of knowledge to help others heal.

As we partnered together in the doctor-patient process, Julie realized that despite all efforts and determination not to give up, her time here in the physical world would end sooner than she wanted.  Her heartfelt personal request to create a nonprofit foundation together was her dying wish.  She wanted her legacy of generosity to live forever through the foundation’s mission of providing the community with integrative education, continued research and development, and financial assistance to those patients who could not otherwise afford integrative medicine.

I am honored to carry Julie’s torch.

— Dr. Marcela Dominguez

Julie's Story

Julie Roth spent most of her career working for the Capital Group. She started as a secretary, and by the time she retired, she worked her way up to vice president.  During those years, she went back to school to finish her college degree and served on the board of directors at Mission Hospital, The Jacqueline Sidman Health Foundation, The Life Vessel, Marbella Country Club, and numerous other organizations.

After retiring from the financial world, she started her own company, Roth Medical Research, LLC. She had been researching the medical ailments she had been experiencing for years and decided to expand her knowledge to help herself and others maintain good health while aging. Julie attended many conferences and seminars put on by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and multiple other organizations.

She met and consulted with some of the foremost doctors in the field and followed an integrative medical approach to her health, using the best therapies from both conventional western medicine as well as other more natural and alternative therapies. This was clearly a passion of hers, and she generously shared everything she learned.

She partnered with Dr. Marcela Dominguez, a board-certified family medicine doctor in Mission Viejo who is also fellowship trained in Integrative Cancer Therapy, to help navigate her therapeutic options when Julie was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer.

Julie desired to help others learn more about and apply a more integrative therapeutic approach to treating their cancer, which led Julie and Dr. Dominguez to create the Dominguez-Roth Foundation.

Dr. Marcela Dominguez, M.D., Executive Director

Dr. Marcela Dominguez is one of a select number of doctors in the country who is an expert in combining western and alternative therapies to provide state-of-the-art bioidentical hormone replacement, functional medicine, nutrition, and herbal therapy in a highly customized, and integrated protocol. She believes in combining many scientifically proven modalities to treat patients using an evidence-based, holistic approach that focuses on restoring normal bodily functions to optimize health.

She is the founding physician of Complete Care Family Medicine in Mission Viejo, California, and serves on staff at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center. Dr. Marcela Dominguez also sees patients at the UCI Susan Samueli Institute of Integrative Medicine and is currently working with other UCI faculty members, paving the way to perform clinical research in the field of Integrative Medicine and Integrative Cancer Therapy.

Dr. Marcela Dominguez was recently awarded the 2019 Physician of Excellence given by the Orange County Medical Association (OCMA). Each year the OCMA recognizes a select group of physicians who demonstrate leadership, innovation, and extraordinary patient care beyond the regular call of physician duty.

She completed a B.S. in Kinesiology at UCLA, obtained her M.D. from UC San Diego, then completed her Family Medicine Residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. During this time, she received the Mead Johnson Leadership Award, which annually recognizes a select group of 15 residents nationwide for their leadership and community involvement. Dr. Marcela Dominguez also served as the Chief Resident for Obstetrics at Long Beach Memorial, delivering hundreds of babies and increasing her expertise in reproductive and hormonal health.

From 1999 to 2006, Dr. Marcela Dominguez built a thriving group practice at St. Jude Heritage Health Foundation in Diamond Bar, California, then opened her private practice in July 2006.

In 2013 Dr. Marcela Dominguez completed a fellowship in Integrative Cancer Therapies under Dr. Mark Rosenberg and the Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.

She recently completed her fellowship with the Medical Association of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS); currently, Dr. Marcela Dominguez is in a precept program with local specialists who see pediatric patients with autism, ADHD, severe allergies, and other challenging conditions to strengthen her pediatric integrative medical knowledge so that she can help more patients.

“I am passionate about partnering with patients and customizing a scientifically based, health restorative medical program; seeing people achieve wellness is the best reward.”

— Dr. Marcela Dominguez