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How Can My Service Benefit You?

What I Do:

I am a licensed naturopathic doctor in my 15th year of practice; a primary care doctor who specializes in natural medicine.   I  utilize both conventional and non-conventional testing to diagnose medical problems. Examples of conventional tests are blood tests for cholesterol levels or ultrasound imaging to look for gallstones. Examples of non-conventional tests are saliva hormone tests and stool analyses for bacteria and candida. Of course, you may not require any testing at all, or perhaps you've already have some test results that you bring for me to analyze.   Many times I am able to spot subtle variations that other medical professionals have missed.  And sometimes the cause of dis-ease and dysfunction cannot be found by any means of testing, but has roots in emotions or thought processes.  I listen very carefully to your intuitions about your health and often that is where the answers lie.

One of the tenets of naturopathic medicine is:  Find the Cause.  In modern medicine, all too often this seemingly basic and common-sense concept is lost to the expediency of merely treating symptoms.   Only after determining the cause can any imbalance truly and sustainably be addressed.  

If you are basically healthy but don't have the energy or vitality you feel you should, or if you are concerned about genetic tendencies you may have inherited, I will develop a wellness and prevention plan for you which may include detoxification or optimizing your hormonal pathways.  Many people have imbalances in thyroid or adrenal hormones due to stress.  Often hormone levels are within standard ranges of conventional tests, but people still feel terrible.   The endocrine system is complex and interactive.  This is where clinical skills are invaluable.  During my 15 years of practice I have learned how to recognize these endocrine imbalances and help people feel good again.

If you are dealing with a diagnosed condition of any sort, I will develop a natural treatment plan for you. If you are taking conventional drugs, I can help you balance them with natural medicines to eliminate side-effects and optimize your health.

If you are carrying around extra body fat in unattractive places, I can help you normalize your weight with a program individualized just for you.  If you are a menopausal woman struggling with hot flashes or other symptoms, I can safely ease your transition with bioidentical hormones.

if you are anxious or depressed, or suffer from insomnia, consitutional homeopathy together with herbal and exciting next-generational supplements, along with the bedrock of lifestyle practices, can restore your well being.

Naturopathic medicine should be everyone's primary medicine. I can help you feel better regardless of your age or current condition.

In Your First Visit:

I interview you to obtain a detailed and holistic medical and family history and perform a physical exam appropriate for your condition. I really listen to what you are feeling - both physically and emotionally - and encourage you to give me as detailed a description as possible so I can best help you. I look at any past or recent tests you have had and determine if you need any further testing to illuminate your condition.

Our initial visit is an hour and a half and you leave with a comprehensive treatment plan and recommended natural medicines. The initial visit fee of $275 includes at least a one-month trial of the recommended medicines (excluding prescription hormones.) I maintain a dispensary of natural medicines and customize herbal tinctures and teas.  For optimal and lasting results, I request that you return for a half hour visit after one month to evaluate how well the program is working and what may need to be changed.

After the initial visit, all follow-up or acute visits are half an hour and the fee is $95. This fee does not include supplements.

Services Offered:

  • Physical exams
  • Conventional and non-conventional medical testing
  • Food allergy evaluation
  • Comprehensive digestive stool analysis
  • Parasite testing/microbial stool tests
  • Thermographic breast imaging
  • Adrenal, thyroid and sex-hormone (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) testing and prescribing
  • Comprehensive natural treatment plans for all conditions
  • Wellness programs
  • Weight loss programs (including the UltraLite and Bloodtype Diet programs)
  • Detoxification Programs
  • Gynecological exams
  • Herbal medicine (all forms - including topicals and children's formulations)
  • Homeopathy (both acute and constitutional)
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Highest-quality professional nutritional supplements
  • Instruction in various types of meditation/relaxation practices
  • Natural Medicine Blog for regularly-updated information (see "Resources")

Areas of Specialty:

  • Natural Endocrinology/BioIdentical Hormones
  • Autoimmune Conditions and Allergies
  • Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease
  • Natural treatment of Digestive Disorders
  • Weight Loss and Management
  • Constitutional Homeopathy

Pillars of Naturopathic Medicine

  1. Find the cause.
  2. Docere, or Doctor as Teacher: The word docere, from which "doctor" evolved, means "teacher." A naturopathic doctor teaches you how to take care of your own health.
  3. Do no harm.
  4. Utilize the healing power of nature.   All of my medicines come from natural sources.
  5. Prevention.  

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