Hi. We are Dr. Derek and Dr. Emma Andre, and we believe that we all carry inside us the answers that we seek outside of us.
This is the Medicine Within.
Every person has the potential to create a life with peace, joy, and connection when healing is rooted in the wisdom that lives within each of us. Through genuine human connection, a holistic approach, and learning to listen to and trust the body, we help people transform their health and their experience of life.
We graduated from a different kind of medical school. A guiding principle of our naturopathic medical education is that the human body possesses an innate healing ability. Also, we learned that symptoms are not merely noise to be silenced, but the body’s language for telling us there is an imbalance that needs to be addressed.
We have been complementing one another for a combined 32 years in the healthcare industry.
Our formal training focused on the physical body; however, we quickly observed in clinical practice that quite often the cause of health problems actually have their roots in the mental, emotional, and even spiritual planes. This motivated us to dedicate the last decade of our ongoing medical training on mind-body medicine modalities.
This is Personal
When tasked to heal from four massive episodes of trauma and loss within a 4-year span, we learned first-hand about the potency of psychedelic medicine. Having witnessed how anxiety, depression, and suicide impacted our own family members, we know the importance of prioritizing mental health. These experiences inspired us to focus on holistic mental health, incorporate mind-body medicine, and offer psychedelic therapy to others.
Sustainable healing is a collaboration between patient and healer, and can be an artful and creative process for transcending our current state and remembering our sacred nature.
We moved to Bend with our two children to join a community that shares our reverence for nature and enjoys a life well lived.
Medicine Within is…
…bridging the gap between scientific understanding and spiritual approaches to healing
…focused on looking at your health from a functional and holistic perspective
…a health provider that creates customized health plans fit to your health aesthetic
…an intersection of psychedelic medicine, root-cause healing, and personal growth,
We do this by…
…going at a pace and using tools (psychedelics or natural medicine) that you feel comfortable with
…empowering you to listen to and trust your body
…help you coordinate and place the many pieces of your mental health puzzle
…spending time with you, listening to your story, and helping you gain clarity on the most efficient path to relief
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
– Carl Jung