Featured Client – Alyssa M.

Alyssa is a 28 year-old copywriter who can be found practicing yoga, frequenting Featured Client Alyssalocal coffee shops, and spending time with her friends at the beach. She has always had a balanced lifestyle, making note of foods, drinks, and behaviors that positively or negatively affect her body, but she recognized that something was still off. After countless doctor appointments with her primary care, she thought she would give KOI Wellbeing a try.

Have you ever been to a naturopathic doctor before?

I hadn’t! KOI was my first experience with a Naturopathic Doctor.

What made you choose to go the naturopathic route this time?

Over the years, I had gone to several doctors seeking answers for my symptoms. I had my thyroid tested, ultrasounds to check ovarian cysts, and hormone panels, but was always told that everything was in the “acceptable range”. The only options which were prescribed would have treated the symptoms I was experiencing, but not the root of the problem. Despite these results, I knew that something didn’t quite feel right, so I wanted to try a more natural approach to balancing my hormones.

If you don’t mind sharing, what were some of your symptoms or health concerns that you were seeking help with?

The symptoms that concerned me the most were difficulty losing weight, cystic acne, irregular menstrual cycles, digestive discomfort and painful ovarian cysts. All of which, I quickly learned after my visit with the Naturopathic Doctor, had to do with a hormone imbalance.

Can you walk us through your consultation appointment – what was it like? Was it what you expected?

I was anticipating a brief discussion, but the consultation appointment greatly exceeded this expectation! Dr. Leverone asked thorough, detailed questions to better understand my health history, current concerns, sleep patterns, diet habits (food and caffeine intake), exercise, common stressors, and more. She took the time to understand me as a whole person, not just a patient with symptoms.

How was the appointment different than your regular doctor?

Rather than focusing exclusively on the symptoms, Dr. Leverone took a more holistic approach to better understand all lifestyle factors that could be contributing to my symptoms. I was not handed a fix-one-fix-them-all prescription, which was so refreshing!

What are a few words you would use to describe your experience at KOI?

Dr. Leverone is supportive, detail-oriented and reassuring. After discussing my results and treatment plan, I felt confident that my issues could be corrected from the inside out in a natural, sustainable way.  

Have you noticed any improvements in the symptoms you previously mentioned?

Yes! Since starting my treatment plan and making dietary changes, I’ve noticed clearer skin, less stress, better digestion and even lost a few pounds.

Would you recommend a naturopathic doctor to your friends? Why?

Absolutely! The personalized treatment plan works with your unique body to bring everything back into balance. To me, this feels like the most natural, holistic approach to regain a healthier lifestyle.