With your membership you'll have 24/7 access to your doctor. This means and you'll be given email and phone access for continuity of care and follow-ups. Initial appointments are typically 1 hour long. We can even make house-calls under certain conditions.
For any lab work that you can't get thought you current insurance we typically order labs through Quest Labs and LabCorp. We can provide labs in our office to offer you the best price and convenience for labratory testing. For imaging we refer to imaging centers and bargain for lower cash rates on your behalf. Or we can use a lab of your choice if you'd prefer.
See below for some of the approaches we utilize to restore and promote your health, or contact us to see how we can help you best.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the replacement and optimization of hormone levels in your body. BHRT is different, and superior, to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as it utilizes bioidentical hormones as opposed to synthetic hormones in HRT. Bioidentical hormones are identical in molecular structure to the ones your body makes.
Research using synthetic hormones, such as the Woman's Health Initiative, Million Woman Study, and many more have shown synthetic hormones can promote cancer and diseases. BHRT has shown to be protective against cancer, heart disease on other conditions. BHRT is used to treat menopause, andropause, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, and more. BHRT optimizes estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and thyroid hormone levels.
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for at least 2,500 years. Acupuncture is the insertion of fine sterile needles into specific sites on the body to to promote the natural self-healing process and improve body function. Energy, called "qi" (pronounced "chee") flows through pathways in our body. A constant flow of qi keeps us balanced. When our qi gets blocked, like muck in a river blocking the flow of water, our body becomes imbalanced. With imbalance comes pain, lack of function, and/or illness. Western science still doesn't completely understand how acupuncture works, however modern research shows acupuncture effects the nervous, endocrine, immune, cardiovascular, and digestive systems, all of which restores balance and harmonizes our health.
Prolotherapy (Proliferative Therapy), also know as Non-Surgical Ligament and Tendon Reconstruction and Regenerative Joint Injection, is a recognized orthopedic procedure that stimulates the body’s healing processes to strengthen and repair injured and painful joints and connective tissue. It is based on the fact that when ligaments or tendons (connective tissue) are stretched or torn, the joint they are holding destabilizes and can become painful. This is done by a very directed injection to the injury site, “tricking” the body to repair again. The mild inflammatory response which is created by the injection encourages growth of new, normal ligament or tendon fibers, resulting in a tightening of the weakened structure. Additional treatments repeat this process, allowing a gradual buildup of tissue to restore the original strength to the area.
Common sights for prolotherapy injection include knee, shoulder, elbow, low back, neck, hips, ankles, wrists, and TMJ.
Botanical medicine, also known as herbal medicine, is the use of plants seeds, berries, roots, leaves, plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Herbalism has a long tradition of use outside conventional medicine. The benefit to using botanical medicines is that they offer a more complete and balanced healing potential, often adapting to the physiology of the human body and helping restore the body’s natural balance. And botanical medicine has fewer side effects than most pharmaceutical drugs. It is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control, and clinical research shows the value of herbal medicine in treating and preventing disease. Plants have been used for medicinal purposes long before recorded history. Ancient Chinese and Egyptian papyrus writings describe medicinal uses for plants as early as 3,000 BC.
Nutritional medicine uses a whole-foods and nutritional supplements approach for the prevention and treatment of multiple conditions. Naturopathic doctors receive extensive training in assessing and educating patients on how nutritional deficiencies, food intolerances, and dietary imbalances impact our health. Nutrition is the foundation of our health and cornerstone of any treatment plan. Dr. Whitney utilizes Western and Eastern approaches to nutrition medicine to provide the most comprehensive holistic approach to your health.
Intravenous (IV) Therapy is the infusion of high-doses of vitamins, minerals, and/or other supplements and medications directly into your blood stream. When we take vitamins orally we only digest and absorb a limited amount. IV therapy is effective since you can get higher amounts of vitamins and minerals into your body through an IV than you can get by taken them orally. With a much higher concentration of vitamins, minerals and supplements you get faster and better results. IV Therapy treats a wide range of conditions, including infections, cardiovascular disease, fatigue, depression, and so many more. It's even used to increase athletic performance.
Ozone IV therapy is a procedure where oxygen is increased in the body through the introduction of ozone molecules into the blood. This increases your bodies immune system, red blood cell production, is directly antimicrobial, increases your antioxidant system, and increases your cells energy production.
Naturopathic Manipulation Therapy
Naturopathic manipulative treatment (NMT) is treatment by naturopathic physicians using manual and other mechanical means for all body tissues and structures. NMT places its chief emphasis on the relationship between structural integrity and health. The body is endowed with the means of sustaining optimum health, but this may be disrupted by structural misalignments. These manual and mechanical techniques involve the use of oscillation, thrust, pressure and sustained tension including but not limited to: high and low velocity techniques, high and low amplitude techniques, traction, mobilization through physiologic and extra-physiologic ranges of motion including passive intrinsic mobility of all body joints, and repositioning of displaced body tissues and organs.
The 6 Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
The Healing Power of Nature
Utilize the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.
Identify and Treat the Causes
Treat the root cause instead of eliminating or suppressing symptoms.
First Do No Harm
Utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies.
Doctor as Teacher
Educate patients how to achieve and maintain health.
Treat the Whole Person
View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, genetic, environmental and social dimensions.
Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.