Meet Dr. Alexis

 

I was born and raised in sunny Southern California and have always loved the outdoors. Running on the soccer field or competing in track and field was what I looked forward to every day as a child. I was always fascinated with the body and learning how to take care of it. It wasn’t until I became much older that I realized how diet and other lifestyle choices affected it. As I started to incorporate proper nutrition into my diet my peers began to ask me what they could do to improve their health. I didn’t know at the time that my future would involve medicine but those interactions helped shape my outlook when I started college.

From my experience as an athlete I saw the importance of proper nutrition and its impact on my performance and also learned it’s role in disease. I knew that if I was going to practice medicine I would treat patients on the basis of lifestyle and nutrition. During my pre-medical journey I discovered naturopathic medicine and I connected with the idea that to treat a person with a disease you must start with the underlying cause. This philosophy challenged everything I knew about medicine leading up to that point. It was the first time I heard of doctors using the science of nature to heal the body.  I knew that this medicine would fill in what was missing from our healthcare system because there are so many people who aren’t finding the answers they are looking for when it comes to their health. Soon after Bastyr University opened its second campus in San Diego I started my journey to becoming a naturopathic doctor.

Naturopathic medicine encompasses a variety of modalities which allows for a unique and individualized experience and treatment for each patient. My aim is to educate and empower patients to take ownership of their health and to give them the confidence that I will be there every step of the way. I am very grateful for my experience and training at Bastyr and I am looking forward to continuing to share my knowledge and to help patients on their Journey of Health.