Therapeutic Philosophy of Dr. Gussak
Our specialties are Hydrotherapy, Diet & Nutrient Therapy (e.g. Food Intolerances), Physical Medicine, and Homeopathy. We have a 3 bed Hydrotherapy Suite for outpatient services including CHT (Constitutional Hydrotherapy), InfraRed BioMat Therapy, and multiple drugless therapies for health including Shortwave Diathermy and Cold Laser.
The medical approach is to:
Having received her certified training from the Carroll Institute for Food Intolerance Evaluation and Advanced Constitutional Hydrotherapy in 2016 and 2019, respectively, Dr. Gussak also continues to work closely with two of the founders of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute as a Teacher's Assistant for both trainings since 2019. She is currently working toward her fellowship with the Naturopathic Medicine Institute and started The Gussak ND Family Foundation 501c3 Non-Profit to continue traditional naturopathy education for future doctors.
During a visit, ample time is provided to tell your story and learn. You will receive a specialized nutritional physical exam in addition to a comprehensive medical physical, learn about the right diet for you using naturopathic Food Intolerance Evaluation with in person instruction from an experienced practitioner and a specialized treatment plan using whole foods and safe ingredients tailored to you.
Dr. Gussak's visits are individualized and comprehensive. Having been published in a medical textbook on Iatrogenicity during her second year of medical school and having had 5 years of medical and administrative hospital experience prior to naturopathic medical school make her stand out as a provider who brings time, thought and care to each visit. She is informed by additional trainings in Bioethics, Functional Medicine Lab Interpretation and more to help form her clinical approach.
Providing ample time to hear a patient's story with a spirit of understanding, curiosity, and empathy. One of the most healing experiences is to be seen and to be heard.
The belief that the patient is autonomous and thus empower them to be able to make the right decisions for themselves by providing informed consent and teaching.
The fundamental idea that the body can heal. That the patient does the healing, not the doctor. It is health-centric, not disease-centric. And rather than treating disease, this paradigm treats people.
Medicine made from plants for the purpose of healing root causes and/or symptomatic relief.
Homeopathy is an energetic modality over 200 years old and entails using diluted substances to stimulate the innate ability of the body to heal.
Patients may order supplements via Fullscript - the online dispensary. Some products are for purchase in office only and for patients only.
Treating Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness, and Grief using Mind Body Techniques, Motivational Interviewing. Supplements, Herbs, Homeopathy, Diet and Genetic testing may be used to individualize the approach.
AKA Bee Venom Therapy (BVT) is a traditional Remedy for Rheumatoid and Osteroarthritis in Eastern Europe. Other products of the hive can be used including propolis and honey.
Addressing Iatrogenesis by treating nutritional deficiencies caused by drugs, manage drug therapy to the least dose possible for the shortest duration and teaching patients how to select therapeutics thus reducing unsafe consequences of poor products.
Parmenides (500 BC)
Paracelsus (1491 - 1541)
Vincent Preissnitz (1799 - 1851)
Father Sebastian Kneipp (1821 - 1894)
Jakob Bohme (1575 – 1624)
Roots & Rivers Naturopathic Medical Center
Dr. Maria Luisa Gussak - Naturopathic Physician & Medical Director
5 S. Wenatchee Ave Suite #301 Wenatchee, WA 98801
Naturopathic Doctor, licensed and insured
Washington state. Holistic & Natural Medicine Consultant
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