The original meaning of the word “doctor” is teacher. A principle objective of naturopathic medicine is to educate the patient and emphasize self-responsibility for health.


Naturopathic physicians also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.

Services

The scope of practice of a naturopathic doctor in the state of Washington is similar to any family doctor.  Commonly called a naturopath,  these doctors work with the body using natural treatments whenever possible to help the body heal.

Dr. DiRienzo provides primary care for adult patients. Her services include: annual exams and full laboratory workup including routine blood work and functional testing such as diagnostic gastrointestinal panels, adrenal/cortisol panels and food allergy/sensitivity testing.

She refers out for other age appropriate testing such as mammograms, colonoscopies and bone density studies (DEXA). As a primary care doctor, Dr. DiRienzo also refers patients to specialists when appropriate.

Dr. DiRienzo sees children for care that is adjunct to routine pediatrics. She offers consultations and follow-up for children for conditions such as: recurrent infections, asthma, eczema and attention problems. Dr. DiRienzo does not perfom immunizations in her office.

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