Naturopathic medicine is a distinctively natural approach to primary health care and healing.  It is an art, science, philosophy and practice of diagnosing, treating and preventing disease. The practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from its principles of healing.  These principles are what distinguish the profession from other medical approaches:

Support the Healing Power of Nature
The body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain and restore health.  The physician’s role is to identify and remove any obstacles to cure, facilitating and augmenting the healing process.

Identify and Treat the Cause
Illness does not occur without cause. Symptoms are expressions of the body’s attempt to heal, but are not the cause of disease.  The underlying cause of disease must be addressed.

First, Do No Harm
Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with the healing process.  They should be non-suppressive and support the removal of the underlying cause of illness.

Treat the Whole Person
The harmonious functioning of all aspects of the individual—physical, mental, emotional, genetic, spiritual, environmental—is essential to health.

Doctor as Teacher
The physician’s major role is to educate the patient and encourage self-responsibility for health.  The physician serves as a catalyst for healthful change.

The ultimate goal of naturopathic medicine is prevention—which is the best cure.  Assessing risk factors, focusing on health building rather than disease fighting, and promoting healthy lifestyle habits are powerful tools.

Dr. Distante / Dr. Beck are  primary healthcare providers, family physicians who specialize in natural medicine, integrating science and modern medical approaches with traditional healing wisdom and natural therapeutic methods. Both physicians are trained, licensed, and skilled in the conventional tools of diagnosis — lab testing, x-ray, and physical exams through thorough examinations and laboratory studies conducted in a warm, comfortable environment. Naturopathic treatments offered are safe, effective, and useful for both acute and chronic conditions. Dr. Distante & Dr. Beck are also trained in the use of a wide variety of natural therapeutics, including:

  • Complete naturopathic family healthcare
  • Women’s healthcare, including annual gynecological exams
  • BioIdentical Natural hormone replacement therapy
  • Pediatric care
  • Well child check ups
  • Natural treatments for colds/flu, ear infections, attention difficulties/ADD, food allergies, eczema
  • Vaccination consultations and alternative vaccination schedules
  • Conventional lab testing, interpretation and treatment including cholesterol, metabolic panel, thyroid, PSA, pap smears, cultures
  • Specialized lab testing, interpretation, and treatment including comprehensive hormone testing, adrenal testing, neurotransmitter testing, food allergy testing, digestive and stool analyses
  • Complete natural pharmacy, including the highest quality supplements, western herbs, and natural remedies
  • Conventional and compounded medicine prescriptions
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Stress management
  • Lifestyle counseling
  • Medically supervised weight loss