Dr. Erin Fenstermacher
She attended medical school at Creighton University. She then completed an Internal Medicine Residency training program at the University of South Carolina in Greenville, South Carolina. She then completed a year working in a small hospital in rural New Zealand where she learned the benefits of socialized medicine and a more natural approach to medicine. She has also volunteered at a clinic in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru and started her own non-profit organization there. After working as a hospitalist for 10 years, she did a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil. She practices Integrative Medicine and Internal Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has a telemedicine practice as well.
“It all starts by caring enough to engage the patient in the decision-making. Many people argue that ‘We don’t have time for this in the consultation. I’d rather just tell people what I think is best for them and then they can decide whether they want it or not.’ Well, that’s not very caring. This might be efficient, but it does not reflect the best that we can offer”
“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”
"The first duty of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine."