Naturopathic Medical Services, Therapies and Treatments

Dr. Jennifer Jewell-Larsen and Dr. Casey Berkebile provide a wide breadth of services to address your needs in the most efficiently and effectively. Naturopathic Family health provides the following services:

Adult comprehensive appointments

Initial visits are 60 to 90 minutes so that Dr. Jewell-Larsen or Dr. Berkebile can take time to fully understand your health care needs. Follow-up appointments range from 30 to 60 minutes.

Pediatric comprehensive appointments

Initial visits are 45 to 90 minutes depending on age and complexity. Follow-­‐up appointments range
from 15 to 30 minutes.

Preventative visits

Annual physical exams, sports physicals, women’s annual gynecological exams and well-­‐child visits are
30-­45 minutes.

Acute visits

Available to established and new patients to address acute conditions such as respiratory, ear, urinary
tract and yeast infections. Appointments are generally 15 to 30 minutes depending on the need.

Discounted initial visits

Available for children under 12 years old and adults 65 years and older.

 

Telemedicine

Technological advancement provides numerous benefits, from accessible and affordable education to expansive networking. In this new age, everything is at our fingertips. And now, that includes virtual medical treatment. Telemedicine uses technology to conduct the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Benefits include:

  • More convenient and accessible care.
  • Increase in patient engagement.
  • Better quality patient care.

 

Nutrition

With a dedication to helping people improve their health, Jill uses in-depth support and education to help people understand and implement the nutritional recommendations made by their naturopathic doctors. She practices an inspiring and comprehensive nutritional approach that celebrates food and teaches an attitude of healthy abundance. Her expertise in nutrition includes:

  • digestive disorders
  • hormone imbalance
  • cardiovascular disease
  • detoxification
  • chronic pain
  • diabetes

 

Dispensary

Naturopathic Family Health has a wide selection of pharmaceutical grade supplements and botanical medicines for our patients’ convenience. The supplements we carry in the office are thoroughly reviewed by our doctors for quality and effectiveness.  The botanical medicines in our dispensary come from quality tested certified organic farms whenever possible.

Our doctors have experience treating a wide range of conditions. Please contact us for a complimentary phone consultation if you have more specific questions about how we can help improve your individual condition.

 

Commonly Treated Conditions

Some commonly treated conditions include, but are not limited to:

Cardiovascular Health

– Cardiovascular Disease
– Cholesterol (high or low)
– Hypertension (high Blood pressure)
– Hypotension (low blood pressure)

Dermatology

– Eczema
– Psoriasis

Ears, Eyes, Nose, Throat

– Canker sores
– Chronic sinus infections
– Cold sores
– Ear infections
– Sinusitis

Endocrine (Hormone) Health

– Adrenal dysfunction and fatigue
– Diabetes & complications
– Graves disease
– Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
– Hyperthyroidism
– Hypothyroidism
– Metabolic Syndrome / Syndrome X
– Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome

Gastrointestinal Health

– Celiac Disease
– Crohn’s Disease
– Colic
– Constipation
– Diarrhea
– Gallstones (avoid surgery where possible)
– Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
– Hepatitis
– Indigestion
– Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
– Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

Women’s Health

– Abnormal Pap Smears
– Breast Health
– Breastfeeding Support
– Dysparunia, vulvodynia, vulvovestibulitis
– Endometriosis
– Fibrocystic Breasts
– Fibroids (Uterine)
– Infertility
– Lactation Support
– Menopause
– Menstrual problems
– Osteopenia
– Osteoporosis
– Polycystic ovarian syndrome
– Postpartum Depression
– Preconception Care
– Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
– Urinary tract infections, acute and chronic
– Yeast infections, acute and chronic

Immune Health

– Allergies
– Autoimmune Disorders
– Colds & Flu
– Food Allergies

Men’s Health

– Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
– Infertility

Mood & Concentration

– ADHD and ADD
– Anxiety
– Depression

Pediatrics

– Chronic infections
– Colic
– Constipation and diarrhea
– Ear infections
– Eczema
– Failure to thrive
– Well child visits

Respiratory Health

– Asthma
– Bronchitis
– Emphysema
– Upper respiratory tract infections

Rheumatology

– Arthritis
– Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
– Fibromyalgia

General Complaints

– Fatigue
– Headache
– Heavy Metal Detoxification (Mercury, Lead, etc.)
– Insomnia
– Migraine
– Stress Management
– Weight Management
– Vertigo

 

Diagnostics

Depending on your needs, our doctors may recommend diagnostic or investigative lab work or imaging.  Some of the laboratories we commonly use include:

  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Hunter Laboratories
  • LabCorp
  • Labrix
  • IGenX
  • Diagnos-techs
  • US Biotek
  • Doctors Data
  • Neuroscience
  • Spectracell

 

Therapies

After meeting with Dr. Jewell-Larsen or Dr. Berkebile and reviewing relevant diagnostics, they will create an individualized treatment plan that may include the following therapies:

Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine has been used throughout history. We harness the knowledge of the past, along with modern research when choosing herbal medicines to treat patients.

