Schools Attended/Degrees: -Natural College of Naturopathic Medicine: Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine -Portland State University: Bachelor of Arts (History) -Oregon Basic Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education
Basic: Licensed medical practitioner has learned to evaluate, locate and eliminate food and environmental allergies. - 12/2010
Advanced I: NAET Basic trained practitioner has learned to eliminate combination treatments, complicated NAET cases, commonly seen emotional blockages, exercise induced allergies, and person to person allergies. - 12/2010
-Recognized for excellence in teaching, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine -Graduated with honors in research, National College of Naturopathic Medicine -Recognized for service in the Vision Project, National College of Naturopathic Medicine -Graduated with honors, Portland State University
"I really like working with people, helping them to feel better and live better."
Specialties: I started as a general practitioner, but I mostly treat patients with autoimmune disease, cancer, heart disease, allergies, depression, and endocrine disease. My true expertise is finding and treating the underlying cause of the illness. I trust in the ability of people to heal once the true cause of an illness is found and overcome. My job as a physician is to find the cause and supply the treatment and the knowledge that will remove or compensate for the cause. True healing is in our nature.
Time spent in Alaska: I moved to Alaska in 2000. I wanted to own my own clinic, in a place where I could make a difference. I wanted to live in a community with a lot of good people and characters.
Previous locations: I lived in Mesa, Arizona and Milwaukie, Oregon.
Previous careers: I worked in restaurants in my youth. Starting in the kitchen; I washed dishes and ended as the head cook. In college I worked as a waiter in a busy restaurant. I learned tons about multitasking and keeping a cool head under pressure. After college I taught science and health at a junior high school for two years. After medical school I taught histology, anatomy, embrology and laboratory diagnosis before becoming the Chairman of Diagnostics at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. I also worked as the Chief Medical Officer in the teaching clinic before moving to Alaska.
Hobbies: I am enthusiastic about outdoor adventures such as Nordic skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, running, camping, and rock hounding.
Additional thoughts: It is my dream to help all people reach their full health potential. We offer many different healing modalities because all people are different, but all the practitioners at ACNM share a commitment to working with nature to achieve real, full, lasting health.