Dr. Erin Vicha first moved to Jefferson County in 2002, homesteading in Quilcene for 14 years. She is excited to be back on the Peninsula and is passionate about providing inclusive, affordable, naturopathic healthcare. Her background is in forest ecology, where she first pursued her love of plants. This led her to learning about medicinal plants and starting her own wildcrafting business, Tarboo Wildcrafting. After working in the botanical supplement industry and studying herbal medicine for years, she decided to go back to school so that she could learn more about the human body and help people clinically beyond what botanical medicine has to offer. She graduated from Bastyr University with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild.
As a mother, she is particularly interested in common childhood illnesses and focused on additional training in pediatrics. She is also interested in sexual and reproductive health and is a substitute clinician for Jefferson County Public Health. Some of her other clinical interests include environmental medicine, cardiovascular health, hydrotherapy, and craniosacral therapy, and biofeedback. However, she sees herself as a rural primary care family doctor who is ready to serve the needs of the community.
Some of her passions include hiking, running with her dog, swimming in cold mountain lakes, gardening, brewing, knitting, woodworking, and of course herbal medicine.