Michelle Hansen

Santa Barbara's Naturopathic Doctor

Santa Barbara Naturopathic Doctor Michelle Hansen
Michelle Hansen
Naturopathic Doctor

Pathways to Natural Health
1201 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

I am a licensed naturopathic doctor who provides a full spectrum of care for a wide range of health concerns. I help my patients develop sustainable health and wellness in their lives.  I am trained as a primary care doctor who can diagnose disease, order lab work, and prescribe both conventional and naturopathic medications.

I work closely with each patient to determine the root cause of their health concerns and to develop an individualized treatment plan to support their immune system and create optimal function in the body to help them overcome disease. I believe strongly that the body’s innate healing mechanisms should be reinforced and not suppressed.    I employ many different modalities including botanical medicine, homeopathy, clinical nutrition, lifestyle counseling, nutritional supplementation, intravenous nutrition, neurofeedback, and conventional medications when indicated.

I attended college at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2004. I moved to Portland, Oregon in 2007 where I attended Portland Community College and Portland State University as I worked toward completing my premedical requirements. In 2009, I entered into a program at the National College of Natural Medicine, where I earned a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2013. After completing my schooling, I was ready to return home to Santa Barbara to start my medical practice. I am committed to and passionate about naturopathic medicine and I feel grateful to have such an amazing community to work within.

About NCNM:

The National College of Natural Medicine is the oldest naturopathic college in the United States. It was established in 1956. It is also one of the most well-known naturopathic institutions worldwide. NCNM’s Doctor of Natural Medicine is an accredited 4-year intensive doctoral program that trains holistic primary care physicians.  Naturopathic training includes two years of  in-depth science including subjects like anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, diagnosis, and pathology. The last two years involve learning western study of disease, diagnosis, and treatment, with an emphasis on natural therapeutics. To graduate, students are required to complete 3500 hours of classroom instruction, 1500 hours of supervised clinical training, and an additional 250 hours of outside observational training in medical clinics or hospital settings. Upon graduation and completion of rigorous national board exams, ND’s are awarded a license as Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine and are qualified to work as primary care physicians.

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