Lori-Ann Tracy, MD is a licensed Medical Doctor with a life-long interest in health and healing. She has a strong foundation in western medicine with Board Certification in Emergency Medicine, which she has practiced for 13 years. Dr. Tracy uses a multi-modal approach, drawing from the most effective, proven treatments from conventional, functional, and natural medicine disciplines.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona, Dr. Tracy attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She then went on to study Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. However, it was the interest in health and healing that brought her to the study of medicine and this interest has been maintained throughout her medical career. She has completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine in 2011-2012. She then went on to complete a Certification in Functional Medicine with the Institute of Functional Medicine in December of 2020. She also completed a 500-hour yoga teacher training in Bali with Yoga Arts. In addition, she’s participated in numerous meditation retreats, basic craniosacral training, Level 1 and Level 2 Reiki trainings, and a Professional Training Program with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. Her interest in nutrition and the importance of cooking nutritious food also led her to a conference at the Culinary Institute of America.
The travel experiences which accompanied these trainings have opened Dr. Tracy’s mind to a wide variety of cultural and spiritual traditions. She spent a summer in Sardinia, Italy, one of the Blue Zones, which emphasized for her the value of gardening, healthy food, daily activity, and community. During a semester in Mexico, she learned to speak Spanish and volunteered in a clinic, which solidified her interest in medicine. Her travels in India, Bali, Nepal, and Tibet offered both interesting medical volunteer opportunities, training opportunities, and views into the rich rituals and spiritual traditions of these areas.
Along with her respect for and recognition of the important role of western medicine, she believes strongly in prevention, nutrition, stress reduction, physical activity, connection to community, and many other aspects of holistic medicine. She believes that listening to each individual’s story and addressing the whole person are key to restoring one to a state of health and balance. Lori-Ann Tracy, MD is passionate about bringing the very best from all medical disciplines to address health challenges for those who have not found sufficient relief with conventional medicine. She is excited to be collaborating with the healthcare professionals at the Pacific Pearl to provide exceptional integrative care.