a center for progressive medicine

Liane Erickson, ND

Liane Erickson graduated from Trent University in Ontario, Canada with an Honors BA in International Development.� She spent her third year of university living in Ecuador, South America, working with Indigenous women and helping them to write a book on medicinal plants of their area.� She then returned to Canada to pursue medical training that could be used abroad.�

Dr. Erickson received her medical degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).  She has received advanced training in homeopathy, Bowen therapy and is trained as a doula to assist in home and hospital births.� While at CCNM, Liane organized a group of students and doctors to travel to rural Nepal and set up movable medical clinics which provided primary medicine to hundreds of local villagers.� CCNM still sends students and doctors to Nepal today based on that first trip.

Upon graduating, Dr. Erickson taught a portion of the women�s health program at CCNM.� She then moved to Whitehorse, Yukon where she owned and operated her own family practice clinic.� Having had worked for 6 years in medical clinics in Whitehorse, Dr. Erickson established close ties with the medical community and worked with MDs, nurses and the local hospital.� She provided outreach clinics to communities around the Yukon and Northern BC and helped to train classes of women to become doulas themselves.

Dr. Erickson moved to Anchorage and joined Avante in 2004.� She has a general family practice, with a specialty in women�s health and pediatrics.  She works with a variety of providers in Anchorage including midwives, pediatricians and specialists to deal with pregnancy, allergies, immune function and common childhood ailments such as fevers, ear infections, and upper respiratory infections.� Dr. Erickson provides well-child checks for children from birth to 18 years. Dr. Erickson and Dr. Jennifer Lush also teach a tri-annual 3 week cleansing/detoxification class for groups of interested individuals.� Please see our calendar of events for information on the next class.

Dr. Erickson continues her outreach work by traveling to Valdez to hold clinics at the Valdez Providence Medical Center.� She speaks frequently for interested groups and teaches cooking classes for people with allergies, as well as gluten free, dairy free and sugar free cooking, diabetic, cancer and menopausal cooking.

�Avante is unique in that we offer truly complete healthcare.  From acute to chronic care, we provide patients with the tools they need to achieve wellness.�


Naturopathic physicians practice as primary care providers. They make a conventional Western diagnosis using standard diagnostic procedures such as physical examination, laboratory tests, and radiology. However, they also make a pathophysiologic diagnosis using physical and laboratory procedures to assess nutritional status, metabolic function and toxic load. In addition, a considerable amount of time is spent assessing the patient's mental, emotional, social and spiritual status. Therapeutically, NDs use virtually every known natural therapy: dietetics, therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, physical therapy, naturopathic manipulative therapy, lifestyle counseling, exercise therapy, homeopathy,� psychological and family counseling and hydrotherapy. Naturopathic medicine concentrates on whole-patient. wellness-the medicine is tailored to the patient and emphasizes prevention and self-care.� Naturopathic medicine attempts to find the underlying cause of the patient�s condition rather than focusing solely on symptomatic treatment.� Naturopathic physicians cooperate with all other branches of medical science referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate.

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Liane Erickson

Phone: 907-770-6700 or 907 748-6232

Avante Medical Center

915 W. Northern Lights

Anchorage, Alaska 99503

Phone:� 907.770.6700

Fax:� 907.770.6707




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