A little about me. I received my doctorate from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998. Originally from California, I wanted to be a physician from a very young age. I believe my background in the biological sciences has provided me with a strong and broad foundation for my career in medicine and healing. I earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Davis and a Master of Science from the University of the Pacific. I considered and came very close to following the path of conventional medicine but instead chose a "road less traveled" with the intention to provide patients with an option not often available, a different and more encompassing perspective of health and disease. I blend a strong knowledge of medicine, ecological understanding, and a desire to take time and really listen so I can create for you a comprehensive, sustainable, and patient-centered approach to building health and treating disease.