Dr. Laurie Steelsmith, ND

Dr. Laurie Steelsmith, ND

Naturopathy | Female | 53 years old

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Dr. Laurie Steelsmith is dedicated to helping people empower themselves and create great health with natural medicine. In her practice and her teachings, she blends the extraordinary benefits of healing techniques from the Western naturopathic tradition with the ancient art of Chinese medicine. Dr. Steelsmith reaches a wide audience through public speaking, television appearances, radio presentations, and books and articles on cutting-edge natural health topics. Her message that you have the innate ability to heal yourself by embracing the power of nature reflects her belief in natural medicines that work with, rather than against, your body's own healing processes. During the past two decades she has inspired many thousands of patients and followers to transform their health and vastly improve the quality of their lives.Read more

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Dr. Steelsmith's Background and Education Grew up in Connecticut and attended the University of Connecticut before transferring to Evergreen...Read more

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Honolulu, HI |
I have been a patient of Dr. Steelsmith for 25 years during which time she has kept me healthy by guiding me, with wisdom, through the ins and outs of growing older. She is thoughtful, caring, concerned, and always has her patients’ interests at heart. I am continually impressed by her ongoing attendance at conferences both nationally and internationally as well as her insatiable desire to read all the current literature pertaining to her profession.
in Honolulu, HI |
I have been working with Dr. Steelsmith for over ten years. I appreciate that I have her undivided attention during my visits. Dr. Steelsmith is a patient listener and regularly shows me that she has my best interest at heart. Dr. Steelsmith has made a difference in my quality of life and supports my personal philosophy of proactive, engaged health care. She continues to help me find the root of my challenges versus just treating symptoms.
Mililani, HI |
Dr. Laurie has changed my life! I first went to see her for menopause issues, i.e. insomnia, hot flashes, depression. The treatment that she recommended worked! Then, I sought her help with my Meniere's disorder, which was life-changing. The most debilitating symptom to deal with was the vertigo, which left me feeling unstable, insecure and useless since I was unable participate in life. Her treatment plan enabled me to be myself again. She is wise, knowledgeable, compassionate, funny & humble.
Ewa Beach, HI |
I have been a patient of Dr. Steelsmith's for 10 years and I highly recommend her. Unlike most doctors, she spends considerable time with me during each visit. She listens to my health concerns and has recommended laboratory tests to identify underlying health issues that mainstream doctors have been unable to diagnose. My quality of life has improved tremendously due to her expertise and treatment plans. And best of all I'm pursuing a more natural way to stay healthy!
in Honolulu, HI |
Dr. Steelsmith is an excellent physician: exceptionally attentive, knowledgeable, up-to-date with research, and thorough in her work. As an experienced naturopath, she often diagnoses and treats problems that M.D.s do not recognize or handle effectively. She's also great at explaining complicated issues to the rest of us. I have been her patient for 20 years, and I owe much of my good health today to her wisdom and expertise.
in Waipahu, HI |
I have been a patient of Dr Laurie Steelsmith for over twenty five years. She has excellent understanding of a patient's need, and takes the time to listen to her patients. Many doctors tell you what is wrong without listening to what you have to say. I have never felt rushed so she can get to her next appointment. She often attends conferences to learn the latest medical procedures. Of the many physicians I have see in my life, I think that Dr Steelsmith is the most caring.
in Honolulu, HI |
I have gone to Dr. Laurie for many years and consider her my Primary Care Physician. She is very knowledgeable about both mainstream and emerging medical treatments, much more so than any MD I have visited. She also takes the time to understand your individual case, and listens to hear the patient's side of the issues. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants a doctor who genuinely cares about her patients and will go the extra mile to help them achieve optimal health and wellness.
Honolulu |
Dr. Laurie Steelsmith is a gift! She spends the time it takes to explore your needs and health concerns. I am a new person because of her. I have recommended all of my friends and family to her and they too are having significant improvements in their quality of life. If you are considering feeling well and being healthy, don't wait another second. Book your appointment today!
in Haleiwa, HI |
Dr Laurie changed my life. She brought me back from chronic lower back pain that took the fun out of my life. I had been to several other doctors without success and she was my last hope. Laurie is an expert on all things Chinese medicine as well as Western medicine. She continually continues to grow and learn new techniques to improve the health and education of her patients. I give her my highest recommendation.
in Kailua Kona, HI |
Dr. Laurie Steelsmith is an amazing professional. We took our daughter to her and within a few minutes she diagnosed a problem that many other doctors had missed. She is responsive to calls and goes the extra mile for our family. We actually fly over from a different island to see her. That is how much we value her skill. Her staff is also very attentive and follows up quickly to requests. We highly recommend her!
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Dr. Steelsmith's Background and Education

