Integrative Family Medicine
Dr. Sutton provides preventive medicine for all ages, and consults with families to provide second opinions in diagnosis and natural treatment options for acute and chronic illness as a way to prevent future chronic illness. She sees families for a wide range of acute and chronic problems, using non-toxic treatments as first choice. She is not officially ‘primary care’ because she does not take call or accept insurance, but she can perform many primary care functions.
Her approach is based on the following:
Complementary, inclusive of a variety of treatment modalities
Holistically oriented, focusing on body, soul, and spirit
Focus on health to support one’s life purpose, with respect for the individual’s life path or destiny
Patient takes an active role in health creation
Acknowledges multi-factorial nature of complex situation, requiring a multi-dimensional approach
A preference for natural, non-toxic therapies – enhancing the body’s ability to heal itself
Here are some of the most common conditions seen and treated by Dr. Sutton:
Vaccine injury risk evaluation
Gut Health/Microbiome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Pre-Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome,Obesity
Women’s Health (Dr. Sutton does not do Pap smears)
Healthy Lifestyle and Understanding Acute Illness as Prevention of Chronic Disease
Dr. Sutton does not do Pap smears, and is not experienced in treating Lyme disease.
Dr. Sutton bases her diagnosis in part on conventional medicine: history, physical, laboratory and imaging, and subspecialist consultation when needed.
Significant additional understanding arises from listening to aspects of an individual’s biography, life purpose, the emotional context of illness and health, and understanding the level of vitality and strength of the life forces. Toxic exposures are common in today’s world. Functional medicine testing may offer understanding not available through conventional testing.
Throughout, patients with acute and chronic illness are supported using the least toxic effective treatment for the condition.
Anthroposophic remedies (low potency homeopathic preparations and herbs), diet, nutritional supplements, healthy rhythm, warmth, and anthroposophic nursing and therapies are core aspects of treatment plans Dr. Sutton offers. Prescription medications are used when needed.