Dr. Sara Koorjee is a licensed naturopathic doctor in general family medicine with particular expertise in women’s health (hormonal balance, Naturopathic well woman’s exams, and fertility), digestive health, autoimmune disease, mental health, cognitive health, chronic illness and metabolic issues. She graduated with the highest academic honors from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona.
Some insight into my journey in becoming a Naturopathic Doctor. I was born and raised in a small farming community in Oregon, with the freedom to roam and encouragement to explore this beautiful world. I developed a deep appreciation for the healing power of nature. I then attended Santa Clara University in California on a full-ride basketball scholarship which instilled a level of dedication I had not yet practiced and opened my mind to a much bigger universe. While volunteering in India post undergrad, I felt strongly that my path was either in the medical field or in education. Years later after some self-reflection and more traveling, I discovered Naturopathic Medicine and have since been on this journey to discover what health is, it’s depth and what it really means to me. One aspect of naturopathic medicine I am most excited about is that medicine is education. I never had to choose.
I engage an integrative and holistic approach to medicine by drawing on my four years of medical school training along with two years of study in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. In my approach to care for my patients, I use the wisdom of our more ancient medicines along with the most advanced diagnostic tools, laboratory testing and imaging combined with a thorough health history, to understand each patient as an individual, uncover the underlying cause of their illness and create an individualized treatment plan. I draw on modalities of nutrition, botanicals, mind-body practices, homeopathy, IV therapies, hydrotherapy and when necessary pharmaceutical interventions.
Being part of a team, whose foundation is rooted in an integrative approach and working with other practitioners for optimal health of our communities is my dream. I am honored to be joining the Art of Chinese Healing and look forward to building healthier families and communities together.