AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Recipient Duchess proudly wears her medallion & bandana (July 30, 2011)
eldest of three children born to Julia D. and John Edward Chase, Sr.,
Dr. Chase had the unique experience for homeopathic physicians of her
generation to be born in National Homeopathic Hospital in Washington,
DC. A product of the Fairfax County Public School system in Fairfax,
Virginia, she obtained her B.A. at Bridgewater College (1967),
Bridgewater, Virginia, and her MD at the then Woman's Medical College of
Pennsylvania (1971), Philadelphia, PA. Her family practice residency
training occurred through the Department of Family Practice, Medical
College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and
Dr. Chase has been active in organizational homeopathy since 1975, having donated much of her time regionally, nationally, and internationally. In 1995, she was elected the first woman President (1995-1998) of the Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis (LMHI), the international homeopathic professional medical organization, established in Rotterdam in 1925. Visit the website of the Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis. (see link below) She was elected President of Honor (October 2004-) of the Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis. She was nominated to the LMHI Council of Past Presidents (December 2011-).
Duchess at Black Rock 2018
Dr. Chase and Allegheny's Anna II 02/17/07 (12/17/05-09/17/10)
has served as President of the American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH)
(1997-2000), the oldest extant national medical association in the USA,
established in 1844. She continues to serve on the AIH Board as a
Trustee. Visit the website of the American Institute of Homeopathy. (see
link below) She has participated on the Board of the Homeopathic
Pharmacopeia Convention of the United States (HPCUS) (see link below)
for several years, currently serving as Secretary.
Dr. Chase and Anna with her Canine Good Citizen Certification (9/27/2008)
She is a Past President of the American Board of Homeotherapeutics, the homeopathic medical specialty certifying board, established in 1960. Formerly Secretary-Treasurer of the Southern Homeopathic Medical Association, and Past President and Director of Publications of the National Center for Homeopathy, from whom she received an award thanking her for her service in April 1985, she is also Past Secretary of the Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Chase and Sable (01/15/93-12/22/04)
She is the first woman to be named a President of Honor, Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis, October 2004, a perpetual award bestowed for meritorious service upon persons who have served as Liga President, until then granted only six times since the Liga's founding in 1925. Dr. Chase is the author of a number of homeopathic articles and pamphlets over the years, published in The Layman Speaks, The Southern Letter, Homeopathy Today, the American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine (formerly Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy), and Homeopathic Links.
She has been in the private family practice of homeopathy in Fairfax, Virginia, since 1975, her practice having been located in her townhome since 1988. From March 1993 to December 2004, she shared her home with her beloved lady black Labrador Retriever, Sable. In February 2005 she adopted Anna, her female yellow Labrador canine companion, with whom she enjoyed her travels in the Winnebago Rialta "Minimum dose." Sadly, their time together ended when she developed a perplexing kidney disease and passed prematurely at the age of 5 years and 9 months in September 2010. Dr. Chase adopted 4-yr old yellow English Lab, Duchess, from LRCP Rescue Lab-Rescue.org on February 4, 2011. She is a lifelong member of the Annandale United Methodist Church, Annandale, Virginia. Her interests are nature and wildflowers, digital photography and RV camping.
Dr. Chase and Duchess 2018
Duchess and Dr. Chase walking in the neighborhood.