" I just wanted to thank you all soooooo much for really saving my life and healing my gut! I was in so much pain/discomfort for so many years because the Drs didn't know truly what was going on. Or really listen to how I was feeling. They would just treat the symptoms and Dr. Heidi was the first Dr that actually listened to me and cared!!! I had been trying to get pregnant for a couple of years and with seeing Dr. Heidi found out my progesterone was super low. I was on progesterone for 8 months and then started thinking it might not be meant to be... Well...  I wanted to share that I'm 12 1/2 weeks pregnant with a healthy baby and couldn't be more thankful to all of you! Anytime I had questions or needed anything you would get back to me right away! You also always made me feel so comfortable and not alone for feeling certain ways! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for all your amazing care!" - L.B.

"I have been very pleased with the care that Dr. Heidi, Dr. Danni, and the office staff, have provided me over the last few years. My husband has seen such positive results with me, that he too is now coming in to get healthy! I have shared with numerous friends how Dr. Heidi respects my time and limited finances, and truly cares about healing her patients. It is so refreshing to have an intelligent conversation with a dr. that knows why I am there from visit to visit, and actually has a plan in mind, or comes up with one, based on my current status and needs. I will always be very grateful for
her help in diagnosing my problems, and helping me get healthy." - M.P.

"Dr. Kemby you are amazing! You have given me the tools to live a healthy, vibrant, energized life. I am so grateful for the care and patience that goes into every appointment I have with you. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!" - L.B.

"Never felt more welcome, listened to ( from the front desk to the Dr.s) the care is excellent--feel the best l could ever ask for--wonderful practice." - S.C.

"I  love it at ANM. I love how warm and delightful Nicole & Alex are. How I can get a glass of water or tea...it's such a nurturing and friendly atmosphere. Finally, somewhere I feel at home! And somewhere I feel confident that I'm getting excellent personalized care. Dr. Kemby really listens to what I say, actually analyzes MY test results and I feel so encouraged with the plan that we have going forward to achieve my health and wellness goals. I always leave there feeling confident that what I'm working towards is actually going to happen...and I haven't felt like that in medicine...maybe ever. Being part of natural medicine at ANM leaves me feeling hopeful and that feels amazing! Thank you for being in Auburn!!!" - T.M.


"Keep up the fine work. You're filling an important void in traditional medical treatment." - J.N.

"I have been seeing Dr. Heidi for about 4 years. Her expertise and kindness are exceptional. I have traditional medical insurance and a traditional medical doctor but I haven't used this modality in years because I see results and lives changed using natural methods of healing. We are very blessed to have such a fine staff of individuals dedicated to helping folks heal the way our bodies are intended to heal. Thank you Auburn Naturopathic Medicine!" - S.O.

"Between the amazing customer service and brilliant thorough doctors, ANM is in a league of their own. I feel like you guys are the real deal and my western medicine (kaiser) doctors are just pretenders who only treat symptoms instead of causes. I wish i would have started seeing you guys years ago! I can't speak of the other doctors because i haven't met them yet, but I had a great experience with Dr. Kemby and i will always come back to see her. Thank you!! - R.C.

"It's a pleasure to come in and see all of you.....the care is excellent, and the atmosphere wonderful.. Thank you all." - B.M.

"I just referred a client to you for her health needs. I feel lucky we have you guys in town! Thanks for being here." - C.R.

nicole steinberg

Nicole Steinberg is a local, born and raised here in the little town of Auburn CA. Nicole has been a

dancer/dance instructor for most of her life  but has shifted her love to medicine and travel. She enjoys the outdoors and has a passion for the snow and all outside adventures.. When asked what drew her to Auburn Naturopathic Medicine she stated that natural medicine and homeopathic remedies have been a part of her life since she was a baby and has strong beliefs in the practice. You will see her smiling face as you come in for

your visit at the front desk. To top off her amazing patient care and front desk skills, we are so proud and

excited that Nicole has completed phlebotomy school and is now doing all of our blood draws and injections.

She gets the best feedback from every patient she "sticks".  To learn a little more about Nicole and the front desk, click here.

our PRACTITIONERS & Testimonials

dr. heidi hook


Dr. Heidi Hook was born and raised in Auburn, California. Dr. Heidi is a 1996 graduate of Bastyr University

and is the owner of Auburn Naturopathic Medicine. Growing up with her dad as a local doctor inspired

her to pursue medicine herself and become a naturopathic doctor. Personal illness with questions left

unanswered by western medicine led her in the direction of naturopathic medicine. Dr. Heidi is passionate

about helping people find their optimal health and that there are infinite possibilities on their path to healing.

