What is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND)? 2017-06-19T01:19:24+00:00

NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE OFFERS A VARIETY OF SERVICES TO SUIT EVERY NEED

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary healthcare profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods.

  1. Do No Harm (Primum non Nocere): Naturopathic physicians choose the most non-invasive and least toxic treatments necessary for each patient.
  2. The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae): Naturopathic doctors recognize the body’s inherent ability to heal itself.
  3. Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam): Naturopathic doctors identify, address and remove the underlying causes of disease.
  4. Doctor as Teacher (Docere): Educating and supporting patients on personal health management is an important role of an ND. Naturopathic physicians empower patients to take responsibility for their own health. NDs also acknowledge the therapeutic value inherent in the doctor-patient relationship.
  5. Treat the Whole Person (Tolle Totum): This is a holistic concept that recognizes the body as an integrated whole. Naturopathic doctors treat the patient, not the disease. A naturopathic assessment addresses the nutritional status, lifestyle, family history, physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors in a person’s life.
  6. Prevention (Praevenic): Naturopathic doctors promote a focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.

At this time, Dr. Moffitt is providing services both in the clinic, and in the home setting. In Clinic services include Pain Management, Chronic Illness, Sports Medicine & Athletic Performance, Weight Loss, and Primary Care.  He is also offering IV therapy, IM therapy, Naturopathic Manipulations, and Manual Therapies. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Moffitt does home visits that include treatment of colds, hangovers, sports injuries, weight loss, pain management, and general wellness care.

CONDITIONS ADDRESSED

  • Angina (Chest Pain)
  • Hypertension
  • High Cholesterol
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Post Heart Attack
  • Upper Respiratory Infections
  • Smoking Cessation

Frequent infections
Hashimoto’s
Lupus
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Auto-immune diseases

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
Candida
Gastritis/Gastric Ulcer
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Celiac Disease
Ulcerative Colitis
Heartburn
Diarrhea
Constipation
Digestive Issues
Ulcers
Hiatal Hernia
Gallstones
Hepatitis

Kidney Stones
Interstitial Cystitis
Bladder Infection
Incontinence

Eczema
Acne
Scars
Psoriasis
Varicose Veins (Spider Veins)
Skin Infections
Ring Worm

Infertility
Erectile Dysfunction / Impotence
Prostate conditions
Libido
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

fibromyalgia
muscle cramps
chronic pain
low back pain
osteoarthritis
osteoporosis
bursitis
Arthritis
manipulations (neck, back, extremities)

targeted disease prevention
weight optimization (loss or gain)
low energy
low immunity
chronic pain
Insomnia
fatigue

ear infections
sore throat
conjunctivitis (pink eye)
croup
whooping cough
seasonal allergies

hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism
diabetes and pre-diabetes
Metabolic syndrome

menstrual cramps, bleeding, and other irregularities
PMS
infertility
sexual dysfunction
menopausal symptoms
vaginal and urinary tract infections
breast cysts
hormone replacement
Libido
Pre-pregnancy

Anxiety
Depression
Irritability
Addictions (sex, alcohol, drugs, work, etc.)

 

The Right Tools For The Right Solution. Every Time.

 

Naturopathic Tools

Diagnostic Labs

Working to treat the whole patient, Naturopathic Medicine often includes diagnostic labs that look beyond the basic CBC, into deeper layers of the body. Testing the function of the immune system, allergies, and micro-nutrient levels allows the physician to better understand how and why your body is responding and producing the symptoms you may be suffering from.

Manual Therapies

 

Deep Tissue

Soft Tissue

Manipulations

Stretches (Active & Passive)

Corrective Exercises

Strength Training

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulations

Nutritional Counseling

Working to improve the whole health of your body, a Naturopathic Physician might suggest dietary changes or supplementation in an effort to better provide your body with the necessary nutrients to thrive.

Medication Review & Prescribing

Contrary to the belief of many, Naturopathic Physicians may choose to offer medications, prescriptions, and other controlled substances as a medical doctor might do, when the situation permits. Often times a Naturopathic Physician might be able to suggest modifications to a current medication regiment in an effort to consolidate or better address the underlying cause of your symptoms.