What We Offer
All children are unique and their health care should be too. At Hood to Coast Healthcare we provide comprehensive and personalized medicine that addresses not only the symptoms your child may be experiencing, but also focuses on the prevention of future health conditions. We will partner with you and your child to create a strong foundation of health now, which will continue to serve your child for their whole life.
We offer wellness exams with individualized nutritional recommendations for each stage of a child’s development. Wellness visits are also an opportunity for your child’s developmental progress to be assessed and health problems or behavioral issues can be addressed and treated, if necessary.
The doctors at Hood to Coast Healthcare can also help you and your family make important decisions about vaccinations. Whether or not you want to follow the full CDC schedule, forgo vaccines all together, or come up with an alternative vaccine schedule, we will support you and make recommendations based on your child’s risk factors and optimal timing of vaccines with their developing immune system.
We are happy to be your child’s primary care provider or we can coordinate with your existing healthcare team. We emphasize collaboration and can help you integrate natural therapies with conventional medical treatments.
The Naturopathic Approach
Naturopathic Medicine is integrative medicine at its best, combining the diagnostic tools and treatments of modern allopathic medicine with the healing power of traditional natural remedies. Naturopathic physicians are trained as primary care providers and can prescribe medications or refer to specialists as needed. However, many childhood conditions do not require the use of pharmaceutical treatments and can be successfully treated with evidence-based herbal therapies, nutrition, and/ or homeopathy. These natural methods stimulate healing, recover balance, and support the body’s own innate potential for well-being.
Many parents seek out natural medicine after their child has suffered from consistently recurring illnesses such as ear infections, upper respiratory infections, rashes, etc. that have not responded well to conventional treatments such as antibiotics or other pharmaceutical interventions. It is here that natural approaches can be most effective. Naturopathic physicians look at the body as a whole, with careful understanding of the interplay of all systems and how they affect one another. Our goal is not just to treat the symptoms, but to determine the underlying cause of the illness and promote overall wellness.
Pediatric visits may address
- Well Child Exams and Primary Care
- Prevention and Treatment of Common Childhood Illnesses
- Food Allergies and Food Introduction
- Nutrition for Infants & Children
- Vaccination Counseling
- Physical Exams including Sports and Camp Physicals
- Mood and Behavior Issues
- Sleep Issues
- Digestive Concerns
- Recurrent Infections
- Dermatological Conditions