healing is much like beginning a journey...

My Philosophy and How I Practice Medicine
Welcome!  I am Dr. Sarah Sue Myers, ND.  As a physician and healer, ​​​my intention is to create a safe & sacred space for each person I work with.  I serve and care for patients within many contexts - primary care, chronic illness, acute care, preventative medicine, and continuous health maintenance.  I value the importance of education, awareness, reflection and empowerment with everyone I work with.  In turn, I value a willingness to show up and participate within one’s own health journey.

I work with patients to get to the root cause of symptoms, suffering and disease at the physiological and biochemical levels, but also at the mental, emotional and spiritual levels.  This is important work in the healing journey.  From there, we work together to establish the best and most sustainable health care approach and lifestyle that is right for them.  
Areas of Interest:

  • nature as medicine
  • matters of the heart and mind
  • facilitating the process of healing, regardless of health condition
  • addressing common stressors in life
  • supporting organs of elimination
  • ​strengthening body systems
  • food as medicine 
  • women's health - adolescent to elder women
  • hormone balance - thyroid, adrenals, gonads
  • multiple chemical sensitivity
  • chronic illness 
  • digestive health
  • sleep disturbance - insomnia, sleep apnea
  • inflammation - allergies, asthma, autoimmune
  • cardiovascular health 
  • improving athletic performance
  • empowerment with all of my patients
​          ... and more 

My Tools:

  • My hands - physical exam, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release & visceral manipulation
  • Nature cure - constitutional hydrotherapy & other hydrotherapies
  • Herbal medicine 
  • Homeopathy
  • Education - teaching, storytelling, resource providing
  • Counseling & mind body medicine 
  • Yoga - teaching / instructing, anatomy, philosophy, meditation
  • Nutritional guidance & therapeutics
  • Orthomolecular medicine - natural substances & supplements
  • Diagnostic evaluation including conventional and eclectic / private lab testing​

Curriculum Vitae
My Mission & Code of Ethics

On this Journey, ​​
You may find
embarking into
new and unknown territory.

More About Me
I strive to hold a space of curiosity & compassion
with each individual I cross paths with, and truly see them.  I have learned this      throughout my own experiences in life and through my training...  

 Honestly, I didn't choose the medicine, it chose me.   
It has drawn me in throughout my life.  As a little girl, it was through the plants, the creatures, the magic, and endless hours in nature.  As a teenager, it was through my realization that food influences how I feel, working at a health food store, exploring herbal medicine further, my athleticism (gymnastics, synchronized swimming, dancing, running), desire to help others and staying true to my heart.  It came through in my interactions with my family, my communities and my work.  In undergrad, it was my desire to major in cultural anthropology in order to understand the variations in how we live, believe, relate, feel, pray and heal.  Majoring in biology, I continued to learn about those plants, and humans.

I became a steward of the earth fighting fires, educating the public, creating awareness of the importance and value that nature provides.  I fought fire for six fire seasons on both Minnesota crews as well as on the Prineville, Oregon Hotshot Crew.  My work study position during my time at Bastyr Univeristy was as a gardener and tender of the herbal medicine garden.

These work experiences lead me into the environmental sector of Peace Corps, Morocco.  Even then, I gravitated towards health & healing projects.  I quickly observed, without health, individuals have very few resources left for caring for the environment.  I also observed that often, change begins with the women and children.  This lead me to creating & coordinating a Women's Wellness Workshop Retreat for Moroccan women from rural areas, held two years in a row.  Living in a village where no English was spoken, I learned the nuanced ways of communication, supporting, healing and holding space, for others and myself.  

I continue to hone these skills mentioned in my stories above.  The work is never complete.  The great thing is, it doesn't feel like work! 

I love what I do.  And, I love to share it with those around me, whether you are family, friend, colleague, co-worker, patient, client, student or stranger.    
Steadfast requirements for my own health and vitality ...
listening to my heart; sleep (when my son allows...); quality time with my family & those I love; practicing yoga; running; observing in wonder the nature and magic around me; plunging into cold bodies of water; morning coffee; preparing and eating good food; foraging and making herbal medicine; hiking & backpacking; practicing the art of boundaries & balancing work, play, and rest.

I am a teacher and educator of all things healing.  

I hold great value, responsibility & joy in sharing knowledge with others, through visits with my patients, within the community, the classroom,  the yoga studio, virtually, and wherever I may end up next...

About Naturopathic Medicine

Who We Are
Naturopathic Doctors (ND) are trained as primary care physicians with a unique skill set and philosophy.  As NDs, our goal is to help individuals heal from illness, whether acute or chronic, and no matter how minor or severe.  We understand that the body has complex and intelligent systems in place to return to wellness.  Sometimes, there are obstacles to these processes.  

Our job as physicians is to stimulate healing in the most gentle and rapid way possible, by incorporating the medicinal knowledge of our ancestors combined with the most cutting edge scientific knowledge available.

Naturopathic Doctors have an expansive therapeutic tool box, unlike that of any other medical professional.  This large field of medical and therapeutic expertise means we have the right tools at our disposal for every individual with whom we work.

Naturopathic Education

Post Graduate 4 Year Medical School:
  • Everything taught in a conventional medical school, plus extensive training in:
    • Herbal Medicine
    • Nutritional Medicine
    • Homeopathy
    • Physical Medicine
    • Nature Cure Philosophy
    • Counseling

Naturopathic Principles

  1. First Do No Harm - ​​​​​Primum Non Nocere
  2. Prevention - Praevenire
  3. Respect/Facilitate, Healing Power of Nature - Vis Medicatrix Naturae
  4. Identify and Treat the Cause of Disease - Tolle Causam
  5. Treat the Whole Person - Tolle Totum
  6. Doctor as Teacher - Docere

Therapeutic Order

  1. Establish the ​Conditions for Health - Identify and Remove Obstacles to Cure Optimize Foundations/Determinates of Health, ​​​​​i.e. water, food, movement, sleep, stress management, etc.
  2. Support the Natural Healing Efforts and Capabilities of the Body and Stimulate the Vitality of the Individual
  3. Support Weakened or Damaged Body Systems and Organs
  4. Correct Structural Integrity
  5. Address Pathology Directly with Natural Substances such as Herbs, Nutrients, etc.
  6. Address Pathology Directly with Pharmaceuticals or other Synthetic Substances
  7. Suppress Pathology with Surgery and other High Force Interventions

​​"Our goal is to always begin with the least amount of intervention, 
with the most amount of effectiveness, 
while keeping the patient safe in the process."  

-Sarah Sue Myers, ND

And perhaps, along this Journey,
you find yourself returning home,

Returning to You.

Are you ready to begin your Journey?