How Are You Battling Stress?
Dr. Hillary explains:
Most patients are seeking care when they are not well. In today's world, stress is the number one reason people are not able to 1) Improve their health or 2) have no motivation to improve their health.
Life cannot be completely stress free, and our bodies are naturally set up to deal with it. The endocrine (hormonal) and nervous system are constantly keeping us in balance - secrete a little adrenaline there, a little cortisol there, wake us up, put us to sleep, etc. What we are seeing today, however, is a health crisis of epic proportions due to our over-stressed and underactive lifestyles. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancers- most have origins that begin with lifestyle choices, and are exacerbated by stress.
As a Naturopathic doctor, my goal is to treat the cause, not the symptom, and I believe in accountability. I strive to educate and learn from each and every patient I meet. Docere, or "Doctor as Teacher", means that I too have to live up to the principles that I share with my patients. I too must be dedicated to my own health. In the years of medical school and private practice I have been stressed out, overworked, and sleep deprived. After the birth of my daughter it became increasingly worse. My intuitive health meter was fading, even as I treated patients each day. I knew it was time to regain my health- at any cost!
I'm learning everyday that true vitality comes from the accomplishment of taking responsibility for my present actions and decreasing the burden on the already OVERSTRESSED system. I do not want to be just a statistic. It is my responsibility to ask for help, and then utilize that help to make better choices. I will not let stress rule my life or my health. It has become clear that each choice I make to improve my daily situation, improves the lives of those around me. Lastly, I cannot live in the past or in the future. The present is the only moment that really matters, and in recognizing this, I become calmer, focused, and yes - more present.
What is your intuitive health meter telling you? Are you overly stressed, overweight, chronically exhausted, and overwhelmed? Do you want to change your situation, but don't know how to stay focused, and where to get the energy? The preventive healthcare market has exploded with information and educational tools on how to decrease stress and improve quality of life but, the truth is, without SUPPORT and PRACTICE these tools become nothing more than a book on your shelf. I am dedicated to supporting your change, and have effective programs to do so. Whether you need the complete overhaul, or just a little push in the right direction, our clinic offers the support you are looking for.
More Info: The Naturopathic Principles
The Naturopathic Principles
We are dedicated to optimizing function and creating long lasting health in our patients. The Naturopathic principles are at the core of our philosophy, and with that we focus on finding the root cause of disease and not just treating symptoms.
- THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE
- FIRST DO NO HARM
- FIND THE CAUSE
- TREAT THE WHOLE PERSON
- DOCTOR AS TEACHER
More Info: The EVOLVE Package
The EVOLVE Package
EVOLVE is a step-by-step program that addresses nutrition, supplementation, and exercise. Developed with Nathan Detracy, professional natural bodybuilder and owner of Evolution Fitness in Redmond, Washington, this program creates a complete lifestyle change over a period of 13 weeks, that will stay with you the rest of your life! Progress is dependant on your dedication, but the results are unbelievable! Boost your METABOLISM, lose WEIGHT, get STRONG, and feel GREAT!
The package includes coaching, nutritional and exercise plans, and supplement regimes. It can be done with either in office or via phone or Skype appointments. If you are a new patient we suggest starting with an office call or having record of a recent appointment with your PCP for baseline blood pressure, weight, and blood values.
1st step) Nutritonal counseling and food overhaul.
2nd step) Detoxify, burn fat, and build lean muscle in just 24 days!
3rd step) How do you metabolize carbohydrates? Find out in this 4-week Carb Challenge.
4th step) Evolve - A 6 week intensive lifestyle program that builds muscle, endurance, and enhances nutritional goals!
More Info: Naturopathic Neurology
When was the last time you checked your brain health? Balancing neurotransmitter levels along with hormonal function can have some of the most amazing health benefits, creating vitality and improved quality of life. Using state of the art labaratory testing, and medical history, Dr Lampers can create a program for you that will truly make a difference in how you feel. This is especially beneficial when added to NCR, improving both structure and biochemistry.
Common conditions we see: Insomnia, ADHD disorders, Depression/Anxiety, PTSD, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Headaches, Infertility Early stage Parkinson's disease, Early stage Alzheimer's disease, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, and many more!
More Info: GI Restoration
Inflammation is the underlying condition responsible for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, as well as depression and other debilitating mental conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. The gut is the first line of defense in the fight against the deadly inflammatory conditions that contribute to these diseases. GI resoration improves function by removing allergens, harmful bacteria, or pathogens, replacing healthy bacteria, and restoring function of the gut wall with improved nutritional and supplemental protocols.
Dr Hillary uses state of the art GI testing that can pinpoint where much of your problems may be starting. In conjunction with Naturopathic Neurology, GI Restoration can significantly improve health and increase disease prevention!
Specialized Testing Services:
Brain Chemistry Analysis
Heavy Metal and Environmental Toxicant Testing
Complete Biochemical Profiles
More Info: Costs, Referrals, Appointments and Insurance
Costs, Referrals, Appointments and Insurance
Dr Hillary will gladly refer to other ND's and/or MD's in the Snohomish or Bozeman areas, as she believes it is essential for each patient to have primary care. She is also open to working with your existing providers to make your health care experience the best it can be. Dr Hillary also refers patients for blood/lab work, brain SPECT, MRI, or CT scan if applicable.
Skype & Phone Appointments
Many of our Naturopathic services can be accessed from anywhere as long as you have a phone or a computer! We however CANNOT diagnose you during these appointments or provide an insurance invoice. If you are dealing with more challenging health considerations, an office appointment is the only way to diagnose your condition, due to the need for physical exam. Diagnosis is not required for any lab work or special collections, however it is required for insurance reimbursement.
Skype is a FREE way to talk via the internet. To learn more about Skype, click here.
To schedule your office, Skype, or phone naturopathy appointment, click here.
Cost For Naturopathic Services
DR Hillary is not contracted with insurance companies, but many plans will cover out of network providers up to a percentage. You may use your HSA's and if you do not have health insurance we will give a cash discount based on your case (please contact us for more details). We want to make naturopathic care affordable and have recently lowered our prices to accommodate the growing needs of our patients.
First Office Call: 1-1 1/2 hrs: $150
Return Office Call: 30 min: $75
First Phone or Skype appointment: $100
Following phone or Skype appointment: $75
Many labs are contracted with insurance and do not require seeing a doctor who is in network. We will work with you to find the lab that will work with your insurance, keeping the out of pocket expense to a minimum.
We accept cash, check, VISA, MC, or Discover. Insurance invoices will be provided for you to submit with all office calls.
Hillary does not require a deposit for Naturopathic appointments. Payment is required at time of service. All no shows will be billed a $30 no show fee.
More Info: How Are You Battling Stress?