Primary Care Medicine At Synergy Natural Medicine Clinic
Naturopathic Doctors, including Dr. Wicher, serve as comprehensive primary care providers, adept at addressing a wide spectrum of health concerns through a holistic lens. Whether patients are contending with acute conditions like viral infections, digestive issues, or the common cold, NDs excel in diagnosis and treatment. Importantly, their commitment to patient-centric care ensures the prudent use of pharmaceutical drugs, with prescriptions issued only when medically necessary.
Dr. Wicher, a distinguished Naturopathic Doctor (ND), stands out as a seasoned practitioner with a remarkable 20-year history of specializing in Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine is an approach that seeks to identify and address the root causes of health issues, focusing on the underlying dysfunction in the body's systems rather than just treating symptoms. She has treated thousands of patients using Functional Medicine.
The core philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine revolves around enhancing the body's innate healing processes by optimizing physiological functions. This not only addresses existing health challenges but also endeavors to prevent their recurrence or exacerbation. Dr. Wicher, in line with this approach, crafts personalized and comprehensive treatment plans designed for long-term health and well-being.
Patients engage with NDs in various capacities—some relying on them as their primary care doctors, while others seek their expertise for specific health concerns, often driven by a preference for alternatives to prescription drugs or dissatisfaction with conventional options.
Distinguishing features of NDs compared to conventional medical practices include:
NDs, such as Dr. Wicher, invest substantial time in understanding patients' health within the broader context of their diet, habits, and health history. This in-depth exploration of root causes occurs during 30 to 60-minute appointments.
Personalized Treatment Plan
Post-consultation, NDs provide patients with a personalized treatment plan that encompasses recommended care. This plan often includes diet and lifestyle changes, supplements, herbs, and other holistic therapies.
Advanced Blood Chemistry Analysis
Dr. Wicher and other NDs utilize functional blood chemistry analysis—a cutting-edge method providing deeper insights into body function and early signs of disease. This proactive approach enables the identification of malfunctioning bodily systems for comprehensive health intervention.
Diverse Treatment Options
NDs offer a broad spectrum of treatment options, ranging from holistic to conventional approaches. These encompass dietary supplements, herbs, nutraceuticals, vitamin/mineral injections, IVs, and various natural therapies, tailored to each patient's unique needs.
Specialty Diagnostic Tests
Acknowledging the influence of diet and nutrient status on health, NDs order diagnostic tests to assess nutritional deficiencies, food sensitivities, metabolic disorders, and gastrointestinal health, facilitating targeted interventions for diet-related diseases.
Common conditions we treat and manage: Acid reflux, Acute infections, Adrenal fatigue, ADD/ADHD, Allergies, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Autism and Asperger’s syndrome, Autoimmune disorders, Asthma, Breast diseases, Cancer (adjunctively), Candida, Celiac Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Cold and Flu, Colitis and UC, Crohn's disease, Depression, Diabetes, Diabetic infections, Digestive problems, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Heart conditions, Hepatitis, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hormone problems, Infertility, Infections, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Joint, muscle and ligament pain and mobility problems, Lyme disease, Menopausal symptoms, Menstrual problems, Metabolic disorders, Migraines, Mood disorders, PMS, Osteopenia, Osteoporosis, Overweight, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Skin conditions, Thyroid disorders, Uterine Fibroids, Upper respiratory infections