Using a patient-centered approach, Dr. Waters searches for the underlying root cause of a patient's symptoms and health concerns. Dr. Waters takes time to listen to her patients, gathers information, and then collaborates with each patient to set goals and devise a health plan. Along with her background in naturopathic medicine, Dr. Erica is also a certified Functional Medicine Health Coach. With an emphasis in positive psychology, she blends the functional medicine coaching model with naturopathic medicine and partners with her patients to create short and long term health goals.
Naturopathic Medicine is a form of health care that emphasizes the use of prevention and natural therapeutics in order to inspire the body’s natural ability to heal. Identifying the underlying cause of disease vs. symptom management is a primary focus of naturopathic healthcare.
With the rising costs of medical care, preventative medicine is becoming a integral part of our current health care model. Just as people are finding long term benefits when they incorporate exercise programs through gym memberships or yoga classes, so are they finding that naturopathic medicine is an important way to prevent illness, optimize overall health, and reduce long term medical costs.
Dr Waters' programs are designed for life. She works together with patients to search for the underlying cause of imbalance, to evaluate nutritional needs, and to come up with individualized wellness plans based on her findings. Her suggestions are designed to help patients make positive life long changes, to prevent further imbalance, and to achieve optimal health.
By improving overall health through changes in lifestyle, diet and other preventative measures, patients may actually feel a lot better and reduce overall medical costs.