I am a different kind of doctor. Actually, I don’t consider myself to be all that “doctory” at all. Even after years of pre-med courses and four grueling years of naturopathic medical school and a residency in family medicine, I have found that ultimately LISTENING to a patient is still the core of delivering great healthcare. You can know all the science in the world (trust me, I know a lot of it), but the real magic is in connecting with patients to solve their problems and turn their health around. Every patient comes to me with a unique story: passions, stressors, symptoms, challenges. I won’t lie… I am nosey. I ask lots of questions. I want to understand as much as I can so I can help my patient feel heard, transform and be well.
I grew up in a town called Lodi in Northern California. My father was a beloved dentist. He LOVED what he did, and his patients loved him. He taught me the value of working for fulfillment, not just to make a living. He died suddenly when I was 25, and I still miss him every day. My mother suffered from health problems, including leukemia, from the time I was very young. Because conventional medicine did not have much to offer at the time of her diagnosis, my family began a quest of pursuing other means (natural and holistic care) in order to help her. Her leukemia has been in remission for many, many years. The journey through the maze of healthcare and introduction (and success) of natural medicines through holistic doctors opened my eyes to the many ways one might approach a health problem. It made me open-minded to say the least.
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