Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are integrative medical practitioners that are trained to address disease and dysfunction at all levels - body, mind, and spirit. NDs aim to treat and manage patients with various acute and chronic conditions. However, Naturopathic Medicine’s primary goal is to combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Naturopathic doctors are experts in natural medicine and offer personalized, evidence-based therapies in order to treat the body as a whole and aid in facilitating the body’s ability to maintain its health .
An important focus of Naturopathic Medicine is a patient-centric approach centered on each individual patient, and that is what you will experience with Dr. Gail Ravello and her team at Natural Medical Solutions Wellness Center.
Naturopathic Medicine offers an approach that is centered on patient’s wellness, creating health, preventing disease, and identifying and addressing the underlying cause of illness.
Non-toxic, natural therapies are preferred as first-line forms of treatment, including proper diet and nutrition, herbal medicine, healthy movement, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, lifestyle modification, alternative therapies, education, and counseling.
The six principles on which Naturopathy is established are:
Naturopathic doctors are collaborative by training. They teach patients how to assume control and responsibility for their own health. Collaborating on individualized treatment plans that comprehensively address health, lifestyle, and diet concerns, as well as mental wellness and issues like stress, to achieve optimal health outcomes.
There are several foundational approaches to treating disease with Naturopathic Medicine that are core to its practice, including:
The re-emerging Naturopathic Physician is an example of the true meaning of the word “doctor.” Doctor, coming from the Latin “docere,” which means “to teach.” By teaching the patient how to achieve and maintain good health, the Naturopath empowers patients with the proper education and motivational tools that are needed to actively participate in their own healing and health maintenance. With proper instruction, the patient learns how to achieve a state of balance that is conducive to creating health and preventing disease.
Naturopathic Medicine seeks to diagnose, prevent, and treat illness to restore the body’s natural state of health by supporting a person’s inherent self-healing process and stimulating self-healing. While all medical conditions benefit from consultation with a Naturopathic Medicine doctor, some of the illnesses and diseases that respond best to a Naturopathic Medicine approach include:
Mental wellness can be essential in healing and disease prevention. Naturopathic physicians are trained in various psychological techniques including counseling, nutritional balancing, stress management and biofeedback to treat physical as well as mental or emotional conditions like depression and anxiety.
At Natural Medical Solutions Wellness Center, Dr. Ravello takes a comprehensive, holistic approach to health, focusing not just on short-term relief but on long-term health. Our Naturopathic Medicine approach means we work to understand the root cause of your condition, rather than simply treating symptoms – and we look at each health issue in the context of overall health.
Your treatment will be personally tailored to your body, your lifestyle, and your goals. Dr. Ravello utilizes a holistic evaluation of your body and your health – taking into consideration your physical, social, psychological, family and genetic history.
Dr. Ravello creates a personalized medical plan tailored to fit your specific health goals based on the results of her evaluation. Your treatment plan at Natural Medical Solutions Wellness Center may include the following options:
At Natural Medical Solutions Wellness Center, Dr. Ravello always aims to create a personalized plan, just right for you.
Upon arrival for your initial Naturopathic Medicine consultation, Dr. Ravello will review your personal and family medical history. She may also ask you questions regarding your current symptoms, stress factors and lifestyle habits. Testing may be necessary, but she will discuss with you what is needed and why she believes it is important.
Dr. Ravello has a deep understanding of both conventional and Naturopathic Medicine options for treatment, and she looks for root causes. Understanding why your body is not functioning properly is the key to reversing disease – and finding the most natural, least harmful treatment method to restore balance and wellness that will optimize your overall health is the paramount goal.
Dr. Gail Ravello has a doctorate in Alternative and Integrative Medicine (PhD-IMD) from Quantum University and is board certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board (ANMCB). She is a highly skilled Naturopathic Doctor, with an ND degree from Trinity School of Natural Health, and extensive education and certifications. She has over 29 years of experience in healthcare, working in both private practice and hospital outpatient care.
Dr. Ravello is an active member of The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), Certified Natural Health Professionals (CNHP), and the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine, among others.
Dr. Ravello’s many years in the field of Internal Medicine and Alternative Medicine in Roswell have given her extensive experience helping a wide range of patients with an array of health issues. Dr. Ravello takes an individualized approach to care, appreciating the nuances in each patient’s medical history, symptoms, and underlying issues and addressing the root causes of disease.
Natural Medical Solutions Wellness Center
1130 Upper Hembree Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: (770) 674-6311