about dr. heckard-dunn


Dr. Heckard-Dunn partners with patients to deliver individualized naturopathic care. Using comprehensive treatment plans she strives to correct underlying physiological imbalances to promote wellness and disease prevention. While symptom control may, sometimes, be used for immediate relief the ultimate goal is to establish an internal environment that encourages biological pathways to function as optimally as possible.
Dr. Heckard's Philosophy:
  • Treat all aspects of the individual

  • Educate patients

  • Partner with patients to make safe, indicated, and effective treatment plans

  • Trusted referrals for team care



  • B.S. (Biology) - Spelman College

  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine - Bastyr University (Kenmore, WA)

Advanced Training In:

  • Lifestyle intervention and change

  • Cardiovascular disease prevention

  • Diabetes prevention

  • Community health

  • Non-pharmaceutical pain management

Areas of Interest:

  • Adolescent health

  • Cardiovascular health

  • Diabetes

  • Digestive health

  • Integrative medicine

  • Health disparities and accessible care

  • Non-pharmaceutical management of anxiety/depression