Dr. Heather Barrett, ND, FAAO
Owner & Medical Director
Dr. Barrett is a licensed naturopathic doctor who has always had a strong desire to be a healer. With a background in social work, psychology, and competitive sports, she first learned about naturopathic healing while volunteering at an AIDS orphanage in Africa in 2006.
Dr. Barrett loves to travel! She has lived in four different countries and had visited over thirty countries by the age of 27 before pursuing her degree in naturopathic medicine.
Having suffered from an undiagnosed severe gluten sensitivity until her late-twenties, Dr. Barrett has personal experience with a number of the symptoms that she is now passionate about balancing for her patients. Having lived with severe digestive complaints, extreme adrenal fatigue, migraines, anxiety, and depression, as well as femoral acetabular impingement and hip dysplasia that resulted in the replacement of both of her hips, Dr. Barrett has cultivated a deep relationship with the naturopathic principles, genomic therapies, and the injection therapies that assisted in her own personal healing journey. She now finds great motivation and joy in being able to help others navigate their own individual paths toward health.
Dr. Barrett has extensive experience with a variety of specialty treatments including the use of ozone, prolotherapy, prolozone, neural therapy, neuroprolotherapy, and IV therapies. She also had the privilege of receiving formal medical training in oncology by Dr. Neil McKinney, one of the leading naturopathic doctors in naturopathic oncology. After graduating, she spent her first year working at Ocean Park Natural Therapies, a clinic that specialized in injury management before joining Synergy Natural Medicine Clinic in Monrovia, a very busy practice where she specialized in naturopathic oncology and gained an invaluable amount of experience in integrative cancer support, general practice, and IV therapies and ozone.
In March, 2016, Dr. Barrett took the next step in pursuing her dream of creating a clinic that specializes in integrative cancer support and general practice by becoming owner and medical director of Walnut Creek Naturopathic.
In April, 2017, Dr. Barrett was selected to serve on the board of directors of the California Naturopathic Doctor’s Association. She is also a regular speaker in the local community and enjoys spending her free time dancing, swimming, cycling and being with her husband and multiple “fur babies” at home.
Dr. Barrett is a member of the following organizations:
- The Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP). More information about the role of naturopathic medicine in cancer care is available at the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology, www.fabno.org/about.html.
- The California Naturopathic Doctors Association
- Fellow of the American Academy of Ozonotherapy
- Naturopathic Oncology (Including the integrative support of conventional cancer therapy, with a sub-specialty in breast cancer)
- Naturopathic Endocrinology (Including hypothyroid, Hashimoto’s, adrenal fatigue, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy)
- Genomic Medicine (Multiple Certifications in Methylation and Other SNP Support)
- Women’s Health (Prevention and treatment of female-specific conditions including additional experience with the use of bioidentical hormones through the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M))
- Digestive Disorders and Food Sensitivities
- Autoimmune Disease
- Anxiety & Depression
- IV and Injection Therapy (Dr. Barrett is certified in intravenous and chelation therapy through the International IV Nutritional Therapy for Professionals)(IIVNTP)
Dr. Barrett graduated from The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in 2011.