Diagnosing the cause of your medical problem or pain is our first concern. A thorough history and examination may include x-rays, muscle and organ function studies, orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic evaluations and blood work as well as other laboratory studies. These are necessary to make the correct diagnosis and determine the proper treatment recommendations.
If it is determined after the evaluation that Dr. Young can effectively treat your condition, you will be accepted as a patient. If Dr. Young is not able to help you or if you need the services of another specialist, Dr. Young can provide you with the appropriate referral. It is our policy to only accept those patients that we truly believe that we can help.
If you are accepted for care, Dr. Young will explain your condition and the prescribed approach to your recovery.
Naturopathic medicine at our clinic in Lakewood, Washington
At Lakewood Natural Medicine and Chiropractic, Dr. Thomas Young addresses the underlying causes of disease by focusing on the patient as a whole rather than only treating isolated sets of symptoms. He will take the time to listen to each patient in order to determine their health histories including genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that can influence long-term health and well-being.
How is our naturopathic clinic different from traditional medicine?
Integrated Medical Practices: Our naturopathic clinic combines traditional practices with alternative and integrative medicine. This means we focus on not just treatment but prevention through diet, exercise and lifestyle changes. Supplementation and stress management also play an integral part in functional medicine.
Care Centered Around the Patient: Treatments are tailored to the individual needs of the patient rather than the symptoms themselves. This allows us to gain a better knowledge of the patient’s story and history allowing us to provide the best care possible. Our clinic practices proactive, predictive, personalized medicine and empowers patients to take an active role in their own health.
Treatment plans at Lakewood Natural Medicine and Chiropractic
Treatment plans will usually include making some changes in the patient’s lifestyle. These changes include nutrition, physical activity, stress management, exposure to toxic substances and additional factors. These changes are designed to work with genetic makeup and work well in each individual patient’s environment. Although individual genes may make a patient susceptible to some disease, lifestyle changes can help target these problem areas and drastically improve the overall health of the patient.
BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT FOR NATURAL HEALTH CARE
Dr. Young is not only licensed as a chiropractor. He has an advanced diplomate in physiotherapy and he is a naturopathic medical doctor who is able to prescribe needed medications, treatment and rehabilitation therapy.
If you are in need of a natural health care provider, you have come to the right place. Call or email us to schedule your appointment with naturopathic medical doctor, Dr. Thomas Young.