Welcome to my new blog site! Posts from my previous blog can be found at www.ourhealingroots.blogspot.com. As a new chapter of my life and business unfolds, I think it appropriate to begin fresh with my blog.
My name is Katrina Bogdon and I am the owner of Our Healing Roots. LLC. Growing up, I never knew there were such things as naturopathic doctors, and I certainly never imaged being one myself. When I discovered naturopathic medicine, I was thrilled that I could go to a medical school that taught about medical science & research, natural medicines, allowed me to spend time listening to my patient's stories, how puzzle out the development of illness and remove the obstacles to healing.
I completed my Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. It is the oldest naturopathic college in North America. I spent four years learning naturopathic philosophy, basic medical sciences, how to diagnose disease with physical exams and testing, and about several treatment modalities--herbal medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, stress management, mind-body techniques, physical medicine, pharmaceutical drugs, and minor surgery.
I am licensed as a naturopathic physician in the state of Washington, but I live and practice in Oklahoma & Missouri. After I got my license in Washington, I returned to the Midwest. Certain states such as Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri do not license naturopathic doctors, so I cannot diagnose disease in these states, use minor surgery, or prescribe drugs. In Oklahoma, I completed a residency and worked in an integrative cancer setting for five and half years. My time there taught me a lot about working in an unlicensed state and how to integrate with other health professionals for the benefit of the patient.
In 2013, I began a full-time naturopathic practice in Tulsa, OK, called Our Healing Roots, LLC. I have the wondrous opportunity to sit 45-90 minutes with each person learning about their health & life stories. For many people, I bring a new paradigm and understanding of health. Health is not just the absence of a diagnosed disease. It is about feeling good in your body, having a clear mind, being emotionally well, and so much more. My goal as a naturopathic doctor is to seek the underlying obstacles standing in the way of health and to help guide people to the least invasive ways to remove those obstacles. I am also a huge supporter of integrative healthcare, and I love making referrals. Each healthcare provider brings a different set of tools, abilities, and a fresh perspective to healing. There is strength and synergy when different providers work together. People get better results and heal faster.
This past fall, I began expanding my practice to Springfield, Missouri. Beginning January 2015, Our Healing Roots, LLC will begin offering naturopathic consultations at 2BWell, in addition to my clinic in Tulsa. After living in Tulsa for seven years, I am slowly transitioning to the Springfield area in 2015, and I will close my Tulsa office on October 31, 2015. I grew up in the Ozarks and my heart is called back to the Ozarks. Thus, begins a new chapter for my business and my life...
If you are interested in using naturopathic services as part of your integrative healthcare, please feel welcome to contact me through my website.