A: I graduated with highest honors from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2019. During my doctoral training, I completed rotations in primary care, integrative & complementary cancer support at CCNM’s Integrative Cancer Center, and care for those living with HIV in downtown Toronto at the Sherbourne Community Clinic. After joining a thriving private practice in Milwaukee, WI upon graduation, I completed a one-year apprenticeship program to further cultivate my clinical knowledge. I then moved to Minneapolis with my husband in July 2021. I look forward to serving those in my new community and am excited to join the team of providers at Wellness Minneapolis!
Q: What made you choose to pursue your profession?
A: During my childhood, I visited a lot of nursing homes with my mom for work and had very close relationships with my grandparents. Those experiences allowed me to see how polypharmacy and chronic disease can impact individuals and their families. Witnessing these health struggles at a young age sparked my interest in medicine and becoming a doctor. It wasn’t until I was in undergraduate school that I became aware of naturopathic medicine and found that the fundamental principles of this practice resonated with what I aimed to achieve as a doctor.
Q: What kind of patients do you like working with most?
A: I enjoy working with those of all ages and backgrounds, especially those who are driven and motivated to take their health into their own hands! Growing up close with my grandparents, I have always had a passion for the health of our seniors as they are often shuffled through the system without being looked at as a whole person. That said, I also enjoy educating pediatric patients of mine to spark excitement about health from a young age!
Q: How do you spend your free time and celebrate living in your body?
A: Nature is my playground - I love spending time outdoors traveling, gardening, camping, hiking, biking, swimming, or kayaking with my husband, friends and family. This year for my birthday, my husband gifted me with sailing lessons, which has always been a dream of mine! I enjoy exploring new places and will often take long walks through the city with my husband & challenge my palate with new foods along the way. I also have a crafty side that I tap into through crocheting and cooking!
Q: What do you look for in a health care practitioner?
A: Clear communication, honesty and empathy. Health care providers are in the unique position of providing care to people. People who have lives outside of their ailments. I look for someone who is not only trained to effectively manage one’s ailments, but is also willing to take time to listen, empower, educate and appreciate the life of the individual sitting in front of them. I also value engagement with family members or care givers who may be impacted by seeing their loved one struggle with chronic conditions.