Hello! I’m Dr. Erica.
I opted out of a broken healthcare system & haven’t looked back.
Because health is not one-size-fits-all.
Because integrative medicine works.
Because the human body is inter-connected & brilliant.
Let Me Help You With That.
I am licensed as a family medicine doctor – also known as a primary care provider (PCP) or a general practitioner (GP). Training in primary care entails knowing about a variety of different health conditions affecting different parts of the body and mind.
While the medical industry expects specialization, I continue to stay multi-passionate and versatile, because I believe that the body is inter-connected; not compartmentalized. My healing philosophy seeks to treat the whole person.
As a graduate of one of the only few accredited naturopathic medical schools in the world, furthermore, I know much more about nutrition, supplements, botanicals (herbs), functional medicine, orthomolecular medicine, lifestyle counseling, bodywork, and mental health than your average doc.
I’m also an expert in psychedelic medicine. I teach internationally on the topic and advocate for the normalization and legalization of entheogens. In fact, I’m so committed to the cause of making medicines like psilocybin, MDMA, and ketamine accessible to others that I am the president of the nonprofit organization Right to Heal. (I think the name says it all.)
Education & Training
It was at the end of my undergraduate career at McGill University that I realized I wanted to become a doctor. Unfortunately my double-major in English Literature and Religious Studies and minor in Russian Language wasn’t quite what I needed to get into medical school. After graduating from university with High Honors, I went right back to college to get a pre-med degree.
While I revered the heroics of modern medicine, I also knew that the Western conventional approach to primary care, autoimmune disease, and chronic illness wasn’t quite for me – both as a patient and as a professional.
Luckily, I discovered the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon – one of only five accredited medical schools in the USA to train primary care providers in a system of medicine that blends together conventional bio-medicine with natural therapies like clinical nutrition, botanicals, and functional medicine.
After earning my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND), graduating with High Honors, and passing two national board examinations and a state licensing exam, I completed a CNME-accredited family practice teaching residency at NUNM. I was then blessed to be taken under the wing of a board-certified MD pediatrician, and I completed four years of part-time pediatrics mentorship under his tutelage.
Along the way I’ve also done many specialized trainings, such as completing a two-year program with the New England School of Homeopathy, studying thyroid health with Dr. Datis Kharrazian, becoming certified in Holistic Pelvic Care™ under the guidance of Tami Kent, and pursuing training in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy (MTC1) through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). I’ve both attended and presented at numerous conferences on topics from testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) to entheogenic healing. I am also licensed with the First Nations Medical Board as a Certified Tribal Practitioner (CTP) and have traveled extensively around the world learning a myriad of healing methods. Like any licensed healthcare provider, I complete continuing education learning every year, including hours focused on pharmacology and ethics.
I’m a fiery empath and the most extroverted introvert I know. I genuinely care for and about every patient and client I serve, and I will root for you every step of the way.
The healing systems in my toolkit include:
- Pharmaceutical medication prescription – including conventional, off-label, and compounded preparations
- Laboratory test interpretation – blood, urine, saliva, and biopsy tests, conventional diagnostic testing, functional medicine studies, mail-order kits
- Alternatives to surgery and invasive medical intervention (when appropriate)
- Diagnostic imaging – x-rays, CAT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, etc.
- Clinical herbalism (botanical medicine)
- Medical nutrition and dietary counseling
- Psychotherapeutic counseling, emotional freedom technique (EFT), other therapy models
- Lifestyle counseling and behavioral health
- Dry needling tissue release, trigger point injection, neuraltherapy, and neural prolo
- Osseous manipulation (similar to chiropractic) and soft tissue mobilization (similar to physical therapy)
- Homeopathy – classical homeopathy, biotherapeutic drainage (UNDAs), flower essences
- Hydrotherapy and nature cure
- Psychedelic-assisted therapy and microdosing – harm reduction approach