Dr. Derek Lawrence, ND.
I love what I do and am very passionate about sharing my approach. Education is a key part of my practice allowing my patients to take an active role in their optimal health. I practice a unique form of naturopathic medicine that incorporates paleo-inspired nutrition with a functional medical approach, all guided by naturopathic philosophy.
Recognizing the bio-individuality of each of my patients, my treatment approach involves understanding the "whole" person. Addressing the underlying causes of their problems and symptoms, I combine therapies that address the affected organ systems as well as the central nervous system, and the master regulator, which are often lost in conventional approaches that simply focus on suppressing symptoms.
Many of my patients have previously received inadequate care for their health concerns. They have not been taught about the interconnectedness of their symptoms and why, for instance, we need to address their GI tract to resolve their depression or how their stress levels are contributing to their heartburn.
Most people want to get better and are happy to participate in their road to getting well if they are simply informed, empowered and inspired to do so. I help my patients navigate that road and provide therapies that help expedite the process as much as possible.
Areas of Focus
Diabetes and Blood Sugar Regulation
Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon.