Lynne C Hinkle, ND, PA-C, MSOM, MS, became interested in holistic medicine in the early 90’s. While working for a medical manufacturer, she would dig through medical journals seeking the root causes for cancer, heart disease and other seemingly “incurable” chronic ailments. In her reading, she was moved by a core tenet of Naturopathic Medicine: “Treat the cause of the disease, not the symptoms,” and this has driven her practice ever since.
As a Naturopathic doctor and PA, Dr. Hinkle is trained in holistic family medicine and general practice. She believes in the body’s inherent wisdom and its capacity to heal, and provides practices that enhance these capacities. For example, Dr. Hinkle regularly assists patients in both strengthening their immune systems and reducing harmful environmental exposures that can degrade health. Dr. Hinkle believes it’s critical to treat the “whole person.” At the same time, she honors the patient’s immediate concerns and encourages them to participate in the decision making of their personal healing plans and treatments.
Dr. Hinkle graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR in 2004 with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. She practiced holistic family medicine and acupuncture at the George Washington University Center for Integrative Medicine in Washington, DC for seven years, where she treated chronic health issues in children through geriatrics. In an effort to make holistic medicine more accessible to all families, in 2013, Dr. Hinkle completed a Physician Assistant (PA) masters degree from Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA. She then practiced family medicine for a year at West County Community Clinic, Sebastopol, CA., before working for five years at the award-winning Pediatric Alternatives clinic in Mill Valley, CA. Here Dr. Hinkle treated both adults and children, practicing a full scope of medicine from holistic to conventional. Recently, Dr. Hinkle and her family moved back east to be closer to family.