In southwest Washington, many are in need of a naturopath and now one is on her way. Dr. Kimberly Free has been practicing medicine in the twin cities and we are fortunate she is moving here. She will be located in Toledo at the former office of Dr. Christensen and Dr. Dugaw.
Dr. Free really enjoys what she does, in asking why she became a naturopath, she stated, "Naturopathic medicine is a beautiful mixture of art and science in healing. The principles of Naturopathic Medicine are simple and aligned with my own Purpose as a Healer. They include Do No Harm, Treat the Whole Person, and Trust in the Healing Power of Nature. I believe that every soul seeks to be whole and naturopathic medicine supports this."
With any school, it's important which one you choose, Dr. Free chose the best in Washington State, she continued, "I graduated from Bastyr University with a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2005. I spent the following year studying Midwifery at Bastyr and attending home births. This was an invaluable experience, helping to strengthen my skills with pediatrics."
She has been to south county and already knows quite a few residents. When asked why she is moving to south county, she obviously knows what kind of people we are, she stated, "Because the people are so cool. When you are seeking and God opens a door, walk through and say thank you."
A naturopath offers many services. In addition of naturopathy, you may find a massage therapist, counselor, and other services. Dr. Free stated she will offer the following services, which includes: naturopathic mental health support and counseling, medical cannabis consultations and authorizations (for all ages), naturopathic medicine consultation appointments (for all ages), and psychiatric counseling/therapy for PTSD and depression. She also works directly with cancer patients in their time of need for comfort and natural medication.
Dr. Free does not take private insurance, which allows her to treat the patient without the insurance company interfering. She stated, "The clinic is private pay. I will not be working with insurance companies. Working as an independent provider allows me to make decisions that serve each individual's unique needs. My independence protects a person's right to make independent medical decisions."
In the Twin Cities, Dr. Free has had a great following. She works for the patient and no one else. "Going to the doctor is a very vulnerable experience," she continued. "People need to feel safe so they can open up and reveal their Truth about the most sensitive issues. People need to be heard and seen. They need deep listening. The smallest detail in a person's story can hold the key to their healing. I hold a sacred and safe space while offering non-judgmental grace. I facilitate solutions to problems while supporting the healing of the soul." When Dr. Free works for the patient, only good results can happen.
According to Dr. Free, her schedule will start off accommodating the following hours and at the following location, she said, "The office will be open on Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays by special appointment. The office will be open on Mondays for a mix of in-office and telemedicine appointments. Fridays will be for telemedicine appointments. As growth dictates, the hours will be expanded. I am starting off simple."
Many of us in the area know someone who Dr. Free has helped. She has a great caring personality and it shows.When you talk to her, there is a calmness to her voice. She is a naturopath for all ages and needs and it shows. Go check her out, you won't be disappointed.