Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized For You
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I’m Dr. Marie Winters, ND, FABNO.
Concerns about our physical health force each one of us to face fears of mortality. From the new mother concerned about her child’s eczema to the young adult facing a diagnosis of autoimmune disease to the older adult facing a cancer diagnosis – we are suddenly unsure about this body and how to bring it back to a state of health. Often, conventional medicine offers a ten-minute appointment, a pill or cream, and you are still left uncertain. You want more. You want to know what you can do in your day-to-day life that can help you to feel healthy again.
My ND Expertise
Marie Winters is a graduate of Bastyr University, the premiere naturopathic medical program in the United States, known for its cutting-edge research and rigorous curriculum. She was the first naturopathic doctor to establish a free-standing practice in Philadelphia, and has experience working in both private-practice and hospital-based settings.
My ND Approach
I provide one-on-one, personalized care with a head-to-toe evaluation that includes investigation into diet, mood, stress, and sleep. Recommendations are centered on holistic interventions that can be easily implemented into your current lifestyle. Integrative cancer care involves addressing more than the side effects of conventional treatment, it involves supporting a person’s mental and emotional health. We take statistics and turn them into a plan for the individual using evidence-based naturopathic recommendations.
Focus on Cancer
For those who would like naturopathic supportive care during oncology treatment.
Naturopathic Medicine Visit
Personalized care with a head-to-toe evaluation that includes investigation into diet, mood, stress, and sleep.
Available for those individuals who live more than one hour from South Philadelphia.
"Dr. Marie’s warm and comforting way feels like an old friend, a warm and supportive medical provider who really listens to everything you say and responds thoughtfully and intelligently with humanity and grace."
"Dr. Marie's wisdom, guidance and knowledge continues to give me strength in my journey."
"Dr. Marie has helped me to better understand and manage my condition in many ways, from nutrition and treatment advice to emotional and mental calmness practices."
"Thank you, Dr. Marie, for being part of my village, part of my winning team! Everyone with challenging health issues needs someone like you!"
Getting Started is Easy
Free 20 Min Chat
A 20-minute phone consultation to check in about your treatment and oncology plan.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct health care profession emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health, encouraging individuals’ inherent self-healing processes. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods – from nutrition to botanical medicine, from mind-body medicine to vitamin therapy. Rather than just suppressing symptoms, naturopathic doctors work to identify underlying causes of illness, and develop personalized treatment plans to address them.
What does FABNO stand for?
The designation of FABNO (Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology) indicates that a naturopathic doctor has advanced training in naturopathic oncology, meeting the highest standards of the profession. In order to become a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology, a naturopathic doctor must complete a two-year CNME-accredited residency in naturopathic oncology, or practice for at least five years with 2,250 oncology contacts, submit cases for review by designated examiners, complete 50 continuing education credits in oncology, and pass a certification exam.
Will you work with my oncologist?
Yes! With extensive experience working hand-in-hand with oncologists, internists, surgeons and many other conventional medical providers, Dr. Winters is always willing to work as part of your medical team. With your consent, she can consult with your providers and send them copies of your naturopathic plan.
How often should I expect to meet with you?
Every person is an individual, so follow-up visits are scheduled based on each person’s needs. That said, with natural medicine you need to wait long enough to see whether there has been a favorable response, but not so long that people fall of the wagon with regard to diet and lifestyle changes. Most follow-up visits are scheduled within 3 – 6 weeks, and then every 1 – 3 months after that. Those with more serious illnesses will require more frequent visits.
Do you take insurance?
Dr. Winters would love to take insurance, but most insurance plans in Pennsylvania do not cover the cost of naturopathic medicine. Patients with health savings accounts (HSA’s and FSA’s) can use that portion of their insurance to cover the cost of the visit. Dr. Winters is always willing to provide an itemized receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement.
What if I can’t make a visit in person?
Dr. Winters can arrange a telemedicine visit for those who live more than an hour away from her South Philadelphia office. Please call for more details.
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