The initial goal of naturopathic medicine was to develop a primary care provider or family medicine doctor who utilizes nature as the firstline therapy. Throughout the longstanding history of naturopathic medicine, practitioners emphasize the healing power of nature and it's ability to support the body's innate ability to heal itself. As a result, naturopathic physicians focus on recognizing and eradicating factors that hinder good health to devise a balanced, curative environment.
Upon your first consultation, you can anticipate your provider taking a detailed health history in conjunction with a Chinese diagnosis assessment.
Education: Political science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Science in Acupuncture at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Training: 5-year dual ND/MSA degree program at Bastyr University additional speciality training in: clinical research on detoxification cardiovascular disease and herbal medicine Fellowship: Two-year fellowship at Inner Source Health in New York City with Dr. Peter Bongiorno and Dr. Pina LoGiudice. Dr. Williams counsels patients with a wide variety of conditions and demographic considerations. Her primary interests include women's health conditions and heart disease. When treating her patients, Dr. Williams aims to get to the root of the issue, considering a person's health holistically. She utilizes natural remedies such as: Exercise Nutrition Herbal medicine Acupuncture She is an advocate for collaboration between healthcare providers and has built relationships with providers in: The New York Physician Society St. Luke's hospital OneMedical CAM education at Mt. Sinai Dr. Williams has spoken as a natural health expert for several groups including: Merrill Lynch Barclay's FOX News and teaches at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health Proud member of: The NY Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP) The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). Provides exam questions for the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE). Completing a wide range of rotations gaining experience in: annual physicals and general physical and orthopedic exams respiratory, neurological, endocrine, infectious, dermatological, psychological,musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal complaints various acupuncture, needle and herbal therapies laboratory testing including phlebotomy, urinary and salivary samples and analysis diagnostic imaging including MRI, CT and X-ray exams, electrocardiograms, bioimpedance analysis testing physical therapy modalities including therapeutic ultrasound, cold laser and hyperthermia, minor office procedures including excisions and cryotherapy Licensed acupuncturist: New York state Licensed naturopathic physician: Vermont state.