  • Grew up in Connecticut and attended the University of Connecticut before transferring to Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington
  • B.A. from Evergreen State College
  • B.S. in Natural Health Sciences from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington
  • M.S. in Acupuncture from Bastyr University
  • Doctorate in Naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University
  • Associate Clinical Professor at Bastyr University

After completing pre-medical studies, Dr. Steelsmith entered the Doctoral program in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University, America's leading naturopathic medical school. Nationally recognized as one of the first U.S. medical schools to integrate alternative and Western medicine, in 1994 Bastyr University was awarded - over all other top U.S. medical schools, including Harvard, Columbia and UCLA - a prestigious federal grant by the National Institutes of Health to research alternative treatments for HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Steelsmith received standard medical school training in the sciences, including all conventional methods of physical, clinical, and laboratory diagnosis. In addition, she studied in-depth a wide range of holistic and non-toxic approaches to therapeutics and disease prevention, completing four years of clinical nutrition, homeopathy, botanical medicine, physical medicine, and counseling. She also completed two years of clinical training in naturopathic therapeutics and preventive medicine in a primary care out-patient setting, and a two year residency.

The difference between Dr. Steelsmith's education and that of other conventionally-trained physicians is most extensive in the area of therapeutics, and reflects different philosophies of health and disease. Her training placed a much greater emphasis, for example, on the science of nutrition and the impact of nutrition on human health (she fulfilled 138 total credit hours of therapeutic nutritional sciences; conventional medical schools typically require none).

At Bastyr University, Dr. Steelsmith also earned a Masters degree in acupuncture. She studied both traditional Chinese medicine and Five-element acupuncture, as well as Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition. She is licensed by the state of Hawaii as both a naturopathic physician and an acupuncturist, and by the state of Washington as a naturopathic physician. In addition to the degrees she earned from Bastyr University, Dr. Steelsmith practiced as a licensed massage therapist in Washington state for eight years and was also an American Council on Exercise certified excerise instructor and aerobics teacher.

Dr. Steelsmith's Care Philosophy

Dr. Laurie Steelsmith is dedicated to helping people empower themselves and create great health with natural medicine. In her practice and her teachings, she blends the extraordinary benefits of healing techniques from the Western naturopathic tradition with the ancient art of Chinese medicine. 

Dr. Steelsmith reaches a wide audience through public speaking, television appearances, radio presentations, and books and articles on cutting-edge natural health topics. Her message that you have the innate ability to heal yourself by embracing the power of nature reflects her belief in natural medicines that work with, rather than against, your body's own healing processes. During the past two decades she has inspired many thousands of patients and followers to transform their health and vastly improve the quality of their lives.

Dr. Steelsmith says...

As a strong advocate of prevention and the natural power of the human body to heal itself, Dr. Steelsmith uses therapies that are primarily natural and non-toxic. She prescribes medicines and lifestyle changes which stimulate the patient's healing process, rather than drugs which simply suppress the symptoms and may have multiple unhealthy side-effects. It is vital in her training and practice to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of disease.

Dr. Steelsmith treats people, not conditions. She works with the whole person as a unique individual, rather than just a particular organ or system. Mental, emotional, nutritional, genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors are fully taken into account, as well as any physical causes of illness. 

Dr. Steelsmith says...

Services Offered and Therapies Used

  • Naturopathic medicine
  • Natural hormone replacement
  • Diagnostic laboratory testing
  • Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Five Element acupuncture
  • Clinical and orthomolecular nutrition
  • Dietary modification
  • Physical and annual exams
  • Cleansing and detoxification
  • Botanical medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Physical medicine
  • Counseling
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Soft tissue manipulation
  • Cranio-sacral therapy
  • Perineural Injection Treatment
  • Prolotherapy
  • Walsh Protocols for treating mental health imbalances

Dr. Steelsmith says...

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to help us better serve you and our community. Please contact my office manager if you have any questions or concerns.

Dr. Steelsmith's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Naturopathy
  •  Malpractice claims in Hawaii not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Acne
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insomnia
  • Menopause
  • Skin Allergy
  • Thyroid Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Bastyr University

    Graduated in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Private Residency In Honolulu Hawaii

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    Evergreen State College

    Graduated in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

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Specialties

  • Naturopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Endocrinology
  • Functional Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
  • Women's Health Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Acupuncture
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Detoxification
  • Diet Counseling
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Gynecological Examination
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • IV Therapy
  • Injection Therapy
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Tests and Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Stress Management
  • Wellness Examination

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