DEBROAH RICE, ND, MPH
Dr. Debbie Rice is a licensed Naturopathic Physician treating patients in need of non-urgent primary care, with a focus on Women’s Health and Pediatric care. Dr. Rice has a passion for providing health care to a range of conditions and populations. Dr. Rice was introduced to Naturopathic Medicine through friends who understood that her passion for healthcare was not just about singular components of health, but about the body as a whole, and how the body interprets its surrounding environment, as this creates the overall representation of our state of health.
Dr. Rice specializes in male and female hormone testing and management; not just sex hormones, but also thyroid and adrenal hormone function. Dr. Rice also focuses on Gastrointestinal care including SIBO, neurotransmitter balance and function, and autoimmune treatment including Hashimoto’s, Celiac, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, IBS, and Fibromyalgia.
Pediatric care includes vaccine support whether you are choosing to follow standard vaccination, customized vaccination schedule, or no vaccines at all, as well as standard well child checks. Dr. Rice is a trained midwife and therefore adores caring for children at any stage, as well as supporting fertility and beginning stages of pregnancy.
Dr. Rice received her undergraduate education at Arizona State University with degrees in Exercise Physiology and Exercise Biochemistry, and Spanish. She continued onward to join the Peace Corps in the country of Armenia, with a focus in health care and environmental care. Dr. Rice completed her Peace Corps service in Armenia and stayed an extra year working and teaching with the US. Department of Agriculture.
Dr. Rice has a passion for travel and helping with underserved communities. She is very blessed to have had the opportunity to have worked with multiple organizations that have supported this passion including the Peace Corps, and Natural Doctors International in Nicaragua. Dr. Rice maintains her connections to ensure that opportunities to support different communities are always available. Dr. Rice then moved to the Pacific Northwest to pursue Naturopathic Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland. This is where she completed special mentor shifts regarding women’s health care and midwifery. Dr. Rice enjoys yoga, outdoors, exploring, and embracing her inner geek.