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Personal Insights: Q&A with Sonia Malani, Naturopathic Medicine Student

As a busy student at Bastyr University, Sonia Malani tries to maximize every moment of the day. On her path to becoming a naturopathic doctor, she stays anchored through the tumult of student life with the simple illuminating principles of integrative philosophy that her time at Bastyr has helped to cultivate.

Personal Insights: Q&A with Dr. Deepa Verma

Dr. Deepa Verma seems to do it all: She’s the founder of the Synergistiq Integrative Health Center, an accomplished author and blogger, a frequent guest physician on a variety of media programs, and mother of three. Through it all, Dr. Verma has a clear focus in pursuing her work to its greatest potential.

Personal Insights: Q&A with Feed the Children

Wendy Henderson is the Director of Corporate Partnerships at Feed the Children, an organization that is working to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry. Read her thoughts on the many definitions of “starving,” which doesn’t just mean lack of food, it also means lack of nutrients.

Personal Insights: Q&A with Dr. Bill Brewster, Insurance Coverage for Integrative Care

As Medical Director and VP of Operations at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Dr. Bill Brewster has been instrumental in providing insurance coverage for healthcare services beyond conventional care, ensuring patients have access to integrative treatment approaches. Dr. Brewster is living proof that the journey to bringing widespread coverage to integrative medicine all starts with a conversation.

Personal Insights: Q&A with Dr. David Riley, Case Reports

Dr. David Riley, the director and co-founder of the Integrative Medicine Institute, has dedicated his career to medical research and publishing. We sat down with Dr. Riley to discuss his work in the area of case reports – narrative record written by medical professionals that illuminate the path to successful patient outcomes.

Personal Insights: Q&A with Dr. Lise Alschuler, TAP Integrative

Dr. Lise Alschuler is a renowned naturopathic oncologist who has spent the last few years venturing into something entirely new: tech startups for patients and practitioners. One of these digital tools, TAP Integrative, is positioned to become the go-to resource for practical clinical information for healthcare professionals. Explore the diverse and opportunistic world of digital education in our latest Personal Insight.

Personal Insights: Q&A with Dr. Molly Roberts

Dr. Molly Roberts, Founder of LightHearted Medicine, stays busy building her integrative health community. She works in concert with her husband and co-founder Dr. Bruce Roberts. When she is not treating her patients, she is hosting a podcast, writing for her blog, providing webinars for her patients, and playing essential roles in leading industry organizations. Find out how she balances it all here.

Personal Insights: Q&A with Dr. Julia Liebich

Dr. Julia Liebich is the Chief Clinician of Naturopathic Medicine at National University of Health Sciences (NUHS). Her journey to obtain a Doctorate of Chiropratic and Naturopathic Medicine started with a misdiagnosed sports injury. Read about her journey here. 

Personal Insights: Q&A with Dr. Michelle Simon

Dr. Michelle Simon found integrative medicine by getting her start in an entirely different profession. In addition to being an ND, she holds a PHD in biomedical engineering and BS in mechanical engineering. Her ability to understand the inner workings of systems makes her a top integrative doctor, and a leading advocate for the profession. Follow her journey here. 

Personal Insights: Q&A with Dr. Julie Gorman

Dr. Julie Gorman realized shortly after graduating from journalism school that she wanted to open her own naturopathic patient care practice. As the former insurance committee chairperson of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, Dr. Gorman worked to expand coverage of naturopathic medicine through conventional health care plans. Follow her story here.


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