Naturopathic Doctor & Licensed Acupuncturist
Meet our Practitioners
We are a dynamic group of individuals that has found one another due to common values, goals and lifestyle. We believe in empowering those around us to live vital lives and feel fortunate to be working with one another at RNM. Our collaborative work with one another and those within our community provide us with a wealth of knowledge and insight to assist various individuals regardless of gender, age, race or creed. We value our other colleagues within the natural medicine arena as well as our colleagues within the modern medicine field and believe that together we best serve the needs of Central Virginia and our direct community within Richmond.
Dr. Micah Allen, ND, L.Ac, FABORM
As a young child, I grew up wanting to pursue veterinary medicine. After my first 2 years of undergraduate studies, I wanted to be sure that my lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian was solid. So like my other prior interests, I threw myself into non-animal science curriculum and activities. I began participating in a research project at the Florida A&M University’s School of Pharmacy studying cathepsin D and it’s effect in Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Tiffany Bloomingdale, ND
Naturopathic medicine helps me be the kind of doctor I want to be. With symptoms and diagnoses come stories—sweeping, miniscule and wild. These narratives are flashlights that help to illuminate who the person is behind the symptoms and diagnoses. Stories reveal our joys, challenges, responses, reactions, longings and fears. I love how the philosophy and modalities of naturopathic medicine find relevance in and offer support to the most personal nuances.
Dr. Bridget Casey, ND
I became a Naturopathic Doctor in order to help others achieve health in a real way – something I was able to do only after discovering this medicine in my personal health journey. While struggling with my own health issues, I experienced a lack of health-promoting interventions within conventional medicine. Through this, I found my interest in natural health and nutrition grow – to the point where I considered making it a second career.
Dr. Leah Hollon, ND, MPH
CEO, Founder, Chief Naturopathic Doctor
As a young woman I became very interested and fascinated by the intricacy of the human body and more importantly the interconnection of the mind, body and spirit. This led me to pursuing various degrees including my bachelors of science in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Master in Public Health from VCU School of Medicine.
Dr. Katie Lundberg, ND, L.Ac
Naturopathic Doctor & Licensed Acupuncturist
I knew early on I wanted to study medicine. From a young age I was exposed to a wide range of medical and health practices. My mom was a nurse in the hospital’s spinal cord injury unit. Later, when she was in a severe car accident, I watched her look beyond the conventional world and got a first-hand introductions to integrative medicine, seeing acupuncturists, chiropractors, physical therapists, and osteopaths.
Dr. Taylor Pagano, ND
Naturopathic Resident Doctor
In early adulthood, I discovered the connection between your diet and your health. Upon being exposed to the truth behind factory farming and the food industry I made a huge lifestyle change. I did a complete overhaul on my diet and I learned how to eat in a way that would nourish my body, mind and soul. In doing so, I found a new passion for nutrition. I had dealt with digestive issues and acne through all of my teen years and this change in my diet lead to increased energy, healthier skin, and better digestion.
Dr. Mandy Reckers, ND
It wasn’t until I was in the midst of naturopathic medical school that I realized one of my favorite games as a child was to pretend I was some sort of medicine woman. I would imagine that there was someone who was very sick and needed my help and proceed to forage in the back yard, filling one of my mom’s old jars with various weeds, sticks, and rocks, topping it all off with water from the hose. It seemed that it was normal for most of the adults in my life to be in and out of the hospital, taking medications, and never getting better.
Lindsay Kluge, M.Sc, CNS, LDN
Clinical Herbalist & Licensed Nutritionist
Following a passion for the natural word, Lindsay received her Bachelors of Science degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design at Virginia Tech where she sought to get people outdoors and experience the rhythms of the seasons. She is passionate about designing and developing sustainable landscapes that are both biodynamic and organic while also offering a sensory and medicinal experience.
Yoga and Meditation Instructor
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” Bhagavad Gita’s words aptly describe the journey yoga has taken me on and I look forward to sharing this ancient healing practice with all of you! My name is Lindsey Wrable and I am part of the Patient Relations team at Richmond Natural Medicine and also a 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher. A few years ago, I found myself in a dark place. Every morning was a battle to get myself out of bed. I awoke unenthused about the day and pessimistic about what was to come. I felt lethargic, uninspired, and downright sad.That is until I discovered yoga and my whole world was transformed.
Medical Qigong and Energy Work Practitioner / Healing Tao Qigong Instructor / Creative Artist
I have studied natural healing practices for nearly 15 years, traveled to China and Thailand to study more, and transformed my own life in a call to minister to others. Like you, there have been aspects of my life that have needed healing. The holistic practices that I offer are the same ones that have given me new life–physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I am honored to share them with you now. I have been a creative spirit since childhood and have enjoyed formal studies and a 40-years long career in art and design. This creativity is inherent in all that I do, and I enjoy bringing it into classes and therapy sessions.