Treatments & Services
Naturopathic Primary Care
Our doctors function as the primary care providers (PCP) for
the majority of our patients. Other patients
come to Optimal Health Center for a specific concern. In either case, we provide care
for a number of medical issues such as colds, flu, infections, minor
injuries, hormone imbalance, aches, pains, and general medical advice.
We use standard diagnostic laboratory tests, such as blood and saliva
panels, alongside medical imaging to better understand a patient’s
condition. Additionally, we use a host of specialized tests, like food
allergy, heavy metals, and micronutrient analysis, to address the root
cause of any condition.
Our focus is on using non-pharmaceutical and least-invasive
methodologies. However, with our integrative approach, we will prescribe
pharmaceutical medications or recommend surgery when that is the best
treatment for any given health condition. We work cooperatively with
conventional medical practitioners and will provide referrals whenever
Aligning with the core values of naturopathic medicine, Optimal
Health Center prioritizes prevention as a top health goal. Keeping the
body healthy reduces the chances that illness and disease will manifest.
Although maintaining balance and harmony in the body’s systems does
take work, routine check-ups with your doctor, healthy eating,
regular exercise, and other wholesome habits can lower your risk for
many of the most common health problems like heart disease, diabetes,
and cancer. Frequent, honest, and thorough communication with your
naturopathic doctor is an important part of stopping illness before it
starts and achieving your health objectives.
We want to empower you to take responsibility for your health by
helping you develop the skills, insights, and patterns that allow you to
enjoy life to the full. Our doctors will spend quality time with
you each time you come in, making the effort to understand your concerns
and educate you about all your options. Optimal Health Center partners
with you for the long term, helping you manage your health wisely to
minimize chronic conditions and maximize your quality of life.
Treatment for Chronic Illness
Many patients come to Optimal Health Center after years of
unsuccessful treatment for a chronic condition. They may feel like they
have run out of options and usually feel hopeless or defeated. Others
feel that adding natural therapies to their current treatment plan will
boost their resilience or offset the side effects of medically necessary
pharmaceuticals. Regardless of the situation, we offer advanced
holistic approaches for ongoing medical care, customizing treatment
options based on each patient’s symptoms, lifestyle, and preferences.
Whether you have chronic pain, hormone imbalance, high blood
pressure, arthritis, or another long-term condition, we want to treat
the root cause of your illness, not just manage the symptoms. We will
utilize the most advanced medical techniques available, including
coordinating care with your other health care providers when in your
best interest. Our doctors are committed to finding a solution that
works for you individually.
What to Expect
New Patient Appointment
The New Patient Appointment usually takes 60 minutes, during which
time your doctor will capture your complete medical history with a
comprehensive medical intake and identify patterns in your health. She
will perform all physical exams and schedule any necessary diagnostic
testing or imaging at this time.
At the conclusion of this visit, you will receive an individualized
treatment plan. Your doctor will also recommend timeframes for
return visits, usually about every four to six weeks depending on your
Before you arrive for your New Patient Appointment, please complete the New Patient Paperwork
and bring it with you. This will help your doctor tailor the
treatment plan to your specific situation and save you time filling out
forms at the office.
Most treatment plans involve supplementation, dietary changes, and
lifestyle adjustments. The goal, however, is to create a plan in
partnership with you, the patient, so it can be one that you will commit
to and truly follow. Our doctors believe in meeting patients
where they are at currently, suggesting changes only at a speed and
intensity that the patients feel is doable.
Treatment plans are also adjustable, meaning they can adapt to
whatever circumstances may arise in your life. For example, if you are
making progress quicker than anticipated, your doctor will
reevaluate the plan, cutting back on certain supplements or putting more
time between check-ups.
It is important to remember throughout the treatment plan that the
end goal is rebuilding your body back to health by supporting its own
natural processes. At times, this approach can take longer than
pharmaceutical intervention, but the effects are longer lasting and
address the root health problem. We encourage you to be patient with
your body as you heal, rejuvenate, and journey down a path of lasting