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What I do

What I do

I practice naturopathic gastroenterology at the IBD Specialty Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, seeing patients with inflammatory bowel disease and occasionally other complex gastroenterology issues. A couple of times per year, I see patients at Bright Medicine Clinic in Portland, Oregon where patients come to see me because of the broader scope of practice I have there.

I offer remote educational consults as well. This is for people who can't travel to see me but who want (typically) one or two consults regarding medical issues that I have clinical expertise in, like fecal microbiota transplantation or helminthic therapy. I'm often working with your local doctor on this one.

I like consulting for non-profits and corporations, and have done some of that work (here's my CV).

I write articles on specialized medical topics, I do interviews & talks, and I teach continuing medical education. I'm on the board of directors of the Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Fecal Transplant Foundation, and I'm on the editorial board of the Natural Medicine Journal.

Some of my favorite times are spent outdoors with my four kids. :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philosophy

There's a lot of low-hanging fruit where traditional world medicines and evidence-informed medicine overlap. This neglected place is where I like to spend my time - with my patients in Maryland & Oregon, with people who book remote educational consults (all over the world), in non-profit & corporate consulting, and in my writing & lecturing.