The core foundational principle of Southport Natural Medicine is to look at the person and not the disease, a crucial part of the naturopathic process. It is vital to look into the dysfunction of the body usually expressed by symptoms and help to return the systems of the body back into balance.
Dr. Davidson spends time with her patients, a crucial part of the process because only through in-depth appointments can a true foundation to health and the road to wellness be established.
Your first office visit with Dr. Davidson is a 60-minute appointment (or 75 minute extended first visit when more attention is needed) where not only your reasons for visiting but your sleep, hygiene, diet, lifestyle factors, and digestive processes will be discussed, along with any relevant physical exams. At the end of your appointment Dr. Davidson will determine which conventional and/or functional laboratory tests are warranted – all to help determine the why: WHY is illness or disease (dis-ease) occurring. From this, a baseline treatment plan and recommendations will be made.
At your first follow-up appointment, which is 45 minutes (an extended first follow-up appointment for 60 minutes is available if you feel more time is needed), Dr. Davidson will comprehensively review your laboratory work and discuss your personalized treatment plan incorporating various aspects and tools of Naturopathic Medicine.
Subsequent visits to Dr. Davidson can range from 15 to 60 minutes based on need.
Dr. Davidson utilizes a combination of nutritional medicine, vitamin and mineral supplementation, botanical medicine, and mind-body medicine, specifically tailored to each patient to restore health and balance. Although she is trained in conventional pharmaceuticals and often works with other healthcare practitioners in order to provide her patients with a healthcare team to suit their own individual needs, the state of Connecticut currently has no pharmaceutical scope of practice/inclusion for Naturopathic physicians.
As a Naturopathic Physician Dr. Davidson’s approach is to find the underlying, root cause of illness and to restore health and wellness, instead of masking symptoms.