Dr. Jennifer, Naturopathic Doctor

Meet Dr. Jennifer

Dr. Jennifer is a Naturopathic Doctor from Compassionate Care Medical Professionals who focuses on whole health and promoting balance in the body. Jennifer has a passion for medicine and being a health detective and has spent many years expanding her knowledge base of holistic medicine practices as well as traditional approaches. Jennifer loves research and focuses on evidence-based medicine for her treatment suggestions; what she enjoys most is spending one on one time with her patients. Helping patients improve their quality of life is her passion. Prior to becoming a doctor, Jennifer was a massage therapist and Reiki master for over a decade, giving her hands-on experience with physical and energy medicine. She still incorporates these skills into her practice today, helping her patients heal and thrive on every level.

Dr. Jennifer has influenced many lives and loves spreading compassion to family, friends, clients, patients and even strangers. She is a positive light for others and truly listens to her patients. Jennifer takes pride in guiding others towards a better understanding of their body and meets each patient where they are on their unique health journey.

Naturopathic Services

  • Mental and Physical Health
  • Initial Medical Records
  • PTSD Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Nutrition
  • Alternative Healing
  • Medicinal Cannabis
  • Allergy Testing
Naturopathic Medicine Doctors

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

According to the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC), Naturopathy is defined as: “a distinct health care profession that combines the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science.” Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are trained as primary care providers who diagnose, treat and manage patients with acute and chronic conditions, while addressing disease and dysfunction at the level of body, mind and spirit.”

Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) treat the whole person – meaning mind, body, and spirit. Naturopathic medicine also aims to heal the root causes of an illness, – not just prevent symptoms. An examination of your physical body, lifestyle habits, and dietary intake will offer clues to the ND regarding your condition. Naturopathic practitioners then combine traditional health practices with alternative and holistic treatment options. Some naturopathic services and recommendations may include: Dietary and lifestyle changes, stress reduction, herbs and other dietary supplements, homeopathy, manipulative therapies, exercise therapy, practitioner-guided detoxification, as well as psychotherapy and counseling.

The naturopathic doctor is committed to discovering and implementing the least invasive and most effective therapies to heal and maintain optimal health.

What to Expect

Schedule Appointment

Scheduling an appointment for naturopathic medicine couldn’t be easier. Call us at 888-316-9085 EXT 5. Your appointment will be scheduled via telemedicine, offering you peace of mind and convenience. You’ll receive a unique email with the link once your appointment is confirmed and a text the day of. Phone visits are also available.

Meet Our Dr. Jennifer

Your first visit with Dr. Jennifer will be unlike a traditional physician’s appointment. You will still discuss health history and be asked about major medical concerns. However, you will also be asked to answer detailed and extremely specific questions about your health concerns, your personal history of those concerns and your health goals. Your discussions will also include a review of any prescription or OTC medications you may be taking, lifestyle and social settings and physical activities. You can expect this first appointment to be 1-2 hours as you and Dr. Jennifer connect and begin your personal path to wellness.

Empowering Your Health

As an active participant in your wellness journey, you and the doctor will discuss the next steps to help facilitate your goals including appropriate diagnostic tests, supplements and or health/lifestyle changes. Dr. Jennifer will use her knowledge of evidence-based medicine, traditional (Western) medicine and energy healing to help create a health plan tailored specifically to you, your health, and your goals.

Followup

You and Dr. Jennifer will decide the best time and frequency for your follow up treatments depending on your health, schedule and needs.

Naturopathic Medicine Principals

Naturopathic Doctor’s base their practice on 6 timeless principles founded on medical tradition and scientific evidence.

1. The Healing Power of Nature

Our bodies have such a powerful, innate instinct for self-healing. By identifying and removing the barriers to this self-healing – such as poor diet or unhealthy habit – Naturopathic doctors can help nurture this process.

2. Identify and Treat the Causes

Naturopathic doctors understand symptoms return if the root illness is not addressed. Rather than cover up symptoms, Naturopathic doctors seek to find, treat, and eliminate the cause of these symptoms.

3. First Do No Harm

Naturopathic doctors follow three precepts to ensure their patient’s safety:

  • Use low-risk procedures and healing compounds – such as dietary supplements, herbal extracts, and homeopathy – with few or no side effects.
  • When possible, do not suppress symptoms, which are the body’s efforts to self-heal.
  • Customize each diagnosis with a treatment plan. We all heal in different ways, and Naturopathic doctors respect our differences.

4. Doctor as Teacher

Naturopathic medicine believes that doctors must be educators, as well as physicians. Naturopathic doctors teach their patients how better to eat, exercise, relax and nurture themselves physically and emotionally.

