Good health is not simply about being disease-free, it is about optimizing the quality of your life. This is not achieved in a single step. It is a process that takes continual maintenance and evaluation. It involves an awareness of how your decisions impact your health and an understanding of how changes can be made to address imbalances and support the body in a positive way.
My role as a Naturopathic Doctor is to guide my patients in making the most informed decisions about managing their concerns and improving their overall health.
Naturopathic Medicine addresses the underlying cause of disease and views the individual as a whole, rather than an isolated set of symptoms. It takes into consideration the interactions between genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that can impact health. This means that rather than simply treating your symptoms with pharmaceuticals, we will look at the overall picture to try and determine the root cause of the issue, then treat accordingly using safe and effective methods.
An initial consult involves an in-depth discussion of health concerns, health history, and health goals. Lab testing may be recommended depending on the case. At this point, an individualized treatment plan is outlined in detail. This may include any combination of nutritional/supplement or dietary recommendations, lifestyle recommendations, herbal medicines, acupuncture etc.
Nutrition and Supplement Recommendations
Dietary changes and high-quality supplements may be recommended to address nutrient deficiencies, treat disease processes, and promote health. You are also encouraged to bring in a list of your current supplements so that we can make sure you are taking what is right for YOUR health. Dr. Kerri ND is experienced in creating customized diet plans that will address your individual health needs and promote long term wellness.
Whether your issue concerns hot flashes, fertility, prenatal or postpartum care, PMS, irregular periods, weight gain, PCOS, endometriosis or mood swings, you can rest assured that there is a safe and effective solution that will benefit your health overall.
Naturopathic Medicine has a lot to offer when it comes to supporting the thyroid. This may involve more extensive testing as well as comprehensive treatments that aim to address the root cause of thyroid dysfunction.
Depression and anxiety are two very common concerns seen in practice. There are numerous safe, effective and evidence-based therapies to treat these issues.
Successful pain management (joint pain, muscle pain, headaches etc.) typically involves a combination of acupuncture and other therapies targeting pain and inflammation.
Acupuncture refers to the insertion of sterilized disposable needles through the skin into underlying tissues at specific points on the body to reduce pain and/or balance the body‘s healing energy. There are a number of conditions which may benefit from acupuncture, including the following:
Musculoskeletal: arthritis, sciatica, neck/back pain, muscle cramps/weakness
Digestive: nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation
Emotional: anxiety, depression, insomnia
Hormonal: infertility, hot flashes, menstrual irregularities and heavy periods
Neurological: headaches, migraines
Miscellaneous: stress reduction, chronic fatigue, smoking cessation
There is a full dispensary onsite offering high-quality professional grade supplements (vitamins, probiotics, fish oils etc) and herbal medicines, as well as an online dispensary for your convenience.