My Naturopathic Focus

Hi!  I’m Dr. Alison Gottschalk, I am passionate about providing natural treatment options for women’s health concerns, that are both safe and effective, in a clinical setting where women can feel heard.

I believe there is so much more we can offer our female patients, other than providing the two conventional options – synthetic hormone replacement therapy for our older women, and birth control for our younger women.  

Let’s figure out what’s actually going on.  

I want to hear your experience – your health story, your symptoms – so we can run the appropate lab tests, and create a treatment plan specifically designed for you, going forward.

To fully bring our bodies back into balance, I regularly assess for basic hormone levels when indicated, often including thyroid, insulin, cortisol, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone (even in women!) among others.  We know hormones interact with each other – when one is too high / low, oftentimes the others are as well.  We need all hormones to be at their respective ideal levels, for us to fully reach optimal health.

My experience in women’s hormonal health has been working with women of all ages.  Typically, I see hormonal concerns ranging from painful and heavy, absent or irregular periods, and hormonal acne, to menopausal hot flashes, insomnia, bloating, and hormonal weight gain associated with PCOS, perimenopase, and menopause.  Although these can all be common symptoms, they don’t need to be – nor should they.  We have an array of natural therapy options available to us, including nutrition, vitamin and herbal supplementation, acupuncture, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and IV therapy being available at the clinic.

Let’s get you feeling your very best.

As a healthcare provider, I take care of the busy women.  The ones who take care of everyone else, who have responsibilities to what seems like everything else, but their own health.  And I get it.  In such a fast-past world, it is so easy as women to put our responsibilities before our own health, often letting it slide as the years go on, repeating, ‘I’ll get around to it once my X Y or Z is looked after’.  Don’t buy into that thought proecss any longer – now is the time to bring focus back to you.

My promise to you – to really listen to your health story and goals, creating a safe and comfortable clinical space to have your concerns fully addressed.  Even if the health concern is small – if its important to you, its important for us to address.

Have a question?  I’d love to hear from you.

Some of the health concerns I commonly treat include:

  • Hot flashes, insomnia, bloating, not feeling ‘quite like self’
  • Hormonal weight gain – perimenopausal, menopausal, PCOS
  • Painful and heavy, absent or irregular periods
  • Hormonal acne
  • Thyroid and adrenal/stress support

Let’s get started – alison@alisongottsnd.com

Yours in health,

Dr. Alison Gottschalk, ND……….