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Dr. Strobe's Introduction to Natural Medicine and Research

Dr. Strobe's first exposure to natural medicine arose following her grandmother’s diagnosis with Stage IV ovarian cancer and participation in a clinical trial using Taxol (Paclitaxel). Upon learning that her grandmother’s treatment originated from the bark of the Pacific Yew tree, she was enamored that nature provided such a powerful tool for killing cancer cells. Additionally, the process by which a team of scientists unraveled these healing properties mesmerized her. This resounding experience ignited Dr. Strobe's curiosity and desire to follow a career path of Naturopathic Doctor and Research Scientist. 

After receiving her baccalaureate from the University of Washington, she began her research career at the Institute for Systems Biology. Here she investigated an array of health care related topics including: immunology, infectious disease, genetics and microbiology.  She loved being in the lab and the pursuit of discovery but, I yearned for the direct interaction of helping people. She eventually followed her passion to move from bench to bedside and obtained a Naturopathic Doctoral Degree from Bastyr University. Concurrently with her studies and clinical training, she conducted oncology and mycology research and was awarded several prestigious scholarships, including one from the National Institute of Health (NIH). 


Healing Philosophy & Approach

Dr. Strobe's healing philosophy starts with creating a “sacred space” – a physical and mental place, where each patient feels safe and emotionally supported in order to achieve their wellness.  Her approach is gentle yet effective, meeting each patient where they are on their journey towards wellness and treating each patient as an unique individual. She strives to provide the highest level of medical care to support your body’s own innate healing abilities. She listens to you, treat you as an individual and put your health and well being first and foremost. 

Her aim is that you will steadily notice improvements in your health. It may manifest as calmness, sustained energy, quality sleep, increased vitality, sense of wellbeing or a renewed interest in life. 

Dr. Strobe believes in working TOGETHER with her patients and has great personal warmth and good humor that puts people to ease. She wants her patients to feel supported and empowered in their journey towards leading a happier and healthier life.

Dr. Strobe understands that each person is unique; some patients may prefer to start slow and use the lowest force intervention while others may desire a “jump start” and prefer treatments such as intravenous nutrient therapy. In either case, Dr. Strobe will educate you about the efficacy and safety of all relevant therapies, so you can make an informed decisions. 


Education 

  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA 
  • Bachelor of Science Zoology and Chemistry. University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Certifications

  • IV Nutrient Therapy 
  • Craniosacral Therapy 

Additional Experience 

  • Preceptorship, Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research Center
  • Environmental Medicine Clinical Rotation
  • Diabetes and Cardiovascular Wellness Clinical Rotation
  • 45th Street Homeless Youth Clinic
  • Bastyr Student Research Scholar
  • National Institute of Health (NIH) Pre-doctoral Research Trainee
  • Hospice Patient Care Volunteer

Professional Memberships

  • California Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CNDA) 
  • Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PsychANP) 

Publications 

  • Protein-bound Polysaccharide Activates Dendritic Cells and Enhances OVA-specific T cell Responses as Vaccine Adjuvant
  • Transcription factor expression in lipopolysaccharide-activated peripheral-blood derived mononuclear cells

  • Evasion of Toll-like receptor 5 by flagellated bacteria

  • Toll-like receptor 5 recognizes a conserved site on flagellin required for protofilamentformation and bacterial motility


Fun Facts 

Originally a Seattle native, Dr. Strobe been in the Bay Area for the last 2+ years. In her free time, she loves exploring all that northern California provides: trails, parks, eateries, museums and cultural events. She enjoys spending time with family; especially lego building, dancing, being silly, cooking and crafting with her 5-year old daughter; snuggles and walks with her sweet geriatric dog “Chi Chi”  and chatting and re-watching 80’s and 90’s movies/sitcoms with her grandma.