Dr. Brammer is a clinical faculty member at Bastyr University and the associate clinical dean for the naturopathic medicine program at Bastyr University. She is also a member of the NPLEX Council of Exam Chairs and the current chair of the homeopathy exam. She is also a physician in private practice and a frequent speaker at national conferences on botanical medicine.
Dr. Brammer believes that healing and teaching share commonalities. Both require the practitioner to see the potential inside of a human being and to assist them in developing or accessing that potential. In medicine, the potential is wellness, which Dr. Brammer describes as a state of balance physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually that allows us to experience a sense of aliveness.
In teaching, that potential is the ability to assimilate knowledge and gain skills that allow us to practice naturopathic medicine safely and effectively. In her role as a clinical supervisor, Brammer emphasizes consistency, communication, demonstration and integration to create an atmosphere for students to develop clinical skills. She believes becoming a physician requires an extensive body of knowledge and great emotional maturity. She believes it is most important to develop and learn to use critical thinking skills and good decision-making skills, guided by the naturopathic principles.
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Bastyr University, Seattle
women’s medicine and botanical medicine, naturopathic medicine