Frequently Asked Questions

How does Naturopathic Medicine work?

Each person is treated as an individual. Each symptom or condition is looked at holistically, taking into consideration the whole body, mind and environment. Each visit is focused on improving symptoms and quality of life, slowing progression for chronic disease, decreasing pain and celebrating the gains along the way.

What should I expect when working with Dr. Wilder?

Expect to be part of a partnership. I focus on educating and empowering you to make the necessary changes to experience long lasting health. With this in mind, when I work with you 1:1 you can expect:

  • A comprehensive initial visit that involves a deep investigation of your health history, current conditions, and sets a plan of how to reach the outcomes we want

  • An extensive lab review visit - we will look closely at the functional test results and fine tune an individualized protocol

  • Subsequent visits are focused on each piece of the puzzle and making pivots as necessary

  • Unlimited messages to me through the secure patient portal for ongoing support

  • Discount for exclusive high quality herbs & supplements

  • Additional materials including meal plans, recipes, handouts and more

What type of labs do Naturopathic Doctors run?

Lab recommendations are based on each individual, however, here are some of the frequently run labs:

  • Microbiome assessment

  • Food sensitivity & gut immune reactivity

  • Neurotransmitter production

  • Environmental toxins & heavy metals

  • Thyroid assessment panel

  • Inflammatory & autoimmune markers

  • General assessments of your lipids, kidney & liver function, blood cells

What type of people or conditions do you work with?

I work with people who are suffering from chronic, degenerative conditions and pain. For some, this can start in their teens or twenties, while others are impacted later in life. Most importantly, I work with people who are motivated to improve their health with a holistic mindset and functional medicine including herbs, nutraceuticals, diet, movement, stress reduction/biofeedback, and other complementary therapies.

Common conditions:

  • Neurodegeneration: Parkinson's, memory loss/dementia, chronic headaches etc.

  • Chronic pain: joint pain/arthritis, back & neck pain, residual pain from surgeries

  • Autoimmune: rheumatological conditions (RA, AS, psoriatic arthritis), thyroid

  • Digestive issues: IBS, yeast overgrowth, Crohn's, UC

  • Chronic stress, anxiety, depression

  • Weight loss/gain

What are the payment options?

We are able to accept all major credit cards and Health Savings Accounts (HSA), cash and checks. We do not bill insurance because this significantly limits the type of care provided. I want to work for YOU. Running the appropriate functional labs, spending sufficient time on educating and answering questions, and addressing you as a whole person is made possible by working outside of insurance limitations.

How is a Naturopathic Doctor different from a Medical Doctor (or other conventional providers)?

Naturopathic Doctors (ND) complete an undergraduate degree prior to completing a four year doctorate from an accredited Naturopathic Medical School in addition to licensing exams. A NDs clinical training and education includes:

  • Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Genetics

  • Clinical Physical Diagnosis

  • Pharmacology

  • Laboratory and Imaging Diagnostics

  • Botanical Medicine and Clinical Nutrition

  • Physical Medicine

  • Counseling and more

While the scope of practice for NDs varies by state, the focus is addressing the root cause of disease and treating the individual in a holistic way. NDs will incorporate diet, movement, stress management, herbs, and nutraceuticals into your treatment plan.

I prefer to work with open communication and collaboration with your other healthcare providers so we are all serving you. All recommendations I make are designed to be safe with any of your pharmaceutical treatments.