What We Offer
All about what we can do for you in your health and wellness journey
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1. Naturopathic care
2. Midwifery care
3. Group prenatal visits
4. Home birth
5. Women's healthcare
6. Chiropractic care
7. Massage therapy
8. IV therapy
Naturopathic Care: how traditional medicine can help you reach optimal health
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct and comprehensive system of healthcare that emphasizes the body's innate ability to heal itself. Our practitioners combine traditional healing wisdom with modern scientific knowledge to address the root causes of health issues. By focusing on the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – we aim to promote optimal wellness and prevent future illnesses.
At our practice, you can expect personalized and patient-centered care. Naturopathic physicians utilize a range of natural therapies, including herbal medicine, clinical nutrition, lifestyle counseling, homeopathy, hormone replacement therapy, and more, to support the body's natural healing processes. We believe in empowering our patients with the knowledge and tools they need to make informed decisions about their health. Whether you're seeking relief from a specific health concern, or looking to enhance your overall well-being, our team of naturopathic doctors are dedicated to guiding you and your family on your journey to optimal health through the principles of naturopathic medicine.
Choose a naturopathic doctor to be your family's pediatrician! Our doctors are well equipped to care for your child from birth through adolescence and into adulthood using these same principles of healthcare. We believe in informed choice and support your role as the parents to make healthcare decisions for your children
Midwifery Care: an alternative model of maternity healthcare
We offer full scope prenatal, birth, and postpartum care. Our care is distinguished from modern obstetric care in several ways. We offer hour long appointments, which helps us to truly get to know you and your family, and support you on your journey to motherhood. We focus on functional medicine approaches to wellness throughout pregnancy, counseling you on diet and lifestyle approaches to mitigate discomforts of pregnancy and avoid complications like gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. We wholeheartedly support informed choice, and trust YOU to know what's best for your body and baby, and will offer our professional recommendations when appropriate. We emphasize family-centered care, and recognize pregnancy and birth to be a powerfully transformative event for the whole family.
Postpartum, we offer home visits in the first few days after birth to ensure breastfeeding is going well and to check in on you and your baby. We offer naturopathic care of the newborn and support all breastfeeding needs including assessment of tongue tie. We see you more frequently postpartum than the typical obstetric "6 week check-in" during the time that you need support the most, and support your mental health all along the way.
While utilizing this alternative model of care, we do offer the standard bloodwork and urinalysis recommended throughout pregnancy, provide referrals for ultrasounds when indicated, and use evidence-based monitoring for fetal and maternal wellbeing as your baby grows. We may collaborate with obstetricians or maternal-fetal-medicine specialists if rare complications or risk factors develop throughout the pregnancy to confirm safety for out-of-hospital birth.
Group Prenatal Visits: community matters
We are thrilled to offer group prenatal visits for our mothers on Fridays from 2-4pm at Dr. Demetro's house. There is substantial evidence in the literature (and backed by common sense!) that group prenatal visits provide numerous benefits to expecting mothers. Not the least of which is community. Motherhood can be such a joyful time or a very challenging and isolating time for different women. Having a community of other women to support you through this time makes an immense difference. Initial prenatal visits and 28 week visits are always in clinic, and 36 week visits are at your home to help you visualize and prepare your birth space.
If you prefer all visits to be in clinic, just let your midwife know.
Home Birth: how we support you through a safe, empowering, autonomous birth
Is birthing at home safe? YES! The evidence is clear that laboring and birthing at home, unencumbered by the pressure and stressful environment of a hospital, helps the natural labor hormones flow, and allows the body to make all the miraculous changes and transformations smoothly. Risks to you and your baby are lower if you have a healthy, low-risk pregnancy and choose to birth at home. Your birth attendants are well trained and experienced in handling complications in childbirth, and can identify and treat problems that arise with ease and skill. If you have questions about the safety of homebirth, benefits of unmedicated birth and waterbirth, or questions about complications, please make an appointment with a midwife to discuss if this is the right option for you.
If you are currently obtaining prenatal care with a hospital practice but are hoping for a natural birth, you can still make an appointment with one of our midwives for a consultation on how to best prepare for a natural birth in a hospital setting.
We are currently only taking 3 birth clients per month, and fill up quickly! Please reach out early in pregnancy to get on our schedule.
For estimates of how much your insurance will cover your home birth, please visit https://www.islandbillingseattle.com/estimates
The Naturopaths and our Nurse Midwife are happy to provide an alternative to typical gynecology care as well. We can provide annual well-woman exams in a warm and friendly space, with women you trust for your most intimate healthcare needs. We offer PAPs and other screenings, birth control (can prescribe or counsel on Natural Family Planning methods), and offer alternative treatment protocols for hormone imbalances, difficult periods, recurrent imbalances in your flora, menopausal symptoms, fertility support, and more.
Chiropractic Care: why everyone needs a little bodywork sometimes
Chiropractic medicine is a form of natural health care that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, which in turn helps them focus on your general health.
Chiropractors use mobilization of joints and tissue work to improve function of joints and muscle to allow them to move more freely. Adjustments improve blood flow to the area to promote self healing, creating better posture, improving balance, decreasing muscle tension and nerve function.
Dr. Cassi Long DC specializes in chiropractic care for pregnant and postpartum women, and is trained in the Webster technique. The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment to a woman’s pelvic region which reduces the interference to the nervous system and creates balance in the pelvic structures, muscles and ligaments. By reducing nervous system interference, improved function of the pelvic muscles and ligaments leads to the reduction of undue tension in the woman’s uterus. This may allow the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.
Dr. Cassi also treats children and is trained in craniosacral therapy for babies and newborns.
Dr. Chris Gosselin DC specializes in sport related injury and accident injury treatment and provides injury prevention guidance and support.
Massage Therapy: skilled, compassionate, healing hands
Discover the numerous benefits of massage therapy. Experience stress relief, improved circulation, enhanced flexibility, and a heightened sense of relaxation. Our skilled therapists tailor sessions to address specific needs, promoting overall well-being and revitalizing mind and body. Explore the transformative effects of regular massage for a healthier, more balanced lifestyle, or treat yourself or someone you love to a therapeutic session for some much needed self-care.
IV Therapy: boosting your health naturally from the inside out
Our providers order and administer IV therapeutics like the Myers Cocktail and IV iron right in our clinic. Speak to your provider to see if these treatments are right for you.
Get in Touch
For any general inquiries for the services we provide, or to speak directly to one of our skilled practitioners, please don't hesitate to reach out! We are here to serve you in all your healthcare needs.