El Dorado Naturopathic Medicine
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Kristi Tompkins, ND – Photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group
7563 Green Valley Road
(Located within Grandpa’s Compounding Pharmacy)
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
I’m a professionally licensed naturopathic doctor with a four-year doctorate degree from Bastyr University in Washington. After receiving my bachelor’s in nutrition, I felt a calling to pursue this profession, as I wanted to help people heal naturally from diseases without having to solely rely on medications and surgery. Naturopathic medicine integrates the wisdom and depth of nature with science, research and clinical practice. My practice focuses on providing natural health care that is safe, effective and preventative, while investigating the root cause of illness and supporting the body’s ability to heal and restore toward greater health.
How are you involved with both the community and your customer?
I’m actively involved in many professional networking groups, including the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce. I strive to spread the word about the benefits of naturopathic medical health care and frequently give free presentations on various health topics to educate the public about more natural ways to live healthier and happier.
What life accomplishments are you most proud of?
Aside from my naturopathic medical degree and working with Dr. Jonathan Wright, MD, at the Tahoma Clinic in Washington, I’m most proud of starting my own health care practice here in El Dorado County. Every day, I’m learning how to be a better doctor, business owner and creative entrepreneur. I wear many hats and am proud to discover how persistent and resilient I am.
Where do you go when the going gets tough?
I love to hike! Hiking in nature is rejuvenating and yet I feel serenity and clarity so that I can resolve problems much easier. When unable to hike, I exercise at home several times a week, which is a crucial stress reliever.
What’s your favorite local business other than your own?
Placerville Natural Foods Co-op—I love the selection and wonderful aromas.
And finally, customer service is…?
Listening to people, giving them the time and attention needed, and providing an exceptional experience that leaves them feeling heard.
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