Dr. Danielle Lewis was introduced to SCORE in the best manner possible: Word of mouth. She attributes her success as an entrepreneur, in large part, to her relationship and collaboration with SCORE.
When Dr. Lewis’ journey to become a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine started over 15 years in the field of Physical Therapy, she knew she wanted to manage her own practice. She was also conscious, from the very beginning, of the fact that dreaming it and realizing it were two very different realities.
Dr. Danielle Lewis attained her bachelor of science in Health Science & Management at Old Dominion University. While on track to seek her Doctorate of Physical Therapy she found her true calling, deliberately changed direction and then went on to earn her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine in 2013 from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. What a huge accomplishment. With the wind beneath her wings, she used that energy to co-found LovepoweR. The organization’s mission is to empower women, of all ages, to become educated about their bodies, use traditional and non-traditional medicine to achieve their best health and to make a difference in the world, one person at a time.
Now with credentials in hand and the fire to succeed as an entrepreneur in her soul, Dr. Lewis opened her medical practice in general naturopathic primary care with a specialized focus in women’s health. Naturopathic medicine focuses on prevention and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. Her success roadmap included SCORE, namely Bill Bearding (a terrific business coach and great friend), who mentored Dr. Lewis and her co-founder through all the proper foundational steps required prior to opening their doors.
The SCORE team offers free mentorship to business owners and entrepreneurs. They just ask for your full commitment. Dr. Lewis and her co-founder Doctor scheduled time with Bill and from that first meeting they quickly learned they had a lot to learn. As a Naturopathic Physician Dr. Lewis can appreciate starting with the basics. SCORE helped them take all the good ideas, capture them appropriately in the correct legal documents, build the right relationships in a strategic manner and most of all, keep it real. A great idea without proper planning will go in the wrong direction really fast.
Even with the stresses and strains of the last 2 years of medical school ahead of them, with Bill’s direction and partnership they laboriously organized and built a reputable business.
Now with LovempoweR as a foundation, Dr. Lewis uses this well-planned business model as a platform to do what she is well versed in which is to treat common conditions that affect women of all ages. Dr. Lewis also conducts medical research on the clinical applications and effectiveness of botanical therapies. She is skilled in acupuncture and other pain management therapies.
She is a great visionary with fantastic ideas. SCORE helped her create the plan and turn a dream into a reality.
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