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Archive Category: Naturopathic Medicine

We Are Here for You!

April 21st, 2020


We want you to know that we are thinking of you and hoping that you and your loved ones are well!! To continue to serve you and your health goals, we remain open but with changes set to reduce risks of exposure.

  1. We are encouraging telemedicine visits instead of in-office visits whenever possible. Dr. Brown has initiated use of a HIPAA-compliant platform for your security. And while we miss seeing you in person, these virtual visits are quite helpful to connect and continue your health plans. Simple, too!! You just call the office at 360-882-1339 and Adina sets up your appointment as usual, but then sends you the link to the virtual appointment. You get to remain in the comfort of your own home!
  2. If you feel that an in-office visit is necessary, rest assured we are taking precautions. In addition to disinfecting after every visit as well as hourly, we are spacing appointments further apart, limiting entry to only one person at a time (or with one family member), maintaining 6′ physical distancing as much as possible, and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.
  3. We are still available for your supplement refills, too. Please call the office to pre-order and pre-pay for your supplements. Then when you arrive, Adina will bring them to the suite door for you. Most are really loving the convenience of this! Please also know that Dr. Brown has been utilizing Fullscript for online orders so you can “stay-at-home”. If you are interested, you can either click on the Fullscript link on this website or call us at 360-882-1339. Dr. Brown will then add your prescribed supplements, and Fullscript will send you an email. You then get to order what you need, when you need it, at your convenience. And shipping is free for orders over $50.

We also invite you to follow Natural Family Medicine via Facebook or Instagram. It’s a fun and informative way to stay connected! Currently focusing on gratitude–did you know that stress reduces immune function, while peace and serenity support it? Being mindful of all that we can be grateful for can help support our health!!

To Your Health!

Dr. Brown and Adina

First Do No Harm

August 21st, 2018

This is a basic premise in medical care–check out how naturopathic medicine approaches can help achieve this during your health care process. And keep in mind, medications and surgery may also be “First Do No Harm” treatments.

More MD’s are Coordinating Care with ND’s

June 18th, 2018

This is exciting news: more corroboration between MD’s and ND’s means increased holistic care! Check out this article 🙂

Docere — Doctor as Teacher

May 17th, 2018

One of the main roles of a doctor is to be a teacher, educating others regarding their health care. Here is a great article that explains more!

AANP FAQ Doctor as Teacher May 2018

Acetaminophen Overdosing During Cold/Flu Season

April 5th, 2018

Increased overdosing with acetaminophen is noted during cold and flu season–at least in part due to the multiple over-the-counter medications that contain it. Please note that there are many natural treatment options to support your body’s recovery from colds and flus while reducing symptoms, too–schedule an appointment if you are struggling.

Naturopathic Nutrition Training

March 16th, 2018

Wondering about the nutrition training that naturopathic physicians receive? Check out this article! 🙂

Naturopathic Diagnosis and Care for Digestive Complaints

March 1st, 2018

This is a great summary of how naturopathic physicians are trained to diagnose and treat digestive complaints. Gastrointestinal function is foundational to health! Check out the article!

Why ND’s Spend More Time with Their Patients

January 23rd, 2018

So, you might have noticed that your appointments with a naturopathic physician (ND) are much longer than those with many allopathic providers (MD, DO, PA, NP). Our goal is to treat the whole person by teasing out the underlying cause of the health complaint. This article does a nice job explaining!  To your health!!

Naturopathic Physicians–FAQ’s

May 13th, 2017

If you have never been to a naturopathic physician, or even if you have, this link offers great information regarding FAQ’s. It explains education, differences between ND’s and MD’s and DO’s, and more. Check it out 🙂


Mustard Pack

February 7th, 2017

The Mustard Pack treatment can be very helpful as part of treatment for bronchitis and chest congestion. It is a simple treatment using dry mustard, flour (yes, gluten-free flour works, too), and water. Please see the attached instructions. As always, consult your doctor when ill as this is just part of a full treatment plan. To your health!!

Mustard Pack

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