I was first inspired to look into naturopathic medicine after feeling sick for too long and frustrated that no one could help me - I felt terrible, yet the basic laboratory panels looked normal and I appeared healthy. Around the same time, I was working in a diabetes research and education clinic, and I continually observed that many patients were also not getting better from the standard disease-centered approach. When I began looking for more answers, it became clear to me that a more holistic approach was necessary - one that considers the social, environmental, mental/emotional and physical aspects of health and disease. When I discovered naturopathic medicine it made perfect sense to me. Naturopathic Medicine is a patient-centered model that not only digs deep and builds awareness around the different cause of symptoms, but empowers individuals with the knowledge and tools to make the changes necessary to treat, manage and prevent more serious illness in the long term.
My naturopathic medical training provided me with an avenue for personal growth, as well as the tools and skill-set required to provide effective, meaningful care to my patients. I value more than anything else the doctor-patient relationship, and within that the opportunity to explore a patient's unique circumstances to ensure that not only are they being heard, but that treatment reflects their unique needs and desires. I am passionate about doing my part to leave the world a better place, and my practice allows me the incredible opportunity to positively effect those around me and to continually learn, grow and be inspired.
I find balance by hiking local trails, cooking up a storm, laughing, listening to music or spending quality time with family and friends.
WHAT IS NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE?
Where science meets nature
Naturopathic Medicine is a unique, inclusive style of medicine that inherently empowers patients to take charge of their own health. The naturopathic philosophy is guided by these 6 healing principles....