Meet LEAH LINDER, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Leah Linder Portrait

Dr. Leah Linder is a board-certified Naturopathic doctor who received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.  Prior to medical school, she received her Bachelors of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology, as well as a triple minor in Art, Biochemistry and Pre-Medicine from Fort Lewis College, in Durango, Colorado.

APPROACH TO MEDICINE

Dr. Linder is committed to helping you build the best model of health for yourself - physically, mentally, and emotionally. She practices a multi-disciplinary, research-informed style of medicine, combining modern science with ancient wisdom to find the most efficient and effective plan for each individual. As a Naturopathic doctor, she is skilled at managing both acute and chronic ailments, as well as educating her patients on disease prevention and vitality optimization.

From the initial visit, she does her best to embody the naturopathic principle Docere, which means to teach. She believes that patient education is crucial to wellbeing, and strives to provide you with the tools you need to make informed choices about your health. You can expect to gain a deeper understanding of how your body works, as well as practical tools to help you live your most vibrant self.

Dr. Linders Specialty Areas in Natural Medicine

Women’s Wellness

Dr. Linder is a leader in woman’s health; her services include attentive management through all phases of a woman’s life cycle. From fertility and pre-conception care, to balancing through the menopausal transition, and beyond.

  • Women’s Wellness Exams - Annual pelvic and PAP exams
  • Hormone balancing
  • PMS
  • Fertility support - preconception care to post-partum care
  • Weight Management
  • Acne care
  • Menopausal support - Sleep disturbance, hot flashes, dry skin, decreased libido, emotional support
  • Adrenal support
  • Thyroid support

Athlete Optimization

Being an athlete herself, Dr. Linder is personally committed to performance optimization and healthy, natural recovery methods. She specializes in:

  • Athlete nutrition and supplementation
  • Acute and chronic pain management
  • Injury rehabilitation, including pre-and post-surgery care
  • Sciatica, TMJ dysfunction, low back pain

Healthy Aging

Life is too short to not enjoy the full journey. Dr. Linder is committed to supporting her patients to live happy, healthy, full lives for the whole ride.

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Natural memory support
  • Healthy aging of bones and joints

Digestive Disorders

The digestive tract is our main communication with the outside world, and when its not functioning optimally, we see the effects in all other aspects of our body. Health gut = healthy body.

  • Constipation, hemorrhoids
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Weight management
  • Food allergy/sensitivity testing and management

Naturopathic BodyWork

Dr. Linder has a strong passion for integrative Naturopathic Body Work, which is a set of techniques used to address acute and chronic pain, as well as daily balance and maintenance care. She combines cranio-sacral therapy with structural balancing techniques including soft tissue manipulation, direct alignment techniques, and fascia reeducation. She is also a certified Kineso Tape practitioner, utilizes Frequency Specific Microcurrent for many of her patients. With a focus on injury support, athlete optimization, and pre and post-surgery care, Dr. Linder’s natural approach to body work, is like nothing you have ever experienced.

PLAY TIME

When not seeing patients, Dr. Leah is an expert at playing in the dirt and loves ALL of what the wild places have to offer- skiing, gardening, hiking, biking, and wild-crafting medicinal herbs. She delights in spending time with her loved-ones, playing music, and making yummy food.

She also has a deep love of learning and sharing that information. Throughout the year she teaches seminars on women’s wellness, herbal medicine making, whole-foods nutrition, athlete optimization, and mind-body meditation. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the Colorado and Washington Associations of Naturopathic Physicians.

Durango Natural Medicine

Animas Square - 117 CR 250    |   Durango, Colorado 81301

officemanager@durangonaturalmedicine.com 

970-247-0737    |   (970) 247-0697 (fax)