About Dr. Meg
Dr. Meg was born and raised in Texas. As a child, Dr. Meg had childhood auto-immune illnesses that basically resulted in treatments that satiated the symptoms but didn't make life any easier. Through the conventional model of medicine at age 7, Dr. Meg went through all the rigorous testing to lead to her diagnosis of asthma and severe allergies. Many years of allergy injections, allergy medications, inhalers, and more predominately suppressive treatments there was still no suitable remission or relief from the conditions. Fast forward to 2011, Dr. Meg met a naturopathic doctor who made the appropriate changes in her life to alleviate the symptoms by treating the root cause of the ailments that Dr. Meg had been struggling with her whole life. Through alternative therapies and lifestyle modifications Dr. Meg has now been able to live a more fulfilling life with less sickness and more life experiences, therefore, is passionate about bringing these same principles and modalities to others.
Dr. Meg graduated from Texas A&M University with her Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science. After being introduced to Naturopathic Medicine and then working for a fellow Naturopathic Doctor, she attended the National University of Natural Medicine to receive her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. NUNM is an accredited naturopathic medical school in Portland, Oregon. During Dr. Meg's time in medical school, she spent time interning with Naturopathic Doctors focusing on pediatric primary care, midwifery, and chronic illness. After graduation from medical school at NUNM in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Meg and her family moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado to make Naturopathic Medicine more available to the community. Dr. Meg's personal passions are skiing, biking, playing music and spending time with her 2 kids, husband, and doggies.
Dr. Meg is a Registered Naturopathic Doctor in the state of Colorado but more importantly an educator and an advocate for your health.
As a Naturopathic Doctor, my goal is to find the root cause of your symptoms and treat the cause of the disease. I do this by getting to know you and your health history, performing physical examinations, and ordering appropriate lab testing and imaging, as well as, studying the disease process that is occurring in each and every patient. As we find the root cause we begin to treat, heal, and aid the body in its attempt to correct the dysfunction that is causing the symptoms. Healthcare evolves with you and your body, therefore, that is how we start with each visit for every unique individual.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine, as defined by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, is "a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals' inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods". Colorado Registered Naturopathic Doctors (ND) have attended an accredited four-year graduate level naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an MD. At naturopathic medical school, students are taught a core science curriculum the proceed to a curriculum based on holistic disciplines including and not limited to botanical medicine, psychology, physical medicine, homeopathy, clinical nutrition, and environmental medicine. Naturopathic doctors also take 2 rigorous board exams before obtaining a license in most states, including Colorado. For more information on naturopathic schools please visit: https://aanmc.org/naturopathic-medicine/
If you want to know more about what a Naturopathic Doctors is, how they are trained, and how they compare to other healthcare professionals, visit Dr. Meg's article: What is a Naturopathic Doctor?