Dr. Ana achieved her doctorate in naturopathic medicine and her master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA in 2019. She completed a two year, accredited residency program at Brannick Clinic of Natural Medicine in Chicago, which focused on primary care and women’s health. Additionally, she has had advanced training in craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation. Prior to Bastyr, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina where she was a pre-med, theatre major. Dr. Ana is also a registered yoga teacher and completed her 200 hour teacher training at Maui Yoga Shala in Paia, Maui.
Dr. Ana is extremely passionate about finding the root cause of illness and treating each person as the unique individual that they are. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal disorders, women’s health, endocrine disorders, sports medicine, chronic pain, and adolescent care. She truly believes that all systems in the body are connected and she utilizes this idea to help to support health and healing in those who seek her care. She utilizes acupuncture, craniosacral, and visceral manipulation as integral parts to most treatment plans, as she believes that it is extremely important to restore the connection between body, mind, and spirit. She evaluates laboratory work through a whole-body lens and incorporates nutrition counseling, nutraceuticals, and herbal medicine as appropriate to the individual in front of her.
Dr. Ana deeply cares about health equity and improving access to naturopathic medicine and acupuncture to those in underserved communities. She is an active member of the American Association for Naturopathic Physicians and has traveled to Washington D.C. to lobby for naturopathic medicine.
Outside of the office, Dr. Ana loves spending time with her friends and family, especially her toddler, Maxwell. She and her husband are self-proclaimed foodies, so they are always exploring local restaurants and coffee shops. Dr. Ana is a runner, weight lifter, and nature explorer. In addition to enjoying the outdoors, Dr. Ana is passionate about the arts. She believes that live arts are a powerful way to understand the human experience and make positive changes in our communities.