About Dr. Lawlor
I received my doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University which is rated one of the top medical schools in the country. While in medical school I completed advanced training and clinical rotations in gynecology, pediatrics, biofeedback, immune wellness, and environmental medicine. I also completed a two-year certification with New England School of Homeopathy.
Becoming a Naturopathic Doctor is a second vocation for me. After starting my family I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition that made day to day living very challenging. Along my own journey to better health I was fortunate to receive naturopathic care in addition to conventional care and was inspired to pursue naturopathic medical school after experiencing the benefits first hand.
Since graduating from Bastyr, I’ve returned to my home state of Alaska with my husband and daughter. In my free time I enjoy quilting, being outdoors, cooking, traveling, and most of all spending time with family and friends.
About Naturopathic Medicine
There is a difference between vibrant health and what our culture calls “feeling normal.” Naturopathic medicine encourages you to be the healthiest version of yourself. It provides you the tools, guidance and support you’ll need to mindfully embrace wellness.
Rooted in western medicine, naturopathic medicine delivers effective, non-invasive and natural treatments that reflect six key principles:
- The Healing Power of Nature: Trust and support the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.
- Identify and Treat the Causes: Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause.
- First Do No Harm: Utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies.
- Doctor as Teacher: Share knowledge in the steps to achieving and maintaining health.
- Treat the Whole Person: View the each person as an integrated whole in all of their physical and spiritual dimensions.
- Prevention: Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.
About Naturopathic Doctors (NDs)
Naturopathic physicians are trained and licensed as primary care providers. Their scope of practice varies by state. In Alaska this includes:
- Physical & Clinical Diagnosis
- Laboratory Diagnostics
- Nutritional Therapy
- Herbal Medicine
As a naturopathic doctor I view natural remedies as both complementary and primary, and work cooperatively with other medical professionals, referring patients to other specialists whenever appropriate.