5. Treat the Whole Person

We each have a unique physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, sexual, and spiritual makeup. Naturopathic doctors know that all these factors affect our health and use this knowledge in their treatment.

6. Prevention

Proactive medicine saves money, pain, and lives. Naturopathic doctors evaluate risk factors, heredity, and vulnerability to disease. By getting treatment for greater wellness, we’re less likely to need treatment for future illness.

What is the Education of a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor?

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree, a naturopathic medical student in the United States attends a four-year, professional, in-residence doctoral program accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME). The CNME is recognized as an accrediting body by the U.S. Department of Education, and it is the only accrediting body for naturopathic medical programs in the U.S. that qualify graduates for licensure.

Students from accredited naturopathic medical schools complete a more than 4,100 contact hours of instruction, including at least 1,200 hours of supervised, hands-on clinical training. The schools’ evidence-informed curricula consists of biomedical sciences, similar to conventional medical school, as well as clinical medicine, homeopathy, botanical medicine, lifestyle management, nutrition, pharmacology, radiology, physical medicine. Additionally, the curriculum includes specialized classes in such areas as pediatrics, fibromyalgia, oncology, and sports medicine.

In order to become licensed, naturopathic medical graduates must also pass the two-part national board exam, Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Exam (NPLEX), which consists of biomedical science and clinical medicine portions. NDs are regulated in 22 states and 5 provinces, as well as the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is naturopathic medicine?

Naturopathy combines the healing abilities of nature with the knowledge and rigors of modern science. Doctors skilled in naturopathy are able to treat, diagnose, and manage patients with a wide variety of ailments and conditions, addressing them at the level of mind, body, and spirit. This can be done through dietary and lifestyle changes, stress reduction, herbs and dietary supplements, homeopathy, manipulative or exercise therapies, detoxification, or psychotherapy and counselling.

Can Dr. Jennifer diagnose qualifying conditions for my medical card?

Yes; along with being able to treat and manage patients with a variety of medical conditions, Dr. Jennifer is able to diagnose those with anxiety or PTSD to get you one step closer to obtaining your medical marijuana certification.

What are the qualifications of a naturopathic doctor?

In addition to obtaining a bachelor’s degree, a naturopathic student also attends a four-year professional program accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME). Graduates must then complete over 4,100 contact hours of instruction, including 1,200 hours of supervised clinical training. The curriculum includes biomedical sciences, clinical medicine, homeopathy, botanical medicine, lifestyle management, nutrition, pharmacology, radiology, and physical medicine. In order to become licensed, graduates must finally pass the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Exam (NPLEX), which includes biomedical and clinical medicine portions.

What does my appointment involve?

Your first visit with Dr. Jennifer will involve discussing your medical history and concerns. You will then be asked to answer detailed and specific questions regarding your personal history with any medical conditions, as well as your health goals.  You should also share any information related to current prescriptions or over-the-counter medications, your lifestyle, habits, and social and physical activities. The entire process will take one to two hours as you and Dr. Jennifer connect and delve into the intricacies of naturopathic healing. She will then make various recommendations on how to mitigate your personal ailments through different therapies and natural remedies to put you on the path to healing.

What types of ailments can Dr. Jennifer treat?

Dr. Jennifer is well-versed in a large variety of medical areas. She has experience in treating those with mental health ailments such as anxiety and PTSD, as well as hormonal imbalances, chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, gastrointestinal issues, and medication addictions. Her goal is to help patients in areas of traditional healthcare that often fall short, and to give them hope that they too can find relief.

What other services does Dr. Jennifer offer?

Dr. Jennifer is well-versed in a large variety of medical areas. She has experience in treating those with mental health ailments such as anxiety and PTSD, as well as hormonal imbalances, chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, gastrointestinal issues, and medication addictions. Her goal is to help patients in areas of traditional healthcare that often fall short, and to give them hope that they too can find relief.

Is my appointment virtual?

Yes, when you call 888-316-9085 ext. 5, your visit will be scheduled via telemedicine, and you will receive an email link to your virtual appointment as well as a reminder text beforehand. This visit can be done through video or audio, to the preference of the patient.

Do I need a follow-up appointment?

That is completely up to you, the patient, and Dr. Jennifer. Together, you can decide the frequency or necessity of any follow-up appointments, depending on your specific health needs.

Where can I find more information?

To ask questions or schedule an appointment with Dr. Jennifer, you can call 888-316-9085 ext. 5 or email info@cccenters.org.

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