Curious what conditions Dr. Casey treats? Want to know if she can be your primary care physician? See below for some frequently asked questions we get and see if this helps!
Q: What is Naturopathic Medicine?
A: See our “about” page here and check out this post.
Q: What conditions does Dr. Casey treat and can Naturopathic Medicine help me?
A: Due to her holistic approach, Dr. Casey can help with a variety of health issues, particularly those of a chronic (ongoing) nature. Dr. Casey has a general family practice, but does have an emphasis on women’s health and hormone imbalance issues, digestive issues, autoimmune conditions and general wellness.
Here are some conditions Dr. Casey supports regularly:
Women’s health: Post-birth control hormone dysregulation, Preconception support, Fertility/infertility support, PCOS, Endometriosis, PMS/PMDD, Menopause support, Recurring infections (vaginal and urinary), Other hormone imbalance(s)
Digestion: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) & Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, Reflux (GERD), Heartburn, Gastritis, Ulcers
Thyroid disorders: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, Subclinical hypothyroidism
Skin issues: Acne, Eczema, Rosacea
Food intolerance and food sensitivities
Autoimmune and chronic inflammation-related issues: Hashimoto’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Other common issues: fatigue/low energy, mood dysregulation, adrenal dysregulation, headaches, hair loss, hypertension, overweight, blood sugar dysregulation and diabetes, general wellness
If you are unsure whether we would be a good fit, you can call the office at (401) 642-5855.
Q: Why would I see a naturopathic doctor instead of my regular doctor?
A: You want to make progress in your health using a natural approach. Naturopathic doctors are experts in addressing the root causes of disease with natural means. Not only does this help symptoms resolve, but overall health usually improves as well. If you’re ready to stop masking your symptoms but instead want to work with your body’s own innate healing capabilities to reach a new level of health, this is your answer!
Q: Can you be my primary care physician (PCP)?
A: No. At this time, Naturopathic Doctors are not licensed as PCPs in the state of Rhode Island. As such, Dr. Casey requests that all patients have a current relationship with a PCP, should the need arise to see them or collaborate with them. A pediatrician is required for all pediatric patients.
Q: Do you prescribe medications?
A: No. Naturopathic Doctors do not have prescriptive rights in the state of Rhode Island. Dr. Casey utilizes a variety of natural substances to support her patients, which can include herbs, homeopathic medications and supplements. She also is a strong proponent of lifestyle counseling and design.
Q: Do you take insurance?
A: No, Naturopathic Doctors are unable to bill insurance in the state of RI at this time. You may, however, use HSA and FSA cards, if you have one.
Q: Do you treat cancer?
A: To make sure you are getting the best possible support, it is recommended that you work with someone who specializes in cancer care and is highly familiar with your treatment regimen (including any chemotherapy drugs you may be utilizing). You can find naturopathic doctors who specialize in cancer care (including many who do remote consultations) here: ONCanp.org.
If you have any additional questions or would like clarification on something, please do not hesitate to reach out. You can call us at (401) 642-5855 or use the contact form below.