Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, M.D. is an OB-Gyn and Integrative Medicine physician from Cedar Falls, Iowa, who practices at Van Diest Medical Center/Mercy Des Moines. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the American Board of Integrative Medicine. Additionally, she completed a 500-hour course in herbal medicine with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog. Dr. Bartlett Hackenmiller’s passion for integrative medicine and nature therapy arose from her personal journey through raising a child on the autism spectrum, her husband’s death from cancer, the inadequacies of conventional medicine, and her personal discovery of solace in both outdoor adventure and mindfulness in nature. She and her husband, Joe, lead workshops combining mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, integrative wellness topics, and the practice of Shinrin Yoku/Japanese forest bathing for women’s empowerment, individuals with special needs, cancer survivors, and others.
Dr. Bartlett Hackenmiller has been quoted and featured in numerous publications, including Prevention Magazine, the American Airlines American Way Magazine, and Web MD on the subject of nature therapy, and currently serves as medical director for the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy.