Naturopathic Medicine blends centuries-old natural, natural therapies with current advances in the study of human systems, covering all aspects of family health from prenatal to geriatric care.
Concentrates on whole-patient wellness
Is tailored to the patient and emphasizes prevention and self-care
Searches for the underlying cause of the patient's condition rather than focusing solely on treating surface symptoms
Naturopathic doctors cooperate with all other branches of medicine referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate.
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are primary care physicians clinically trained in natural therapeutics and whose philosophy is derived in part from a Hippocratic teaching more than 2000 years old: Vis medicatrix naturae- "nature is the healer of all diseases".
For more information on Naturopathic Medicine please visit the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Naturopathic Doctors are trained in a number of modalities to assist your body's innate healing process.
Botanical medicine involves the use of plants or extracts from plants to treat or prevent disease. It is important to work with a trained provider as many plants have strong actions within the body and can interact with other herbal medicines or medications. Dr. Barrett has a medicinary where she creates custom herbal formulas designed just for you.
Dr. Barrett utilizes a thorough physical exam in conjunction with functional lab testing to help identify the root cause of your concerns. Understanding deficiencies, genetic individuality, and any hormonal imbalance can be vital in creating a plan that will work for your unique body.
What can be more important than the food we eat? Each patient is given specific instructions in nutrition optimization. Dr. Barrett does not believe there is one perfect diet.
We discuss everything from how often you laugh to the quality of your sleep. All of the systems of your body interact and it's critical that you have a holistic picture of your health. Be ready to dig into your lifestyle and don't worry, all of the recommended changes will be tailored to what you can realistically accomplish.