As a physician, my goal is to remove roadblocks to your health and unleash your body’s own healing ability, so you feel better without just suppressing your symptoms.
I have been inspired by natural medicines for most of my life! In times of severe illness as a teenager, botanical medicines and the right nutrients improved my health so much that hospitalization was not necessary. Experiencing this sparked my interest in becoming a naturopathic doctor. Supporting the body’s normal function with good fuel, exercise, botanicals, and nutrients has always resonated with me before jumping to pharmaceuticals or more invasive interventions. I studied naturopathic medicine at National University of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland. During school, I learned various forms of diagnosis and treatment, from pharmaceuticals to nutrition and botanical medicines. Of course, my first priority in treatment is to use natural medicines wherever possible.
I am a licensed naturopathic physician, and I believe that building a strong foundation for health is essential to both healing and sustaining wellness.
In my practice, I use techniques that integrate muscle testing to assess for stressed organ systems and to select an individualized treatment plan for you. While many people may have a common symptom, their bodies will not need the same treatment, depending on the other factors involved for that individual. With muscle testing, we can identify systems in need and provide support that we can see your body responds to.
Used alongside observation, hearing your story, physical examination, and lab testing, these techniques allow us to get a complete picture of your health and find the best place to start with treatment.
This saves you time and money that could have been wasted on treatments prescribed that your body didn’t need. I have dedicated a great deal of time outside of standard naturopathic coursework to learn modalities of muscle testing in order to best equip myself to work with a wide range of illnesses. In effort to best serve my patients, I aim to bring together a variety of techniques and concepts in healing so I can obtain as much information as possible about each individual and create a plan to get you on your path to better health efficiently.
When I’m not working with patients, I love hiking, weight training, yoga, camping, snowboarding, SCUBA diving, and baking. I have a special interest in aviation and got my private pilot’s license at age 19 so I could fly with my grandfather. I’m always looking for adventure!
In effort to serve as many people as possible, I have added a virtual consult feature to my practice. With this feature, you don’t need to be in my office to receive valuable naturopathic care from the comfort of you home. Learn more here.