Physician Spotlight » "Why I Participate in the Rescue Family Grant Program" - Dr. Koren Barrett
"Why I Participate in the Rescue Family Grant Program" - Dr. Koren Barrett
"I have been caring for children affected by autism for many years and have been consistently touched by their families’ dedication in finding help for them. As a mom myself I know I would go to any length to get the care needed for my son if faced with a medical challenge. I believe bio-medical treatments for children with autism are imperative to their recovery and every family should have access to these treatments. In studying autism and continuing to develop my skills in ways to treat these children bio-medically I have learned so much that has helped me both professionally and personally. These families are inspiring and I am happy to give back by participating in the rescue family grant program," says Dr. Koren Barrett.
Dr. Koren Barrett is a California licensed naturopathic doctor. She received her medical education from the National College of Naturopathic medicine in Portland, Oregon, where she completed her residency in Naturopathic Family Medicine. Dr. Barrett received her pre-medical education from the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon.
Dr. Barrett has been in practice in the Orange County area since 2003 offering integrative medical care. Integrative medicine is a discipline that combines the best of both mainstream and natural therapies in one practice. She utilizes a variety of therapeutics including dietary and lifestyle counseling, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, and incorporating pharmaceutical prescriptions when needed. Dr. Barrett is the Vice Chair for an independent review board (IRB). She reviews pharmaceutical, natural and medical device clinical trials to ensure informed consent and safety of subjects participating in these trials.
Dr. Barrett is also on the medical advisory board for a lab/natural product company. She facilitates natural product research and development, advises on therapeutic recommendations based on functional testing results and provides lectures for practitioner education. Dr. Barrett has lectured extensively to both the general public, naturopathic and medical doctors on topics including women's medicine, natural fertility management, breast health, children's health, heart disease and general naturopathic medicine. She has been quoted in several health publications including Natural Health, Health Breakthroughs, Body and Soul, and Real Simple magazines.