Dr. Valerie E. Ferdinand, ND
I began my journey towards becoming a naturopathic doctor at a very young age. With many family members in the healthcare field, I have always been fascinated by the human body and absorbed everything I could on how to prevent and treat debilitating diseases. Finally learning about natural medicine is when it all came together for me - the beauty of using compounds from nature to support the healing power of the body instantly made sense and it became my focus. Attending medical school and learning the art of weaving herbs and nutrients with medications to maximize results was the final puzzle piece I needed.
I treat patients for a wide range of healthcare needs as a primary care physician, but I have a special interest in complex chronic disease. I am an ILADS trained physician and have completed specialized training with Dr. Richard Horowitz, MD - world renowned leader in Chronic Lyme Disease and Tick Borne Disease associated illnesses. My approach to these complicated conditions uses an integrated, multi-system approach that evaluates exposure history, nutrient status, hormone health, GI/microbiome health, inflammation, histamine response, and stress management. Through your evaluation I develop your personalized treatment plan which includes diet guidance, lifestyle supports, herbal preparations, and prescription medications - all individually selected to fit your specific healthcare needs.
I look forward to meeting you and learning how together we can improve your health TODAY!