The Natural Choice Family Health Clinic

Naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic medical doctors (NMDs) teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting edge natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to ward off and combat disease. NMDs view the patient as a complex,interrelated system (a whole person), not as a clogged artery or a tumor. Naturopathic physicians craft comprehensive treatment plans that blend the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medical approaches to not only treat disease, but to also restore health.

The past 30 years has seen an extraordinary increase in consumer demand for safe, effective and cost-effective natural healthcare. Naturopathic medicine has emerged as the health care profession best suited to meet this demand. Although it almost disappeared in the mid-twentieth century because of the popularity of drugs and surgery, naturopathic medicine now offers safe, effective natural therapies as a vital part of the health care systems of North America in the twenty-first century. The Natural Choice Family Health Clinic stives to continue providing optimal health care while not causing more damage to the body. It is important that we “first do no harm” to our bodies.

While we are a family practice, offering both traditional medical care and naturopathic, our standard of care is about any other family practice because we stive for customer support and relations. Offering the relationship that a patient and physician should have to really find the root of the problem and treat more than just the symtom – the actual cause. Dr. Bonnie L. Wick has a very integrative approch to treating her patients because of her advanced knowledge of how the symtoms relate to the cause of the problem and then treating the cause while being as non-invasive as possible.

Let Nature Heal

Our bodies have such a powerful, innate instinct for self-healing. By finding and removing the barriers to this self-healing—such as poor diet or unhealthy habits—naturopathic physicians can nurture this process.

Identify And Treat Causes

Naturopathic physicians understand that symptoms will only return unless the root illness is addressed. Rather than cover up symptoms, they seek to find and treat the cause of these symptoms.

Educate Patients

Naturopathic medicine believes that doctors must be educators, as well as physicians. That’s why naturopathic physicians teach their patients how to eat, exercise, relax and nurture themselves physically and emotionally. They also encourage self-responsibility and work closely with each patient.

Treat The Whole Person

We each have a unique physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, sexual and spiritual makeup. The naturopathic physician knows that all these factors affect our health. That’s why he or she includes them in a carefully tailored treatment strategy.

Prevent Illness

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” has never been truer. Proactive medicine saves money, pain, misery and lives. That’s why naturopathic physicians evaluate risk factors, heredity and vulnerability to disease. By getting treatment for greater wellness, we’re less likely to need treatment for future illness.