Why I became a doctor?
I have always felt like naturopathic medicine chose me. Through a series of steps that one can only describe as fate, I happened upon a career that beautifully incorporated my love of nature with medicine. When I first discovered naturopathic medicine, I was immediately hooked on the philosophies behind the practice – it made so much sense to me; the healing power of nature, prevention, doctor as teacher, first do no harm, treat the whole person and identify and treat the cause. When it came to patient care, why not work with the tested and true wisdom of nature, preventing disease as well as seeing and addressing the whole person in front of you – body, mind and spirit?
I knew from a young age that I was destined to be a healer.
As a child, I was diagnosed with lymphoma and experienced firsthand the challenges and triumphs that accompanies a cancer diagnosis. I wanted to help others just like my oncologist had helped me, and I dedicated my life’s work to pursuing medicine and accomplishing that goal. Throughout my medical career, I have witnessed firsthand the powerful effects of combining naturopathic and conventional care for my patients who have been given the diagnosis of cancer. I share a kinship with my patients, in that I truly and deeply understand what they are experiencing on their cancer journey. I respect and value the integrative health care model, and have a particular interest in the study of evidence-based research in correlation to integrative oncology treatments. I strongly believe that treating the whole person rather than the sum of their symptoms can immensely benefit anyone who is searching for a way to address their health care needs.
Conditions I love to treat:
- Integrative oncology
- Hormone balancing
- Chronic disease
- Autoimmune conditions
- Digestive health including SIBO and SIFO
- Homeopathic medicine
- Family medicine
- Pediatric care
Things you may not know about me!
- I can play the cello.
- I have snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef.
- Montana has my heart, but I’m proud of my Minnesota roots.
- In my free time, I love hot springs soaking, fly fishing hidden streams, hiking, camping, gardening, traveling and openly welcoming any adventures that happen to cross my path.