Dr. Kelly Fitzpatrick @ Sacred Medicine

Dr. Kelly M. Fitzpatrick @ Sacred Medicine
       Naturopathic Medicine
1695 Jefferson St. Eugene, OR

Welcome.
Have you questioned whether there is an alternative approach to the medical concerns you are treating?
Are you looking for a family practitioner for you and your children who practices more preventatively?
 
Naturopathic Doctors are licensed primary health care providers trained as general family practitioners.
Patients consult Naturopathic Doctors for general health care, preventive medicine
advice, and for the diagnosis and treatment of all acute and chronic conditions.
 
Naturopathic medicine has its own therapeutic specialties, utilizing mostly natural therapies.
These include:
  • Nutrition
  • Botanical Medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Physical Medicine
  • Minor Surgery
  • Natural Hormones
  • Nutritional Supplementation including Intravenous Therapy such as High Dose Vitamin C therapy
In Oregon, Naturopathic Doctors have prescriptive rights for a broad range of pharmaceutical agents, also.
Naturopathic Doctors utilize state of the art laboratory evaluations for acute and chronic disease presentations.
These include:
  • Diagnositc Imaging
  • Routine PAPS
  • STD checks
  • Comprehensive Profiles, lipids, complete white & red blood cell counts
  • Thyroid Profiles
  • Food Allergy Testing
  • Hepatic Detoxification Profile
  • Toxic Heavy Metal Analysis
  • Pesticide and Solvent Exposure Panel
  • Hormone Saliva Test
  • Comprehensive Diagnostic Stool Panel 
Each patient receives a comprehensive medical evaluation, physical examination and relevant laboratory work-up.
Most insurance plans cover naturopathic doctor's visits.
 

Dr. Kelly is a cancer survivor and works closely with her oncology patients to reduce symptoms during conventional chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation.

Dr. Kelly helps clients to proactively choose a lifestyle which can help reduce the reoccurrence of tumors and inflammatory conditions which can promote cancer.

 

 
 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A New Year and Renewal of Health Commitments

How often do we turn the corner in a new year and reflect on what we can do to improve our overall health and well being.  Here are a few suggestions: 1.  Fresh air everyday.  Take time even in the rain to be outside and breath in the cool wet air.  This helps to energize your body through your lungs. 2.  Walk 10-30 minutes daily.  It's not the weather; it's our gear.  Even if you only make it around the block, you have taken time to move your body and see what's going on in the neighborhood.  Strive for 7000-10,000 steps daily. 3.  Drink water - at least four - eight ounces glasses; but for every cup of caffeine, drink four cups of water.  If you have cardiac problems or blood pressure problems - please, consult with your primary care provider. 4.  Eat three meals daily with protein sources in each meal.  This can be a vegetarian or meat source of protein.  Refrain from eating processed foods, fast foods, white sugar and white flour products - unless you are celebrating a birthday! Life is too short. 4.Find time for laughter and enjoyment or reflection and quiet.  5.  Take part in an activity in your community weekly.  You might attend a concert, walk to the play-ground and watch children, voluteer at a school or event, go to a neighborhood meeting, or check on an elderly neighbor.  Engage yourself in your community.

Have a wonderful and transitional 2013

 

7:08 pm est 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pertussis Comeback

I wanted to remark on the Pertussis issue that is surfacing and baby.
I attended a Vaccination seminar specifically on Pertussis this week.
There is an increase in this bacterial infection in California and Washington - with King county posting an alert.
3y/o and below are at most risk from the sequela of the bacteria ie the toxins that are secreted effecting the respiratory
tract and causing airways issues.
Second children are most at risk due to carriers from older siblings and adults around them bringing the exposure home and
having close contact with baby.
Suggestions -
1.) Check for pertussis titers in adults and middle age kids.  Pertussis vaccination wanes in strength after 10y/o and there is now a new vaccination for teens.
2.) Consider inoculation of breast feeding mom or pre pregnancy mom so baby can get passive immunity through mom via placenta and  breast milk (for non vaccinated babies, esp)- this is a most recent idea and I like it.
The pertussis is a most challenging and tenacious bacteria.  It can really be a problem for this under 3 y/o age group mostly.

Just some thoughts - share with other moms.  If there are questions let me know.
Dr Kelly
3:28 pm edt 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Winter Wonderland

The Winter days have been curiously wonderful.  Bright sunshine, cold mornings, early buds creates an opportunity to pause and reflect on the changes occurring in our worlds.  Lately, I've been thinking a lot about transformation.  I was pondering the metamorphosis of the catepillar into the butterfly and thinking that the process must either be painful in some respect or that there was a wonderful narcotic that was secreted to allow a state of numbness through this alluring transformation.  What I did recognize as being most significant is the element of time.  Time being so exacting for the emerging of the butterfly after being in the chrysalis for its period of transformation.

How do we transform?  How do we numb ourselves during this period of change?  How do we present in a graceful manner to accept the tide of change?  How do we question the possible avenues that are available to us in our quest and process of change?

I believe the many diseases that we are witnessing in this time are presentations of genetic change of our species.  We are exposed to so many varied elements in our foods, our environment, our technology, and our medical care.  What is our transformed species being prepared for with respect to the worldly changes that are occuring?  There is much to think about during this time of transition.

Blessing for the remainder of these Winter months.

