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Naturopathic Medicine Services

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(608) 262-9355

(800) 323-8942


Our Naturopathic Providers



Naturopathy: Combining New Medicine and Old



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Clinic Information

Appointments are scheduled and take place at Research Park Clinic.


Naturopathic Doctors

About Naturopathic Doctors and their Training

UW Health Integrative Medicine: Naturopathic Medicine: a cup of teaNaturopathic Medicine is a practice of medicine that combines ancient wisdom with contemporary knowledge about the human body, about disease, and about health and well-being.
Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic medicine is defined by its fundamental principles of:

First, do no harm.

Work with the healing power of nature.

Treat the cause.

Treat the whole person.

The doctor acts as teacher.


Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine treat the individual, not the disease, attempting to find the underlying cause of the patient's condition, and using therapies that work with the healing power of nature, to assist in bringing that person back to a state of balance and equilibrium.

Naturopathic doctors spend extended time with each patient in order to teach the patient more about self-care, as well as ways of preventing chronic diseases.


Naturopathic Therapies

Therapies included in naturopathic medicine are:

  • Nutritional counseling, including dietary assessment and directing dietary changes toward whole foods nutrition
  • Therapeutic nutrition, including vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements 
  • Herbal medicine, including the use of teas, tinctures, encapsulated herbs, essential oils, and gemmotherapy
  • Homeopathy, including constitutional homeopathy, acute treatment, and biotherapeutic drainage
  • Environmental medicine, including assessment of toxicity in the body, along with cleansing and detoxification programs
  • Lifestyle counseling, addressing physical, mental, and emotional issues in daily life, including stress management
  • Physical medicine, therapies to address musculoskeletal pain, including manipulation of bone and soft tissue, craniosacral, and visceral manipulation

What to Expect During a Naturopathic Visit

UW Health Integrative Medicine: Naturopathic Medicine: HerbsThe initial visit will usually entail an in-depth medical history, covering mental, emotional, and physical aspects of the patient, as well as pertinent physical exam.
The practitioner will address the concerns the patient comes in with, as well as many parameters of health and wellness.
Treatment recommendations using naturopathic therapies may be made on the first visit, or if further study is required, a treatment plan will be given at a follow up visit.
Follow up visits allow for the opportunity to check in regarding how the patient is doing with compliance and outcome using the recommended therapies, as well as further education.
Conditions Naturopathic Medicine Can Address

Some examples of conditions that naturopathic medicine can address:
  • Digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, heartburn/GERD, gastric and duodenal ulcers 
  • Viral, bacterial and fungal infections, acute and chronic 
  • Respiratory problems, including asthma, allergies, acute and recurrent bronchitis, emphysema 
  • Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat problems, including colds, flu, acute and recurrent ear infections, nasal congestion, tonsillitis, sore throats, headaches, sinusitis, styes, conjunctivitis 
  • Dermatological conditions, including rashes, hives, eczema, psoriasis, impetigo, fungal infections, blephritis 
  • Sleep disorders 
  • Cardiovascular and peripheral vascular issues, such as prevention of heart disease, hypertension, cholesterolemia, carotid artery disease, ischemic heart disease, post-MI support, post-stroke support 
  • Female and male reproductive conditions, such as painful menstruation, PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, fertility issues, menopause, prostate issues, hormone imbalances (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) 
  • Endocrine imbalances including thyroid disorders, adrenal imbalances, hypoglycemia, insulin resistance, diabetes, migraine headaches 
  • Metabolic disorders, including CFS 
  • Genitourinary issues, such as urinary tract infections, acute and chronic, urinary incontinence, bedwetting in children, prostate problems 
  • Musculoskeletal complaints, such as osteoporosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, sprains, strains, post-fracture healing 
  • Mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, OCD 
  • Neurological disorders, including ADD/ ADHD, autism, dementia, memory loss 
  • Pregnancy support, preconception support, health issues during pregnancy, post-partum support
Naturopathic medicine may be combined with conventional medicine safely.
Consulting with a naturopathic doctor may bring additional ideas and treatment options to the care of a patient beyond what may be offered by many primary care physicians.

To schedule a Naturopthic consultation appointment, call (608) 262-9355, or make an appointment in person at the UW Health Research Park Clinic reception desk.

The fee for an initial consultation is $185, and follow-up visits are $110. Payment at the time of the treatment is required. We accept cash, checks or Visa and MasterCard. Gift certificates are also available.