Thanks for joining me! As a Naturopathic Physician, there is nothing else I’d rather do with my day than sit with you and get to root cause of your pain and suffering. The first time people sit down with me, we take 2 HOURS so I can hear your story in your words and we begin the healing process by taking the time together to bear witness to your narrative. Naturopathic Medicine is a team sport and I not only trust but rely on you and your intuition to show up and be willing and open to address all aspects of your life. Part of the trust I hold includes believing that all people are smart enough to understand their health picture and body if provided the right education. I believe deeply that health and wellness are human rights and as a part of the Hippocratic Oath that I took, I believe educating my patients is at the foundation of doing no harm.
As a part of my practice, I use evidence-based botanical medicine and have over a thousand hours of training both as a part of the Naturopathic Medical Program at Bastyr, where I studied but also several hundred hours were done in a number of different electives. Botanical medicine is near and dear to my heart and I use it in my own life, family and practice every day. I have created dozens of botanical formulas, approved by highly-trained mentors, that effectively address and support the body’s natural healing process. I love to apply what I know to the formulation process and create individual products for my patients. Whether they are teas, tinctures, bath soaks, sitz baths, lotions, creams, salves, oxymiels or medicated vinegars, oils and honey. An interesting aspect of medical herbalism is that we all ultimately have a handful of herbs that will work best with our system to support our overall health.
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin” – Will Shakespeare