I have always wanted to be a doctor. I can’t remember ever wanting to do anything else. As a child, I wasn’t interested in being a princess or an astronaut when I grew up. I wanted to be a pediatrician. That plan was all well and good until I started developing some significant health issues while I was in college. Visit after visit with different doctors left me feeling more and more frustrated, confused and hopeless. I couldn’t believe how hard it was to find a doctor who actually spent time listening to me, let alone one that would try to figure out the cause of these newfound health problems.
Through my incessant researching (I was pre-med after all) and continual hunt for answers I thankfully discovered naturopathic medicine and my life has never been the same since. My plan had always been to go to medical school and become a M.D. but that plan no longer fit with what mattered the most to me – really and truly helping people. At that point I knew there was no other way for me than naturopathic medicine, the road much less traveled.
Now I have the most wonderful career in the world. I get to go to work each day and really help people heal. Help them to get to the root cause of their health issues, help them to feel better, and help them to become the best version of themselves; because after all healthy people change the world!
Dr. Peggy Branson is a California licensed naturopathic doctor. She currently practices in the Orange County area focusing on family medicine and pediatrics. Her holistic approach to well being empowers patients to take control of their health, which is vital to sustainable wellness.
Dr. Branson provides an integrative and holistic approach to health care for the entire family. By focusing on identifying and treating the root cause of disease, she is able to help her patients heal through the most natural methods possible and achieve optimal health. She utilizes a variety of different therapies including dietary and lifestyle modifications, nutritional supplements, botanical medicines as well as pharmaceutical prescriptions when necessary. Dr. Branson believes that an individualized approach to health is the way to achieve lasting results and success, and therefore takes the time to truly listen to her patients and understand their current health status and health goals.
She has a passion for pediatrics, gastrointestinal and autoimmune conditions, nutrition, and community health/wellness, all of which have allowed her to merge integrative medicine with her desire to help people lead happier, healthier lives. Her comprehensive medical training in both conventional and natural modalities gives her the platform to promote health and wellness in the communities she grew up in.
Dr. Branson believes proper nutrition is fundamental to the future of public health. Her love for holistic nutrition has led her to teach a variety of nutrition courses at the Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts. There she imparts her enthusiasm for nutrition and helps patients learn about the extensive impact it has on overall health.
Dr. Branson received her medical education from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona focusing on pediatrics, while also providing health care for underserved communities. She received her pre-medical education from Chapman University earning a Bachelor of Science in Biokinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology.
Dr. Branson strongly believes natural healing techniques combined with the innate ability of the human body provide the safest avenue to optimum health. When you give the body what it needs to properly function while removing obstacles that prevent healing, health will flourish!
Chapman University, SCNM
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians.