"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.
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.
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.
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 DELELLIS
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.
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.
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DR. ANN SURA
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, R.N.
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.