NLM is committed to providing high quality, individualized and affordable healthcare to patients of all ages in the surrounding community.
Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist
What do you want to be when you grow up? That is the question every child is asked. My entire life I have cared about others and have had the desire to make an impact on people’s lives for the better. I believe that I can help people improve their quality of life and increase overall health. I value the Naturopathic philosophy of treating the root cause of a problem instead of covering it up.
I graduated from Bastyr University with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I specialize in pain management, fertility, chronic fatigue, stress, and primary care including thyroid disorders, Gastrointestinal complaints (GERD, IBS, Crohn's, food sensitivities, etc), sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression, neuropathy, autoimmune disease, and more. I have extended education in IV therapy, neural therapy, craniosacral, visceral manipulation, nutrition, and botanical and Chinese herbal formulas. My undergraduate degree includes a Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Science from Colorado State University.
While at Bastyr University, I was provided with a great opportunity to volunteer and give back to the community. Locally I worked with two homeless shelters, Tent City and Roots Youth Shelter. I also volunteered with the Foster Children of Seattle. Furthermore, I travelled to Haiti where I volunteered in two clinics, Naturopaths Without Boarders and Mamababy Haiti. To my surprise for all of my volunteer work I was honored with the Sheila Quinn Service to Society Award.
Memberships: American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and Washington East Asian Medicine Association.
I have been interested in medicine since I was very young. No one could figure out why I was having stomach pain. I was just a child and I felt unheard. From that point on I knew that I really wanted to be a doctor. I wanted to help children feel heard and feel better because its an opportunity I didn’t have. As I began this journey, I started seeing varieties of people: men, women and children. Hearing all of their stories, I noticed many of them felt the same way I did, unheard by their doctors.
I became a naturopathic physician because I believe in the core of naturopathic medicine. I believe in finding the root cause of the problem and treating that, not just the symptoms. I believe in educating my patients on what I believe, not just telling them what will help; so that they can understand too.
I graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. I specialize in chronic disease and primary care for pediatrics and adults. More specifically I specialize in weight loss, thyroid disorders, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, anxiety, endometriosis, and more. Through nutrition, homeopathy, botanicals and more I help people take back their health!
Licensed Massage Therapist
Petra is a licensed massage therapist who has been working in the massage and spa world for 6 years. Her education for massage therapy was obtained at Everest college in Tacoma, Wa. Previously, Petra spent 5 years working within the medical field as a Certified Nursing Assistant in which she had the role of caring for the elderly. Due to her passion for helping others feel better and the desire to help those in distress, Petra chose to switch to a more hands on approach. Today, she couldn’t be happier with her decision.
Petra enjoys taking the time to get to know her clients, so that she may cater each individual treatment to the exact need of the physical body. This helps Petra understand whether the issue lies superficially within the connective tissue called fascia or deeper in the muscle layers. She has the ability to switch between modalities of a light Swedish massage to a deep tissue technique. It is important to understand the history behind the individuals needs whether it be stress, car accidents, or injuries such as sprains/strains so that she can help ease whatever has you down.
When not working Petra enjoys cuddling with her 2 dogs or reading a good book. Feel free to stop in and ask her any massage questions you might have.