Dr. Easter graduated from Bastyr University with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and has been passionately treating patients on the Eastside for the last thirteen years. Prior to her studies at Bastyr, Dr. Easter earned a bachelors degree in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Washington. Her background in science attracted her to the rigorous natural medicine program at Bastyr University.
Dr. Easter’s interest include digestive health, thyroid disorders, women’s health and menopause, skin disorders, and more recently mold toxicity and mast cell activation disorders. Dr. Easter recently moved her practice to the border of Kent-Covington and is the owner of Lake Meridian Healing Arts. She is currently taking new patients and is excited to meet you.
In her free time, Dr. Easter enjoys cooking, gardening and skiing. Her happy place is sitting next to a campfire by the Ohanapecosh river at Mt. Rainier National Park with her family.
Dr. Carpio is a graduate of Bastyr University’s Naturopathic Medical Program where he trained in primary care, IV nutritional therapy, and minor surgery. Prior to studying natural medicine he received a bachelors in cell biology from the University of Hawaii, followed by 18 months of PhD research in pharmaceutical sciences at the university’s Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy.
Early in his medical training Dr. Carpio translated his life long passion for sports and fitness into a Personal Training Certification through the American College of Sports Medicine. Helping individuals with weight loss and nutrition, Dr. Carpio saw first hand the impact of strategic physical activity and diet plans on reducing disease and improving health.
Dr. Carpio practices primary care with an emphasis in weight loss and chronic disease. His clinical areas of interests include working with individuals to overcome metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease. He educates patients on the disease process and provides techniques patients can use to control factors in their everyday life. Dr. Carpio’s additional training includes administering IV treatment and hyperbaric oxygen therapy for patients living with chronic disease.
Originally from Hawaii, Dr. Carpio enjoys the homestead life and has learned various trades from his family – woodworking, carpentry, sewing, farming, hunting, and cooking. He has a green thumb and is passionate about caring for plants and animals. Most of Dr. Carpio’s spare time is spent cooking, baking, weight lifting along with other physical activities like running, biking, tennis.
He is currently taking new patients and looks forward to being part of your healthcare team.
Dr. Gardner graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Port Orange, FL. She started her career treating patients in Sarasota, FL. Being from the great Pacific Northwest, she always wanted to move back. After the birth of her son, Dr. Gardner and her husband moved back up to WA to be closer to their family. Prior to her chiropractic studies, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Zoology with two minors in Psychology and Neuroscience. She also continued her post-doctorate education with over 300 hours in functional neurology.
Dr. Gardner specializes in blending specific fascial manipulation therapy with corrective exercises unique to you and your condition. She has a passion for helping her patients improve their overall quality of life by applying evidence based clinical practices to identify and treat the root causes of musculoskeletal conditions, often expediating their pain mitigation and recovery time in as little as three visits. As a mom, she enjoys working with pregnant and postpartum women, but enjoys working with all musculoskeletal conditions. She joined the Airrosti family in February 2020 and started working with Dr. Easter at Lake Meridian Healing Arts in August 2020. She is currently taking new patients and looks forward to helping you meet your pain free movement or injury resolution goals.
Dr. Gardner’s hobbies include SCUBA diving, and AKC agility with her Shiba Inu, Yuna. She also enjoys cooking, baking and hiking with her family. There is nothing better than diving in the deep blue waters with colorful fish or eating lunch atop of a mountain, overlooking a beautiful lake with your loved ones.