Hi, I’m Dr. Elana Roumell!

I’m a Naturopathic Doctor, host of the Doctor Mom Podcast, creator of the Doctor Mom Membership program, and co-creator of the Vaccine Empowerment Program.

I started this journey because I hate seeing kids suffer… but what I really truly hate seeing is an anxious, scared, and panicked mom when her child is sick or when it comes to making a medical decision for her family. 

Read more below on why I gravitate towards working with anxious parents. You are my people!!! 

Did you know that children on average get sick up to 12 times a year? That’s as much as once a month. And that is considered normal!

And there’s something about seeing your precious baby, sweet toddler, or even grown-up teen struck down by a cold, fever, stomach bug, or a chronic childhood illness like eczema or constipation that just wrenches your heart out. Even the most seasoned parents end up stressed out, anxious, and worried! 

It’s something I saw day in and day out at the practice I started at Nourish Medical Center where I specialized in family medicine.  

And it’s something I experienced firsthand as a mom, even with my extensive medical background. Anxiety can easily take over… but it doesn’t have to!

Luckily, I went to medical school. When my kids get sick, I feel calm because I know what alarming signs and symptoms to look for, and I feel competent because I know which natural or conventional remedies to reach for to help my kids feel better fast.

I want every mom to feel this type of ease with a sick child and know how to offer rapid relief!

At my medical center, I was helping moms feel less stressed and worried as I treated their kiddos one-on-one in my practice, but I knew there was a way to help even more.


The Doctor Mom Membership

My concept was simple: bring together a community of like-minded mamas and give them the tools, resources, and education to help them feel confident and competent when their kids get sick!

We welcome all types of moms:

Today, we have hundreds of moms in one place with access to the tools and resources they need to feel confident caring for their kids at an affordable, accessible price.

I love caring for kids, but I have a special place in my heart for caring for these moms.

Why anxious parents

are my people

(trigger warning ⚠️ )

When I was a kid, I lost my brother to asthma. 

This sudden shocking loss threw my parents into a constant state of anxiety.

If my sisters or I caught a minor cold – my parents would panic expecting the worst-case scenario. Understandably, they couldn’t bear losing another child. 

As I grew up, I FELT my parent’s constant anxiety. I FELT my parent’s stress. 

I knew they were doing the best they could, but as a child, it was very hard growing up in an overwhelming state of anxiety. 

This is why I gravitate towards anxious parents. Just like my anxious mom and dad – I see you… I hear you… And I want to help you… 

I just want to give you a big hug and tell you, 

“You can do this!” 

You don’t have to worry just to worry – trust me, your child FEELS it!

It’s time to break that cycle of worry and give our kids what they need. A calm, competent, and confident mom! 

Although heartbreaking and tragic, my brother’s passing inspired me to pursue a career in medicine, to explore the ways both natural and conventional medicine can cure childhood diseases. It also gave me the gift of being able to guide moms to say goodbye to anxiety and hello to being a “Doctor Mom!” 

Watch the video to learn more about my story and how I can help you. 

You are invited to

Become a Doctor Mom!

(This is important, read this!)

Lots of people call me “Doctor Mom,” but the truth is, I may be a mom and a doctor, but the real Doctor Moms are the parents who come together in my membership community to learn how to become calm, competent, and confident caregivers when their young kids get sick. 

I’d love to invite you to join me and hundreds of other moms in the Doctor Mom community so you can feel this way too!

About Dr. Elana Roumell, ND

My grandma always told me, “No one can ever take away your education. Go learn as much as you can Elana, and then go share it with others and help people. That is the greatest gift you can give in your lifetime.” Thanks, Grandma… you got it!


  • Founder of Med School for Moms 
  • Founder of Nourish Medical Center
  • Member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians 
  • Member of the National Center for Homeopathy
  • Professor of Masters Nutrition Courses from the University of Bridgeport Masters of Science Human Nutrition 2011-2015


  • Board-certified Licensed Naturopathic Doctor since 2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology and Whole Food Nutrition


  • Graduated with High Academic Achievements from the Sonoran University of Health Sciences with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Completed a Family Medicine Residency at the University of Bridgeport Naturopathic Medical Center
  • Earned a Bachelor of Science in Whole Foods Nutrition & Health Psychology from Bastyr University
  • Specialized training in Advanced Classical Homeopathy at the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy

Dr. Elana’s Favorite Blogs & Podcasts

Immune Support for Kids

Alternative Vaccine Schedule

Alternative Vaccine Schedule

Vaccines – A Doctor Mom’s Approach with Dr. Ari Calhoun, ND


Meet the Med School for Moms Team