I started on this path as a kid, gathering edible wild plants with my father.  This blossomed into a passion for botanical medicine-making, wildcrafting, and a career as a NYC herbalist that lasted more than a decade.  Combining my traditional herbal knowledge with science has led to the formulation of the topical products at doctordexter.com, and many of the items in my natural pharmacy which you will see when you visit.

My interest in using food as medicine led me back to college where I graduated with honors from CUNY’s Hunter College with a BS in Nutrition.  I went on to earn my Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in Washington and am now a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the state of Hawaii.

I didn’t choose the healing power of nature as a life path; it chose me.  I did choose a career as a naturopathic physician.  Why?  Because it works, and for me, the most special place I can be is sitting beside you - as your doctor, teacher, and guide while you move through your illness and discover how to live life well.

Call the office and let's get started today.  I look forward to meeting you.

Margaret Dexter Waldbauer, ND