About Me

Naturopathic Physician and IFM Certified Practitioner

I've been a Naturopathic Doctor for the past 25 years. I received my undergraduate degree from Duke University and my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle WA.

 

I then went on to become deeply involved in the model called functional medicine. I am past Director of Clinical Research at Metagenics’ Functional Medicine Research Center.

 

I'm currently Director of Medical Education at the Institute for Functional Medicine and teach those concepts to other clinicians. I continue to see patients virtually two days a week.

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My Practice

I see all patients virtually. A virtual or telemedicine visit is an appointment over a video connection rather than in person. It is convenient and secure and can be done easily wherever you happen to be as long as you have a phone, computer, and internet access.

Where I Focus

 I see a variety of people with different health issues, and over the years I’ve gained a significant amount of experience and expertise using the systems-based, functional medicine approach in these areas:

​Digestive Issues

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

  • Heartburn/ Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

  • Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

  • Yeast Overgrowth 

  • Dysbiosis

​Adrenal & Thyroid

  • Hashimoto’s Disease (Autoimmune thyroiditis)

  • Graves Disease

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Adrenal Dysfunction (hypo or hyper) 

​Cardiovascular

  • Hyperlipidemia 

  • Hypertension

  • Diabetes and prediabetes

  • Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin resistance

​Food Reactions

  • Food Allergies

  • Food Sensitivities 

  • Food Intolerances