In my practice, I provide complete primary care services for the whole family. I make a heartfelt effort to understand your concerns and address your goals for wellness.Visits include discussion of nutrition, exercise, relationships, and sleep patterns along with physical exam & labs. Treatments focus on the foundations of health with lifestyle counseling and supportive therapies. As needed, I prescribe medications and coordinate specialist referrals.
A native of Whidbey Island, I earned my naturopathic medicine degree from Bastyr University. Following my passion for health equity, I volunteered with Natural Doctor's International in Nicaragua and at a Spanish language clinic in Seattle. After graduating, I worked alongside my dad, Dr. Steve, learning about his approach to natural medicine. I also gained experience with Dr. Anastasia Kovscek, MD, an integrative family doctor on Whidbey Island.
My interests include children's health, hormone balance, digestive complaints, heart health, diabetes care, and sleep health. Out of the clinic, I spend my time parenting, playing outside, making music, and learning about healthful living. I also write articles on natural medicine for the Mukilteo Beacon & EcoParent Magazine.
Herbal medicine is based on the use of plants with healing properties that are taken internally or applied to the skin. Since ancient times, many different cultures have used herbs to treat illness and improve vitality. Currently, research into herbal medicine is on the rise. At Mukilteo Natural Health, treatments are based on both traditional knowledge and scientific evidence. Our clinic uses the highest quality tinctures and botanical supplements available.
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As a parent and a provider, I am continually inspired by the safe and effective treatment alternatives for children's health. It is a joy to witness children heal and recover with holistic medicine. Our clinic offers a common sense approach to children's healthcare including visits and well child exams. Treatment plans follow the therapeutic order, using the least invasive therapy first. When necessary, naturopathic physicians have the ability to prescribe pharmaceuticals.
Our clinic recommends products that are held to the highest standards of purity and potency, all of which are third party tested. Products include tinctures, nutraceuticals, botanical supplements, and topical preparations.
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