Dr. Christy Kithil

Professional Naturopathic Doctor

About-Christy Kithil Naturopathic Doctor Santa Fe

About dr. Kithil

Dr. Christy Kithil grew up in Santa Fe where she lived until 2006 when she left to pursue a degree in Medicine. She discovered the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and was captivated by the notion of a medical degree where she could interweave two of her strongest passions-nature and human medicine. She graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2012 with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.

In her training, she fostered her desire to bring alternative healthcare options to a community health setting in a safe and practical way. She worked as a Primary Care Provider at a Community Health Center in Portland Oregon from 2013-2021. In this role she provided treatment plans which included both standard of care treatments and alternative treatments to best suit the needs of each individual patient. As a Primary Care Provider her areas of focus included Women’s Health and Contraception, Gender Affirming Care and Transgender Hormone Replacement Therapy, Integrative Mental Health Treatment, and Respiratory Allergy Treatment including Injection and Sublingual Immunotherapy. Other avenues of training and experience include Pediatric Vaccine Counseling, Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release.

Christy has returned to her home state of New Mexico eager to provide the type of healthcare for Santa Fe and New Mexico communities that she would want for herself and her family.

Medical Experience

06/2014 – 04/2021

Hands On Medicine- Primary Care Provider

Worked in Portland, Oregon as a Primary Care Provider in a Patient Centered Primary Care Home with a group of Nurse Practitioners and Mental Health Providers. 

04/2021- 06/2021

Oregon State Medical Reserve Corps- Volunteer Provider

Worked as a volunteer administering COVID vaccines to eligible groups in Portland, Oregon.

01/2013 – 05/2014

Rose City Urgent Care and Family Practice- Primary Care Provider

Worked In Portland, Oregon as a Primary Care Provider in a Patient Centered Primary Care Home with a group of Nurse Practitioners providing both Primary Care and Urgent Care services. 

10/2010 – 01/2015

Outside In Medical Clinic- Student Intern and Volunteer Provider

Worked In Portland, Oregon as a student intern from 2010-2012 providing Primary Care and Urgent Care Services to houseless individuals. Once licensed in 2013, worked as a volunteer provider at the 1x monthly Transgender Free Clinic providing Gender Affirming Hormone Replacement Therapy for the transgender community. 

National College Of Natural Medicine Community Clinics- Student Intern

Worked In Portland, Oregon as a student intern providing Primary Care and Urgent Care services in community sliding scale clinics for individuals seeking Naturopathic Treatment. 

Education

Continuing education:

01/2021 – 03/2021

Oregon Project Echo Network

8-week series on Trauma Informed Care for Health and Allied Professionals

04/2018 and 11/2018

Upledger Institute

Craniosacral Therapy 1 and Craniosacral therapy 2

03/2018 and 05/2018

Moving Mountain Institute

Myofascial release of hip and pelvis and Myofascial release of the shoulder and neck.

Credentials and Licensing:

Oregon Naturopathic License: #1939

New Mexico Naturopathic License: #0016

2007-2012

National College of Natural Medicine

Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

1998-2002

University of Colorado at Boulder

BACHELOR OF ARTS in Kinesiology

Dr. Christy is currently taking insurance or cash payment for services. She will work for you as your Primary Care Provider, or as a Naturopathic Specialist (if you already have a Primary Care Provider). Please contact St Francis Health Center  to inquire about insurance coverage for Dr. Christy’s services.

The road for Naturopathic licensure in New Mexico as well as insurance coverage for Naturopaths is being paved day by day with much advocacy by individual Naturopaths as well as work by the New Mexico Association of Naturopathic Physicians. For more information on how you can support the advocacy process for Naturopaths, please visit the New Mexico Association of Naturopathic Physicians website.