Dr Kelly

3:49 pm est 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Japanese Nuclear Activity May Pose Radiation Exposure to US

Due to the earthquake and subsequent damage to the nuclear plants in Japan, the potential for radiation exposure from the cloud/storm systems traveling across the Pacific ocean presents itself. The expected land fall of the Pacific front would be sometime this week3/16-18, 2011.

Treatment - Seaweed combinations of Wakame, Kombu, Kelp, Fronds, Iridea, Fucus... will help to offset one's exposure to the radioactive iodine, strontium, and cesium.  Taking potassium iodine or Lugol's solution will help to saturate Iodine receptors on the thyroid, also; but this will not reduce other radioactive elements from being absorbed.  

Treat your animals, also with the seaweed powder.  1-2 tsp daily or 600-1200 mg 2-3 times daily.  For children the dose would be half.

Powder can be dusted on popcorn, potatoes, salads, vegetables, or anywhere where a salty flavor (somewhat fishy) would be palatable.  You can also just encapsulate the powder and take 6-10 (00) caps daily.

email with questions.

12:48 am edt 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Wound That Doesn't Heal

Acute inflammation by definition is a finite self-limiting presentation.  All chronic inflammation begins as acute inflammation but does not follow the well-orchestrated process of acute inflammation.  Observations suggest that chronic inflammation is involved in tumor initiation, promotion, and progression.    The chronic inflammatory condition contributes to 15-25% of all cancer conditions worldwide.  Examples of chronic inflammatory conditions that are associated with cancer risks include the following: Schistosoma hematobium with bladder cancer; H. pylori with gastric adenocarcinoma; hepatitis viuse with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, asbestos-induced inflammation with bronchogenic carcinoma or mesothelioma; and HPV with cervical cancer.

Does a tumor facilitate its exitence through the manipulation of hte immune system and the promotion of chronic inflammatory mechanisms, or does a chronic inflammatory condition proactively recruit and transform stem cells into tumor cells?  The interplay and paradoxical patterns of innate and adaptive cellular communication promote a proinflammatory and protumorigenic environment that allows tumors to grow and escape immune surveillance.  At determined points, the inflammatory pathways benefit the host through the repair and remodeling of the extracellular matrix and vascular system, remobal of bacterial proliferation through oxidative burst and phagocytic engulfing, and appropriate surveillance of renegade cellular division.  On the other hand, these same custodians of tissue trauma, pathogenic invasion, impaired cellular growth, angiogenesis, and oxidative damage will become traitors tothe well-being of the host after reachin critical mass in the chronic state of disease.  In the region of neoplastic development in association with chronic inflammation, the collaboration between the innate and adaptive immune systems can favor the development of cancer progression.

As a naturopathic physician, my treatment principles have foundations in the biochemical signalling that can generate and contribute to ongoing chronic disease and potential tumor formation.  I work to assess and treat pathways of inflammation.  These protocols include assessing diet and life style, suggesting herbal and nutritional formulas and utilizing principles of natuopathic medicine to guide me in suggesting treatments for prevention and elimination of inflammation and the promotion of a balanced vs a rogue immune state in the body.

6:15 pm est 

Friday, February 5, 2010

Integrated Cancer Treatment

Cancer is a personal affront to more people everyday.  Through herbs, nutrition, homeopathy and lifestyle management changes, Dr Kelly provides an integrated approach alongside conventional treatments for cancer.  Appropriately selected and individualized care help to augment and support you during conventional medical care:surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.  State of the art biological testing, helps to specifically target your treatments, such that, you benefit from both conventional and alternative therapies.  After completion of conventional interventions, Dr Kelly designs a wellness package for you that helps to restore your immune system and reduce reoccurence of your cancer.

 

3:17 pm est 

Friday, December 11, 2009

Maintaining Blood Sugar throughout the day Reduces Food Cravings and Weight Gain.

Fiber at every meal helps to maintain blood sugar levels, thus reducing food and appetite cravings.  Adding fiber into your mid day snack will help reduce blood sugar lows and highs - thus reducing spontaneous munching and calorie rich eating/drinking.

Fiber - Brown rice, quinoa, Metamucil, fiber bars, beans are just a few food choices that you can include mid- morning and mid-afternoon to avoid sugar drops that send you to the cookie jar.

4:49 pm est 

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Choosing a healthcare provider is one of the most important decisions you can make. You want someone who is caring, knowledgeable, and accessible. Someone willing to take the time to go over all of your options and treat you as a person, not just a patient.

At our practice, we pride ourselves on our patient service.
 
We offer expert advise on alternative treatment modalities for acute or chronic illness.
 
We support an integrated treatment approach to wellness during cancer treatment, surgery, and post cancer treatment.
 
We offer comprehensive evaluations for the treatment of menopause, anxiety, infertility, headaches, frequent colds and infections, menstrual irregularities, viral infections, insomnia, endocrine disorders, and cancer.
 
We've created this web site for both new and current patients. It includes specific information on our practice and our doctors along with general wellness information.

Office Hours:

10:00am -6:00pm Tuesday & Thursday
1:00pm - 600pm Wednesday
10:00am - 1:00pm Friday


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Dr Kelly BSN, MPS, ND
1695 Jefferson St
Eugene, OR  97402
541-344-9658
541-344-5321 (fax)
drkmfitzpatrick@hotmail.com
www.gastricbands.com

drkmfitzpatrick@hotmail.com



If you need more information, please don't hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail.

Dr Kelly, Naturopathic Physician ; Eugene, OR - 1-541-344-9658; Portland - 1-503-235-6589;
drkmfitzpatrick@hotmail.com; www.gastricbands.com

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