Dr. Lauren Deville is board-certified to practice medicine in the states of Arizona, California, and Colorado. She received her NMD from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, and she holds a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Arizona, with minors in Spanish and Creative Writing. She also loves yoga, piano, and good audiobooks. She writes fiction under a pen name in her spare time (click here to visit her author website), and she maintains a movie review blog with her cinephile husband (click here to visit their blog).
Dr. Lauren came to naturopathic medicine in a roundabout way. When she was fifteen, her father died of cancer, after which she planned to devote her life to cancer research. But she quickly discovered that research was not for her. Years later she planned to attend traditional (“allopathic”) medical school, but she was frustrated by her volunteer experience, which seemed to consist only of treating symptoms, rather than searching for and addressing underlying causes. She stumbled upon SCNM almost by accident, but the moment she walked in the doors of her future medical school, she knew that this was what she had been searching for all along. She considers herself incredibly blessed to have found a career that is also a calling.