Thank you for your interest in
Naturopathic Medicine. I am very excited to be in
Baltimore and am looking forward to working closely with you to improve your
If you have never been to see a
naturopath before, it is important to understand how a naturopathic
practice is both different and similar to conventional medical practices.
Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are general family
practitioners trained as experts in science-based natural medicine. NDs
concentrate on “whole person” wellness and emphasize prevention and self
care. We seek to treat the underlying causes of health problems
and not just the symptoms. For example, a person may have a
variety of symptoms which could be treated
individually, or which may be related to a common cause that needs to be
addressed. This holistic approach leads not only to the treatment of
current health concerns, but also to the prevention of future health
issues, leading to a better quality of life along the way.
educated and trained extensively in physical examinations, laboratory
testing, nutritional and dietary assessments, metabolic analysis, allergy
testing, X-ray examinations and other diagnostic tests. NDs are also the
only practitioners specifically trained in the use of a wide variety of
natural therapies. We combine and adapt these treatments to the needs of
the individual patient based on a philosophy that acknowledges the patient
as an active participant in the healing process.
Education of naturopathic doctors is
comprehensive. NDs study the same basic and clinical sciences, as do
other medical students, along with the full spectrum of natural medicines
and therapies. This education includes premedical undergraduate
coursework, completion of a four year, graduate-level program at an
accredited naturopathic medical college, and two years of a supervised
practice, I combine herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, homeopathy,
physical medicine and other tools to help you manage your overall health.
Every treatment plan is individualized to address your specific goals. I
utilize a variety of diagnostic techniques, beginning with a comprehensive
patient history and interview. I also incorporate general physical and
symptom-specific examinations. I may recommend lab tests from your
PCP such as blood,
urine, allergy, stool tests, and imaging (X-ray, MRI) to provide further
I am a strong believer in complementary medicine --
the combined use of natural therapies with medications and other tools of
western medicine. I make appropriate referrals to conventional medical
doctors when it is indicated, and work to help my clients minimize or
avoid medications where possible.
Finally, I believe that naturopathic medicine is a
common sense medicine. It is about finding the right balance in a world
seemingly out of balance. It is my goal to help you find a healthful
balance in your life.