During medical school my husband and I were so confused on where to move. Do we stay in Phoenix area where there are numerous naturopaths? Move to a licensed state? Unlicensed state? We were so plagued with what, where and when to make a move. We would debate each location on a map until we talked ourselves out of it. Spokane came up once, but was quickly dismissed. We joked on just throwing darts blindfolded on a map and moving to where ever it stuck. It almost wasn't a joke at all. As one of our business class requirements to start a mock business, we took a trip to MT. We traveled the whole state and thought Bozeman would be ideal. We were really set on making MT work.
Then came the opportunity. After completing a rotation with two naturopaths, they asked me to join them in Chandler, AZ. It was so refreshing to work with two naturopaths that had been working in the field for many years. We thought we finally found our place. This was the time when the economy was changing in AZ. I networked and built my practice rather quickly. I enjoyed working in Chandler, and we loved living there. However, we knew we needed to make a change for our family. So we packed up and moved back to Texas. I quickly was hired to work with a M.D. in the Houston area. We had family. We had support. We worked trying to get Texas Licensure. Yet we were so discouraged in not being able to fully practice in an unlicensed state. Then my husband, Dr. Trevor George, transferred with his position to Sedona, AZ.
Sedona, AZ was a unique place to practice medicine. Being a healing destination, people from around the world traveled there. I shared an office space with a naturopath that shared my same vision for healthcare. Then my daughter developed health issues that often required emergency treatments. Sedona area does not provide emergency treatments for children, they transfer to Phoenix. After several transfers we knew we had to make a move.
On a business trip my husband met a man on an airplane. The man owned a business in Spokane and my husband was the right fit. Shortly after that trip he made the move to Spokane. The family and I followed behind 8 months later.
We have found home and absolutely love Spokane. We really believe that it was a God Move to get us here. We have met incredible people, have great schools, attend an amazing church and live in a great community. Besides being a little fearful of the bears, we love camping and hiking. Being surrounded by lakes and so many neat places to visit, our free time is filled with adventure. We intend to call Spokane home for forever!