Dr Janel discovered Integrative Medicine during her pre-med studies for conventional medical school. She was having severe abdominal pain at that time which seemed to have few conventional treatment options. Working with an ND, she was able to have permanent relief from these symptoms. She was so impressed by this that she chose to attend Naturopathic Medical School at Bastyr University in 1994.
Following graduation, she served as a resident and then associate doctor in a Pediatric/Family Medical Clinic in New England for 6 years.
Since then, Dr Janel has specialized in Digestive Medicine and Allergy Desensitization. She has studied various immunotherapies and has the greatest successes with Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDI) for Allergies, Chemical Sensitivities, Digestive Disorders, Food Allergies, Food Sensitivities and their related symptoms. Dr Janel has become a leader in the field of LDI and is one of the only ND’s practicing this treatment in the country. She continues to train other doctors around the country in this immunotherapy procedure.
Dr Janel enjoys teaching and often has Medical Students training in her office from the US and Canada. She served a clinical teaching term at the Nicaragua site for Natural Doctors International. She has been published in articles and texts on various aspects of Integrative Medicine. Dr Janel is a current member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP) and Natural Doctors International (NDI). She teaches immunotherapy specifically for Digestive disorders throughout the US.