About Dr. Burke
And thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me and my practice as a physician. I'd like to start by saying that, like a friend that you enjoy taking tea with, I believe your physician should be someone with whom you feel a connection. This connection may be purely intellectual, or a feeling of safety, or perhaps a sense of spirit; but it resonates throughout your experience as a patient and it is part of your healing journey.
A little more about my history.
I was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon. Spending time outdoors from a young age; camping, hiking and exploring the beautiful Northwest I came to appreciate the undeniable link between people and nature.
While completing a bachelor’s degree in pre-med studies and Japanese language at the University of Oregon, I began to unearth a true passion for medicine when I learned about the naturopathic approach. As I learned more about it, I was attracted to the way naturopathic medicine blended the modern empirical and ancient intuitive approaches to human health. Sensibly using the framework of western evidence-based medicine while acknowledging and incorporating the complexity of the whole, unique individual; mental/emotional, physical, and spiritual. Naturopathy was also based on a principle of education and empowerment of the patient, and in returning the power to the patient, reinforces the idea that the body can heal itself when we remove the barriers to healing.
Naturopathic Medical Education.
I am an alumna of the National College of Natural Medicine (now NUNM). Most recently, while in practice with Dr. Mark Davis, I completed post-doctoral studies in advanced microbial medicines and the natural treatment of IBS & IBD, with special focus on the use of fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) to treat refractory Clostridium difficile infection.
The mission of my practice to continue to provide and promote the safe and effective use of FMT with respect to current enforcement discretion guidelines set forth by the FDA.
In my free time I enjoy camping, knitting, and cooking and sharing meals with friends.
(Pictured here: Timothy Lake, Oregon)
The naturopathic approach to gastroenterology utilizes
the principles of naturopathic and functional medicine in the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal disease.