Naturopathic Services

At VitalityMD , our goal is to provide you with the very best in Integrative & Collaborative care, optimizing your health so you can enjoy enriched vitality. One of the ways we achieve this is by providing you with access to various medical practitioners that can support your overall health and wellness goals.

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

A Naturopathic doctor addresses the root cause of disease, focusing on healing patients from the inside out through customized lab testing (as required) and by then creating individualized treatments plans. They also play an important role in helping you prevent the onset of illness and disease while teaching you about the principles of healthy living.

Our Naturopathic Services

Our Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Kirsten Smith ND, focuses on Adjunctive Family Care, Chronic Health Conditions, and Functional Medicine. She closes the gap between the most current medical diagnostics, research, functional medicine and naturopathic medicine, merging the best of both paradigms and delivering targeted health care solutions.

Dr. Smith works with the whole family from newborns to grandparents. She treats various acute illnesses, like the flu and pneumonia, as well as chronic conditions, like high blood pressure and diabetes, depression, autoimmune conditions, and cancer.

Dr. Smith will also consult on preventative health care principles to reduce the risk of patients developing chronic conditions.

Why? Conventional medications (antidepressants, anti-anxiety, anti-seizure, anti-psychotic, and narcotics) do nothing to address the underlying causes that create the symptoms associated with TBI (Post-Concussion Syndrome) because they fail to replenish the missing neurosteroids (brain hormones). Unfortunately, many individuals undergoing conventional treatments become further dysfunctional from the over-load of medications and are unable to heal the root cause. Symptoms of TBI and hormonal deficiencies are caused by axonal disruption and inflammation. Other conditions which cause brain inflammation such as a stroke, MS or Parkinson’s may have similar ramifications. At VitalityMD, we have a personalized program tailored to identify and address the underlying causes seen in TBI. Dr. Shari Caplan has studied under Dr. Mark Gordon and collaborates with him frequently.