Hey! i'm Jamie!
I have always been fascinated by the human body and medicine so becoming a PA felt like it was what I was meant to do. I became aware and enthralled with natural medicine in 2010 when my doggie (my heart!) was diagnosed with bone cancer. We did what I was told and followed the conventional approach to treat with chemotherapy and eventually had to amputate her front leg due to a fracture. I was told she would have "3-6 month to live." This was completely devastating, but then everything changed when I found a holistic veterinarian who happened to be the president of the American Holistic Veterinary Association. He changed my life- he helped me keep my dog alive for 2 more quality years. He opened my eyes to a world where herbs, plants and homeopathics were medicine. I had never known about "natural medicine" before and at this point I was hooked and wanted to learn more.
I graduated from PA school in 2012 and have worked in many fields including Primary Care, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. In 2014 my first son was born and I was again introduced to natural medicine in the form of Essential Oils. Again, my life was forever changed when I started integrating doTERRA essential oils into my home. I now use oils for almost every ailment I come across for myself, my husband and my 3 children. Also our dog and my patients!
My passion will always be with medicine and healing our bodies. Through my training and personal experience I use an integrative holistic approach. I believe our bodies can heal when they are given the correct support by using functional medicine testing and a foundational medicine treatment approach. Medication can be appropriate at times, however, my first line is always a more natural process to support our body to be able to heal itself.