Dr. Andrea Hilborn, ND
Working With Dr. Andrea
When patients sit down across from me, they are not feeling like themselves. They feel tired all the time. They can’t get a handle on their emotions. They constantly feel five months pregnant from bloating. For one reason or another, their health is getting in the way.
Between work, kids, household, and self-care, you have things to do – lots of them. Some of my patients are on the front lines of nursing or education. Some are sandwiched between taking care of children and parents. Some have excelled in complex leadership positions. Some are students striving to stand out from the crowd. Whatever the details of your to-do list are, you need your health to be there for you.
You may already have been frustrated for a while. You need someone to listen, understand you as a person, and put the pieces together to come up with a solution.
I believe that good health allows people to live their lives. If that sounds good to you, let’s talk.
At Your First Appointment
An intake interview with a holistic outlook
Dr. Andrea will ask about many areas of your health in order to find clues as to what may be contributing to your symptoms. For example, increased premenstrual breast tenderness indicates that the influence of estrogen is too high, which may mean that ovulation is not occurring with every menstrual cycle.
Lab tests to help understand what is happening
Naturopathic doctors are able to order and interpret lab tests. This includes tests related to sex hormone balance, thyroid function, nutrient status and more. Specialized tests may also be used, including time-lapse hormone level testing or food sensitivity testing.
Comprehensive physical exam
Physical exams can reveal information about the underlying cause of your symptoms.
The information gathered determines your individualized treatment plan
Naturopathic treatment includes nutrition advice, lifestyle changes, nutritional supplements and herbal medicine. These treatments are supported by scientific evidence.
Here are some examples:
Dr. Andrea may provide you with a meal plan high in vegetables and low in snacks to increase the likelihood of pregnancy with in vitro fertilization.
Dr. Andrea may have couples time intercourse to happen during their fertile window to help resolve some cases of infertility.
Nutritional supplements & Herbal medicine
Dr. Andrea may have you take supplements or herbal medicine to help improve the quality of egg and sperm cells or to help improve the likelihood of ovulation occurring.
Bio-identical Hormone Supplementation
Dr. Andrea may prescribe you with estrogen or progesterone to help with hormone imbalance, mental health and infertility.
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