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Meet Dr. Suzanne


                                                                                            

 As a board-certified, licensed, naturopathic physician, my goal is to provide caring, attentive and thorough holistic health care.  My practice goals are to promote wellness and prevent and treat disease by employing therapies such as nutrition, lifestyle analysis, herbal medicine, medication prescriptions, homeopathy, intravenous (IV) vitamin injections, and relaxation therapies. 

 

My specialties include Lyme Disease and Lyme co-infections, SIBO, Candida Issues, Mold Illness, Bio-identical hormone therapy, Wilson's Temperature Syndrome, thyroid imbalances, adrenal fatigue, detoxification, iron infusions for anemia, neurological imbalances,  chronic fatigue syndrome, immune system challenges/ autoimmune diseases, neurological diseases (MS, Parkinsons, Alzheimers), heavy metal toxicity, and chronic pain syndromes, and nutragenomics (genetics and health management), MTHFR issues.


I am not a primary care doctor.  I do not provide primary care services.   

 

I wholly support integrative medical care (ND-MD), using the best of conventional and naturopathic medical therapies specific for each patient’s health challenge. The therapies I recommend are carefully researched against the most current treatment protocols for each specific disease and specially tailored to the individual patient.


My license in state of Washington allows me to prescribe all non-controlled medications, and limited prescribing for DEA-controlled medications.  I prescribe medications as necessary and can help you manage your current prescriptions.  I prefer to work collaboratively with your current prescriber (MD, DO, ARNP) if you wish to adjust/decrease your current medications.

 

 


Education

Doctorate, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine  (ND/NMD)                        Bastyr University  2004


Masters of Science, Chemistry/Biochemistry (MS)                                    University of Maryland  1992


Bachelors of Science, Chemistry (BS)                                                          University of Delaware  1983


Massage Therapy                                                                                   

    Brenneke School of Massage  1999 

 

 

Medical Practice

Naturopathic Physician

(2004 to current)

 

Salish Lodge Massage Therapist

(1999-2002)


 

Other Experience


Forensics /Toxicology

Walter Reed Army Medical Center Department of Pathology

(1992-1998)

Senior scientist responsible for forensic review and certification of laboratory testing results.  Provided legal consultation for prosecuting and defense attorneys.  Federal court forensics expert on drug toxicology and analytical chemistry testing methods.  Supported quality control / quality assurance oversight of laboratory.

 

County Police Crime Lab

(1988-1992)

Responsible for laboratory chemical analyses of submitted forensics evidence.  Provided legal consultation for prosecuting and defense attorneys.  District and federal court scientific forensics expert witness.

 

FDA Agricultural Research Center

(1986-1988)

Laboratory research scientist/ toxicologist. Developed analytical testing methods to detect regulated livestock drugs.  Joint coordination with FDA, USDA, and Food Safety Inspection Service officials. 

 

 

Military Service 

Commissioned Officer US Army Active

(1983-1986)

Master Fitness Trainer Instructor.  Logistics maintenance supervisor. Training program development and implementation.  Project manager. 

                                                    

Commissioned Officer US Army Reserves

(1986-1998)

Company commander.  Primary staff officer to battalion commander.  Training advisor in infantry training brigade.  Promoted to rank of Major before completion of military service.

 

 

Fitness Trainer

Personal Fitness Trainer

Fitness trainer and amateur bodybuilder. Aerobic enhancement, strength training, flexibility programs.  Nutrition, weight-loss counseling, and body fat assessments.

 

Master Fitness Trainer

Certified through the Soldier Support Center, Fort Benjamin Harrison.  Provided 40 hour train the trainer certification classes to American forces/ military personnel.  Established fitness policy and procedure regulations and standards.

 

 

Certifications

Restorative Medicine (thyroid and adrenal support)

Advanced IV Therapy

Chelation Therapy

Basic Nurses IV Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy I and II Upledger Institute

Master Fitness Trainer

Herbal Medicine

Transitions Weight Loss 

CPR First Responder

 

 

Specialty Training

Wilson's Temperature Syndrome

MTHFR Specialty Training

HCG Weight Loss Therapy

BioIdentical Hormone Therapy

IV Therapy Internship

Nutrition and Diet Counseling/Weight management

Myofascial Therapy for Chronic Pain Syndromes

Neuromuscular Re-Education Therapy

Polarity Therapy for Stubborn Pain Conditions

Missionary Dental Surgery Assistant in Central America    

 

 

Professional Memberships 

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

WA State Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP)

American Association of Restorative Medicine (AARM)

American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM)

 

 

Previous Professional Memberships:

American Chemical Society (ACS)  

Society of Armed Forces Medical Laboratory Scientists (SAFMLS)  

Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (MAAFS)

Reserve Officers Association (ROA)   

 

 

Awards

Department of the Army Civilian Commendation Award

Army Commendation Medal   x3

Army Achievement Medal

Army Physical Fitness Excellence Badge   x4

Army Overseas Service Medal   x3 

Army Achievement for Physical Fitness Excellence   x4

Distinguished Military Graduate  (Top 5% ROTC)

Army Parachutists Badge/Airborne School