Originally from Toronto, Dr. Franks received her degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. She began practicing in Renton, Washington in 2008 under one of the founders of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and is fluent in the complex interactions of hormones and the endocrine system. She served as a consulting physician for medical doctors using 24 hour urine hormone testing to monitor bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. She co-authored the article “Estriol: Its Weakness Is Its Strength” published in August 2008 by Life Extension magazine and is mentioned in Suzanne Somers’ book, Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer. She is one of few physicians in the Northwest Region, trained in breast thermography and has been using this FDA approved screening tool to help women successfully prevent breast cancer. Dr. Franks offers chelation therapy to remove heavy metals and also offers detoxification classes. She has successfully helped people with a wide variety of health issues through the combination of proven natural therapies and identifying root causes to illness: from high blood pressure, menopause, menstrual disturbances, autoimmune issues, digestive problems, high cholesterol, chronic fatigue, prostate enlargement, Meniere’s disease, fibromyalgia, cancer prevention, low thyroid and other endocrine ailments to ear infections, headaches and seasonal allergies. Dr Franks is pleased to bring her skills to the local community. Dr. Franks welcomes all new patients.