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Naturopathic Primary Care

Personalized Care For a Healthy Lifestyle

Naturopathic Primary Care medicine is a medical practice that uses holistic treatments with traditional medicine to support the body’s natural ability to heal. Naturopathic medicine has been in practice in the United States since the 1800s. But, many of the practices and techniques used in naturopathic medicine have been in place for centuries. 

The goal of naturopathic primary care is to identify and treat the root cause of any illness rather than the symptoms a patient is presenting. Because of this goal, naturopathic medicine focuses on developing personalized care for the whole person – physical, mental, and emotional. Naturopaths combine natural healing practices such as herbal supplements, diet, and exercise with traditional practices such as laboratory testing and diagnostic imaging to develop individualized treatment plans. Treatment plans that focus on returning patients to optimal wellness.


What Is a Naturopathic Primary Care Physician?

Doctors of naturopathic medicine (ND) are trained as primary care providers and learn to treat all aspects of family health and wellness. Naturopaths receive similar training as medical doctors (MD) through a four-year doctoral education. They also have additional education in nutrition, psychology, and complementary therapies such as herbal medicine and homeopathy. 

Naturopathic Primary CareA naturopath’s goal is to correct any disturbances or imbalances in the body that are leading to other symptoms or illnesses. Imbalances such as poor diet, lack of exercise, or chronic stress. To correct identified imbalances, naturopath’s begin by using the most minimally invasive techniques such as diet and lifestyle changes. They then progress to techniques that promote natural healing in the body. Naturopaths follow this course of treatment adding more strenuous or invasive therapies as needed to address a patient’s underlying concerns. Pharmaceutical and surgical interventions are usually the last step. 

In addition to traditional medical approaches, naturopaths can offer nutritional and lifestyle support to create a well-rounded approach to wellness. Naturopaths are also trained in potential drug/herb interactions and can support a patient in reviewing and manage prescription medications. Many patients seek a naturopath’s care to reduce or eliminate unnecessary pharmaceutical use.

A naturopath’s goal when caring for you and your family is to identify the most beneficial and least harmful course of treatment. For naturopaths, natural remedies are complementary to traditional diagnostic techniques and treatments. Natural and traditional treatments are used jointly to provide care best aligned to the patient. A naturopath’s scope of practice can include:

  • Nutrition
  • Botanical medicine
  • Physical medicine
  • Physical and clinical diagnosis
  • Laboratory diagnosis and diagnostic imaging
  • Homeopathy
  • Psychology
  • Pharmacology
  • Minor surgery

Naturopathic Primary Care – Personalized care for a healthy lifestyle

Dr. Alisha Detorres is a highly skilled naturopathic primary care physician dedicated to personalizing a health care plan to optimize your wellness journey. Please call (425) 213-8486 or click here to schedule an appointment today.

What Can I See a Naturopathic Primary Care Physician For?

Naturopaths are trained primary care providers and can treat patients for many of the same items as a traditional primary care provider. Patients are increasingly seeking out naturopathic primary care providers to ensure a holistic management of their health using both natural and traditional practices.  

Those who engage a naturopath on their wellness journey can expect evaluation and diagnosis of medical conditions using both natural and convential medical approaches. Using physical exams and diagnostic testing to focus on treating the full spectrum of a patient’s health. Naturopaths at Bare Integrative Medicine support patients with:

  • Overall physical health
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Sleep issues
  • Nutrition and nutrition testing
  • Stress management
  • Mental health
  • Hormone testing and hormone replacement therapy
  • Weight-loss support
  • Substance abuse


5 Benefits of Naturopathic Primary Care

Naturopathic primary care providers offer patients a unique experience that focuses on treating the whole person. Treating not only the symptoms they might be feeling but the underlying issues. Naturopaths take the time needed to dive deeply into a patient’s medical history to ensure that all treatment plans support an ongoing journey to live an optimal life full of overall health and wellness. 

When you engage with a naturopathic primary care provider you can expect a number of benefits. Here are just five benefits of engaging a naturopathic primary care provider in your journey to optimal health and wellness.

  1. Naturopathic medicine focuses on optimizing a patient’s overall wellness while preventing diseases. 
  2. Naturopathic medicine takes into account the whole patient treating the full spectrum of the patient’s health and wellness needs. Physical, mental, and emotional.
  3. Naturopaths are specialists in herbal medicine and are trained in drug/herb interactions. They and can support patients in optimizing their medications – both herbal and pharmaceutical. 
  4. Naturopaths focus on minimizing interventions. Instead, they focus on boosting the body’s natural ability to heal. More invasive medical interventions are used sparingly and only when necessary.
  5. Naturopaths strive to join you where you are in your health care journey to partner on a treatment plan that fits your needs and goals.


Personalized Naturopathic Primary Care at Bare Integrative Medicine

Are you feeling frustrated by seeing physician after physician and never feeling better? Are you seeking a primary care physician to help you build a healthy lifestyle? Do you want to be an active participant in your wellness journey? 

There is an endless supply of medications, diets, tools, and technology to support you on your wellness journey. But at Bare Integrative Medicine we provide the guidance and support to put them all together and get you on the best path to wellness. You will have a partner in your journey to optimal health.

When you leave our office you can expect a personalized treatment plan and a support system to make your journey to optimal health possible.

Naturopathic Primary Care – Personalized care for a healthy lifestyle

Dr. Alisha Detorres is a highly skilled naturopathic primary care physician dedicated to personalizing a health care plan to optimize your wellness journey. Please call (425) 213-8486 or click here to schedule an appointment today.

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