Dr. Roman Krupa was born in Slovakia and grew up in a NYC suburb in beautiful New Jersey not far from the famous New Jersey Turnpike. In high school he excelled in study hall and lunch, preferring to play guitar in bands and make others laugh rather than doing schoolwork. In college, he majored in Aeronautics and Applied Math but quit due to his preference of social activities to academics. Having a love for music he decided to try his hand in the music industry and was trained as a recording engineer. Realizing he didn’t enjoy working through the night for $10/day Dr Krupa worked as a house painter, stereo installer and cable guy. He was unhappy, directionless and convinced he was at least partially mentally challenged. His health began to fail and was less and less able to function at work. He found himself in doctor’s offices being told there was nothing they could do for him. This he found to be completely and utterly unacceptable.
Armed with his mighty New Jersey attitude (and accent), serious conceptual thinking ability and his doggedness he embarked on a crusade determined to find a solution. Dr Krupa dove into years of self-study of various natural therapies, experimented with diets and supplements, practiced yoga and meditation, devoured books on every subject imaginable and incredibly enough, remedied his condition. With the help of a naturopath his health further improved – the veil lifted and his life-long brain fog disappeared. Having finally found true access to his brain in his early 30s he went back to school and got straight A’s for the first time.
Dr Krupa felt he was given a “second chance at life” and dedicated himself to helping others improve their health. Having given up his dreams of being a rocket scientist and record producer he decided to try something more his speed, and applied to medical school. He completed a 4-year degree, met his pre-med requirements, traversed the massive corn fields of the Midwest via automobile and attended National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR where he earned a doctorate in naturopathic medicine .
Dr Krupa has a passion for educating and empowering people to achieve optimal health. He believes health is limited only by the highest vision we hold for ourselves. His motto is, “If I can do it, then you can do it”, and believes that with a clear vision and commitment virtually anything is attainable. He loves working with patients of all ages, especially those with challenging conditions assisting them in regaining, and exceeding their previous level of health. He owns and operates Puyallup Wellness Center in Puyallup, WA.
Notorious for waking up his neighbors juicing vegetables at all hours, Dr Krupa is frequently seen drinking delicious swamp-like concoctions throughout the day. And yes, he still enjoys jamming on the guitar and making people laugh. He is the proud father of two amazing little angels, and most of all loves being a Dad.