Dr. Sabrina Koperski

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Dr. Sabrina Koperski,

Naturopathic Doctor

*Each Nourish Medical Center associate provider is an independent contractor working collaboratively to provide complete wellness care for our patients.
Credentials, Education, & Achievements:

Licensed by the State of California Naturopathic Medicine Committee

Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University

Post-Graduate Residency at Bastyr University California, emphasis on Autoimmune Conditions and Functional Medicine

Advanced training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine

Advanced mentorship in Chronic Inflammatory Illness and Mold Toxicity with Dr Neil Nathan and Jill Crista

Advanced training in IV Therapy

Formulator at Deep Living

Residency Supervisor

Former Clinical and Didactic Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr University, California

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry Cell Biology from the University of California, San Diego

Clinical Research Associate at UCSD’s Golomb Research Group, with 20 co-authored peer-reviewed publications

Co-Editor for International College of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine

Member of California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA), American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), and Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)

Why I became a doctor?

I originally trained as an EMT and after I lost a dear friend through a tragic accident, I knew I wanted to become a doctor. It wasn't until several years later, while visiting friends in Wyoming, that I was introduced to Naturopathic Medicine. It felt like destiny to become an ND! It brought together my desire to practice medicine, my love for plants, and my inquisitive mind. It was also very similar to the medicine I grew up with back home in Germany and felt very nurturing. From then on, it was a love affair with natural medicine. Little did I know that it would be a huge part of my own personal healing journey…

While in my first year in Naturopathic Medical school, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Unfortunately, I felt like I couldn’t go on. Thankfully, I had an amazing mentor, Dr Fitzpatrick, who guided me through diet and gut healing protocols that allowed me to continue with my training. This journey is what pulled me into chronic complex medicine as I was told by many doctors that “it was all in my head” and I was dealing with “medical student syndrome.” I don’t ever want anyone else to feel like their symptoms aren’t real or that they are just making it up! With the help of naturopathic medicine, I was eventually diagnosed with Celiac and Lyme disease. I have since learned to appreciate the balance my body requires to maintain a very active lifestyle, free of symptoms. Now, I get to share this amazing medicine with others and help them to get back to their lives with a great quality of life

One of my huge passions in life is patient education and patient empowerment. I love educating people about their bodies and taking back control in understanding what their bodies are trying to communicate to them.

What conditions I love to treat:

Autoimmune Conditions

Chronic and Complicated Cases

Mold Illness

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) & Allergy Syndromes

Environmental Illness/Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Positional Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)/Dysautonomia, hypovolemic and hyperadrenergic subtype

Infectious Diseases including Lyme and Co-infection, EBV, post-viral syndromes

Preconception counseling/ Fertility/ Infertility

Family Medicine

Thyroid dysfunction

Fibromyalgia

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Adrenal Dysfunction

Persistent Candida

Chronic sinus infections or MARCoNS

Things you may not know about me:

I’m a mommy to two amazing young ladies, Kahlan and Kara

I love working on cars and my dream is to one day restore a car (thinking Porsche 365B for now). This was my first introduction to systems thinking - Thank you Dad!

I love cooking and making extravagant gluten free cakes

I’m originally from Germany and I grew up playing in the forest and in ruins of castles, foraging wild blueberries and hazelnuts. Pretty sure I’m part forest fairy!

When not at the office, I can be found gardening, poolside or on adventures hiking and camping with my daughters

I have been dubbed the “project queen” as I love myself a good DIY

I have a personal library in my house

One of my passions in life is dancing and music. Fun fact, I used to be part of a country western dance group in Germany!