Common conditions treated by Dr. Norris:


Pediatric

Dr. Norris provides primary care for children of all ages, including newborns. She is often consulted for skin issues and digestive concerns in children. Common conditions include eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, constipation, diarrhea, reflux, and unexplained abdominal pain. She also sees kids, and adolescents, with ADD, ADHD, and other emotional concerns.

As an ND in California, she is unable to carry vaccines in her office, but will work with you to form an alternative vaccine schedule you can bring to your pediatrician.

It is best for parents to establish with a MD pediatrician and have adjunctive care with Dr. Norris, since Dr. Norris cannot give vaccines or prescribe antibiotics. Many parents will bring their children in to see Dr. Norris as a first line for sick visits (ear infections, sinusitis, cough, etc) so she can speak with them about natural recommendations they may be able to try first. If she feels that antibiotics, steroids, or another Rx is the best treatment choice she will reach out to your pediatrician and advise them on her findings.

Another common reason parents establish with Dr. Norris is to have their children tested for food intolerances/allergies/sensitivities. She can advise on elimination diets or do blood work (offered as a traditional blood draw or a finger prick). With infants who are still nursing, she sometimes will do the blood work on mom and not the child, depending on the history and indications.

 

Family Medicine

This includes natural, and conventional, treatment for common conditions such as colds/flus, urinary tract infections, ear infections, asthma, allergies, sinus congestion, etc.

As an ND, Dr. Norris is able to write prescriptions for birth control, thyroid medication, epi-pens, and hormones (testosterone and bioidentical estrogen and progesterone). If you need additional medications managed, Dr. Norris will work collaboratively with your MD.

 

Dermatology

This is one of the areas where naturopathic medicine really outshines conventional treatments. Conventional treatment options for dermatological concerns often stop at topical or oral steroids, or worse: chemotherapeutics, and the only options offered are stronger and stronger medications. Dr. Norris has success offering natural treatment options for eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections, seborrheic dermatitis, acne, hair loss, unexplained rashes, and more.

 

 

Women’s Health 

This is another area where conventional medicine is limited in treatment options. There is a plethora of effective ways to treat common conditions affecting women such as PMS, heavy cycles, chronic yeast infections, hormone imbalances, ovarian cysts and fibroids, acne, interstitial cystitis, thyroid disorders, vulvar pain, hair loss, etc with natural medicine. Dr. Norris also provides annual visits including breast and pap exams.

As an ND, Dr. Norris is able to write prescriptions for birth control, thyroid medication, epi-pens, and hormones (testosterone and bioidentical estrogen and progesterone). If you need additional medications managed, Dr. Norris will work collaboratively with your MD.

 

Fertility

Dr. Norris has a special interest in treating fertility concerns in men and women. She offers consults, and treatments, for fertility concerns, whether there is a known cause for infertility, unexplained infertility, or you are just preparing for conception. See Dr. Norris’ article on fertility at her blog for more information.

 

 

Men’s Health

Whether you are looking for a primary care doctor for general health, or you have a specific condition you’d like to discuss, Dr. Norris is a great resource for treating common men’s health complaints. These concerns may include: erectile dysfunction, fatigue, insomnia, heart disease, high cholesterol, thyroid disorders, STD (STI) screening, low testosterone, and low libido.

As an ND, Dr. Norris is able to write prescriptions for thyroid medication, epi-pens, and hormones (testosterone). If you need additional medications managed, Dr. Norris will work collaboratively with your MD.

 

Immunology/Auto-Immunity

Dr. Norris enjoys treating patients with auto-immune and immunological concerns because there are generally poor choices for many of these conditions in conventional medicine. She has experience, and success, treating thyroid disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, mono, unexplained fatigue, allergies, chronic hives, and more.

 

Chronic Conditions

This includes treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, diabetes, kidney disease, respiratory issues including asthma and COPD, heart disease, high cholesterol, insomnia, and thyroid disorders.

 

Mental Health

Naturopathic medicine is a great choice for those looking to treat depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, etc. with natural treatment options. Dr. Norris has successfully helped ween patients off of psych meds and onto more natural options such as herbs/botanical medicine, amino acid supplements, nutritional changes, and using homeopathy. Please note that the timeframe, and safety, of weaning someone off of these medications is different for each person, but with commitment to the treatment plan most people are candidates for alternative treatment.

 

Digestive Concerns/Gastroenterology

Treatments for conditions including: IBS, diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux, ulcers, esophagitis, abdominal pain, gas, and autoimmune conditions such as ulcerative colitis and chrons disease.

 

 

Environmental medicine/chelation therapy

Dr. Norris is often consulted for treatments related to heavy metal overload, cleanses, and concerns over chemical sensitivities. When indicated, she offers screening labs to determine if someone is holding higher levels of lead, mercury, cadmium, etc in their body. If they have elevations in these levels she will proceed with a gentle cleanse or chelation therapy to reduce the levels of these metals in the body. She does in office oral DMSA, and refers out for IV chelation agents DMSO and EDTA. Patients without high levels of heavy metals will likely be offered cleansing regiments that are less harsh to the body.