About Dr. Richey

Dr. Richey
has an interesting variety of experiences
that contribute to her current skills and knowledge
that can help you along the path toward better health.

Dr. Richey obtained her BS in Chemical Engineering with Chemistry minor and Biomedical Engineering option and Biochemical Engineering emphasis from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in 1981. Then, she obtained her MS in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1983.

After working in the pharmaceutical industry with Bristol Myers and Adria Laboratories as a Process Engineer, Staff Process Engineer, Production Supervisor, and Production Manager for 7 years, she decided to pursue a medical career because she had a heart for health.

Dr. Richey earned her Doctorate in Medicine (MD) degree at The Ohio State University in 1995 and completed a Family Practice residency program at Mount Carmel Health in Columbus, Ohio in 1998. Also, she earned her Master Herbalist (MH) degree in 2003 and her Doctorate in Naturopathy (ND) degree in 2004 both from Trinity School of Natural Health.

She was employed as a Family Practice physician from 1998 through 2005 when she closed her traditional medical practice due to her and her family's health concerns which were diagnosed as chronic Lyme disease with associated co-infections and biotoxin illness.

Dr. Richey opened a health store called The Healthy Path in 2001 which later included naturopathic consultations starting in 2005, and then integrative medicine appointments with an emphasis in chronic Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections and other chronic infectious diseases including zoonoses starting in 2008. Soon thereafter she started treating biotoxin illness and mold illness, too. 

Through the Physician Training Program by ILADS and Turn the Corner, she was trained by Dr. Richard Horowitz and Dr. Ann Corson. In addition, she is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS).  She became Board Certified in Integrative Medicine and was awarded Fellow status in the American Association of Integrative Medicine (FAAIM).  Also, Dr. Richey became a certified practitioner for the Bredesen protocol for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. In addition, she has completed coursework in Natural Healthy Buildings and obtained certification in Building Biology Advocate from the International Institute of Building-Biology & Ecology.  Furthermore, she has extensively studied the Shoemaker Protocol for mold and biotoxin illness. And, she is a certified Master Reiki Professional.   

Currently, Dr. Richey is a medical doctor (MD) licensed in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia, and she is a naturopathic physician (ND) and a Master Herbalist (MH).  She uses an integrative medicine approach which combines the best of functional medicine, naturopathic medicine, and traditional medicine.

She has homeschooled her three children from 2004 through 2015. Homeschooling has been a blessing for her and her family. Also, she has been immersed in her children’s activities: select soccer, ballet, scouting, horse, dog, 4-H, and theater. Dr. Richey has volunteered as a homeschool group leader, 4-H club head advisor, 4-H PetPALS master volunteer, soccer team administrator, horse team administrator, and American Heritage Girl scouting adult leader (VP, treasurer, unit leader).

In addition, she has owned and bred alpacas which were boarded at a neighboring farm. She has also raised backyard chickens. Now, four cats, two dogs, and one rabbit own her. In addition, she is certified and permitted to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife in Ohio.  She also has experience fostering cats and kittens.

Furthermore, she was Business Director for her daughter's dance studio called AbunDANCE Ballet & Worship Arts from 2015 through 2018.  (Her daughter previous danced professionally with Paradosi Ballet Company, and now she has returned to professional dancing with Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet.)

Dr. Richey is better able to help you along the path toward better health because of these diverse experiences.

  • Her chemical engineering degrees have provided a unique perspective on the workings of the human body.
  • Her pharmaceutical experiences have provided an intimate understanding about the drug industry.
  • Her medical degree and her naturopathy degree have provided pertinent knowledge and skills related to the evaluation and treatment of illness and disease.
  • Her personal experience with Lyme disease and biotoxin illness has provided compassion and caring for others with this disease.
  • Her certifications in the Bredesen protocol for neurodegenerative diseases and her training in Building Biology has given her a unique perspective.
  • Her training in Reiki provides another healing dimension.
  • Her homeschooling and volunteer endeavors have provided educational opportunities.
  • Her involvement in ministry has provided outreach opportunities in the community.
  • Her animals have provided an adorable distraction from the stresses of everyday life.
  • And her biblical beliefs have provided a foundation for all of her endeavors.

Now that you know more about Dr Richey,
she is looking forward to meeting you!

Let food

be thy medicine, 

and medicine 

be thy food.  




Your word

is a lamp

to my feet

and a light

to my path.

~Psalm 119:105



The secret of health

for both mind and body

is not to mourn for the past,

worry about the future,

or anticipate troubles,

but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

~Buddha (paraphrased)