Philosophy of Care
As a naturopathic physician, I respect our connections to the interdependent web of life. I strive to provide the best healthcare possible to my patients as well as to help create a healthy planet in which all may thrive. I value the power of scientific methodology and I recognize the limitations in the current state of scientific knowledge as well as the individuality and transcendent mystery inherent in the healing process. I honor the ideas, sentiments and beliefs of my patients. I seek to offer my training, experience and encouraging support to help patients obtain the understanding they need to make truly informed decisions that match their preferences, personality and perspectives. I work to support patients in gaining access to their full potential to form and reach their health goals. One of my greatest joys is witnessing the process in which old destructive health habits are abandoned, long suffered blockages are removed, freeing patients to live the health behaviors that best facilitate attaining and maintaining optimal health, wellness and being fully alive to their meaning and purpose.
Medical School Bastyr University- Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Education Seattle University- Bachelor of Science, Summa cum Laude, Award in General Chemistry
Clinical Interests:Primary care, clinical research, health behavior change, smoking cessation, addictions and disorders, weight loss, exercise, plantar fasciitis, osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, mood problems, depression, GI related complaints, digestive issues, IBS, food intolerances, liver related complaints, detoxification, chronic health conditions, mind-body medicine, botanical medicine, diet and nutrient therapy
Additional Training:Craniosacral Therapy
Special Skills:Behavior Change Techniques –helping patients live the healthy lifestyle they desire
Affiliations:Board of Directors Physicians for a National Health Program of Western Washington (PNHP-WW), Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP)
Clinical Research– multiple sclerosis, mind-body medicine and other complimentary & alternative therapies. I am very excited to be a part of the growing number of clinical research teams at Bastyr University.
Food Safety & Social Justice Activism-It is my hope that my efforts on food safety issues will help to usher out the reign of big corporations and their longstanding practice of overriding our right to choose food products that are safe for our bodies and our planet.
Healthcare for the 99%-30 million people will still be without healthcare in 2022. As a board member of PNHP-WW, I am dedicated to securing a healthcare system that leaves no one out.