Dr. Norris is currently on maternity leave until January 2018. She is actively looking for a clinic to join in the Los Angeles area.
She was previously an attending physician for a residency program and primary care clinic in Vermont.
She moved to LA with her family in July 2017 and is expecting her second son in October. She is thrilled to be back in California.
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs), also referred to as Naturopathic Medical Doctors (NMD), offer a unique blend of training in conventional medicine and natural therapeutics. NDs attend federally-accredited four year post-graduate level medical schools and are trained in the same medical sciences and treatment options (pharmaceuticals, imaging, labs, etc.) as Medical Doctors (MDs).
Dr. Norris specializes in pediatrics and women's health.
In addition to practicing general family medicine, and the broad range of conditions that this entails, she has a clinical focus in areas of dermatology, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue, pediatrics, and gynecology.
Dr. Sara Norris, ND
My journey to medicine, and naturopathic practices, started across the Pacific Ocean in a small town in Queensland, Australia. I lived in this area in 2002, and at that time I was on a trajectory for success in the business world, utilizing my bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance.
Years later, when I realized that my true desire was to be a family physician, I looked for a medical school that would integrate conventional medicine with the "alternative" medicine I was exposed to in Australia . As luck would have it, another friend in the pre-med program introduced me to the philosophy of naturopathic medicine. I found it to be the perfect match between my fascination and love for conventional medicine and my understanding of the intricacies of what really makes us well. I decided at that moment that I wanted to be a naturopathic doctor, because it embodied the type of care that I wanted to provide to people.
I feel so blessed to be sitting here today, having treated thousands of patients with this wonderful hybrid of a medical education.
After a decade of practicing medicine, I am able to clearly lay out for my patients whether alternative medicine or conventional medicine is the best choice for them at this time. I think I am a unique provider who acknowledges this fact, as sometimes one form of medicine has not or will not work for someone's condition. I like to empower my patients with the knowledge I have on their options for treatment and lay it out for them to chose what feels right.
Back in Action this January 2018...
Dr. Norris is currently seeking a clinic to join in the Los Angeles area. She will return from maternity leave in January and this area will be updated once that practice has been identified.