I grew up in the magical mountains of western North Carolina. At a young age, I became fascinated with my mother’s herb garden. I remember reading every book on herbs our local library had, spending time in the garden, and practicing how to use these plants. I never dreamed that one day, I would be able to use plants to heal people.
Herbal medicine is a large part of traditional naturopathic medicine but to me, naturopathic medicine is deeper than any of the treatments we use. Naturopathic doctors focus on the whole person, not just a person’s physical health. We seek to treat the root cause of an illness, not just cover up symptoms. And most importantly for me, we educate and empower our patients to make meaningful changes to their health.
My journey to naturopathic medicine has made this dream a reality. In addition to learning about plant-based medicines, in my medical training, I learned how to be a competent primary care provider and developed skills in diagnosis and management of acute and chronic illness. Today, I use botanical medicine, nutrition, pharmaceuticals, and lifestyle medicine to help my patients achieve their health goals.
I want to listen to your story - the whole thing - and work together to change your health. Come talk to me and let’s get to work.