Opus Total Health
Since childhood watching MASH on television, I have always known that I wanted to be a doctor. I went into naturopathic medicine because I wanted to see a change in my health. I was living in Anchorage, Alaska when I was extremely fatigued and feeling deeply blue. I went to a naturopath who was a great listener and diagnostician and she determined that I had a severe Vitamin D deficiency. Following my naturopath’s recommended treatment plan, my mood and my energy levels came back to life. Inspired by this natural turnaround, I had an epiphany - and remembered my childhood calling to help others. So began my journey to becoming an Naturopathic Physician. While at med school, my husband hurt his back severely and surgery was recommended. After discussing his case with some of my professors, we were directed to try acupuncture as an alternative to narcotic pain pills and possible surgery. Wow, how it worked! He avoided surgery and no longer needed pills to manage pain. Seeing the success of this ancient healing method - I quickly enrolled in the Masters of Acupuncture program as a dual degree.
I aim to be a great listener and guide for my patients, so they can realize optimal health and wellness - naturally. I use a caring and gentle acupuncture technique that is comforting, yet effective especially for patients who may be new to (and a little nervous about) acupuncture. My treatment philosophy is, “Let us focus on today and what steps we can take to improve wellness right now.”
I graduated with highest honors from the University of Bridgeport where I received dual degrees of Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Masters of Acupuncture. I am board certified as a Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist. I completed medical rotations in a stroke recovery and pain clinic in a Traditional Chinese Hospital in China and trained in Guatemala at a general medicine clinic using Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture.
66 Nooseneck Hill Road, West Greenwich, RI 02817, USA