ABOUT DR. LARGE
"I became a naturopathic doctor because I believe healing seeks the root cause of imbalance; that physical illness arises from a multitude of factors such as genetics, nutritional deficiency, toxicity, environmental stress, attitude, infection, spiritual beliefs & a lifestyle incongruous to health. Rarely does chronic illness arise from one cause but a perfect storm enabling illness to manifest. I look for the “core disturbance” in the body that is creating susceptibility to disease."
Dr. Large graduated from Southwest Naturopathic College in 2000. She started her career as a naturopathic doctor in Mill Valley, CA treating mood disorders, chronic fatigue and addiction at Recovery Systems Clinic with Julia Ross. Following, she worked as a primary care doctor treating both adults and children. After many years of practice, Dr. Large began seeing patterns emerge among her patients, both pediatric and adult. Her patient population exhibited similar symptoms such as chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, chronic digestive issues, high reactivity to foods and medications and other unusual symptoms. She discovered that many of her patients were suffering from chronic infections or neurotoxic illnesses such as Lyme disease, co-infections, mold and/or heavy metal toxicity.
She sought further education in this area, preceptoring with Dr. Wayne Anderson in the summer of 2010 at Gordon Medical Associates and went on to become the first ND to complete a five month internship with Dr. Anderson in Lyme, infectious disease, and neurotoxic illness. She pre-ceptored with Dr. Ray Jones and Dr. Ann Corson. She practiced with Gordon Medical Associates, a clinic specializing in complex, chronic illness focusing heavily on Lyme disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome until 2016. Dr. Large was honored to be a speaker at the 2016 American Association of Naturopathic Physicians(AANP) Conference on treating Lyme disease. Dr. Large is known for her unique approach to treating lyme disease and has patients across the US and in Europe. She lives in Sonoma with Isabella, her 10 year old daughter, 2 cats and 4 chickens.