I came into medicine from a deep need to understand the human experience through the lens of health.
During naturopathic medical school, I rotated through different medical systems and learned from different types of healers and healthcare practitioners.
I studied under conventional healthcare workers in community health clinics, naturopathic elders, and oral healers in traditional medicine. They taught me that there is no separation between the mind and the body. What affects one affects the other. We must understand ourselves biochemically and mentally.
It is this philosophy that helped me in my own healing journey and continues to guide my practice.
I am trained in the management of pharmaceutical drugs and functional medicine testing, as well as natural approaches such as lifestyle medicine, food therapy, herbal medicine, and stress reduction. I diagnose and treat patients with an integrative approach, combining conventional and alternative medicine to unmask the root cause of chronic disease.
HOW I WORK
With my patients, I focus on whole health.
Our bodies encompass a mental, physical, and spiritual component. It is the harmony of all three that creates health and maintains it. As a Naturopathic Doctor, my goal is to guide my patients to this balance and help them discover health in their bodies.
We not only treat symptoms, but we address the underlying factors that have led to the manifestation of symptoms in the first place.
We do this by understanding your story (triumphs and challenges), gathering appropriate medical information, lab testing (conventional and functional testing), and implementing a plan that includes your priorities and goals. Treatment may include botanical medicine, food therapy, lifestyle changes, conventional treatments, and supplements.
Patients often come see me for different types of conditions including:
- Female hormones and testing; such as painful periods, dysmenorrhea, endometriosis
- Weight gain during perimenopause
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Testosterone therapy for men
- Post-COVID syndrome
- Food sensitivity testing
- Microbiome testing