"Dr. Natalie" was raised by hard working parents who immigrated, met and married in Chicago then settled in the Fox Valley area. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois- Champaign-Urbana, with an emphasis on child growth and development. Feeling the call to serve in pediatric medicine from a young age, she went on to complete her medical training at Southern Illinois University.
She traveled to learn from an international team of doctors at The Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, VA along side the US Navy. Upon the birth of her daughter, she returned to the Fox Valley area and practiced for 11 years in a large multi-specialty group. Frustrated by modern medicines lack of answers for some of her more chronically ill patients, she went on to earn her certification in Homeopathy and completed her Fellowship in Integrative Medicine under Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Tierona Low Dog at the University of Arizona. She is married to an amazing man and has two children that keep her inspired.