Do I treat your condition?

The short answer is YES.

My focus is on you. A person. Not on your diagnosis.

I understand that you may be concerned about my ability to address your specific complaints. Naturopathic medicine and traditional Asian medicine are complete systems of medicine which can be used to treat any presenting condition. As a naturopathic physician, I am also trained to use modern diagnostic techniques such as labs and imaging as well as pharmaceutical medicines. My training allows me to blend eastern and western medicine, ancient and modern techniques to customize a treatment strategy to address your concerns.

So the long answer is also YES. I’ve included some notes on areas of focus below. If you continue to have questions, please schedule a complimentary consultation (available on Fridays).

Preventive medicine, physical exams and screening bloodwork
Fatigue, brain fog, frequent infections or immune issues
Autoimmune disease, environmental health and detoxification support
Pre-diabetes, diabetes, blood sugar issues
Health at every size
Healthcare for vegans and vegetarians (you will not be advised to eat meat)

Motor vehicle accident, back pain, neck pain, headaches, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, knee pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, fibromyalgia, acute injuries

Anxiety and Stress
Generalized anxiety, PTSD, easily stressed, brain fog, emotional stability, stress management

Digestive Disorders
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), food intolerances and sensitivities, heartburn, indigestion, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Asthma, seasonal allergies, sinusitis, common cold, ear infection, sore throat, cough, bronchitis

Women’s Health and Fertility
Menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, bladder and kidney infections
Preconception counseling, fertility
*Please note that pelvic exams are not available.

Hormone Balance
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (bHRT)
Thyroid including autoimmune thyroiditis
Adrenal fatigue, HPA axis dysfunction

Heart Disease
High cholesterol, high blood pressure
CVD risk assessment and advanced markers

Primary Care

Primary care is a term which has different meanings – to your insurance company, primary care refers to a provider with specific obligations and credentialing whereas for you, primary care may mean the doctor you go to for most of your health care needs. For billing purposes (with insurance companies that differentiate), I am considered a specialist. Effective January 2024, I am no longer accepting assignment as PCP and recommend my patients establish with a PCP.

However, this policy change will not necessarily impact the work we do together. I can continue to be your first line provider, you can come to me first if you have an infection; hurt your back; or need blood work. Having a PCP on your team allows me to best focus on your naturopathic care and ensures that you will have consistent care during periods of time that my office is closed.

Special Cases

Patients with complex problems are encouraged to schedule a Discovery Call.  This allows us to ensure that I am able to help with your complaints and that we mutually understand what role I will play in your care.  Complex cases include multiple diagnoses, multiple medications or complex medical histories – if you think you are a complex case, you probably are!

I generally do not treat minor children. If you are an existing patient and would like to consult on your child’s healthcare for a specific issue, please schedule a complimentary consultation by phone.