Elizabeth Large ND by Maggie Perkins 2017

Elizabeth Large, N.D.

Independent Practitioner
Santa Rosa and Marin

“I became a naturopathic doctor because I believe healing seeks the root cause of imbalance; that physical illness arises from a multitude of factors such as genetics, nutritional deficiency, toxicity, environmental stress, attitude, infection, spiritual beliefs & a lifestyle incongruous to health. Rarely does chronic illness arise from one cause but a perfect storm enabling illness to manifest. I look for the “core disturbance” in the body that is creating susceptibility to disease.”

Dr. Elizabeth Large is a board-certified Naturopathic doctor with 15 years clinical experience treating complex illness. Dr. Large is trained as a primary doctor but her clinical emphasis is focused on treating complex disorders that might encompass the following: Chronic Lyme disease or infection, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue, mood disorders, allergies and endocrine imbalances.  If you have seen numerous doctors for your medical condition without benefit, you are in the right place.

What I love about medicine is listening to each patient’s unique story. Healing begins with seeing the whole person, not the illness.

Dr. Large graduated from Southwest Naturopathic College in 2000. She started her career as a naturopathic doctor in Mill Valley, CA treating mood disorders, chronic fatigue and addiction at Recovery Systems Clinic with Julia Ross. Following, she worked as a primary care doctor treating both adults and children. After many years of practice, Dr. Large began seeing patterns emerge among her patients, both pediatric and adult. Her patient population exhibited similar symptoms such as chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, chronic digestive issues, high reactivity to foods and medications and other unusual symptoms. She discovered that many of her patients were suffering from chronic infections or neurotoxic illnesses such as Lyme disease, co-infections, mold and/or heavy metal toxicity.

She sought further education in this area, preceptoring with Dr. Wayne Anderson in the summer of 2010 at Gordon Medical Associates and went on to become the first ND to complete a five month internship with Dr. Anderson in Lyme, infectious disease, and neurotoxic illness. She pre-ceptored with Dr. Ray Jones and Dr. Ann Corson. She practiced with Gordon Medical Associates, a clinic specializing in complex, chronic illness focusing heavily on Lyme disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome until 2016. In January, 2016 Dr. Large opened her own practice in Marin and worked two days a month in Oakland.  In March 2017, she returned to Gordon Medical, working out of the Santa Rosa and the Marin offices. She lives in Sonoma with Isabella, her 9 year old daughter, 2 cats and 4 chickens.

Dr. Large was honored to be a speaker at the 2016 American Association of Naturopathic Physicians(AANP) Conference on treating Lyme disease. Dr. Large is known for her unique approach to treating lyme disease and has patients across the US and in Europe.

List of Conditions Treated

  • Lyme Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Hormone Deficiency
  • Perimenopause and Menopause
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders including SIBO, IBS, IBD.
  • Thyroid and Adrenal Disorders
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Acute and chronic immune problems
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Stress induced disorders
  • Allergic disorders
  • Weight gain
  • Chronic pain
  • Women’s Health
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Mold toxicity
List of conditions Dr. Anderson treats

Education and Professional Affiliations


Southwest Naturopathic College – 2000

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