Dr. Shena Vander Ploeg
Dr. Shena Vander Ploeg is a Naturopathic Physician, who offers comprehensive and individualized holistic healthcare services that integrates naturopathic medicine, functional medicine, and conventional medical care. Dr Vander Ploeg offers both in-person medical care and virtual telemedicine consultation services. She is a passionate and dedicated practitioner, devoted to guiding patients through their health challenges.
Dr Vander Ploeg’s personal health journey has helped her understand the limitations and frustrations many people experience with healthcare. She takes time to listen and investigate your case to uncover the root cause of your health concerns. She empowers her patients to develop self-care practices that integrate with their lifestyle and supports their health, enabling them to reach their health goals. Dr. Vander Ploeg recognizes the mental, emotional, and physical components of health and creates treatment plans that incorporate these various areas. Her process aims to strengthen our relationships with ourselves as well as with others.
Areas of focus
- Women’s Health
- Chronic Fatigue
- Hormones (thyroid/adrenal)
- Reproductive Hormone Imbalances (Irregular periods, PMS, Menopause, PCOS, Endometriosis, hair loss, low libido)
- Anxiety, Depression, & ADHD
- Stress Management
- Weight Loss
- Gut Dysfunction (Gas, Bloating, IBS-constipation/diarrhea, SIBO, IBD, GERD/Reflux, Celiac)
- Autoimmune & Inflammatory Disorders
- Acute/Chronic Viral Infections
- Preventative Medicine/Wellness Care
- Adjunctive Cancer Care
- Acute & Chronic Pain
- Skin disorders (eczema, rosacea, acne, psoriasis)
- Lifestyle Counseling
- Botanical Medicine
- Vitamins & Supplements
- Hormone Therapy
- IV Nutrient Therapy
- IM Injection Therapies
- Mayan Abdominal Massage
- Physical Exams
- Comprehensive Lab Testing
- Functional Lab Testing
- Nutrient Testing
- Genetic Testing
- Hormone Testing
- Complete Digestive Stool Analysis
- Food Allergy Testing
- Heavy Metal/Environmental Toxicity Testing
Let’s get started
Naturopathic medicine brings ancient wisdom to modern times- utilizing both modern and traditional methods. Dr Vander Ploeg will work with you to uncover the root cause of chronic health concerns with a functional approach to wellness care. The pillars of these services is to engage the patient with the physician to establish a self-care and wellness plan that considers your genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence your health.
Dr. Vander Ploeg offers remote telemedicine consultation services for individuals seeking naturopathic wellness and are unable to come into the clinic. She is able to discuss your health concerns and answer your questions without seeing you in person first. However, by law, she is unable to diagnose or treat your condition without seeing you in person first. Learn more about naturopathic telemedicine services, how we are able to see patients remotely, and the limitations of telemedicine.
Is Naturopathy right for me?
Educated in all of the same basic sciences as a traditional medical doctor (MD), a naturopathic doctor (ND) uses western medical sciences as a foundation for diagnosis and treatment. Just like MDs, naturopathic physicians must pass rigorous professional board exams before they can be licensed by a state or jurisdiction. NDs, however, also study holistic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and promoting wellness.
What to Expect
Your first visit typically lasts 60 minutes depending on the complexity of the case and includes a thorough history, appropriate physical exams, review of recent labs you may have, and ordering any labs that may be needed. Dr. Vander Ploeg will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that moves forward with you toward optimal health and happiness, through natural means, in ways only a naturopathic doctor can.