Doctor as Teacher
Why Naturopathic Medicine?
After earning her undergraduate degree in Forestry, Dr. Troy started working seasonal forestry jobs. She developed a strong interest in plants and their medicinal properties. She enjoyed researching and harvesting plants, and creating her own medicinal teas. She considered pursuing a graduate degree in ethnobotany or purchasing a local herbal business, but neither of those options seemed quite right. At the encouragement of her parents, who are a physician and a nurse, she considered the naturopathic medicine program at Bastyr University. Naturopathic medicine turned out to be the perfect fit, and she got a rigorous medical education with emphasis on botanical medicine. Originally from Butte, Dr. Troy enjoys the Montana lifestyle, including hiking, skiing, camping, and more outdoor activities with her family. She has two sons, Henry 14 and Arne 12. Her husband Wakefield Troy is a licensed social worker and works as a therapist at Columbia Falls High School.
She has been licensed in the state of Montana since 2005 and practicing in the Flathead Valley since that time. She ran her own family practice for several years and then spent seven years at Northwest Oncology and Hematology at Kalispell Regional Healthcare. During that time, she cared for cancer patients alongside oncologists, the first naturopath in Western Montana to be included in this type of progressive practice model.
The Bridge Medical Center | September 2018- present
Northwest Oncology and Hematology | 2011-2018
Montana Center for Wellness and Pain Management | 2012-2015
Private Practice | 2005-2011
Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology 2019
Dr. Troy earned her FABNO (Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology) credential at the end of 2019. This designation indicates that Dr. Troy has advanced experience and knowledge in cancer care and is board certified in Naturopathic Oncology.
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine 2004 Bastyr University Seattle, Washington Bachelor’s of Science in Forestry 1997 University of Montana Missoula, Montana