Growing up in Arkansas and through my life experiences and travels around the world, a theme began emerging – I love helping people. I strive for my patients to feel heard and supported in my treatment visits. As an avid listener, I enjoy engaging with patients to empower them on their unique, individual healing journey. I view myself as a guide to help my patients achieve greater wellness. I don’t believe in masking symptoms, but rather supporting their inner vitality to arise.
I bring a unique style of medicine into my treatments with tools of both Eastern and Western medicine. Trained in two disciplines – Naturopathic medicine and Classical Chinese medicine – I combine these ancient techniques with modern research. I can incorporate acupuncture treatments, as well as naturopathic supplements and lifestyle suggestions.
One area that I have great passion for treating is gastroenterology and helping people achieve optimal digestive health. I love treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and all the related things that come along with that diagnosis, as well as many other digestive disorders. One particular cause of IBS can be a disorder called Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). I have helped many patients with this condition. One great resource from a colleague of mine is: www.siboinfo.com. If you are struggling with IBS, or any digestive complaint, then I can certainly help you.
One patient population that I have found a niche in treating is babies and children with digestive complaints. I love working with kids, and their parents, to help them get their digestion back to a healthy, balanced place. If your child is struggling with tummy aches or skin issues (which are often tied to digestive imbalances), then I can certainly help them too.
When not practicing medicine, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our two daughters. We enjoy hiking with our dog, backpacking throughout the Northwest, cross-country skiing, gardening, and cooking wonderful meals with friends.