Dr. Sara Norris, N.D.
Specializing in pediatrics, women’s health, hormones, skin conditions and digestive health
Dr. Sara Norris is a primary care provider and an expert in offering holistic, natural treatment options for many medical conditions.
She has a clinical focus in women’s health (heavy or irregular menses, hypothyroidism, PCOS, endometriosis, menopause symptoms, annual exams), pediatrics (alternative vaccine schedules, well child exams), dermatology (eczema, acne), and gastroenterology (IBS, GERD).
Her treatment offerings include: botanical medicine (western herbs), evidence-based supplements, food allergy/sensitivity testing, homeopathy, pharmaceuticals (including bioidentical hormones), and diet & lifestyle counseling.
Her philosophy of medical care is individualized and addresses the whole person.
Dr. Norris lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two sons. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, and seeing live music.
Dr. Norris is a LBGQT friendly provider.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Dr. Norris received her medical degree in Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), located in Portland, Oregon. She completed her pre-medicine studies at University of Wisconsin and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance.
Dr. Norris joined Paracelsus in 2018. Prior to her move back to the California, she was a supervising physician for a prestigious medical clinic in Vermont. She has also worked at community clinics and integrative centers in the Bay Area.
MEMBERSHIP AND RECOGNITION
From 2013-2017, Dr. Norris was an attending physician at an integrative medical clinic in South Burlington, Vermont. She was recruited to move across country for this position, and mentored residents and medical students in their training. In addition to her roles at Mountain View Natural Medicine and Eastern View Integrative Medicine, she also lectured for other MD physicians at University of Vermont Medical School and was an admitting physician for two local hospitals.
From 2016-2017 she held a position with Vermont’s Blueprint for Health, a nationally recognized initiative that designed community-led strategies for improving health and well being.
From 2010-2013, Dr. Norris volunteered at Charlotte Maxwell Clinic in Oakland, California to provide complimentary care for patients with cancer.
Dr. Norris has always been deeply committed to activism and social justice, and in 2009 was awarded a grant for her dedication to community outreach within Portland’s community clinics.
In 2007, Dr. Norris helped develop a study of breast cancer patients in Portland, Oregon. This study was done in conjunction with local oncologists at Oregon’s most prestigious hospital, OHSU. This randomized-placebo, controlled study looked at the immune benefits with cancer-care education and meditation/relaxation in women receiving radiation for breast cancer.
Dr. Norris has traveled to Washington, DC and Sacramento multiple times to speak directly with legislators about federal and state healthcare reform, and she continues to work with the California Naturopathic Doctors Association on legislative issues affecting her community-at-large. Her current advocacy is focused on increasing access, and reimbursement, for patients with insurance, particularly those with HMO plans and Medi-Cal.
Dr. Norris is an active member of the California Naturopathic Doctor’s Association (CNDA) and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently serves on the CNDA’s legislative committee.
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