YOUR PATH TO WELLNESS
ABOUT NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
Naturopathic Medicine is effective as preventative medicine and an especially successful option when conditions do not fit well into a diagnosis box
Naturopathic Medicine utilizes both conventional diagnosis and traditional wisdom to prevent and treat disease, as a result promoting long-term health.
The Naturopathic approach contains many options to uniquely fit each patient. We use a lengthy detailed intake with a physical exam, blood work, imaging and research (similar to an MD or DO) to diagnose. We therefore find and treat the root cause, using our medical training and Naturopathic tools.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS & EDUCATION
A Naturopathic Doctor becomes a confidant, sharing in a patient’s health history and wellbeing. The doctor-patient relationship is vital as is our oath to do no harm.
We take our oath in Naturopathic Medical Colleges, 4-year graduate schools with rigorous requirements and admissions. To achieve a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.), classroom, clinical and practical training as well as two boards examinations must be successfully completed. Our training is in the medical sciences of anatomy, biochemistry, cardiology, dermatology, embryology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, gynecology, hematology, histology, immunology, microbiology, minor surgery, neurology, obstetrics, pediatrics, pharmacology, physiology, psychology, pulmonology, radiology, rheumatology, urology, and clinical and physical diagnosis. Our education encompasses extensive study of Naturopathic philosophy and therapies focusing on treating people and not symptoms.
I grew up in the Red Rock Country of Sedona, Arizona, where I was first introduced to integrative medicine models. Throughout high school I fostered and encouraged a sense environmental stewardship and community service and started on my path towards medicine. The University of Arizona gave me a great foundation in science and critical thinking with the pre-requisites for medical training. I chose a Naturopathic medical school, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, for the emphasis on treating the whole versus the symptoms, and the many options of using foods and plants to heal chronic conditions. Naturopathic Medicine is not only my profession but encompasses my life; I practice it with my patients and with myself.
I believe in balance. My passion for mindful, nutritious cooking is countered by my great love for any form of fried potato. In my personal life I embrace the challenges of healthy living, I try every protocol I recommend to my patients. I can relate with my patients as I occasionally indulge in diet coke and have daily battles with my sweet tooth.
In my free time I enjoy playing with recipes, outdoor concerts, reading fiction, heated yoga, traveling to new places, striving for sustainable living, spending time with my family and spoiling my puppy.