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Eli Camp, ND
As founder and owner of Medicine Talk, Dr. Camp is involved in most aspects of the company. She is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the state of New Hampshire and has practices based in New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Florida. Her specialty is the use of homeopathic medicine but she also incorporates diet, lifestyle, herbal, environmental and mind-body medicine into her healing practices. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Camp’s passion is spreading awareness of the incredible benefits of Naturopathic Medicine – whether by lobbying for better legislation, public speaking, writing books or through teaching seminars at Medicine Talk. She serves as a mentor for students from various fields of health and strives to integrate the principles of Naturopathic Medicine into her own life.
In addition to being an owner of and Program Director for Medicine Talk, Holley has a great passion for food, nutrition and natural medicine. She has completed her BS in Human Nutrition through Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC and will be completing her required internship in order to sit for her RD license over the next year. In addition, she has completed 3 years of classical Homeopathic Medicine training, and has years of experience as a chef, chef instructor and herbalist. Because of her belief in Naturopathic principles, she partnered with Dr. Eli Camp and Medicine Talk and is looking forward to spreading the field of Naturopathic Medicine to the public. Holley is a passionate and dedicated advocate, helping people along their journey to optimal health through education, proper nutrition, homeopathy and plant medicine.
Dr. Thompson trained in nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, pharmacology, clinical sciences and bio-energetics at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She has been a faculty member at Everglades University since 2007 teaching graduate and undergraduate classes in the Alternative Medicine and Masters of Public Health Administration programs of the Allied Health department. She has presented lectures on the latest research surrounding natural health and disease prevention at NOVA Southeastern University School of Osteopathic Medicine and School of Pharmacy, Bethesda Hospital, the National Conference for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Life Extension Foundation, Palm Beach Delegation Meetings for State Representatives and Senators, Annual Meeting of the Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Summit Montessori School, Thermae Retreat, The Red Tent, Amazing Births and radio shows around the country. She has published articles nationally and internationally for medical journals and nutraceutical supplement companies. She is co-author of the book The Unvaccinated Child: A Treatment Guide for Parents and Caregivers. She is the President of the Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association and the Florida House of Delegates representative of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Maja is Medicine Talk’s PR and Marketing Director. Her vast experience in various digital marketing agencies from an Executive Assistant to a Marketing Manager has equipped her with the right knowledge and skills to efficiently manage our social media and marketing campaigns, together with other services that we offer. She is committed to constant development in all aspects of her life, as she knows that a well-balanced lifestyle is directly linked to optimal health. In fact, she is now working on her degree in PR and Media, all while she keeps herself joyous and well-informed as she travels the world one small step at a time.
Karen M. Rider, M.A.
As our senior writer and contributing editor for the Medicine Talk Pro newsletter service, Karen’s goal is to bring our readers information and resources that support optimal health and well-being. Karen combines her passion for holistic health with education and professional experience in communications, exercise science, health psychology, and research. Her articles have appeared in peer-reviewed publications as well as popular digital and print media. Karen has interviewed many visionary physicians including Mark Hyman, Andrew Weil, Joan Borysenko, Wayne Dyer and Dean Ornish. Always keen to expand her knowledge and understanding of health, Karen has completed training in wellness coaching, nutrition education, mind-body practices, and pastoral counseling. A long-time advocate for integrative approaches to health and healing, Karen and her family know well the life-enhancing benefits brought about by consistent chiropractic and naturopathic medical care.
Our editor, Patricia Sheehy, is an award-winning essayist with a background in freelance writing, marketing and public relations. She holds a B.S. in Written Communications and a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University. For more than twenty-five years, she has been a self-employed Working Writer, providing copywriting and communications support to corporate, non-profit and small business entities; projects range from annual reports, newsletters, brochures, and speeches to video scripts and website content. She has served on the editorial board of an international magazine and written extensively for local and national publications. In addition, she facilitates workshops, coaches emerging writers, and has authored four books, including two Amazon bestselling novels.
