My patients call me Dr. Katie, or Katie. The title “doctor” was never something I grew attached to; however, being a naturopathic doctor allows me the freedom in medicine that is necessary to help guide my patients to obtain true health and healing. Growing up in Illinois, I attended National University of Health Sciences where I completed my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, Master of Science in Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy Certification. My earlier training started at Monmouth College where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a double minor in Sociology and Anthropology. My love for learning started at Monmouth and has become an integral part of who I am. I’ve come to realize first hand that knowledge is empowering. My goal is to empower you through education about your own body so you need me less and less.
Along my journey I’ve picked up various certifications and credentials, but no matter how many initials I have after my name – I’m still human. I see your joy, your sorrow, your triumph, and your frustrations because I see it in myself too. I don’t expect perfection nor do I expect to see you at your best. I want to see you.
You are worthy of being seen.
The medicine I practice resonates with vitalistic naturopathic medicine. This particular focus in medicine emphasizes the body’s innate, self-healing capacity when the proper conditions for health are established. It honors utilizing natural means to help promote sustained health. I believe we are born with the strength and ability to heal ourselves when living within the laws of nature. Life choices rooted in nutrition, hydration, movement, sleep, and relationships have the ability to damage our health and prevent our healing process; which also means these choices have the ability to benefit our health and healing!
Naturopathic medicine is more than treating signs and symptoms of illness. In fact, naturopathic medicine is never that. Signs and symptoms are indicating a deeper disturbance in your health and naturopathic medicine is focused on discovering what that disturbance is by treating the person, not the disease. We call this “root cause medicine” – as in, let’s find the root of your problems! The signs and symptoms you’re experiencing are clues to what organ systems need attention, which allows naturopathic doctors to customize a treatment plan just for you. What worked for your friend may not be best for you and it takes a trained eye to spot these differences. It is likely your treatment plan will include prescriptions to spend time in nature, drink more water, have tough conversations you’ve been avoiding, put on ice cold socks before bed, take a homeopathic or herbal remedy, or add a supplement to your daily regimen. For some, IV therapy, cold laser therapy, or injection therapy may be of benefit. These treatments can improve and support the vitality of your cells, and therefore organ systems, and may be a necessary tool for your health journey.
This approach of vitalistic naturopathic medicine will benefit anyone at any stage in their life. I see pediatrics, including newborns, men and women, and have a special interest in mental health, nutrition, fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum care. If you’d like to work together but have questions needing to be answered, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Glow’s front desk staff will be happy to answer your questions or schedule you for a free 15-minute meet and greet.