I have been a licensed Naturopathic Doctor since 1999, and I still love practicing this medicine. Although I grew up in Queens, NYC, even as a child I knew I wanted to live in a smaller community and work in a healing profession. I learned about naturopathic medicine in 1992 and instantly had my “aha” moment about the career I would pursue. Since I'd already earned a BA in Sociology, I immediately enrolled for premed courses. In June of 1994 I moved 3,000 miles across the country to Portland, Oregon and began medical school training at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now NUNM).

The philosophy of naturopathic medicine makes sense to me - getting to the root cause of illness, viewing patients holistically, treating the person and not the illness, and using the least invasive treatment modality first. I am dedicated to helping people heal on physical, emotional and spiritual levels. Although my patient population is diverse, over the years I have developed several areas of focus.

These include:
• Hormone balance and regulation
• Thyroid disorders
• Pyroluria
• Food allergies & intolerances
• Pediatric wellness
• Mental/emotional/Spiritual issues
• Homeopathic medicine
• Asthma, sleep apnea, and environmental allergies
• Buteyko breathing

When I am not in the office, you can find me exploring a beautiful lake on my kayak (summer), hiking, camping, or simply walking around town. Also, I proudly sing with the lovely and talented women of the McMinnville Women’s Choir. I feel excited and privileged to join the wonderful practitioners of Deep Roots Family Medicine, and I hope to meet you soon!