In naturopathic medicine, I found a model that would allow me to merge the many strengths of conventional medicine with age-old disciplines such as homeopathy and botanical medicine, common-sense lifestyle changes, and the somewhat newer discoveries of therapeutic nutrition, bioidentical hormones, and the respectful use of prescription medications.
It is my hope that this website will provide information that might help you with making medical decisions you feel positive about. Please feel free to contact my office to schedule an appointment, either in-person or via telemedicine. For prospective patients wanting additional information, I also offer a free 10-minute telephone consult so that they can speak with me directly and ask questions to help determine if naturopathic care is right for them.
Focus: Primary Care/Family Medicine
Special Interests: Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Cardiovascular Disease, Natural Hormone Replacement, Thyroid Management, Digestive Illnesses, Diabetes prevention and treatment, and Complementary Cancer Treatment.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a math minor from Texas A&M University, PreMed at University of Alaska, Anchorage. Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. Residency at Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic in Billings, Montana.
Philosophy: I choose not to view the medical profession as “us and them.” While working from a naturopathic model of health care, I view all medical disciplines as possessing inherent value and strive to gain the best from each whenever possible. As a part of the spectrum of available health care options, I believe that naturopathic physicians are uniquely positioned to be able to bridge the gap between conventional and traditional medicine.
Bio: I was born and raised in Montana. Upon graduation from high school, I received a scholarship to attend Texas A&M University, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a math minor in 1989. I then worked in hospital laboratories and pathology departments in Montana and Alaska, completing my pre-med coursework requirements at the University of Alaska in Anchorage. I received my doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington in 2001. I then accepted the position of resident physician at the Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic, a busy primary-care clinic in Billings, Montana, in order to continue to sharpen the skills I learned in medical school. I'd always loved Portland, OR and had wanted to live here for many years, so when I completed my residency in 2004, I relocated to southeast Portland and started a practice.
My current practice location is on Win Sivers Drive, just off Airport way and 122nd. Hope to see you there!