Candace Miller MS, PA-C
Holistic Medical Care Practitioner
Candace Miller is a board-certified Physician Associate empowering patients to achieve positive change using a systems-based approach to health that incorporates principles of Ayurveda and Functional Medicine.
Candace is an artist, herbalist, and certified yoga instructor with a Master of Science from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine Physician Assistant program, where she was recognized for leadership in complementary and alternative medicine. She earned a second Master of Science degree in Maharishi Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine from Maharishi International University, the only program in the United States offering accredited graduate-level clinical education in Ayurveda. She also holds a BA in Humanities with a focus in medical anthropology and has studied Reiki, acupressure, qi gong, and Ayurvedic, Chinese and western herbalism. Prior to opening Gaia Tree, Candace served as a Senior Clinician in New Mexico, and as Regional Quality Lead in Utah and Washington for CVS Minute Clinics, where she received a Paragon Award for excellence in leadership and patient care.
Candace opened Gaia Tree to create a space for close-knit patient-provider relationships and an approach that transcends the reductive lens of the mainstream medical system. This is a process-oriented practice with the goal of nurturing connection to our own innate health and intelligence at every stage of life. A treatment plan at Gaia Tree is highly personalized and may include western allopathic medicine, diet and exercise recommendations, aromatherapy, herbs, supplements, and collaboration with other western and alternative medical specialists. Unlike the typical western medical practice, Candace makes the healthcare experience deep, engaged, and very often fun! She enjoys working with obesity, chronic pain, fatigue, allergies, digestive imbalances, immune disorders, skin conditions and mental health issues.
Candace is a California native, writer, potter, animal lover and avid hiker living in Santa Fe with her longtime sweetheart and their two adorable cattle dogs. She is licensed to practice medicine in the State of New Mexico and offers virtual Ayurvedic Consultations & Health Coaching to residents of the greater United States and beyond.
“Medicine is a field where we are asked to never stop learning. That’s why I love it! I am committed to maintaining openness and curiosity towards new information and applying what I learn to benefit my patients and the community.”