Dr. Carleigh Golightly


Licensed Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.)

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine; Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

Advanced clinical training in endocrinology and regenerative injection therapies

B.S. Biomedical Science, minor in Chemistry; Northern Arizona University

Dr. Carleigh Golightly is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.) and founder of EmpowerMed Integrative Clinic in San Diego, CA.

In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Golightly is passionate about expanding the rights of N.D.’s nationwide and has been elected to lead via the California ND Board of Directors. She is also dedicated to bringing naturopathic medicine to underserved communities and frequently participates in medical mission trips.

Dr. Golightly discovered naturopathic medicine through her own teenage struggles with crippling anxiety, hormonal imbalance and IBS. Frustrated with the pills her doctors offered her, she went outside the box seeking truth about healing. Through years of personal research and trial-and-error, Dr. Golightly was able to overcome her own health issues.

It was that experience that inspired her to become an N.D. and help others do the same. Her mission is to empower patients with the knowledge they need to address the root cause of disease so they may live vibrantly and impact their communities in a meaningful way.

The EmpowerMed Clinic specializes in:

  • Male and female hormonal health
  • Fatigue, sleep, and chronic stress
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Anti-aging medicine

In her free time, you can find Dr. Golightly at the gym, stuck in a book, exploring the great outdoors, or playing games with her family.

Professional Affiliations

  • California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CalND), Board of Directors
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
  • Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (EndoANP)