My goal is to help you discover your own path to optimal health and, in the process, come to better understand your body, how it works and what pieces contribute to a sense of personal well-being. Naturopathic doctors do not see symptoms or systems in isolation; they are all interconnected and related and exploring this can illuminate our relationship with our bodies.
Naturopathic medicine is an approach that few of my patients have experienced before. In our time together I will partner with you and challenge you. Ultimately change must come from within and it is important that you communicate what is working for you and what is not working for you.
I realize that this Naturopathic approach may be quite different than the healthcare you have received for much of your life. I incorporate aspects of education on Naturopathic philosophy into most of my appointments so that my patients come to better understand Naturopathic medicine in the process of improving their health and long-term vitality.
Your participation in the process is critical and as a teacher, I encourage your questions and feedback.
I provide information, recommendations and tools for you to be a healthier version of yourself and you bring the willingness and desire to engage in the process.
In this journey there will be some phases that will be harder than others but in the end you will be a more self-aware, healthy and vital version of yourself!
This healing journey is referred to as such because with Naturopathic medicine we shy away from “quick fixes” in favor of improving the foundations to health for the long term. While we may be addressing acute symptoms at the outset, our ultimate goal is to address future ailments preventatively and to connect with all aspects of your well-being.
It can be hard to see the forest through the trees if you are not familiar with this kind of vitalistic medicine. As your guide, I will explain each phase of the health improvement journey, provide a clear plan, work to keep you motivated and help you to look ahead.
The Naturopathic Therapeutic Order guides how how a ND sees this journey – staring with foundations to health before moving to higher force interventions.
Is Naturopathic Medicine Right for You?
If you are looking for a new approach to your healthcare or feel unsatisfied with your conventional providers’ approach to your health concerns, it may be time to explore a Naturopathic approach. If you would like a more genuine partnership with your doctor and are willing to explore your body’s innate healing nature in a new way, then yes, Naturopathic medicine is right for you! If you know that feeling “better” is possible but are not sure how exactly or if you are overwhelmed by the advice you’ve heard at the health food store or from friends and family members, the expertise of a Naturopathic Doctor will be invaluable.
Every Naturopathic doctor approaches their patient’s health a bit differently. Read My Approach to see if Dr. Abby sounds like a good fit! Dr. Abby also offers free 10 minute meet-n-greet appointments if you would like to meet her before scheduling your appointment.
“Our Mission is to create a community oriented practice where you and your loved ones can find a more holistic and preventative approach to health and disease and discover evidence-based options for healing and feeling your best.”