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Why Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine provides an approach to medicine that takes into account the whole person and how every aspect of their life, body and symptoms are interconnected. It seeks to help people understand and get to the bottom of their health issues, while providing long term solutions for optimal wellness.  


Naturopathic doctors complete a rigorous 4 year program at a graduate level medical school accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medicine Education (CNME).  This education includes studies in all the same basic sciences as MDs as well as extensive training in holistic therapy approaches, such as nutrition therapy, botanical medicine, and homeopathy.  Thousands of hours of clinical work are completed with an emphasis on disease prevention optimized wellness. After graduation they complete a series of state mandated licensing exams in order to receive their license to practice. 


These 6 principles are what guide us.

The Six Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

First Do No Harm

Primum Non Nocere

The Healing Power of Nature

Vis Medicatrix Naturae

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Butterfly Pose

Treat the Whole Person

Tolle Totum

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Doctor as Teacher


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Identify and Treat the Cause

Tolle Causum

My Education

In addition to my naturopathic education, I completed a Masters of Science degree of Nutrition, because not only do I love food, but I strongly believe that food is medicine and is key to optimal health.


While my education provided me training to be a primary care physician, I choose to practice in an adjunctive role so that I have more freedom to be present for my patients. 

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