About Dr Nina
Simply put, I want you to live optimally.
My daily quest is to help patients find answers to restore their health and not just Band-Aid their symptoms.
People should have the energy to do everything they are passionate about and be able to enjoy a long, disease-free life.
I have dedicated my life to functional (naturopathic/integrated) medicine in hopes of finding answers in the balance between conventional and alternative medicine.
I do not believe our health care system is moving in the right direction and unfortunately patients are suffering because of it.
Prevention needs to be our focus because disease is always easier to prevent than it is to treat.
Diet, lifestyle, and non-toxic interventions must be our primary tools to heal the majority of disease and ailments.
I am in no way anti-conventional medicine as I do know drugs and surgery are necessary in certain situations. The fact is that many studies acknowledge 80-90% of disease is preventable and treatable without drugs.
You deserve to know how to prevent and heal disease naturally.
I have spent the last 10 years working with a diverse range of people and I truly love my job every day.
After finishing a bachelor’s degree in biology and biomedical science, I completed a four year doctorate graduating as a Naturopathic Medical Doctor.
I have devoted my life to continually enhancing my education in botanical medicine, cancer support, Chinese medical techniques and nutritional sciences to help patients achieve their health goals.
My clients come from all walks of life, ranging from professional athletes and Hollywood stars to struggling homeless and recovering addicts.
While I have a general family practice, my focus is healing gastro-intestinal complaints, supporting individuals with cancer, balancing hormones and assisting with weight loss.
I am proud to say that the majority of people I see get better by using natural interventions.
It is an honor to share naturopathic medicine with the world as it often gives hope to the hopeless and health to the unhealthy.
About Naturopathic Medical Education
- Attend four years of undergraduate studies followed by four years of nationally accredited medical school.
- Take national licensing exams after two and four years.
- Classes in the first two years are similar for all trained physicians, consisting of the basics like anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology and others.
- Training in the last two years consists of more specialized clinical education including integrated and alternative medical treatments.
- Naturopathic diagnosis is very similar to allopathic doctors (MD’s and DO’s), using physical examination, blood tests, stool tests, EKG’s, and referring to specialists for special diagnostic tests, to name a few, but treatment is where we often greatly differ.
- We are taught all the same principles as any other family physician: how to prescribe pharmaceuticals, deliver babies, perform minor surgery, and refer out for specialty treatment when appropriate.
- We have great success utilizing less invasive and less harmful treatments such as nutrition and lifestyle coaching, natural supplementation, botanical medicine, homeopathic remedies, acupuncture, manual body manipulations, IV therapy and hydrotherapy.