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Dr Sarah Strong, ND

Naturopathic Physician


I am glad that  you are in the process of learning more about  naturopathic medicine.  I am very passionate  about this  field and I love what I do. Since I  was a young girl I  have wanted to work in the healing  profession  and indeed,  my informal education  began  early on.  I have always  had a strong passion for botanical medicine and along the way I also developed a love of hands-on and functional medicine. Now I am excited to share what I have  learned with the community around me.  My study of both traditional healing methods  and cutting-edge medicine  has allowed  me to  bring the best  of both  worlds to my patients.


Being a primary care provider is challenging and enjoyable.  Every day I get to see a variety of conditions in all kinds of individuals. It is very rewarding to be able to treat entire families, from simple colds and flus to chronic diseases.  I am very thankful  that I am able to  spend my  time educating my patients and figuring out treatment plans that best  fit their  conditions and lifestyle.  Every person that I work with teaches me a lesson, as well.  I truly love what I do.  


I founded Hilo Natural Health Clinic in 2009 in order to bring a lacking service to the people of the Big Island- an integrative clinic where they can get the knowledge and collaboration of multiple practitioners under one roof. Over time, my quest for the underlying cause in chronic conditions has led me to many different treatment options and tests in order to be able to create the most comprehensive plan for my patients.


When not working, you will most likely find me paddling in Hilo Bay, covered in mud, or tending to my beehives.  I love growing things, reading anything in sight, cooking and spending time with my wonderful husband (Keaka), my two beautiful daughters (Maile and Kanoe), and our pets (two dogs and a cat).  


Dr Strong graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Biology from Alfred University, where she defended a dual thesis (biology/ honors) on the phytochemistry of medicinal plants.  She attended medical school at the prestigious Bastyr University and began her Hawaii practice in 2007. She spent 2 years serving as vice-president of the Hawaii Society of Naturopathic Physicians (HSNP) and is on the Legislative Committee of the HSNP.  She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), the HSNP, and Seeking Health Educational Institute.

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