Jill Turner, ND, LM
Primary Care Naturopathy, Midwifery
An early mentor suggested that I look into naturopathic medicine. She was the first to show me that as a naturopathic doctor I would be able to address not only the whole person, but the whole family using a wide variety of gentle, natural therapies. I am able to take time and listen to my patients and really get to know each and every one as an individual. I have to say that providing care for a person before she or he is even born is one of the greatest privileges that I have. As a midwife, I am honored to attend births in family’s homes and share the intimacy of bringing the newest member of the family into this world.
When I'm not practicing medicine, I'm mentoring students on their thesis project for the Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research program and the National University of Natural medicine where I am an associate professor. I also conduct clinical research ad the Helfgott Research Institute.
Research has been an important part of my life for he past seventeen years. My first introduction was at the Functional Medicine Research Center at the supplement company Metagenics. I started as a student intern and worked my way up to Clinical Research Coordinator. I used to joke that I was involved in just about every aspect of the clinical study except seeing patients- and now I can even do that. My current project is looking at identifying food sensitivities to teat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Two of my past projects were on Dietary Supplements and Estrogen Metabolism in Healthy Premenopausal Women and Strontium's effect on bone density.
On a personal note, I have two wonderful kids who are thriving in the Corbett School District. We share our home with three dogs who love to chase each other all over the house. We spend time as a family creating art, gardening, reading, hiking and taking photographs.