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Hello!

I’m Dr. Kathleen Lovejoy, and am a Naturopathic Doctor. I love nature, the great outdoors, photography, animals, and traveling with my husband.  Our family consists of 4 cats, 3 horses, 5 Scottish Highland cows, and many chickens, ornamental pheasants, and peacocks. There is never a dull moment.

​I received my Bachelors of Arts degree from Oregon State University, and later, realized I wanted to attend naturopathic medical school. I worked on other required prerequisite classes locally in the interim before applying.

​In 2022 I graduated naturopathic medical school from Bastyr University, in Seattle, Washington. ​Prior to this, I was a Massage Therapist for 8 years, where I grew to love helping people heal from injuries and pain. However, I wanted to do more for them, especially while hearing their experiences with the shortcomings of our conventional medical system, and their frustrations with providers. Many weren’t even sure the names of medications they were taking, or which medication was for which condition. It made me feel their pain and frustration. I felt I could do so much more to help empower them, and help them be able to take charge of their own health, if I became a doctor.​​

So here I am! I strive to find and treat the root cause of what’s happening in your body that’s preventing you from living your best life. Symptoms are telling your body that something is wrong, which is why we need to find what is causing these symptoms, and address that, rather than just suppressing your symptoms. ​

Whether it be through ordering standard or specialty labs, imaging, digging deep into your medical history, or referring to a specialist, I am happy to help where I can.​​

Please join me, as I’d love to get to know you, and do a thorough job addressing all of your concerns and listening to your goals, while offering treatment suggestions that are fitting and acceptable to you, in the most natural and holistic way possible.​​

Sincerely,​

Dr. Lovejoy

About Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) have attended a 4 year accredited naturopathic medical school, where they are trained to be well versed in botanical medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, physical medicine, hydrotherapy, basic counseling, pharmacology, and minor surgery.

A series of licensing board examinations need to be passed prior to becoming licensed. NDs can be primary care providers or specialize. They can diagnose, treat, and manage acute and/or chronic conditions, and they recognize that someone's mind, body, and spirit are all connected. When one part is out of balance, it can affect other aspects of your being. For this reason, they concentrate on whole patient wellness by helping their patients create "foundations of health," the basic foundations to help support the basic aspects of wellness that oftentimes get overlooked in the conventional medical setting. Then, a plan is made to combine the most effective and least harmful treatment option(s), to help restore one's optimum health. "Finding the root cause" of what's disrupting someone's health is a core value to the medicine.

There are "6 Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" which NDs are trained to focus on and incorporate into each patient visit, to help guide them:

1. Do no Harm: a thorough intake needs to be done for the physician to understand all aspects of the patient. Treatment options, and any approach that is taken needs to minimize any kind of potential harm to the patient.

2. The Healing Power of Nature: nature is capable of helping heal - whether it be through being in nature, or using natural products; all aspects of nature can be healing. Our bodies know how to utilize the nutrients we give them, and self-healing can start to happen when we create optimum foundations.

3. Identify & Treat the Cause(s): in order to help relieve and eliminate symptoms, the root cause of your condition needs to be found and addressed, rather than just masking symptoms. Once identified and addressed, real healing can begin to take place.

4. Physician as Teacher: it is a responsibility of the physician to explain all aspects of what's being discussed to patients, whether it be how a certain disease process is happening, why certain treatments are helpful, how certain herbs or medications act in the body, etc.

5. Treat the Whole Person: mind, body, and spirit need to be acknowledged and addressed together. An example of this is "is stress a cause of your headaches?" If so, mind and body need to be addressed here.

6. Prevention: so many conditions and diseases are preventable. It is up to the physician to help the patient understand and strategize how to prevent what they can, and strive for health.

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