My love for people, health, and natural healing began in the seventh grade. My parents were fitness and health advocates. My mother had always shared her interested in health with the family.
My journey into the natural health field started after a move from Colorado to Texas, where my sisters and I were diagnosed with recurrent middle ear infections and my youngest sister began developing asthma. Our health seemed to be deteriorating rapidly, we were on repeat antibiotics. My mother searched for an alternative and found a D.O., almost immediately our health started improving. I was fascinated by the field of natural medicine, and my heart was always there.
In College, I studied Biological Sciences at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with the intent to continue to Naturopathic medical school. Following graduation, I attended a post-graduate, four year medical program at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland Oregon. At NCNM most of my medical internships were completed at Outside In, a medical clinic outreach to Portland’s homeless youth.
After graduating from NCNM and passing my naturopathic clinical board exams, I worked under Dr. Sawhill in Beaverton, Oregon. In 2011 I opened my own practice in San Luis Obispo, California. I had two wonderful years practicing general naturopathic medicine at Santa Lucia Birth Center alongside Midwives.
In the autumn of 2013 My husband and I relocated to Spokane, Washington, where we enjoy the rivers, trails, mountains, and the community. I was blessed to be able to practice along side Dr. Graves and Dr. Morical on N. Pines before moving to the Argonne location, where I could offer more appointment availabilities.
I believe my role as a physician is to support and guide my patients. I believe a nourishing diet, daily joy, and an active lifestyle are the foundation for health and wellness. However due to modern stresses, genetics and epi-genetics, and environmental factors most Americans will benefit from high quality supplementation. A healthy person may need few-if any additional support, however if a person is suffering from a chronic condition, a more aggressive treatment plan is the best.
I am interested in all things health! Nutrition, Nutraceuticals, Nutritional Genomics (including: MTHFR), Hormones (Thyroid and Bio-idential Hormone Replacement Therapy), Botanical medicine, Homeopathic medicine, Drainage therapy (UNDA numbers), Injection therapies, IV therapy, and bioresonance medicine (MORA).
My professional affiliations include:
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP)
Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (EndoANP)