Dr. Deanna Berman, ND, LM
Naturopathic Doctor & Licensed Midwife, with offices in Ithaca, NY and Beacon, NY (North of New York City)
I want to introduce you to a model of health care that will change your life. Naturopathic Medicine is a form of functional medicine. It is a century-old practice which integrates conventional and alternative approaches to health care. Naturopathic medicine concentrates on prevention and finding the underlying causes of disease. Naturopathic doctors utilize dietary and lifestyle counseling, and natural therapies, including herbal medicine, European biological medicine and bio-identical hormones to promote health and eliminate the causes of disease.
Dr Berman will look at you as a whole person and look at how each system of your body works with the other systems. She will help you to identify the underlying causes of disease rather than only treating the symptoms, although symptomatic relief will be part of your treatment plan. Dr Berman will decipher the issues that have led to the development of your health issues. Treatment and prevention methods will then be developed and implemented for you, on an individual basis to address the underlying issues.
The functional medicine approach is a partnership between the patient and the doctor. Dr Berman works with people who are committed to healing. She puts time and energy into each patient and expects that you will also put in the time and energy for your own healing. The goal of this partnership is to bring you back to health as well as to teach you about the core principles of health maintenance and prevention of disease.