She has seen naturopathic medicine work in herself and her patients time and time again. She believes that

the body, mind, and spirit want to heal and this inspires her to listen deeper to each person’s body, mind  and spirit with her medical knowledge, experience and intuition to find the true path to each individuals needs. Her practice focuses mostly on women’s and men’s hormone health and balancing, optimizing thyroid function, healing the gut, detoxification, arthritis, autoimmune disease, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. To hear Dr. Heidi talk about what naturopathic medicine means to her, click here. 


Dr. Heidi fills her free time with her husband and 2 beautiful daughters. Together they enjoy rock-climbing, horse back riding, surfing, gardening and just being together. 

alexandra rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez is the Office Manager at Auburn Naturopathic Medicine. She graduated from San Diego State

University with a Liberal Arts degree in 1993. She has worked in many different facets of management and

customer service; including corporate offices, restaurant management and assisting in new store openings around

the world. Alex’s desire is to reach out into communities and bring awareness of the benefits of natural 

medicine to others. She has a strong desire to serve and support others and to facilitate the day to day business

activities and solutions to help enhance the patient experience at Auburn Naturopathic Medicine.

With her passion for travel, Alex knows there is so much more to see and do in the world and shares that passion with her 19 year daughter, her husband and two St. Bernards. In her spare time, she loves to spend time hiking, paddle boarding, going on bike rides, swimming, camping, seeing live music and is “extremely appreciative” of good wine and good food. To learn a little more about the ladies at the front desk, Click here. 




Dr Kemby was born and raised outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated with Summa Cum Laude

honors from Wake Forest University in North Carolina with a double major in Philosophy and German. 

After graduating  from college, she began a writing career and opened a Bikram yoga studio. Natural health

had become a passion in her own  life, so she chose to go to naturopathic medical school, and found that the

art of healing and coaching individuals was  incredibly fulfilling. She earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic

Medicine from Bastyr University in 2005. Dr Kemby’s specialties are in women’s health and in caring for

children with acute and chronic conditions. With a two-year old son, she has experienced the dilemmas of

vaccinations, food allergies, childhood colds and fevers, and wants to help parents make informed choices about

their children’s health and be empowered to use natural remedies. To hear Dr. Kemby's Top 5 tips for wellness, click here. 


Dr. Kemby has spent much of her adult life traveling the globe, and plans to teach her 5 year old son and 1 year old twins about other cultures and languages by traveling abroad yearly. A few favorite places are New Zealand, the Italian coast, southern Thailand, Hawaii and right here in Northern California. Her other interests are gardening, painting, writing, jogging, spending time outdoors, and enjoying nourishing food. She looks forward to working with individuals who are motivated and interested in making changes in their lives to improve their well-being in mind, body and spirit. Dr. Kemby is on a temporary leave of absence and is not currently taking new patients. 

CHIROPRACTOR - Dr. Alan Zarembski, D.C.

We are thrilled that Dr. Alan Zarembski has joined our team here at Auburn Naturopathic Medicine to

bring his skills and expertise to the Sierra Foothills in chiropractic care. Dr. Al is a graduate of the National

University of Health Sciences (NUHS,  formerly the National College of Chiropractic), where students are

trained as primary care chiropractic physicians.

Dr. Al received the Clinical Achievement Award for his outstanding performance while serving as an

intern at the NCC clinic in Illinois. He also studied at the Palmer College of Chiropractic where he was

trained in several adjusting techniques. While studying, Dr. Al worked as a Personal Trainer and Instructor

at a health club. This experience served to increase his knowledge of muscular balance and coordination. Dr. Al has been practicing for 16 years and for the past 9 years he has been the chiropractor for the Sacramento Ballet Co. and currently, has a practice in Sacramento as well as here in Auburn. He uses a variety of techniques including ArthoStim percussive adjusting instrument, activator, SOT pelvic blocking and traditional diversified technique. He also includes varies styles of myofascial release.

​Outside of the office, Dr. Al enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter as well as keeping in shape at the gym and playing ice hockey. 

