I am a board certified and licensed Physician Assistant (PA-C) and have practiced medicine since 1985. Since 1990, my practice has been devoted almost exclusively to homeopathy. I am also Board-certified in Classical Homeopathy (CCH) by the Council on Homeopathic Certification. I have taught preventative health care and homeopathy classes to college students and community-groups since 1987. I served as adjunct faculty in homeopathic medicine at Bastyr University from 2000-2004, where in addition to regular teaching, I served as a clinical preceptor to 3rd and 4th year ND students. I am founder and director of The Seattle School of Homeopathy, WA state’s first and only licensed school of homeopathy (www.seattleschoolofhomeopathy.com). I have a Master’s degree in teaching from Cornell U. (1976), a B.S. in Physician Assistant Sciences from Hahnemann U. (now Drexel-Medical College, 1984), and a B.A. in English (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Dartmouth College (1974). I was formerly a junior high English teacher. I have two children and have been married since 1983. My hobbies include yoga, swimming, zydeco, writing, and healthy cooking.
Recommendations and Referrals
For times when medical interventions are warranted or when your system needs strengthening in order to respond optimally to homeopathy, I use my allopathic training, as well as my independent studies and experience of herbal medicine, nutrition, exercise, Chinese medicine, cranial osteopathy, and various psychotherapeutic approaches to make the very best supplementary recommendations or referrals to fit your problem.
Physician Assistant Licensure and Qualifications
As a Board Certified Physician’s Assistant, I am affiliated with my in-office colleague, Theo Matheny MD, who is available to advise me on any allopathic medical matters beyond my scope. As a certified P.A., I am required to keep up-to-date on allopathic medicine through continuing education and regular exams. A P.A. is trained and qualified to perform physical examinations, make medical assessments, order lab work, and prescribe medications. As a homeopathic specialist, however, the bulk of my actual practice is within the scope of homeopathy, and rarely, if ever, includes physical examination or the prescription of non-homeopathic therapeutic agents unless clearly warranted. Instead, I usually employ the traditional homeopathic methodology of careful listening and observation to assess the disease state, and employ a single homeopathic medicine at a time to treat the whole person. I keep my homeopathic certification current through receiving regular continuing homeopathic education.