Dr. Marie Rodriguez is a native of Fairfax, Virginia. She received her undergraduate training in Chemistry from the University of Virginia and her doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine in 2002 from Bastyr University. After receiving her naturopathic medical degree she practiced at a private clinic in Seattle, specializing in women’s health, hormone balancing, and metabolic detoxification.
She also completed a year of volunteer medical service at a free clinic affiliated with the orphanage Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos on Nicaragua’s Ometepe Island. Being service oriented and fluent in Spanish, Dr. Marie gained valuable experience in acute care and pediatric medicine during her her stay on Ometepe. She moved back to the east coast in 2004 and opened her own private practice in DC. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, The Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and serves on the board of both the DC and VA Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Marie uses medicines and therapies that treat the whole person. She skillfully weaves the best of evidence-based medicine with an eclectic medicine bag. She utilizes nutrition and detoxification, lifestyle counseling, herbal remedies, biotherapeutic drainage, and energetic bodywork to treat both acute and chronic conditions. Dr. Marie creates personalized care plans to address her patient’s immediate health goals with a focus on disease prevention. Through education, she encourages her patients to be active in their own healing process.
The energetic bodywork that Dr. Marie incorporates into her practice provides stress relief and encourages the body’s inherent self-healing capabilities. Craniosacral therapy focuses on relieving areas of restriction within the fascia to improve nerve transmission, circulation, and flow of vital fluids. It is deeply relaxing, and reduces symptoms of pain and discomfort. Energy medicine incorporates techniques that access and balance the body’s energy field. From optimizing cellular communication to releasing deeply stored emotional stress, it has numerous physical and emotional benefits.
Dr. Rodriguez believes that each individual’s journey to wellness is unique. She recognizes that healing occurs at physical, emotional, and spiritual levels, and strives to meet each of her patients at their stage of healing. Her goal is to compassionately facilitate individuals in reaching their fullest potential.