OANP Member Spotlight Dr. Aubrey Corbett
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Posted by: Leah Konieczka
What is your primary focus area of practice?
I am currently a first-year resident physician at the National University of Natural Medicine. My primary focus is in primary care and women’s health.
What is unique about your clinic or the way you practice?
As a resident at a teaching clinic, I often wear many hats as both a provider and an educator. In this role, I try to encourage students to find ways to explore their diverse clinical interests as a future ND while also establishing an evidence-based foundation. I am able to take things that I learn regularly from my students and colleagues in this setting and bring it to direct patient care.
How is OANP valuable to you?
The OANP serves as an invaluable resource for networking as a budding clinician. Through my service on the board as well as attendance at conferences, I have met numerous providers that have expanded my knowledge and reach.
Do you have a favorite patient experience?
Using herbal medicine to help with regulation of PCOS! Nothing feels better than getting a patient cycling regularly again after several months of irregular menses, especially in hopes of her conceiving again in the future.
Why do you practice naturopathic medicine?
I practice naturopathic medicine to provide a diverse set of treatment options to my patients – particularly patients who have been deemed ‘medical mysteries’ with symptoms refractory to conventional care.
Who is the most influential person to you on your naturopathic journey?
My mentor Ryan Chamberlin, DO. He always kept his door open and taught me so much that I now know as my foundational knowledge of medicine. His connections granted me opportunities beyond what I ever could have found on my own during my training.
What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
An extremely nerdy accomplishment… during the 2019 annual NMSA-AANP Trivia Cup competition, I won the award for the most correct answers buzzed in on during the three days of competition.
Do you have any words of wisdom for recent ND graduates?
Be patient with yourself, acknowledge there will be hard times, and when things become really difficult always go back to your ‘why’.
What is your definition of “happiness”?
A day at the beach with good waves, sunshine, and some of my favorite people!
What would you sing at Karaoke night?
She Will be Loved by Maroon 5
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Warning – I will pet your dog.