Sari Cohen, ND, one of the members of our Medical Review team, obtained her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where she graduated with high honors. Her undergraduate degree was in Hebrew and Judaic Studies at Dartmouth College. Sari provides naturopathic care at the UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine in Pittsburgh, PA to people of all ages with both acute and chronic diseases. The naturopathic modalities that Dr. Cohen focuses on include nutrition, herbalism, nutritional supplementation, and homeopathy. She is an adjunct professor in the Integrative Health Studies at Chatham University and also has been doing research and technical writing for several different supplement companies over the past decade. Additionally, Dr. Cohen is the author of the prize-winning article “Melatonin, Menstruation and the Moon” published in The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients. She is the secretary for her professional state association, the Pennsylvania Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Kate Firisin is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and Physical Therapist in Gilbert, AZ. Her private practice emphasizes primary care, detoxification, food allergies, adrenal fatigue and thyroid and hormone dysfunction, cardiovascular conditions and hypertension, diabetes and chronic disease. A native of Connecticut, Dr. Firisin received her Masters in Physical Therapy from Springfield College in Massachusetts in 1999. After 10 years in patient care, she returned to school and received her medical degree at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2012. She was selected to deliver the graduation address and received the Outstanding Leadership Award for her many volunteer and leadership roles throughout her medical education. She is passionate about cooking and discovering new ways to create healthful recipes.
Gary Piscopo, ND, LAc is a founding member of the Alpine Valley Wellness Center. He is a passionate advocate of personalized education as a primary force for improving patient outcomes and for transforming individual, family, and community health. Originally from New England, Dr. Piscopo became interested in natural medicine while involved in medical research during his service in the US military. He completed his pre-medical studies at the University of California, San Diego and graduated magna cum laude. He obtained his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, as well as a Master in Acupuncture, at Bastyr University. His previous work in the medical field includes twelve years in psychiatric medicine, spanning child, adolescent, and adult inpatient services, at Charter Hospital, Harborview Medical Center San Diego, and Stevens Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Piscopo has written several articles on both naturopathic and Chinese medicine and is the author of In Defense of Natural Therapeutics. He previously worked as a consultant to Thomson Micromedex, a provider of evidence-based clinical knowledge solutions for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other medical professionals. As CEO of Wild Brilliance Press, a publishing house that specializes in medical textbooks oriented toward natural and integrative medicine, Dr. Piscopo draws upon more than thirty years of experience in the medical field to fuel his collaboration with other thought leaders in the area of integrative medical education. Learn more about Dr. Piscopo’s practice at http://alpinevalleywellnesscenter.com/
Ashley Whittemore, ND
Dr. Ashley Whittemore, is an Arizona licensed Naturopathic Physician. Born and raised in Southeast Louisiana, she attended Louisiana State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a minor in Business Administration. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, where she was trained as a general practitioner. Dr. Whittemore has a passion for empowering people to take control of their health and educating them on how to do so. She also has a passion for advocating for the awareness and advancement of naturopathic medicine. Dr. Whittemore is in private practice at Cornerstone Health Center where she works with people with a variety of conditions. Dr. Whittemore is currently working with Naturopathic Doctors in Louisiana to establish a Louisiana Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
James Sensenig, ND
Dr. Sensenig is a Visiting Professor at the University of Bridgeport College and Naturopathic Medicine and a former Adjunct Associate Professor of Naturopathic Medicine at Southwest College where he taught the history and philosophy of naturopathic medicine for two decades. A 1978 graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Sensenig is a former Academic Dean and Vice President for Education and Services at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, the founding Dean of the College of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport, the founding President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), the former Chairman of the AANP Government Affairs Committee, and the founding President of the Institute for Natural Medicine. He is also a Senior Editor on the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Project and textbook. In addition, he has served as a consultant to or a representative to a number of natural products companies, medical insurance companies, and government agencies. He maintains an eclectic practice in Hamden, Connecticut with two other naturopathic physicians where he is particularly interested in pediatric care, digestive disorders, and the treatment of chronic degenerative disease. Learn more about Dr. Sensenig’s practice online at Natural Health Associates.
Mona Morstein, ND, DHANP
Dr. Mona Morstein has a B.S. in Foods and Nutrition and earned her ND and did her Family Residency at National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR. Following graduation Dr. Morstein established a successful private practice in Great Falls, MT that she ran for 13 years.
Dr. Morstein worked at SCNM for 11 years as Chair of Nutrition, Gastroenterology professor, and Supervising Physician of Students in the out-patient medical clinic.
Dr. Morstein, now fully back in private practice, sees all ages of patients, both sexes, for all acute and chronic diseases. She is recognized as an expert on pre-diabetes and diabetes, and also specializes in gastroenterology and hormonal disorders. She speaks at several medical conferences each year and is a regular author of published articles. She has created the well-received conferences “Insulin Intensive Seminar”, and “Comprehensive Care of Diabetics”, two day seminars where she teaches medical professionals and students how to use insulin and how to work with all types of diabetic patients. She owns and moderates NaturopathicChat, the largest ND email list in the galaxy. She is on the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of American’s Medical Advisory Board in Phoenix, AZ.
