My Educational Background

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I graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in 2016 with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, a Masters of Science in Integrative Medical Research, a Masters of Science in Nutrition and a certificate in Natural Childbirth. Prior to attending NUNM, I received a Bachelors of Science in Radiologic Sciences with high honors from the Ohio State University in conjunction with a minor in Integrative Medicine.

After graduation from NUNM and passing two sets of medical boards, I completed a one year residency at the NUNM regional clinics. During residency I obtained more than 1500 hours of clinical experience where I was able to utilized the therapeutic order and standard of care to determine the best course of treatment for each patient.  These often included herbal medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, physical medicine and pharmaceuticals. Another aspect of my residency included community outreach, public education and teaching within the naturopathic school; all of these close to my heart as I believe in sharing naturopathic medicine with everyone!

A portion of my doctoral training at NUNM included a nine-month internship in gastroenterology along with a six-month internship in minor surgery, over 250 hours of preceptorship in pediatric medicine and primary care for homeless, low-income and under-served populations.  Additionally I had multiple clinical rotations in chronic disease management, transgender care, chronic pain management, women’s health, IV therapy, minor surgery, and physical medicine.  As diet is key in a holistic approach, my graduate level research and thesis included designing and conducting a study to explore biomarkers in nutrition.

My integrative approach draws from many years in conventional medicine combined with naturopathic modalities including nutrition, lifestyle counseling and botanical medicine to aid patients in maintaining lifetime wellness.