Dr. Hailee Dover & Dr. Maly Strietzel
Dr. Hailee Dover is a registered Naturopathic doctor in Durango, CO. She specializes in traditional modalities that stimulate the healing power of nature. She communicates with the vital force that governs the mind, body and spirit in order to stimulate the innate ability we all have to heal. Whether you are struggling with a chronic condition or an acute issue, there are a wide variety of natural resources that can be utilized to help. Dr. Dover likes to work with her patients on a deep level and believes that when we create the conditions for health we can reduce and eliminate dis-ease. Taken from her life experience, she likes to instill the faith that joy can be found, no matter what our life circumstances and sometimes we just require a little extra help from Mother Nature.
Her roots began in Durango where she was born and raised. She remembers growing up along the river in the Animas Valley where her mother always had a garden. Raising animals and harvesting homegrown veggies is where she learned to appreciate and respect the vital force that propels all of life. She has always been very sensitive to the needs and suffering of others and grew up nurturing her friends and family when they struggled. Dr. Dover has always had an intense curiosity for learning and decided as a young child that she would like to become a doctor. She attended college at Oklahoma State University and The University of Washington where she earned her degree in Anthropology. She later attended Bastyr University in Seattle, WA where she received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine.
Outside of her training, through life, loss, love and death, Dr. Dover has learned that the human spirit is extremely resilient and capable of wondrous things. There is more to this world than what meets the eye. We should look to our ancestors and nature to teach us and to nurture us throughout this magic, tragic, beautiful life that we are blessed to live.
Dr. Dover followed her heart and recently moved back home to Durango. She lives with her husband, two young daughters and their dog out in the beautiful Durango countryside. Her favorite things to do, when not working in her clinic, are reading, writing, playing with her family, infusing love into her cooking and soaking up nature.
Dr. Maly Strietzel is a registered Naturopathic Doctor on a mission to create a safer, healthier, and more equitable world for all, especially women and children. Her work within the current health system opened her eyes to its lack of preventative medicine and health promotion. In response, she became a public health major at Fort Lewis College. During this time, Dr. Maly was introduced to Naturopathic Medicine through her father-in law and holistic dentist, Dr. Dale Strietzel. Moved by the Naturopathic philosophy and its focus on integrative perspectives in health, Dr. Maly applied and was accepted to Southwest College of Natuoprathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ.
During her time in Naturopathic Medical School, Dr. Maly studied under some of the top doctors in the field of functional neuroendocrinology and gastroenterology, as well as naturopathic pediatrics. Her passion for the underserved and to increase access to quality healthcare also led her to volunteer with Naturopaths Without Borders in Puerto Penansco, Mexico.
Dr. Maly takes an integralist approach, focusing on the individual and the collective, the inner and the outer, as well as human and non-human concerns. She is very interested in the human-nature relationship, especially the intersection between human health and the health of our planet. For example, the increase in toxins found in many of our foods and household products is not only causing devastation to the earth but also disrupting the human microbiome and hormonal regulation.
Like Dr. Hailee Dover, she followed her heart and returned to Durango with her husband, two sons, and their sweet lab Enzo. When not seeing patients, Dr. Maly enjoys date nights, walks, hosting friends in her home, perusing one of the natural health foods stores in Durango, or having a great cup of coffee.
*Fun Fact: Hailee & Maly were cheerleaders together at Durango High School! Hopefully they can dig up some pictures to share.