In 2012, Dr. Morstein received the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians “The President’s Award”, honoring her comprehensive work for the naturopathic profession during her career. In 2014, Dr. Morstein was awarded “The Most Outstanding Physician” by the SCNM student body.
Dr. Pais has been practicing classical homeopathy for twenty three years and has been utilizing clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, and physical medicine for over 40 years. Working with both adults and children he commonly sees patients with allergies, eczema, asthma, menstrual problems, arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, and those individuals whose immune systems have been compromised. Of particular note are the many patients with anxiety, depression, panic disorders, eating disorders, and behavioral problems that have been helped by homeopathic and naturopathic care.
Grounded in the science of holistic medicine, Dr. Pais’s passion and love for natural living and healthy eating permeates his practice. The depth and power of action of homeopathic medicine is augmented by Dr. Pais’s extensive knowledge and decades of experience in helping people create and maintain an optimum lifestyle.
Dr. Pais truly listens to his patients and strives to understand what they have to say. Considering the mental, emotional, and physical aspects of health, he creates a safe, compassionate environment for healing to take place.
Dr. Pais’s mission is revealed in the following quote:
“The physician’s high and only mission is to restore the sick to health, to cure, as it is termed.”
From the Organon of Medicine by Samuel Hahnemann
Dr. Judith Boice, award-winning author, international teacher, naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, has a special passion for working with wellness and women’s health. She has traveled around the U.S. conducting over 900 trainings and public lectures on women’s health, menopause, and osteoporosis. Dr. Boice has worked in both private and public integrative health care clinics. Dr. Boice is the author of several magazine articles and ten books, including Menopause with Science and Soul: A guidebook for navigating the journey (Silver Medal, Nautilus Book Awards). Dr. Boice is listed in Who’s Who in America. Dr. Boice served for three years as a naturopathic oncology provider at Southwestern Regional Center of Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Currently she works at the Alaska Center for Natural Medicine in Fairbanks, Alaska. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Oberlin College, she has lived and traveled around the world, fostering an understanding and respect for many cultures and traditions.
Kim was inspired to study homeopathy when he read Gandhi’s quote about homeopathy, “Homeopathy cures a greater percentage of cases than any other method of treatment. Homeopathy is the latest and refined method of treating patients economically and non-violently.” He has been studying homeopathy since 1987 and graduated from the New England School of Homeopathy. Kim was in clinical practice with Dr. Paul Herscu, author of The Homeopathic Treatment of Children, Pediatric Constitutional Types. Kim serves as CEO of WholeHealthNow, the distributors of MacRepertory and ReferenceWorks Homeopathic Software, online Homeopathic Education and Discounted Homeopathic Books in North America.
He has been instrumental in the creation of WholeHealthNow’s website, a comprehensive free informational resource for students and professionals. He was inspired to create the Historic Homeopathic Timeline, and is responsible for a growing library of recorded interviews and presentations with today’s world renowned homeopaths on a variety of timely and relevant topics. Kim’s intent is to bring the homeopathic community together and to contribute to the training of effective practitioners who will bring homeopathic medicine forward into the mainstream. Kim’s recent opus is his groundbreaking ‘History of Homeopathy’ course.
Students from around the world have expressed appreciation and admiration for Kim’s superb knowledge of the history of homeopathy, his deep understanding of homeopathic prescribing, and his extensive knowledge of materia medica. He is known for his dynamic and distinctive teaching methods which reflect his immense knowledge of the remedies and his genuine desire to educate everyone about this affordable and effective healing modality.
Kim was the principal instructor and developer of the four year classical homeopathy program at the Hahnemann Academy in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. He is currently developing new homeopathy projects.
Dedicated to homeopathy, Dr. Amerine often takes challenging cases including patients with a variety of serious chronic illnesses.With a reputation for excellence in Homeopathic Medicine Dr. Amerine uses her passion and expertise help her patients recover their health.
