Dr. Rachel Eppinga grew up in the mountains of Colorado and attended Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon for her undergraduate studies. In 1994, studying abroad in East Africa, Rachel found her inspiration to follow a path towards natural and holistic medicine. Dr. Rachel attended the National College of Naturopathic medicine, graduating with her Naturopathic Medical Degree and Masters of Science in Oriental medicine in 2003. After graduation Dr. Rachel completed a residency under the guidance and mentorship of Dr. Edythe Vickers. During that time she gained experience in adjunctive cancer care, autoimmune disorders, and women’s health issues.
Currently in private practice at the An Hao Clinic, Dr. Rachel provides patient-centered, individualized care with a comprehensive and holistic mind-body-spirit approach. She has special interest in gastrointestinal and digestive disorders, women’s health of all ages, endocrine imbalances, sports related injury and those seeking improved wellness and joy in life. Dr. Rachel works closely with her patients to encourage lifestyle and dietary changes that have long-term health benefits. She blends modern medical knowledge with the foundations of diet, nutrition, and movement to help her patients make permanent and positive changes.
In her free time, Rachel practices yoga, enjoys traveling and outdoor adventures of all sorts. She is an excellent cook and has a passion for gluten free baking. Rachel loves to laugh, listen to music and find the joy in the simple things life has to offer.