Post-graduate studies include: 

  • ProAdjuster
  • Activator
  • Thompson Drop Table Technique
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner curriculum
  • Rock Tape certified


Dr. Sura is a Naturopathic Doctor and also a manager of NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine in

Kings Beach, CA, a family practice with an emphasis on women’s health, endocrinology, and nutrition.

Dr. Sura holds a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

(SCNM) in Tempe, Arizona and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Regents University, New

York. With 19 years of experience, Dr Sura enjoys her role as a community doctor seeing patients from

around the Tahoe-Truckee and Reno-Carson area.  While she see’s patients with all complaints from

cough/cold/flu to chronic illnesses like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, her passion is Functional Neuro-Endocrinology with an emphasis on women’s health care.  With her husband, Mark guiding patients through the nutritional and lifestyle changes she enjoys watching her patients take charge of their health on multiple levels.

While living in Arizona, Dr Sura was a frequent  guest lecturer at SCNM and ASU College of Nursing, and frequent guest speaker at various community forums and service organizations. She currently serves on the medical advisory board of Jigsaw Health, as the Vice-President and CoFounder of the American College of Naturopathic Medicine and was formerly on the board for the  Bryman School of Massage Therapy.  She also served as senior editor of Natural Paradigm, and was associate professor of Gastroenterology, Hematology, and Laboratory Diagnosis at SCNM. Locally, Dr Sura is active with the Tahoe Truckee Unified School’s Harvest of the Month program and the North Tahoe High School’s Wellness Clinics/Forum’s.

Currently, Dr. Sura is a diplomate of the California Naturopathic Doctor’s Association and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.​​To learn more about Dr. Ann,  Click Here.


Mary Beauchamp is a Registered Nurse, Therapeutic Nutritionist and Mind Body Specialist. She has

four beautiful children and two grandchildren. Mary’s a passionate world traveler and lifetime student of

natural medicine in ancient healing traditions and herbal plant medicines. Leveraging unique mindfulness

practices to cultivate self awareness, her clients discover the skills needed to interpret their body’s messaging

system, building a solid foundation for conscious, healthy living. Because diet and stress are the two major

causes of poor health, Mary considers not only what her clients eat, but encourages them to identify what is 

“eating” them. Thus, allowing them to consciously unlock their body's ability to heal, while bypassing

the default stress response that keeps the immune system on hold. Mary empowers confident self care through informed decision making and self exploration. To hear more about Mary Click Here.


Kate was raised in the Auburn area and absolutely loves the country life-style that it offers. She graduated with

a Liberal Arts Degree and then continued on to become a Dental Assistant. She has always been passionate about

genuine patient CARE. She has spent most of her working career as an Office Manager/Aide for a Physical

Therapist here in Auburn. This was where she fell in love with learning how incredible and amazing our bodies

truly are! She was drawn to Auburn Naturopathic Medicine when she sought to learn about living a healthy,

natural lifestyle of her own. 

In her spare time you will most likely find her outside…probably accompanied by her boyfriend and 3 sweet pups. She loves to go four wheeling, fishing, hiking and camping (when the mountains call, she answers without question…it’s her therapy)! She may also have a sort of brownish/green thumb, but she has a passion for gardening and hopes to have a small farm someday!


We are thrilled to introduce Dr. Barry as the newest addition to our team! He was born in San Diego,

California and raised between there and Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. He is a 2015 graduate of Bastyr University.

Before this, Dr. Barry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of

Montana. While in Montana, Dr. Barry also worked 12 years as a smokejumper. Through his science

background and years spent battling wildfires in remote wilderness areas, Dr. Barry developed a unique

understanding of how the natural world functions. He realized that the same basic needs that drive the life of

a successful petri dish and healthy forest ecosystem, are very much similar to our own needs for optimal health. 

In practice Dr. Barry combines applied nutrition with natural medicine and conventional therapies for the most effective healing strategies. He offers primary and complementary care services for patients of all ages and with any type of health concern. He takes the time to listen to his patients, thoroughly answer all of their questions, and assists them in avoiding medications and surgeries whenever possible. He has special interests in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, IV Therapy, men's health, and management of physical injuries using hands-on treatment therapies.

In his spare time, Dr. Barry loves to ride XC mountain bike trails, rock climb, and snowboard, as well as traveling to tropical countries and eating exotic fruits.