Soft, small, warm, new life I hold in my palm
Chirping quietly, gently exploring the creases of my skin with their tiny beaks
Chests beating rapidly, wings entwined, the rhythm of their breath lulls them to sleep against my reclined body
A smiling child has handed my heart the memory of love and the delicately precious life we share
Dimly lit and sparsely furnished, I hardly notice the unfinished walls of the cement room or the dirt floor my feet rest on
Smiles and warmth surround me as they ask about my country far away, life before Nicaragua
Sweet plantain fried over the open fire and salty homemade cheese satisfy my heart more than my stomach as these friends offer me everything they have, even clean water from their neighbors home
Poor as they are drinking dirty water and hoping to someday build a bathroom, they are rich in generosity and love
Trapped as they are in the same community for generations, these trusted family and friends support each other and together experience the simple joys of life
Rachelle Price, ND
I am a naturopathic family physician, a graduate of naturopathic medical school at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. After many years of feeling a call on my heart to pursue further education in health care to better serve in the developing world, I attended naturopathic medical school a few years after earning my Bachelor's of Science in Biology from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
My passion is learning from and serving my community as a physician, friend and educator. I focus on helping my patients discover the root cause of illness and improve their overall mind/body/spiritual health.
I also enjoy being active outdoors, backpacking, soccer, skiing, photography, cooking, gardening and working with medicinal herbs. Living simply, sustainably and creatively are important to me as well as song, laughter, music, friends, deep discussions and growing within a supportive community...and, I love to have fun.
Please peruse this website, check out my linked in profile or email me to learn more about me and how I practice naturopathic medicine.