With a love for science and a passion to provide person-centered holistic care, Dr. Spice Lussier discovered naturopathic medicine while pursuing a career in allopathic medicine. “I love being a part of the transformations I see in my patients’ lives with the improvement of their health.”
Dr. JoAnn Yanez, AANMC executive director, joins Sonoran University of Health Sciences's "The Daily Dose" to discuss how a passion for illness prevention and naturopathic medicine lead her to a career in advocacy, academia, patient care and public health. Learn why there isn’t a better time than now to start a career in naturopathic medicine.
Arthritis is an umbrella term for over one hundred different conditions that impact over 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. The most common forms of arthritic conditions include osteoarthritis (OA) and inflammatory arthritis types including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and gout. Naturopathic medicine has a large toolbox to draw upon to help those suffering with any form of arthritis.
Naturopathic doctors are an integral part of interprofessional healthcare delivery in many types of patient care settings. We speak with nine naturopathic doctors in various interprofessional healthcare settings to learn how they work to uncover the root cause of illness, coordinate care with numerous professionals, and ultimately educate and empower patients toward wellness.
"One of my favorite things in school has been tutoring. I love to see people make connections, to see their eyes light up with curiosity’s spark, and feeling the desire to learn for the sake of discovery. Seeing that kindles my own spark, and drives me further."
"Moving our research from the laboratory to patient care changed my career. The outcomes of my research directly improve people’s lives. No longer is my research ‘trapped’ and lost after being published in a journal, but rather it is being used to improve the field of botanical medicine and the options available for treatment.”