Pacific Quest Is Changing the Industry of Wilderness Therapy With an Innovative Wellness Team

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Pacific Quest is located on the big island of Hawaii, and is the only outdoor therapy program with two full time Naturopathic Doctors. Dr. Britta Zimmer and Dr. Maile Green are supported by a dynamic team consisting of nursing professionals, EMTs, a consulting psychiatrist and medical doctor.

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With two full time Naturopathic Doctors on staff, Pacific Quest truly stands out in providing the best care possible for our students and their families.

Pacific Quest outdoor therapy program is setting new standards in quality care and integrative whole-person wellness for struggling teens and young adults. Currently, Pacific Quest is the only behavioral healthcare program of its kind with two full time Naturopathic Doctors on staff. Medical Director and Naturopathic Doctor, Britta Zimmer and Maile Green, ND, LAc, RN work together to develop comprehensive individualized wellness plans for adolescents and young adults. Naturopathic Physicians (N.D.) are trained to serve as primary care practitioners who are experts in the prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment of both acute and chronic health conditions. Mike McKinney, Executive Director and cofounder comments, "We are thrilled to have such a dynamic, innovative wellness team. With two full time Naturopathic Doctors on staff, Pacific Quest truly stands out in providing the best care possible for our students and their families."

Dr. Britta Zimmer is a board certified, licensed Naturopathic Physician, receiving her BA from the University of Virginia and ND from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Zimmer completed a comprehensive Naturopathic Family Practice Residency in Portland Oregon, which included extensive work at Outside In, a community clinic providing health care for at risk youth. Dr. Zimmer is a licensed primary care physician in the state of Hawaii. In a recent interview, Dr. Zimmer stated, "my goal is for the students at Pacific Quest to be empowered and inspired to take control of their own health by learning about nutrition, the healing arts, and how their body works."

As a Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist and Registered Nurse, Dr. Maile Green works side-by-side with Dr. Britta Zimmer and Psychiatric Doctor Shelly Ham. Dr. Green received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Acupuncture from Bastyr University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Northern Colorado. She is part of the American Holistic Nurses Association, American Holistic Medical Association and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

About Pacific Quest

Pacific Quest is an outdoor therapeutic program for struggling teens and young adults, located on the Big Island of Hawaii. Their wilderness programs offer a clinical, yet holistic approach to treatment, going beyond traditional wilderness therapy and teaching sustainable life skills. Pacific Quest’s proprietary therapeutic model is a groundbreaking approach that uses organic gardening to create concrete metaphors for its students as they cultivate their own health and happiness. Pacific Quest provides an environment that allows for a true discovery process for its students, a place that is safe, structured, experiential and natural. Owned and operated by a veteran team of professionals with hundreds of years of combined wilderness program experience, Pacific Quest offers a unique approach to treatment that is individualized for each student.

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