Basic & Clinical Nutrition

The foundation for a healthy life is good nutrition.   We offer basic nutritional guidelines to fit your body and lifestyle as well as specific clinical recommendations to treat disease.

Conventional and Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

We use hormone therapy to treat a number of conditions, including menopause, thyroid disorders, and adrenal dysfunction, among other conditions. We also prescribe hormonal birth control and both bio-identical hormones and conventional hormones depending upon each individual’s physiological and financial needs.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy addresses a person as one interconnected being and treats the root cause of imbalances. Homeopathic medicine has been used for over 200 years and involves the use of minute doses of medicinal agents derived from plants, metals, minerals and other organic sources to help jumpstart the body’s ability to heal.

Lifestyle Counseling

To achieve your optimal health, our doctors take a holistic approach. Your emotional and spiritual wellbeing are vital to your health. This is why our doctors take time during each session to address psychological, emotional and spiritual health as part of a holistic approach to health care.

Detoxification

Detoxification is used to aid general heath.  It may also be used to manage certain diseases and symptoms.

 

Insurance

Our office does not bill insurance directly for visit fees.  Some PPO insurance plans will reimburse for visits with Naturopathic Family Health doctors as out of network providers, however, it is the patient’s responsibility to be aware of their policy’s coverage before their visit.  Most PPO insurance plans will cover conventional lab work ordered by a Naturopathic Doctor, however we recommend confirming this before ordering lab work.  Our office does provide super bills with coding necessary for insurance reimbursement purposes.  Flex Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) plans may be used to pay for visit fees and lab work not covered by health insurance.  Check with your employer to determine if one of these accounts is available to you.

To ensure you are aware of your insurance benefits prior to your visit, we suggest using the following document as an aide to determine the coverage available to you.  Regardless of your insurance coverage, payment is due in full at the time of service

Insurance Reimbursement Questionnaire

Please contact us if you have any questions about conditions treated or methodologies.

 

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient

I love Jill! I’ve been seeing her for a few months now and I’ve learned so much! Not just about how food works but more importantly, how my body works and how I need to work with it. She is incredibly gentle in her approach and I appreciate realism she brings to her suggestions. And did I mention she is smart as hell! I learn something new each time we meet! She’s NOT an uptight doctor that tells you what to do, she’s NOT full of judgement, she’s caring, knowledgeable and she has changed my life! I came into her office frustrated, worried but willing to make changes. I experienced compassion and information like never before. 8 months later, I’ve made lots of changes, need to make many more but most importantly, I feel great -Physically, Mentally and Emotionally!

Keara

Jill changed my life. For more than 20 years (perhaps longer), I’ve had problems with food, stress, and irritability. Thinking that I was already on an excellent low-carb diet, I did not seek out a nutritionist during that time. I relied on exercise, supplements, yoga, breathing, etc. But it wasn’t solving my problem. Jill solved it. She tailored a particular balance of protein, vegetables, fruit, and starch to suit my body, activity level, and needs. She advised me to eliminate certain foods and drinks and to change the number of meals I eat per day, snacking habits, etc. I followed her plan 100%.  And it worked. Two months later, I am far less irritable, I no longer stress-eat, I have lost weight and feel very light on my feet, I am mentally sharper, I sleep better, and my relationships are improved. I owe it all to Jill. I highly recommend Jill to design a highly tailored diet to meet your particular needs.  Many thanks Jill!

Steve

For several years my doctor regularly monitored my blood sugar, which was testing as “pre-diabetic”. He never talked to me about the role of nutrition in diabetes prevention.  Only THREE WEEKS after beginning to work with Jill Borba, my blood sugar test was normal.

