Why Naturopathic Care?

Naturopaths will work with you to build a strong health foundation by personally designing programs that fit you and your specific health situation which means it’s not a one pill fits all. Additionally, Naturopathic care provides more than relief from symptoms which means real answers to achieve your health goals. Naturopaths understand that you want something that fits with your life style. We understand that a symptom is the body’s way of calling for help and giving clues to the origin of the problem. Naturopaths believe that your body, when given the right tools, has the ability to heal itself and that’s what happens.

Here’s just some of the conditions that we can help you with:

  • Acne
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Allergies/Asthma
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Eczema
  • Fatigue
  • High Blood Pressure
  • IBS/IBD
  • Improvement of Athletic Performance
  • Male and female hormone balancing
  • Menopause/PMS
  • Osteoporosis
  • Over all Well Being
  • Prostate Health
  • Weight loss
  • Weight Loss/PMS

How Natural Care Is Changing
The Face Of Health Care Today

Naturopathic doctors work with patients to build a strong foundation by getting to the center of the problem, designing programs specific to your health situation and that usually means a reduced dependence on pills, giving you a longer lasting, deeper level of healing. Naturopathic doctors use low-force, non toxic interventions to encourage your body to heal itself. When going through the healing process you may experience the incorporation of one or more of the following:

The incorporation of the above items encourages your body to heal and restore itself to optimum balance achieving optimum health.

Is Natural Care Right For You?

If you’re somebody who:

  • Is tired of the same old model.
  • Wants to know you’re making a difference in your body for the good.
  • Doesn’t want to wait long times in offices for appointments only to get the same old answers.
  • Believe in natural care and aren’t afraid of it
  • Are more than ready to finally be HEARD by your doctor.

Then Olive Branch Wellness Center could be exactly who you are looking for.

Why Olive Branch Wellness Center?

Hi, I’m Dr. Ray the founder of Olive Branch Wellness Center. To quote a line from a dear friend… “I four_sectionimgknow what you’re thinking” and my last name is pronounced with a short I sound. This is why I go by a shortened version of my first name.
I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and as a little girl, I knew in addition to great parents, I had the most spectacular grandmother on the face of the earth, she was my rock star. She had this big medical book that was really old and had lots of cool pictures of plants and diagrams of their parts in it. If she had it out I got to look through it. I remember spending time with her and she would send me out into the back yard to pick things, help her dry the plants she already had, or stir them in pots of boiling water on the stove. When they were ready she would have my grandfather drink the liquids for whatever ailment he had at the time or we would put them in bottles for later.

I also remember thinking how wonderful that there were “pills” in the garden.

Thus started my love for natural medicine. As time passed I never lost my love of natural medicine and so I embarked on the long journey to become a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. I earned a Bachelors of Science in Biological Medicine from National University of Health Sciences and then went on to receive a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences as well. When you’re a kid things seem so simple, there always seems to be only one answer for each problem. I quickly learned that wasn’t the case. I learned problem solving is an art, especially in Natural Medicine after many years of studying. I guess you could say I quickly became lured into problem solving, which is an area I just love! I once read in a Norman Vincent Peale book a quote which read “Don’t bring me your successes they weaken me; bring me your problems they strengthen me”. That’s my favorite place to be in health care. I love to do the research and figure out the remedies to people’s health problems. I enjoy helping with all kinds of digestive, hormonal, weight, attention deficit, and autoimmune issues, or just trying to optimize your health; I love it all. One of the most important things about me is that I will always be honest with you. I promised myself I would be honest with each patient, no matter what, and so that’s where I stand, an honest puzzle solver.

Dr. Ray

What Our Patients Are Saying

Do any of these sound like someone you would like to be?

I highly recommend you see Dr. Ray for optimal health. no matter the problem.

~Cyndi B.

She has done wonders for my health. She not only helped me deal with my concerns but also educated me on why I was having the issues.

~Danielle G.

What To Expect As My Next Patient

Vitamin and Nutrient supplementation

Vitamins and Minerals are co factors for a lot of processes in the body. Sometimes it just takes a little supplementation with them to get things rolling in the right direction. When that happens you feel incredible!

Botanical or Herbal medicine

Plants have such powerful constituents and can be used to help guide processes in the body that have gone awry. Don’t worry every one of them will be checked for interactions so you get the best results possible for a new you.

Diet and lifestyle changes

Sometimes it’s just the little things that make the biggest difference in life. We’re here to help you find the things that may seem healthy but aren’t really all that healthy for your type of metabolism. We like to say “You ate your way into this now you get to eat your way out of it.”

Homeopathy

One of the gentle helps to the system that works in a unique way to set your body back on track. With homeopathy you can get great results for things that are uniquely out of balance.

Hydrotherapy

The helping and healing use of water has been around for centuries. We use it at OBWC to gently guide your body back to proper function. Sometimes it’s even through things you get to do at home that are relaxing and have therapeutic benefits for all of you.

Physical therapy

The movements your body provides can be key indicators of systems struggling. Through professional help we get you back on track for more activity and a better energy for life.

Lifestyle Management

Sometimes simple changes make the biggest difference in health.

About Insurance Coverage

six-secimgWhile Olive Branch does not accept and process insurance claims we are more than happy to give our paperwork so you may submit it on your own to your insurance company. We have found in the past that some of our patients are happily re-imbursed from from their insurance companies, their Flex Spending Account’s, Health Savings Account’s or the amount is applied to their deductable and that depends on their individual policy, We do however accept Visa, Master, Discover, Cash or Checks.

How To Become Our Next Satisfied Patient

A visit to a Naturopathic doctor is definitely worth the time and effort you put into it. You are encouraged to be an active participant in your health. You may be surprised at how much emphasis is given to the initial intake. At your initial intake you will be asked to bring any
supplements you are taking to assess their dosing and quality, specifically in regards to your personal needs. You will also be asked to bring a list of prescription medications you are taking so that we can be certain there are no interactions between the prescriptions and any
supplements or any foods you may use. This initial intake will last about one hour and will provide an opportunity for the Doctor as Teacher to be one of your first experiences, as you become educated about your health. For your first visit you will also be asked to bring any other
pertinent information you have so your personal plan can be further tailored to you.

The Olive Branch Wellness
Guarantee of Your Satisfaction

eight_secimgAs a Naturopath, I cannot guarantee RESULTS, that would be unethical. However, as YOUR Naturopath, what I can do is guarantee your complete SATISFACTION. Because Natural care is a process and a journey that we go on together, specific RESULTS often take more than a couple of quick visits. Remember you are getting to the center of the problem. So, my guarantee is this; if for ANY reason, after only six visits you’re not 100% COMPLETELY SATISFIED with your care and the level of service you receive by me and my staff, I’ll gladly refund ALL your money for ALL your visits, for ALL your tests and yes, for ALL of your supplements. My goal is to make you healthy, completely happy, and a raving fan so you’ll tell all of your family, friends and co-workers about Olive Branch Wellness and they will love it because they will see the difference in YOU!

What To Do Now

A visit to a Naturopathic doctor is definitely worth the time and effort you put into it. You are encouraged to be an active participant in your health. You may be surprised at how much emphasis is given to the initial intake. At your initial intake you will be asked to bring any
supplements you are taking to assess their dosing and quality, specifically in regards to your personal needs. You will also be asked to bring a list of prescription medications you are taking so that we can be certain there are no interactions between the prescriptions and any
supplements or any foods you may use. This initial intake will last about one hour and will provide an opportunity for the Doctor as Teacher to be one of your first experiences, as you become educated about your health. For your first visit you will also be asked to bring any other
pertinent information you have so your personal plan can be further tailored to you.