Meet Heather Crider
Specializing in Natural Integrative Medicine and Wellness
Integtative medicine has always been a calling for me, even before I knew what I wanted to do in my life.
Hi, I’m Heather Crider. There is a lot I can tell you about my passion for health, biology, and really all things naturopathic, but the most important thing is, I love integrative medicine and I love helping people get back to feeling good and living a full life. I get to offer something different than drugs. I get to offer health! Health cannot be achieved with drugs.
I work with men, women, children, and older adults who would like to avoid taking pharmaceuticals or who have tried everything but it hasn’t helped. For myself, I find a deep level of hope for people with this approach. I put my heart and soul into figuring out how I can help a person. I know how it feels when it seems nobody has answers or solutions. It can be deeply frustrating, especially in such a technologically advanced society. How is it that despite all the technology, people feel worse than ever.
For me, you are not a number. You are a mom, dad, sister, brother, grandparent, and friend! It is important for me that I do my very best for you. You have a life to lead and feeling bad shouldn’t have to factor into it! Plus, I have a mom, dad, and brother, and would want to know they were being taken care of with love!
There is a personal satisfaction to my work as well. I have to admit, I love to win! I like being the person who figures it out. Metaphorically put – the person who cracks the case! I am driven by success – what that means for you – is that I am only successful when you feel better!
I was interested in biology and had a bit of a knack for it. I was drawn to the sciences at the University of Arizona and pursued Molecular and Cellular Biology, which surprisingly was a lot of fun. I loved learning all the protein names involved in DNA replication; I had entire movies of cell functions stored in my memory that I could pull up and play in my head at any time.
It is a real honor to be able to listen to people’s stories, to guide them to a better place and to work as a detective and to get to the bottom of their symptoms. Natural and integrative medicine gives a broad base from which to work and the tools that I strongly believe will only help and not hurt. As a person who has repeatedly reacted to medications in my youth, this is an important part of my process.