My introduction to Natural Medicine occurred during my undergraduate preparation for conventional medical school. At this time I was having severe abdominal pain that seemed to have few conventional treatment options. With dietary changes and supplements I was able to have permanent relief from these symptoms. I was so impressed by this that I applied to Naturopathic Medical School at Bastyr University in 1994.
Following graduation, I served as a resident and then associate doctor in a family/obstetrics/pediatric clinic in New England for 6 years with Dr. Mary Bove ND.
In 2005 I moved to Mukilteo to practice Family Medicine with specialties in Digestive Medicine, Pain Management and Allergy Desensitization.
My passion is to bridge the gap between natural and conventional medicine so that patients may have optimal health. There are times when prescription medicine is appropriate and there are times when a more natural approach works better. I like to follow the most effective and safe course of action to bring health back to a strong state where we are preventing future problems together with a patient’s other skilled providers.
I enjoy teaching and often have Medical Students in my office from the US and Canada. I have also served a clinical teaching term at the NDI Nicaragua site for Natural Doctors International. I have been published in articles and texts on various aspects of Naturopathic Medicine. I am a current member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP) and Natural Doctors International (NDI). I have spoken and lectured throughout the US.