Naturopathic Medicine is primary care that is science-based and lab-guided, with treatment protocols that include the herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, and diet & lifestyle recommendations. To learn more about naturopathic philosophy, scroll to the close of this page.
Our naturopathic physician, Dr. Carmen Ionescu, MD. ND., earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from NUNM Portland, and her MD from Carol Davila University of Medicine & Pharmacy in Romania’s capital where, after a 5-year residency, she specialized in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Ionescu specializes in:
- Children’s Health & Women’s Health
- LGBTQI+ Counseling
- Hormone balance (thyroid, diabetes, sex hormones)
- Blood pressure management
- Metabolic conditions (weight management)
- Respiratory conditions (Asthma, Seasonal Allergies, COPD)
- Naturopathic/Integrative Oncology in the Primary Care clinic setting; also
- Mood & Psychologic conditions such as:
- Depression and/or Anxiety
- Autism Spectrum conditions (ADD/ ADHD, etc)
- General Fatigue Syndrome
- Headache (tension, migraine, cluster)
- Genetic syndromes.
Since Dr Carmen’s childhood in Romania, nature medicine and folkways have been part of her life and upbringing in her profession, which partners with the patient. At the side of grandparents and village elders, on mountain paths and country fields, Dr Carmen learned the rich folk remedies, the wisdom of the ages — the keys to physical and mental health. To that wisdom, she harmonizes the breadth and science of modern medicine.
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Please note that the following cash rate is discounted for time-of-service payment only.
The naturopathic cash rate is $215 for the initial visit, and $75-100 for follow up visits. (These prices reflect a time of service discount from amounts billed to insurance prices.)
We do accept many insurance plans. You are welcome to use your Health Savings Account for co-pays, deductibles or supplements if applicable.
Please arrive early to display your insurance card, do any paperwork, and settle into the space.
Please note that we have limited buffer time between appointments, so if you are running late, it may effect the overall length of your massage.
We do charge the full appointment fee for appointments cancelled within 24 hours of the appointment time. If you'd like to avoid that fee, you are welcome to send someone in your place.
We charge this fee because last minute cancellations affect our providers' ability to earn an income. We do make exceptions in emergencies, but otherwise please plan on respecting this policy.
Learn more about Naturopathy:
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care – an art, science, philosophy and practice of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness. Naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles which underlie and determine its practice. These principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances. Methods used are consistent with these principles and are chosen upon the basis of patient individuality. Naturopathic physicians are primary health care practitioners, whose diverse techniques include modern and traditional, scientific and empirical methods.
The healing power of nature is the inherent self-organizing and healing process of living systems which establishes, maintains and restores health. Naturopathic medicine recognizes this healing process to be ordered and intelligent. It is the naturopathic physician’s role to support, facilitate and augment this process by identifying and removing obstacles to health and recovery, and by supporting the creation of a healthy internal and external environment.
Illness does not occur without cause. Causes may originate in many areas. Underlying causes of illness and disease must be identified and removed before complete recovery can occur. Symptoms can be expressions of the body’s attempt to defend itself, to adapt and recover, to heal itself, or may be results of the causes of disease. The naturopathic physician seeks to treat the causes of disease, rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.
Blue Sky Wellness Studio is unique in that we offer all types of natural medical care, and work together as a team. If you are wondering which type of treatment is best for you, please call us. For many cases, we will recommend two or more types of treatment to resolve your disease from all necessary angles.