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.
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