Mary

Dr. Berkebile is an amazing, talented, compassionate doctor and human being. I started seeing her a couple of months ago when I decided to try something different after years of not feeling well. I had several issues and she developed a plan to tackle each one, including asthma, fatigue, poor sleep, pain. I spent two years seeing specialist to figure out why I suddenly had difficulty breathing…many medications, tests and expenses later I did not feel well. After following the plan Dr. Berkebile prescribed for me of supplements, I was feeling better and within two weeks I was no longer on any of the asthma medications! I sleep like a baby and I now have energy to exercise. I also see her for acupuncture which has greatly reduced my stress and joint pain. Being a cancer survivor, my only regret is that I did not start any of this sooner because Dr. Berkebile has helped me get my life back.

Hav

I first saw Dr. Jewell-Larsen with a myriad of complaints that previous MD’s and NP’s considered unrelated.  My first visit with her was memorable because she was so genuine and spent so much time trying to understand all of my issues.  It was a relaxed conversation rather than a hurried MD appointment where as you are describing your symptoms the doc is already writing the script and has his foot half way out the door!  Dr. Jewell-Larsen has been committed to addressing each of my complaints with natural, holistic solutions and provides a treatment plan after each visit so we both stay on the same page. It is a relief to know that I don’t have to figure out all of my health issues on my own anymore and try to stand my ground at the MD’s office! I even feel like I have an advocate and partner, which is how the relationship with a doctor is supposed to be!  I am convinced that seeing Dr. Jewell-Larsen is not only making me well but preventing the major illnesses in my family from happening to me! After years of feeling sick I finally feel the best I ever have and am continuing to get even better!

Kelly

In November of 2014 I had my first visit with Dr. Berkebile.  This was my first experience with naturopathic medicine and I was desperate to find an alternative to all of the medications that had been prescribed for asthma by traditional doctors.  The past three years were pretty miserable due to respiratory issues that were not controlled. Within two weeks of my treatment plan with Dr. Berkebile, I was not using any inhalers or steroid medications, officially off of all asthma medicine.  I am back to doing the things that I enjoy, riding my bike, taking nice long walks without problems breathing. Dr. Berkebile has given me my life back!  She is so compassionate and listens to what your complaints are and then developments a plan to get you well.  In addition to controlling the asthma, she has helped me with sleep issues, fatigue and joint pain caused by chemotherapy.  I have even started getting acupuncture and now I am hooked as it really helps with stress and pain. So if you are looking for an alternative or complimentary help with medical concerns, I highly recommend Dr. Berkebile.

Sharon

I am so blessed to have Dr. Jen as my N.D. I came to her in late August ’12 with a history of clinical depression & anxiety. I had been using an antidepressant since 1994. I tried several times to get off the meds without success. I even changed my eating habits & became vegan but within 3 mo. the depression & panic attacks came back more intensely. I went to my previous M.D. and went back on the meds but this time they made my symptoms far worse. I couldn’t function at my job or at home.

I was frightened so I prayed daily for God to help & help came in the form of Dr. Jennifer Jewell- Larsen. She listened compassionately to my story and calmly gave her advice & recommendations. Within a few weeks after being tested & reviewing the results of the tests with Dr. Jen she prescribed for me certain herbs & vitamin supplements to help balance my hormones & ease my anxiety.

I thank God because a miracle happened…I feel superb! I feel my “normal” self. I have a vast amount of energy & no symptoms of depression or panic attacks! I’m still vegan & making sure I get plenty of protein by eating lots of whole grains, beans, nuts fruits & plenty of veggies. I’m exercising & taking one day at a time.

Bless your heart, Dr. Larsen & thanks for your hugs!

Nancy

I had a mysterious health situation that made me very weak, affected my ability to sleep, left me with chills, tremor, and painful tension, came on suddenly and lasted for months — especially frightening for someone otherwise healthy in my mid-thirties! What I realized from many specialist visits (2 neurologists, 2 endocrinologists, 1 cardiologist, and many visits with my primary care doctor) is that they are only trained to diagnose things that are “in the book” and prescribe a treatment “from the book”. Of all the doctors I saw, Dr. Jewell-Larsen was the only one with a true theory of what was going on AND an actionable plan to get me back to normal again. Being able to look at the big picture of my health and identify ways to help my body get back to equilibrium was such a hugely useful approach. The traditional doctors I saw are all very well-regarded and seemed genuinely caring, but they just aren’t trained to look at the “big picture” in the way that Dr. Jewell-Larsen was able to. I am now well down the road to recovery and the turning point was when I came to Naturopathic Family Health!

Rodney

I always thought healthy food came with a price… taste. But Jill has taught me that healthy food can be flavorful and delicious!

Rachel
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