Dr. Lauri Brouwer, NMD is a licensed naturopathic physician who embodies the American Association of Naturopathic Physician’s motto, “Physicians Who Listen.” She has always been interested in helping others to create the best possible lives for themselves while honoring the wisdom and healing power of nature. This led her to pursue her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe, Arizona, with an emphasis and further training in botanical medicine. Prior to her naturopathic medical education she earned her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, cum laude, at Arizona State University because of her enduring special interest in optimum human nutrition. She is practically an Arizona native, having moved here at age three, and is the proud mother of a son who is pursuing an engineering degree at NAU. She and her family love to spend vacations and holidays traveling throughout the state and appreciating the diversity of climates and cultures it has to offer.
Dr. Brouwer practices as a general family physician treating patients of all ages, with special emphasis on women’s health, graceful aging, and gastrointestinal health. She is passionate about empowering patients totake charge of their health by educating them about nutrition, lifestyle choices, and optimized hormones and working with them to create programs toachieve their individual goals. In addition to nutrition, hormone supplementation and botanical medicine, some of the tools she uses to benefit her patients include acupuncture, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, and stress management.
Naturopathic medicine is based in finding and addressing the underlying root cause of disharmony or dis-ease in the body, and Dr. Brouwer is a firm believer in this principle. To this end she will work with each patient to determine the potential biochemical, structural, environmental, or mental/emotional/spiritual basis of their particular cases and work with them to move toward ideal health. In searching for the causes of poor health, she may employ laboratory testssuch as standard blood testing, food allergy testing, micronutrient, hormone, or lipoprotein particle profiles, but she will always focus her attention on the most important investigational tool of all, listening.
In October of 2012 Dr. Brouwer is thrilled to join the family at Dr. Ramsey’s Center for Natural healing and is looking forward to working with all of the staff and practitioners at The Center to increase the well-being of everyone they encounter.