Sara Thyr, ND

Dr. Sara Thyr obtained her doctoral degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington. Concurrent with her studies at Bastyr, Dr. Thyr also completed specialty certification in Naturopathic Midwifery. She was the first licensed naturopathic midwife in New Hampshire and one of the few on the East Coast. While she is no longer doing births now in California, she loves helping people with fertility, pregnancy and any newborn issues.

Dr. Thyr is passionate about utilizing naturopathic medicine to find and treat underlying causes of illness. Regardless of the patient’s chief complaint, this will ultimately make their healing journey much more successful.

She has helped author two natural, whole foods cookbooks, and frequently consults with her patients about food allergies and how to deal with them.

Sara is a member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, past member of their board of directors, and is the past-president of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She is also past-president of the American College of Naturopathic Obstetrics and founding member of the American Association of Naturopathic Midwives. Governor John Lynch appointed Dr. Thyr to the NH Naturopathic Board of Examiners in 2006.

Dr. Thyr graduated cum laude with a B.A. in biology from Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas. She has co-authored several books on natural cooking and written many articles on natural health. Her primary areas of focus are digestive disorders, menopause issues and women’s health, and dementia associated with aging.

She has been featured in the Nashua Telegraph, The Union Leader, The Broadcaster and on WMUR television. She is an international speaker for continuing medical education events for both naturopathic and medical doctors and other health professionals.

In her spare time, Dr. Thyr enjoys gardening, bicycling, knitting, and growing succulents and orchids in her greenhouse. She is happily married to Geoffrey Smith, and they live in Petaluma, California with their cats, CoCo and Rory.


Mon 12:00pm - 5:00pm No Appointments; Tue 9:30am - 5:30pm; Wed 12:00pm - 5:30pm; Thu 9:30am - 5:30pm; Fri 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Jessica Lee, Administrative Assistant

Jessica Lee joined Willowbend as the administrative assistant in July of 2021. Since then she has become an indispensable part of the practice. Jessica is not only warm and friendly, but she is exeptionally detail oriented and keeps everything in the practice running on track.

Jessica says: “I have had the pleasure of working at Willowbend Natural Medicine since the summer of 2021. I really enjoy working along side Dr. Thyr and meeting our wonderful patients. Seeing the changes in patients over time with the help of Dr. Thyr really makes me happy and know that I am in a good place for healing.”

Jessica was born and raised in beautiful Petaluma. She has been married for 20 years to a personal trainer and they are busy raising a teenage son. They love to do anything outdoors, from gardening to hiking to beach time. They all feel spoiled by the many wonderful things to do in the area.

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