Meet Dr. Heather (Swallow)Dawson
It was my own health crisis that brought me to Naturopathic medicine. After I was diagnosed with mononucleosis in high school, my health began to decline. For years I suffered from crushing fatigue, gastrointestinal issues, allergies, chronic sinus infections as well as frequent colds and headaches. I was told by several medical doctors & specialists that there was absolutely nothing wrong with me (besides seasonal allergies) because my lab work was "normal". But I was not well and my quality of life had greatly diminished. The week before I moved across the country from Chicago to San Francisco, I met a doctor that really believed in and practiced holistic medicine- in fact, she was very Naturopathic in her approach to patient care. In all the years of seeking help, no one had ever asked for my whole health history or try to uncover the root cause of my symptoms, until her. Left to my own devices in San Francisco, I began my quest for knowledge on how to heal myself & came across Bastyr, a Naturopathic medical school. Who knew that I could get an education to help others while healing myself along the way all using the ancient wisdom of natural medicine mixed with current scientific knowledge? I knew in that moment what my future held and began the steps toward becoming a Naturopathic Doctor.
My journey using Naturopathic medicine has no doubt helped me to become a better doctor and at the same time has been the underlying force that has helped me continuously improve and evolve my health throughout many other health crises such as Lyme disease and postpartum depression. That is why I am so passionate about sharing this revolutionary medicine with others. I believe deeply in not just surviving but thriving and created Wellspring to help YOU on your healing journey to wellness - mind, body and spirit.
“In addition to treating my hypothyroidism and hormonal imbalances, Dr. Dawson has encouraged me to live a higher quality of life.”
“Dr. Dawson is so gifted at seeing the whole picture…mind, body and spirit.”
“Everything Dr. Dawson has created, from the feel of her office space to the way she handles patients, is full of integrity and sincerity. I can’t recommend her enough!”