Raleigh Naturopathic Clinic
1235 Onslow Rd
Raleigh, NC 27606
For the fastest response, use this email. Alternatively, you can leave a message at this number, and I will return your call at my earliest convenience.
At this time all appointments are via phone or videoconference.
The initial intake appointment (90 minutes) is $215.
The fee for follow up appointments depends on the amount of time reserved: $95 for 30 minutes, $140 for 45 minutes, and $185 for one hour.
Naturopathic physicians are not yet licensed in North Carolina. Until they are, insurance will not reimburse for visits here. Medicare and Medicaid are federal programs and will not cover Naturopathic care until we are licensed in all 50 states. Currently we have licensure in twenty-two. Most patients have success with HSA and FSA programs for visit fees.
Checks and all major credit cards are accepted
Naturopathic physicians are not yet licensed in North Carolina. Until they are, insurance will not reimburse for visits here.
Medicare and Medicaid are federal programs and will not cover Naturopathic care until we are licensed in all 50 states. Currently we have licensure in twenty-two.
Most patients have success with HSA and FSA programs for visit fees.
Over the last few years, I’ve been specializing in Endocrinology with a particular focus on the endocrine condition, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), and the various symptoms associated with it.
Endocrinology is the medical specialty concerned with hormone imbalances. Hormone imbalances drive conditions like pre-diabetes, hypothyroid, androgen dominance, menopausal symptoms, and my particular focus, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
What is PCOS?
PCOS is a multi-factorial hormone condition in women. Androgen excess (androgens are hormones in the testosterone family) is what characterizes PCOS, but dysfunctions with insulin, progesterone, cortisol, and more are also important drivers.
Women with PCOS commonly struggle with some or all of these symptoms:
- Hirsutism (abnormal hair growth)
- Irregular Periods
- Weight gain around the middle
- Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Insomnia and other Sleep Disorders
- Heavy or Painful Periods
- High Cholesterol
- Insulin Resistance
- High Blood Pressure
- Hair Loss
- Difficulty Losing Weight
- Reactive Hypoglycemia
- Exercise Intolerance
- PMS and PMDD
So many reasons. This is one of those things that seems so obvious in retrospect.
I wanted to specialize in something to improve faster as a doctor.
So about five years ago, I started work toward a specialty in mental health, mostly because of how much natural medicine helped me with anxiety and depression. But something was missing.
Then in 2018, I was looking back over the best patient outcomes over my first ten years in practice, and it was uncanny how many of them had PCOS or the symptoms common to PCOS like horrible periods, trouble sleeping, or weight gain around the middle.
I knew that I got excited when I saw “PCOS” on the intake form. I would think, “Yay, I’m good at this.” Where PCOS is concerned, I was confident that natural medicine is not only safer than conventional medicine, it was often more effective.
In my own life, I’ve experienced relief from many of the same symptoms bring women with PCOS to my office.
Research attention on PCOS has increased substantially over the last two decades, so a much better understanding of PCOS and PCOS treatment is rapidly unfolding. That wasn’t available when I was in school, so that also makes this an exciting and satisfying specialty.
PCOS is a complicated chronic condition that presents lots of different ways and with a particular interplay of hormones that regularly demands three of my favorite things:
- -creatively individualizing treatment plans
- -workarounds for when your willpower feels depleted without using shame, shoulds, or supposed to’s.
The more I learn about PCOS, the happier I am with it as my specialty. It’s been like figuring out that all along, you were in love with the boy next door.
Do you only treat endocrine conditions?
I could probably make a case that all conditions are endocrine conditions, but I won’t do that to you.
I’ve always enjoyed treating a variety of conditions. I’ve had a lot of success with migraines, heartburn, constipation, allergies, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, high blood pressure, dizziness, anemias, and many more conditions that aren’t considered primarily endocrine.
So, as long as you are an adult patient, I’d love to help you. If you want to know if I’ve had experience treating a condition like yours? Please feel free to send in the:
Let me know that you’d like my feedback about whether I could help in your specific case. I’m happy to do that.
Please fill out this form in advance of your appointment:
You can email the form to me and I will review it beforehand.
Please note that email is not secure, so you can certainly opt to bring a print copy with you to protect your privacy.
For established patients:
Yes, I can order blood, serum, urine, saliva, or stool tests, but I can’t order diagnostic imaging. You should also note that insurance won’t reimburse for these because naturopathic doctors aren’t licensed in North Carolina.
Depending on the number of tests and their insurance program, many patients opt to take the list of pertinent lab tests to their primary provider so that their insurance will cover most of the cost.
If you can’t get labs from your primary provider (or prefer not to), we can order them directly under my affiliate account.
The labs are discounted. Still, you can’t depend on insurance reimbursement. The labs and lab panels that I suggest most frequently cost thirty to fifty dollars each.
If other specialty labs would be useful for you (for example, saliva or dried urine tests that measure fluctuating adrenal function or sex hormone function throughout a day or month), I will order these for you.
Nope. I only treat adult patients. Also note, Naturopathic Doctors aren’t licensed in North Carolina and so we can’t write waivers for school vaccines.
First, I want to assure you that I didn’t come to naturopathic medicine on an Anti-Drug agenda.
Sometimes naturopathic medicine is called alternative medicine. This makes naturopathic medicine and prescription medication sound like an either/or question.
This is not true at all. I prefer the term integrative medicine for that reason. If you want or need prescription medicines, it’s my job to help you safely use them together. That’s a big part of the point of those four years I spent in naturopathic medical school.
Certainly, there are many cases where natural medicines can be an alternative solo treatment. But they can also be used together with prescriptions to offset the side effects or to augment the benefits. I also help patients more comfortably discontinue medicines they no longer need or want.
Second, I want to be clear that North Carolina does not yet license naturopathic doctors. That means that I can’t prescribe, unprescribe, or change your medications. It’s a good idea to establish yourself with a licensed provider for any current or future prescription needs.