Naturopathic Physician & Licensed Acupuncturist
As a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist, I promote your wellbeing using a holistic and individualized approach that meets you where you are and supports your health goals. Trained in primary care, I focus on women’s health, hormone regulation, menopause, family medicine, pediatrics, weight management, thyroid disorders, skin conditions, chronic illnesses, and adjunctive oncology support.
I invite you to learn more about the healing modalities I incorporate into my practice!
To help you move toward optimal health, I may use one or more of these natural therapies:
- Botanical medicines
- Flower essences
- Food as medicine
- Herbal teas
- Nutritional supplementation
I combine a Classical Chinese medicine approach with a more gentile Japanese style acupuncture technique to address:
- Cycle regulation
- Digestive complaints
- Fertility support
- Mental and emotional complaints
- Musculoskeletal and joint complaints
- Sleep disturbances
- Urinary issues
Being a physician is so much more than prescribing medication for me. I want to build a relationship with you and bring back the family in medicine. In my treatment room, you can count on a safe environment where you can be yourself and speak freely.
I look forward to helping you reach your full health potential!
Education and background
I grew up in rural Southern Oregon and received my Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Oregon. I emphasized in plant ecology, developmental biology, and neurobiology. I also worked in the genetic research lab studying various mutations in zebrafish.
I earned my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters in Acupuncture at the National College of Natural Medicine. While at NCNM, I focused on women’s health, thyroid disorders, pediatrics, IV therapy, and chronic conditions. In addition to the required naturopathic and Chinese medicine coursework, I completed a six-month externship in midwifery, pediatrics, and women’s health.
Outside of work
I am an avid cook and have a passion for nature. I enjoy spending my free time in my garden, fly-fishing, hiking, camping, taking my dog Bess for a run, and being the best aunt I can be to my little nephews. I am learning the art of sourdough bread baking and hope to someday bake my own baguettes.