While practicing in Oregon as a board certified naturopathic physician the majority of my time was spent in primary care where focus remained on preventative medicine while commonly seeing things such as high blood pressure and diabetes. I spent additional time in specialty-focused clinics surrounding gastrointestinal health, pediatrics, physical medicine, dermatology and environmental medicine. The majority of my focus came back to the foundations of health and ideal gastrointestinal function.
I have a strong desire to see individuals from all walks of life, however I have a special place in my heart for working with children and the elderly.
My most commonly utilized modalities:
- Personalized healthcare
- Lifestyle management
- Botanical medicine
- Weight loss management
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct form of health care with an emphasis on prevention, treatment and optimal health guided by the use of therapeutic modalities which support the bodies innate ability towards self-healing.
Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine:
- Vis Medicatrix Naturae (The Healing Power of Nature)
- Docere (Doctor as Teacher)
- Tolle Causam (Identify and Treat the Causes)
- Primum Non Nocere (First Do No Harm)
- Treat the whole person
In conjunction with the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine, a therapeutic order is incorporated to utilize the least invasive modalities first, while understanding that there is a time and a place for more invasive modalities as well.
- Re-establish basis of health
- Identify cause and remove the obstacles to cure
- Stimulate healing processes
- Support weakened or damaged systems/organs
- Restore structural integrity
- Address pathology
- Palliative treatment
For more information on the training, education, and practice of Naturopathic Physicians, please refer to the website of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.