From the time I dissected my first frog in the 8th grade, I knew I wanted to learn how living organisms worked and why, sometimes, they didn’t. Fast forward many moons and I was toiling away in the clinical research world; my love of sports and unrelenting curiosity had landed me in a research office focused on orthopaedic pain management. While this should have been the ideal situation for me, I found myself unsettled. I worked on several opioid studies and began questioning how “innovative” these drugs really were. It was this nagging doubt that led me to begin the search for a career change, that ultimately lead me to naturopathic medicine.
My education and experience at SCNM has provided a path based in the oldest traditions and philosophies. However, it has been more innovative than any research I participated in. It has shown me the power of working in the naturopathic therapeutic order to identify and appropriately address the patient’s pain generator in the least invasive manner, which often includes addressing and tuning up the entire system. It is the combination of this education and my prior experience in the allopathic model that provides me a unique perspective to approach patient care.
Regenerative Injection Therapy, Hormone Balancing, Sports Medicine, Non-Opioid Pain Management
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, 2018); Georgetown University (Master of Science, Physiology and Biophysics, 2007); Georgetown University (Bachelor of Arts, Theology, 2006)
To work with each patient to understand their health and life goals so that we can form a care plan that is best suited to their objectives.
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