Dr. Shannon firmly believes that an individual’s support structure and surroundings are the most important factors in healing and achieving autonomy in life. She takes great pride in the powerful sense of support and community flourishing within her practice and wellness business endeavors. Dr. Shannon empowers her patients with the necessary knowledge to make the best possible choices for a healthy, balanced lifestyle. This philosophy of empowerment and support is the fundamental premise for her relationships with all of her patients.
Dr. Shannon received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a minor in Chemistry from the California State University, Chico. There, she went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Science. This provided her with a new direction for her medical training, as she realized the true importance of preventative care. Dr. Shannon graduated as a Naturopathic Physician in 2005 from Bastyr University and concurrently completed the Naturopathic Midwifery program. Dr. Shannon has assisted her clients in hundreds of births, including extensive work internationally.
After graduate school, Dr. Shannon had the opportunity to explore her other passion, travel. She was a flight attendant stationed in New York City for three years. This allowed her the opportunity to see and experience cultures throughout the world. In 2005, Dr. Shannon participated as a midwife in a local hospital on the island of Vanuatu. This clinical experience combined both her love of travel and her passion for childbirth and women’s health.
In her midwifery experience, Dr. Shannon used vitamin B12 injections to naturally energize exhausted women during labor. In realizing that such a gentle, yet powerful boost was beneficial for everyone, her vitamin injection business, B12 LOVE, was born. Currently, Dr. Shannon works alongside her husband Armando Gallegos, COO, bringing healthy vitamin injections to neighborhoods throughout the Bay Area in pop-up style B12 Happy Hours. B12 LOVE has allowed Dr. Shannon to share the amazing benefits of vitamin injections with those who need it most and she is very proud of her dedicated team of wellness professionals.
In addition to a flourishing business and a bustling naturopathic patient care practice focued on bio-idential hormone therapy and fertility, Dr. Shannon and her husband are raising their four sons all under five years old. These little guys bring endless joy, laughter, and love into their lives. Dr. Shannon's amazing patients, family, and community are her inspiration and daily motivation to work hard and live life fully.