Naturopathic physicians take into account all aspects of a patient's well-being to achieve health: physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and spiritual. We also focus on identifying the cause of illness and disease, rather than solely treating the symptoms. Prevention is a key part of naturopathic medicine. We work with patients to achieve optimum health and wellness.
Regular wellness checks are important for monitoring healthy growth and development in children. The doctors at Natural Kid Doc follow the nationally recommended wellness exam schedule set by the American Academy of Pediatrics. During each visit, our naturopathic physicians will examine your child, take measurements, assess development and behavior and order screening tests. We will also answer any questions you have regarding your child, including sleep, digestion, behavior, and nutrition. We also educate and encourage parents to make informed decisions regarding vaccinations and alternative vaccination schedules. Vaccinations are administered during wellness visits if desired.
At Natural Kid Doc we don’t just specialize in naturopathic pediatrics, but also women’s health. In particular, we help our patients manage hormonal imbalances, including thyroid function, PMS, irregular periods or painful periods.
Hormonal issues can be very multifactorial. They can stem from poor gut health, stress, environmental issues, and even genetics. Most common symptoms manifest as brain fog, painful periods, heavy periods, irregular periods, recurrent headaches/migraines, constipation, loose stools, irritability, breast tenderness, and infertility or trouble conceiving.
Treatments for hormonal complaints depend on what is happening in a woman’s body. Since every woman is different, testing and treatment should reflect what's going on in your body. Comprehensive hormone testing is often used as a tool to help guide appropriate treatment.
Treatments include not only hormonal management, but also, gut health evaluation and management, stress reduction and HPA axis (stress response system) regulation, with the use of botanical medicine, supplements, nutritional and lifestyle changes.
vaccinations and vaccine
Vaccines have been a controversial topic over the past decade. Parents are finding it difficult to navigate their way through some very important decisions regarding their child’s health. Many parents find it frustrating when their pediatrician is unable to provide them with helpful information concerning vaccines. And because there is so much conflicting information out there, making a decision can be overwhelming.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend 12 different vaccines throughout childhood. Most of them require numerous doses in order to have full immunity to a particular disease. That means your child receives 34 immunizations by the time they are 6 years old and another 18 by the time they are 18 years old. That’s a total of 52 vaccines!
In addition to a full medical intake, our naturopathic physicians at Natural Kid Doc will order comprehensive laboratory tests when necessary. These include food sensitivity and food allergy testing, hormonal testing, nutritional status testing, digestion and absorption testing and gastrointestinal function.
Many of the conventional lab orders go through LabCorp or Sonora Quest and are typically covered by your insurance provider. We use a number of additional labs for more comprehensive workups that may or may not be covered by your insurance depending on your plan.
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