Dr. Elizabeth Rickard, ND
“Growing up in Pennsylvania, I had never heard of naturopathic medicine. My mom is a nurse and so we went the conventional route whenever we had ailments/illnesses. As I got older I realized how those interventions usually made no difference, or even made me feel worse. I began experiencing my own health issues in my early 20s, and felt very unheard and disenchanted by any medical provider I saw. At the same time I was enrolled to start graduate school to become a physician’s assistant. But with the negative experience I had been having with the very system I was pursuing a career in I knew my heart could never be fully supportive of the treatments I would be offering my future patients. I went home and googled “natural medicine doctor” and naturopathic medicine was the first thing to come up. It was like I had been struck by lightening and I knew instantly that was what I was meant to do.
Naturopathic medical school opened my eyes to so many modalities I had never experienced before. Falling in love with homeopathy was as quick and as passionate as when I discovered naturopathic medicine. It aligns perfectly with the innate knowledge I had to treat a person’s susceptibility to illness/disease. And it was homeopathy alone that corrected my health issues that had inspired me to pursue naturopathic medicine in the first place.
Being a naturopathic doctor and practicing homeopathy means that I get to do something I truly love and am passionate about every day. Everyone should be able to have access to the knowledge and benefits of homeopathy and naturopathic medicine. I am blessed to be able to empower and educate people on a daily basis.”
- Bachelor’s of Science in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences from Penn State University
- Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
- Naturopathic Physician, Allium Naturopathic Health Orrville OH
- Naturopathic Physician, Body Mind and Spine Wellness Center Canton, OH
- Nursing Assistant, Begin Today Erie, PA
- Ohio Naturopathic Doctors Association (OHNDA)
- American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
- National Center for Homeopathy
What Patients are Saying
Dr. Bahr is an amazing individual and a great doctor. Her knowledge is built on a foundation of genuine warmth and care for others. Her ability to support those in their healing process, physically, mentally, and emotionally, is hard to find in the medical community. As a patient, I felt like she connected with me heart to heart, she displayed her compassion both in character and poise, and she asked the questions other doctors had dismissed in order to find the reason why I was feeling the way I was. Her intuition is impeccable. I felt like she continually sought to understand me as a whole person and to formulate a treatment that was unique for me. She also explained what was happening within my body and how the treatment she was implementing would help address the cause for the imbalance I was experiencing.