Dr. Becky Whelchel offers healthcare for a variety of women’s health concerns. She works with women in all stages of life and offers preventative care, annual well-woman exams, contraception options, fertility enhancement, preconception counseling and care for specific concerns ranging from PMS to menopause to hormonal acne.
Annual exams consist of a thorough history, breast and pelvic exams and any pertinent tests and treatments. Additionally, a major component of Naturopathic care is patient education and prevention. Each patient receives detailed advice and education based on her specific concern, personal history and family history. Knowledge gives each patient more control over personal health, strategies to prevent disease, and a path to a healthy life.
The main therapies utilized by Dr. Whelchel include herbal medicine, Arvigo Abdominal Therapy and acupuncture. She also uses Back Flower Essences, Homeopathy, specific nutrients or vitamins and diet-lifestyle modifications.
Dr. Whelchel highly encourages mothers of teens to bring in their daughters for education on menstruation, birth control options, and sexually transmitted disease. This provides the added benefit of having a safe haven conducive to asking potentially embarrassing questions (that they may not want to ask Mom about).
“Many women deal with female health concerns and are told that these are ‘normal’ and she should just ‘tough it out.’ But PMS, heavy bleeding, missed periods, irregular bleeding, depression and pain are not normal and can be easily addressed using natural therapies. The secret is taking the time to evaluate each woman’s specific situation and offer appropriate testing, natural treatment or options.”
-Dr. Becky Whelchel
Natural Medicine works to discover the cause of health concerns and address these causes with natural methods such as nutrition, herbal medicine, Maya Abdominal Therapy and others that restore balance in the body.
“Being in pain, breaking out, feeling irritable and other PMS symptoms are common but are not normal! Our bodies are designed to work harmoniously and that is best achived with the balancing power of natural medicine.”
Listed are some of the common concerns that Dr. Whelchel help women address:
If your particular concern is not listed, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Whelchel to see if she can help you with your individual concern.
PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome)
Pain during ovulation
Heavy periods (menorrhagia)
No periods (amenorrhea)
Uterine fibroids (leiomyoma)
Anxiety and fears
Schedule a free consultation if you don’t see your specific concern on the list (see locations at right)