“As a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, I’m dedicated to shifting the power back to my patients.” – Dr. Sara
Wondering if I can help you?
In my 15 years of clinical practice, I have helped patients with:
- allergies and food sensitivities or intolerances
- gut disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- hormonal imbalances
- depressed mood and anxiety
- fertility issues
- low energy and insomnia
- difficulty losing weight
- skin problems
In my clinical practice, I focus on treating the whole person based on 4 key areas:
After an initial one hour assessment, I create individualized treatment plans for each patient. I focus on treating the ROOT CAUSE – looking at primary health concerns, medical history, family history, and results from laboratory testing.
I combine the wisdom of nature with the innovation of modern science.
Underlying Principles of My Clinical Practice
1) First do no harm:
Symptoms are an expression of the human body attempting to heal itself.
I respect the human body and use a gentle, non-invasive approach to healing.
2) The healing power of nature:
Your body has an inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health.
Your body’s healing process is intelligent.
My role is to facilitate the healing process. I work with each patient to restore health and vitality.
3) Identify and treat the cause:
Illness does not occur without cause. My clinical work is focused on identifying the root cause of illness.
The root cause of poor health must be identified before optimal health can be achieved. Any quick-fix or band-aid solution merely masks symptoms and eventually symptoms usually return.
4) Heal the whole person:
Health and disease are conditions of the whole person. True health requires a comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment.
Each person is unique, which is why I offer PERSONALIZED HEALTHCARE.
As an ND, I always use a comprehensive approach and evaluate:
- nutritional status
- current lifestyle
- family history
- environmental factors
- physical health
5) Naturopathic Doctor as teacher:
The doctor-patient relationship is important to me. My role is to educate and encourage my patients to take responsibility for their own health.
In short, I’m a catalyst for healthful change.
Empowering and motivating my patients to advocate for their own health is a priority.
I provide all patients with an understanding of the factors that affect their health and provide them with the support that they need on their health journey.
The ultimate goal of any healthcare system should be prevention of disease. I always tell my patients that working together is not just about improving their current health status. It’s also about preventing diseases that may be quietly developing.
Without a thorough investigation and comprehensive assessment, health conditions that are silently developing are often ignored and are not diagnosed or flagged until years later. Early diagnosis typically leads to better outcomes and happier patients!