Dr. Amerine graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She has completed a fellowship program at the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy and is one of 35 Naturopathic Doctors in the United States and Canada to have been awarded Diplomatic status in homeopathy. Dr. Amerine has a keen interest in the Homeopathic literature of the 18th and 19th centuries. Due to her dedication to homeopathy she has been selected to be one of the few authors of the “Materia Medica Pura Project”, a several thousand-hour project that updates the homeopathic Materia Medica and Repretories. This work expands the foundational knowledge of the Homeopathic Materia Medica will be passed on to homeopathic doctors for generations to come.
Outside of Naturopathic Medicine and Homeopathy Dr. Amerine’s enjoys spending quality family time with her husband and two young girls.
“I can remember as a little girl sitting listening to a family friend talk about all the benefits homeopathy had and I thought it was amazing. From that point on it is all I have wanted to do and I am so blessed to be living that dream. I am a Colorado native and after the completion of Naturopathic Medical School my husband and I decided to move back to Colorado to start my practice and raise a family. I have an incredibly supportive husband, Greg and two beautiful daughters Brianna and Alexis.”
Dr. Kaplan is a medically qualified doctor of 30 years experience. He is also qualified in Homeopathy, Autogenic Training (a profound relaxation technique) and Provocative Therapy, the cutting edge in the medical use of reverse psychology and humour.
Dr. Kaplan’s preference in medicine is to practice whole person medicine. This means that wherever possible he uses natural and holistic stimuli to catalyse the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Being medically qualified he is also aware that some situations demand a conventional approach. If history and examination indicate that you need tests or a specialist referral, he will arrange these for you immediately.
He is a fellow of the Faculty of Homeopathy. He co-edited Studies of Homeopathic Remedies (Beaconsfield 1987) and his book The Homeopathic Conversation (Natural Medicine Press 2001) is recommended reading at most homeopathic training institutions. He is a lecturer at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.
Dr. Kaplan is also a teacher of Autogenic Training, a powerful stress-proofing and stress-releasing technique which is most useful in treating any stress-related condition.
Dr. Kaplan is passionate about Provocative Therapy, a potent form of brief therapy/life coaching which powerfully provokes people into making meaningful changes in their lives. Sessions are recorded on CD and DVD so that they can be watched at home for renewed effect.
Dr. Jamie Oskin is a highly trained naturopathic physician with a passion for homeopathy. While he treats a wide variety of chronic and acute conditions, Dr. Oskin is especially focused on helping families overcome child developmental disorders including Autism, Asperger’s, and ADD/ADHD. Witnessing a child’s transformation is especially rewarding for Dr. Oskin because of the huge impact it has on his patients’ families.
Dr. Oskin has a history of achievement in his field. After graduating with High Honors from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, Arizona, Dr. Oskin completed a one-year residency in a general family practice and then a second-year specialty residency with a focus in homeopathy at the Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Dr. Oskin is a national speaker on ADHD, and his work has been published in Homeopathy Today, the American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine, Naturopathic Doctor News and Review, and Chiropractic Economics. Additionally, Dr. Oskin plays an active role in ongoing Homeopathic research at SCNM and is an adjunct faculty member.
Dr. Oskin is a member of the National Center for Homeopathy and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He enjoys cooking, hiking, art, music, reading, and spending time with his family and friends in his spare time.
Dr. Miki Finnin is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, licensed in Oklahoma and Minnesota, and the founder and owner of Medication Advisors.
She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in 1998, with both a Bachelor of Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degree, and went on to complete a primary care residency through Auburn University School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Finnin credits her time with the Mobile, Alabama based residency as the spark that turned into her fascination and love of geriatric medicine. “During my residency, I routinely went on house calls where many of the patients were elderly. I was shocked and saddened by the living conditions of many of the homes we visited. Often, we would go to homes in low-income neighborhoods and we would find that the houses did not have air conditioning or proper ventilation, and as Alabama summers are distinguished by extreme heat and humidity, the homes often were 100 or more degrees inside. This confined heat is not only unsafe for the elderly due to increased risk of dehydration, but also presents a risk when storing medications as high heat can degrade medications rendering them useless, an issue that can be quite serious if the intended person is taking the medication for a heart condition or infection, as an example,” explains Dr. Finnin.
After finishing her residency, Dr. Finnin focused her career on geriatric pharmaceutical care through in-patient and out-patient clinical settings. Additionally, she has served as Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Auburn University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, University of Minnesota, and University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Finnin is a member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and Oklahoma Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Dr. Karen Lamb, NMD
Dr. Lamb is a Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Professional Counselor and the owner of Pura Vida Natural Medicine. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Lamb offers in-person and virtual consultations for people in search of a more fulfilling life as well as for colleagues seeking to reach even the most resistant patients.
