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I am eager to establish myself in primary care focusing on both acute and chronic health conditions across all stages of life. My training and education include the following:
Bastyr University, Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine
Western State University, Professional Teaching License in Secondary Science
University of Denver, B.A. in Pre-Med, Biology and International Health and Development
My clinical interests are: digestive wellness, disease prevention, women’s health, adolescent care, physical medicine, and mind body medicine.I seek to balance current medical research with wholistic traditional healing practices. I support health with botanical medicine, nutrition, detoxification, and counseling patients to help make lasting changes and foster the foundations of health. I have advanced training in women’s health, pediatrics, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep health, and motivational interviewing with a certification in homeopathy through the New England School of Homeopathy and pending certification in Biofeedback.
I believe that a Naturopathic Physician begins the healing process by listening to the patient; addressing the root cause of disease; and empowering the patient through education to make decisions about their own health care. My philosophy is rooted in the healing power of nature and the body's ability to heal and thrive with effective intervention and support.
I was raised in a small mountain town in Colorado. Both of my parents are healers in their own way. As a Reading Specialist, my mom sought to address learning difficulties with nutrition and non-toxic environments. My father was a life-long educator and I witnessed the ways in which he healed children and families by listening, advocating, and motivating. As a high school freshman, I began the search for a career that emphasized the healing modalities of both my parents.
When I was sixteen, my mother and I visited Bastyr University and the profession of Naturopathic Medicine became my goal. During college, I faced a health issue and personally learned a lesson about the dynamic connection between what we eat, and how we feel. This stimulated my commitment to the power of mind-body medicine. After undergraduate, I taught high school math and science at a charter school for pregnant and parenting teens. Teaching others taught me what it takes to learn and I learned how to effectively teach. I was drawn back to health care working in community health where I practiced the skill of providing individualized health education.
I am thrilled to join Leavenworth Family Medicine. I will work to uphold the clinic’s mission: “to provide cost effective, comprehensive, & individualized Naturopathic health care to you and your family.” As an active climber, hiker and skier, I am also eager to live once again in the mountains and to contribute to a thriving community.