What is your educational background?
I completed my pre med requirements (biology, organic chemistry, physics, etc) at the University of Colorado. I moved to Portland, Oregon and completed a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine
. The first 2 years were dedicated to learning basic medical sciences and pathology to understand the human body in health and disease. The last 2 years of the program involved more in-depth study of specialty areas with applied clinical education. The focus throughout was on natural and holistic therapies and preventative health, though we also learned about conventional medical treatment and pharmacology so that we can work collaboratively and refer appropriately when needed.
Are you a doctor?
I work as a natural health consultant here, though I hold a doctoral degree from an accredited university. Since South Carolina does not recognize naturopathic doctors, I continue to maintain my license in the state of Vermont (license #099.0062308)
and complete annual continuing education requirements.
I am not a medical doctor nor do I claim to diagnose or treat any specific condition. You will need to continue seeing your medical doctor(s) for evaluation and treatment and keep them apprised of any supplements you are taking. I am knowledgeable about common interactions that may occur between prescription medications and herbs or nutrients and can recommend a plan that will enhance your current regime. The services I offer are educational in nature and are intended to improve your health on a foundational level.
What kind of natural therapies do you use?
I use individualized diet and lifestyle modifications, nutritional supplements, herbs, and homeopathy to support your health. Learn more.
Can you work with me remotely?
Yes, we can work together by phone or video consultation since my services are educational in nature. Again, you will need to see your primary care doctor for regular check-ups and continuing care.
Are your services covered by health insurance?
No, health insurance does not reimburse my services in South Carolina. I accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover at the time of service.
How much can I expect to invest?
The initial 90-minute appointment is $180. For children 12 and under the initial 60-minute visit is $120. We typically plan on 45 minutes together each month ($90 office visit) to discuss progress, adjust recommendations, and take your plan to the next level. We may, however, schedule shorter or more frequent visits depending on your situation. You will also need to budget at least $50 per month for nutritional supplements. Your health is an investment, and like a car, requires maintenance. Discounts may be available on a case-by-case basis.