Dr. Larkin is a Naturopathic Doctor specializing in IV therapy. She obtained a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) from Bastyr University in California after earning a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology from San Diego State University.
Dr. Larkin has extensive additional training in emergency medicine, clinical research, stem cell research and IV therapy.
She has worked as a Nursing Unit Clerk/ Emergency Medical Technician- Basic (EMT-B) in the emergency department at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California. Dr. Larkin was awarded an internship in asthma/COPD research through the UCSD Howard Hughes Scholars Summer Research Program. She was also awarded a year-long internship through the SDSU California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Stem Cell Research Program, and participated in neurodegenerative disease modeling in the Gage Laboratory of Genetics at the Salk Institute in La Jolla. Her research was published in “Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology”, a major scientific journal.
In medical school, Dr. Larkin obtained hundreds of additional clinical hours in IV therapy and recieved numerous awards including: the Bastyr University Peer Counseling Scholarship, the Bastyr University ND Scholarship for Outstanding Achievements, the Prudence “Prudy” Rolfe Scholarship for Outstanding Achievements, the Bastyr University Employee/Student Scholarship (BUESS) for Outstanding Achievements.
When she is not managing the IV program at Spark, Dr. Larkin is a professional N.D. teaching assistant (T.A.) for IV courses and physical medicine courses at Bastyr University California. In her free time, she enjoys going to the symphony, making jewelry, and painting.