Dr. Sheila focuses on functional nutritional deficiencies, metabolic conditions, pain and reducing the inflammation that perpetuates chronic disease. Using personalized medications and lifestyle modifications, Dr. Sheila helps people manage chronic diseases like diabetes, where high blood pressure, kidney damage, weight gain, arthritis pain, and depression/anxiety are all intertwined. Her passion for functional medicine started with her own health, and her experiences with learning how nutrient deficiencies were the root cause of her anxiety, eczema, IBS, and Reynaud’s phenomenon. She looks forward to helping you personalize your healthcare and find the root cause to your ailments, so you can get back to enjoying life!
Dr. Strauch has worked in community pharmacies since the age of 16. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) at University of Washington, Seattle, School of Pharmacy where she focused on mental health, diabetes, and nutrition. Her fourth-year rotations included diabetes care in out-patient clinics (Multicare, CHC) and within Western State Psychiatric Hospital.
Since graduation, she has worked in both community and hospital pharmacy, and enjoys educating patients about their medication and what steps they can take to reduce the need for medication with lifestyle changes and how to use their medication safely and effectively. She is Board Certified in Ambulatory Care by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), as well as certified for patient assessment and prescribing for tobacco cessation (OSU) and pharmacogenomics (RxGenomics). She has taken many hours of continuing education (CE) in diabetes, pain, and functional medicine and nutrition.
Sheila is happily married to her husband, Matt, who is a very good cook and has enriched her life with photography, music, and his amazing palate! They have a young son, who helps in the kitchen, too!
They live in Western Oregon, where they have deer, quail, woodpeckers, raccoons, opossums, rabbits, and many songbirds and hawks! Sheila enjoys getting outside on hikes or driving a few hours to play in the ocean.
The Strauch family enjoys watching hockey games and supports the Vancouver Canucks!