Naturopathic Pediatric Model of Care
Naturopathic Pediatric Experience
Dr. Chenelle Roberts and Dr. Krystal Plonski provide full newborn, pediatric and adolescent care at Docere Center. As naturopathic family physicians, they are trained in conventional diagnostics and treatment for many common pediatric conditions. They provide routine well child visits including offering immunizations (with informed choice) as well as provide care for more on-going chronic concerns.
A unique aspect of choosing a naturopathic physician for pediatric care is their extensive knowledge and application of natural therapies. These natural therapies may include clinical nutrition, vitamin or mineral supplementation, homeopathy or botanical medicine. Although not their primary focus, medications are prescribed when necessary.
Our Naturopathic Pediatric Model of Care is guided by both education and treatment of the whole family. This unique approach examines the family as a whole with the integration of how certain factors can affect the well-being of a child. Some of these factors may include preventative measures, diet and lifestyle counseling, and promotion of general wellness. Through family education and naturopathic treatment we are able to provide the best pediatric care for the specific needs of every child. Our goal is always to start with the gentlest treatment possible and to utilize prescription medications only when necessary.
With the blend of naturopathic medical and midwifery education, the NDs at Docere Center have had extensive coursework and clinical experience in pediatrics and newborn care alike. As primary care family physicians, they are specifically trained in pediatric diagnosis and treatment, allowing them to provide care throughout the normal stages of childhood development. They are also trained in the diagnosis and treatment of many pediatric conditions from both a conventional and naturopathic perspective. Should a diagnosis or treatment require a medical specialist, a consultation or referral will be made.