Naturopathic Doctors are trained in both conventional medicine and natural medicine throughout their 4 years of postgraduate education. During your initial visit, Dr. Allison Serrano will spend an hour with you to review your health history, discuss your current concerns, perform any pertinent physical exams and provide a treatment plan moving forward incorporating a variety of modalities offered at Monterey Natural Wellness such as Nutrition, Functional Medicine Testing, Acupuncture, IV Therapy, Vitamin Shots, and when necessary, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Pharmaceutical intervention. Laboratory tests can be completed on site at Monterey Natural Wellness, but may also require stool or urine samples that can be completed at home.
Follow up appointments are typically 30 minutes. Follow up Naturopathic appointments are to review lab results, and modify treatment accordingly, as well as for addressing any new concerns that may require updated treatment options for existing patients. Follow ups may occur monthly, or as infrequently as every 6 months, depending the specific case.
Naturopathic medicine looks at every patient’s unique biochemical picture to come up with an individualized treatment plan to support and restore optimal function. Methods and medicinal substances used will use the least force necessary to provide an effective treatment.
Common Conditions treated at Monterey Natural Wellness include: Fertility, Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, Prediabetes and Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, low testosterone, perimenopause and menopause, dysmenorrhea, PCOS, preconception care, anxiety, adrenal fatigue, and chronic fatigue syndrome.