She received her Masters in Counseling from Arizona State University in 2005 and her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2011. Her specialty is leading patients to complete emotional and physical wellness by emphasizing the mind body connection in healing.
She uses natural, safe and effective treatments such as Mindfulness based integrative therapy, micro and macro nutrition and homeopathy in order to unlock the body’s immense potential for regeneration and optimal functioning. To learn more about Dr. Lamb please visit: Pure Vida Natural Medicine
Dr. Sam Schikowitz
Sam Schikowitz began his experience with natural medicine as a child and had an interest in people and an aptitude for natural sciences. He traveled and worked on Organic farms and with a local herbalist, midwife, and activist, Eloise Charet. He was offered a full scholarship to college and medical school by his uncle, a prominent gastroenterologist in Massachusetts. He declined, and was accepted to the Bastyr University Naturopathic Medical Program. Sam’s experience with acupuncture and Oriental medicine changed him from a skeptic to a student of Oriental medicine. Dr. Sam Schikowitz has over 11 years clinical experience, including the full range of health approaches, from conventional medical management of complex and severe health issues, to hormonal therapies, talk therapy, diet and lifestyle counseling, and weight loss.
Over 7 years ago he was frustrated with the administrative burden of his practice and the lack of options tailored to Holistic Healthcare practitioners. He started Holistic Practice Management and it has grown to 15 employees and providing reception services, websites, and/or newsletter servicer for over 70 current practitioners.
As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Kotlarz has extensive knowledge in the natural healing modalities, coupled with a strong foundation in the medical sciences. He graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in forensic science in 1994. Shortly afterward, Dr. Kotlarz went on to attend Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, graduating in 1999. He is founder of Northbay Diagnostics Laboratory, specializing in hormone and neurotransmitter testing. With over 15 years of experience in clinical practice and laboratory diagnostics, Dr. Kotlarz is a leader in the field of functional lab testing.
Graduated of the National College of Natural Medicine in 2003. Following several years of private practice in Oregon, he moved back to his hometown of Traverse City, MI and established Olsen Naturopathic Clinic. He works with a wide variety of conditions with patients of all ages. The endocrine system and gastrointestinal health are two of his specialties. He is an active member of the AANP and MANP. His full time practice, fundraising for MANP, and his new venture with Northbay Diagnostics keep him very busy. Any free time he has, finds him enjoying the outdoors with boating, traveling and fly-fishing with his lovely wife Dawn and his loyal Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Maggie.
Dr. Jared Zeff is a licensed doctor of naturopathic medicine and a licensed acupuncturist. In addition to maintaining a private practice, Dr. Jared Zeff currently teaches at the Bastyr University, College of Naturopathic Medicine in Seattle.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California in 1974, Dr. Zeff graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1979, and from the Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in 1987. In 1988 he accepted the position of Academic Dean at National College which he held until 1993, when he returned to full-time practice. Dr. Zeff is considered a traditionalist, practicing a classical form of naturopathic medicine. He began a private practice in McMinnville, Oregon, based around obstetrics and family medicine. In 1993 he moved his practice to the Portland area, and in 2001 moved to Vancouver. He currently works primarily with chronic disease.
He was named “Naturopathic Physician of the Year” in 1989 for his contribution to the development of naturopathic clinical theory. In April, 2002, he was given the first Lifetime Achievement Award of the Northwest Naturopathic Physicians Association for his contributions to naturopathic medical education.
Yaffi Lvova, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and owner of Baby Bloom Nutrition, LLC. She is passionate about providing nutrition education to women concerning prenatal, maternal, and 0-3 nutrition; pregnancy through toddlerhood! This often includes nutritional management and support of pregnancy complications, breastfeeding nutrition and nutritional support for the new mom, colic, navigating food allergies and sensitivities, initial food introduction, and selective (picky) eating.
Dr. Paul Theriault is a Naturopathic Doctor living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He studied Biology and Anthropology and the University of Calgary, then completed his ND at CCNM, graduating in 2010. He has a strongly vitalistic practice, utilizing Homeopathy, Drainage, Auriculotherapy, Hydrotherapy and Isopathy as his primary treatment modalities. He has a particular interest in Autism, mental emotional disorders, digestive disorders and Hormonal issues, as well as complex pathological cases. He is currently working on a book systematizing the animal remedies.