Dr. Sawhill’s background is varied. Her father was a pathologist and she grew up with a deep love of medicine, healing, science and research that continues to inspire her in her practice and her life.
In the 80’s,she began her journey into non-conventional medicine learning botanical medicine, nutrition and massage. She maintained a massage practice before moving to Portland to attend National College of Naturopathic Medicine, recently renamed National University of Natural Medicine; graduating with a doctorate degree (N.D.) in 2001.
While her passions are treating/resolving pain, bioIdentical hormones for men and women as well as helping patients achieve well-being with her full “naturopathic makeover” approach, Dr. Sawhill is also comfortable being your “one-stop-shopping” general practitioner. One of the major advantages of naturopathic medicine is that it can address and significantly improve every health situation. Her approach: Keep It Simple.
Besides becoming a doctor, Dr. Sawhill’s other dream come true is her son. They both enjoy animals, hiking, hot springs, swimming in lakes, oceans, streams and rivers, camping and travel. Among their achievements, Dr. Sawhill and her son are second degree black belts.
Spirituality is a big part of Dr. Sawhill’s life and practice. Her desire is that every encounter with a patient and any other person she has is meaningful; that people who find Dandelion Naturopathic PC would find value in everything they experience at this clinic. Most importantly, she would like to help make apparent each person’s own healing power and to help facilitate that healing. Dr.Sawhill believes we are here to thrive and it is in our nature to gravitate towards wellness. The more people who can experience that ever-elusive sense of well-being, the better.