It is Dr. Samantha's goal to help each client achieve optimal health. Every person is on a unique path towards wellness, therefore individualized treatment plans are formulated for each client. As a naturopathic doctor trained in both alternative and conventional medicine, Dr. Samantha utilizes many tools to help on the healing journey.
Some of the conditions Dr. Samantha can assist with (but not limited to):
- Acute Illness
- ADD / ADHD
- Adrenal Function
- Autoimmune Conditions (Celiac, Hashimoto’s, etc)
- Cardiovascular Disorders (High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, etc)
- Chronic Illness
- Contraceptive Counseling
- Digestive Disorders
- Ear Infections
- Food Allergies
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Immunizations (and alternative vaccine schedules)
- Intrauterine Inseminations
- Lactation Issues
- LGBTQ Medicine
- Mood Imbalances (Anxiety, Depression)
- Pain management
- PMS / Menstrual Disorders / PCOS
- Preconception Preparation
- Pre and Post-Operative Care
- Pregnancy related care
- Respiratory Issues
- Skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, acne, etc)
- Thyroid conditions
- Weight management
- Well-Child Exams / Sports Physicals
- Women’s health: annual exams / PAP smear / breast exams
PRINCIPLES OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
First Do No Harm:
Naturopathic doctors start by using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat. We utilize treatments and medicines that minimize the risk of harmful side effects, while working with a persons’ self-healing ability.
The Healing Power of Nature:
Naturopathic medicine believes there is an innate healing ability within every person. It is the job of a naturopathic doctor to identify and remove obstacles to recovery, and prevent further disease from occurring.
Identify and Treat the Causes:
Naturopathic doctors work to find the underlying causes of an illness, so complete recovery can occur. We try to avoid suppressing symptoms, as this may delay the body’s ability to defend and heal itself.
Doctor as Teacher:
Naturopathic doctors strive to educate and empower their clients, as well as promote self-responsibility for health. We also appreciate and utilize the therapeutic value inherent in the doctor-client relationship.
Treat the Whole Person:
Naturopathic doctors consider each person’s physical, mental, social, genetic, emotional and environmental factors. Treating the whole person includes body, mind and spirit, therefore naturopathic doctors encourage clients’ spiritual growth as part of their healing.
It means daily functioning on the highest possible levels. Naturopathic doctors help prevent disease by assessing risk factors and daily habits, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and by making appropriate interventions.