Dr. Collier sees and treats people of all ages with all conditions. She has a special interest in cancer, but considers herself a general practitioner. She utilizes diet and lifestyle counseling, nutritional supplements, botanical medicine, homeopathy, massage, and craniosacral.
Dr. Collier attended Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. While in naturopathic medical school Dr. Collier preceptored at the Cancer Treatment Center of America (CTCA) in Seattle, WA. At the CTCA she was able to experience first hand oncologists and naturopathic doctors working together to assist individuals with cancer--keeping the patient as healthy as possible with natural medicine while under going conventional cancer therapies.
Dr. Collier became very interested in natural medicine while working in a local emergency room and finishing her undergraduate degree in biology. "I have always known that I wanted to become a doctor ever since I was a child, but I became very disenchanted by the almost impersonal approach toward patients in the conventional healthcare system. I wanted to have a stronger connection with patients. I wanted everyone I saw to be treated with dignity and compassion. I needed to find a way to truly help people. I was about to change my course of careers when I stumbled upon naturopathic medicine. Once I learned what a naturopathic doctor (ND) was I knew I had found my calling."
Dr. Collier is the co-founder and past president of the Virginia Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. At this time Dr. Collier holds her license in the state of Vermont. VT099-0000132
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