Dr. Kelly Simms is a naturopathic doctor in Chicago.
Dr. Simms works primarily with women on reproductive health concerns. She also specializes in digestive health for adults. Some of the conditions she works with include:
- Irregular menstruation
- PMS symptoms
- Peri- menopause and menopause
- SIBO- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
To learn more about Dr. Simms visit her website.
About Naturopathic Medicine
As a licensed naturopathic doctor, Dr. Simms is trained to work with a variety of health concerns. Her goal with each person she works with is to ask why is the body creating symptoms. Getting to the root cause of disease is the aim of naturopathic medicine. With naturopathic care you can expect:
- Partnership in your health
- In-depth discussion and understanding of your health
- Digging deep to identify root-causes
Naturopathic Care Process
Initial visit and case review: At your initial consultation, your doctor will get to know you, asking questions related to your current set of concerns, your body as a whole, past medical history, diet, lifestyle and mental/emotional health. We will decide if any laboratory testing is necessary.
The goal of this process is to gather information, to educate you on the self-healing process and to explain how your doctor will serve as a guide and teacher:
Initial visit: During your first visit, your doctor will compile a list of initial recommendations based on your concerns and health priorities.
These recommendations include:
Lab recommendations: Your doctor will utilize advanced lab testing, going above and beyond what is offered at conventional practices.
Nutritional recommendations: After evaluating your current diet, your doctor will recommend nutritional modifications and educate you on how to make dietary changes.
Supplement recommendations: Your doctor bases their herbal and nutritional supplement recommendations on both subjective (what is discussed) and objective (labs, imaging, and diagnostic studies) evidence. Sometimes, there are certain herbs, nutrients or other natural therapies that stand out after an initial discussion that can be implemented right away. Other times, your doctor may find it best to order labs or other outside evaluation before proceeding with extra supplement suggestions.
Lifestyle modification: Includes exercise and mind-body therapies
Referrals: If through the course of the initial discussion your doctor finds that you could benefit from an evaluation from a specialist or other healthcare provider, they will provide referral information
First follow-up: At your first follow-up visit, your doctor will go through your labs with you, taking time to explain what each result means and how it may relate to your health and concerns. Together, you will also review your progress to date from the initial visit. Your first round of follow up recommendations will be presented as an actionable and straightforward plan of how each recommendation fits in to your labs and concerns.
Plan maintenance phase: After your first follow-up, your doctor will determine what follow-up interval is right for you, always with an eye toward fine tuning your healing journey for results.
Ongoing care: After you have your immediate concerns addressed, it will be important to check in periodically to maintain the success you achieve and address any new concerns. Your doctor may also recommend re-checking certain laboratory parameters.