Greetings! Allow me to share a bit about myself and my enthusiasm about herbal medicine with you. I began to explore alternative therapies, including herbs, several years ago to keep my profession meaningful and progressive and to offer more avenues for maintaining wellness and recovery to children and families. I have also changed my own approach to health in the process by using herbs and nutrition as a big part of my wellness and early illness intervention strategies. I believe that these shifts in health take time to internalize; it is an ongoing process. I want to meet people where they are at on their path to better health and offer information, education and support in the process.
I have worked as an RN in pediatrics and as a pediatric nurse practitioner for over 25 years, providing health care to children and adolescents. I believe that health care is a partnership with mutual collaboration, self-discovery and self-care as important aspects of the practitioner-client relationship.
I have studied herbal medicine for many years. Some years ago, I completed the Master Herbalist Program at the John Christopher School of Natural Healing in Utah. I have attended, and continue to attend, many conferences and seminars regarding herbal therapy. In June, 2006, I graduated from The Tai Sophia Institute’s Herbal Medicine Program in Laurel, MD with a Master of Science degree in herbal medicine. The school is now the Maryland University of Integrative Health. I am enthusiastically integrating herbal therapy into my clinical practice.
Linda Baldaia MS, RN
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner