My path to Naturopathic medicine began when I was a chronically ill eighteen-year-old. I had grown up on a steady regimen of antibiotics for recurring bouts of bronchitis. I had asthma, multiple allergies and a seriously weakened immune system.
In 1993, a Naturopathic doctor moved to the tiny town in Oregon where I lived. He gave me acupuncture, herbs and some adrenal support and I got better for the first time in my life. He didn’t even mention antibiotics or steroids and he listened to me patiently for nearly an hour. I was stunned, grateful and inspired.
I decided I wanted to follow in Dr. Schwartz’s footsteps and help people get well in the gentlest, most natural way possible. After earning a B.A from Colorado College, I enrolled in the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, graduating in 2005 with an emphasis in Classical and nutrition. I moved my practice to Maine in the fall of 2014.
In addition to practicing medicine, I am a certified yoga instructor and offer private, therapeutic yoga instruction as part of my practice.
In my spare time I enjoy cooking and eating delicious food, singing and playing harmonium, doing yoga and meditation, and spending time outdoors with my two dogs, Henry and Sophia.