Dr. Karen Peters is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine with a family practice that serves the East Bay area of Northern California. Dr. Peters decided to pursue the study and practice of holistic medicine following earlier careers in social work and education. After Pre-Med courses at Portland State University, she completed the Naturopathic Doctorate program at the National College of Natural Medicine, where her enthusiasm for the philosophy of Naturopathy earned her the prestigious Benedict Lust Award.
A cornerstone of Dr. Peters’ practice is her confidence in the body’s innate ability to heal. She encourages her patients to take an active role in their well-being and to dedicate themselves to making choices that will increase their health and prevent disease. A true family practitioner, she enjoys working with patients from childhood into adulthood and elder years. She considers herself an old-time family doctor, and believes that getting to know her patients improves the quality of their health care.
In her practice, individualized treatment plans are created for each patient using natural therapies. She believes that Naturopathic medicine has something to offer every person, and especially enjoys working with patients who have not had success with conventional medicine.
Dr. Peters lives and works in Albany and enjoys commuting to work on foot. She lives with her husband, a physicist who works on renewable energy, and their very spry 16-year-old dog.