Dette Avalon is a Family Nurse practitioner and is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She brings over 15 years experience in Complementary and Alternative Medicine to her practice. She specializes in Integrative and Functional Medicine, which drives her analysis and treatment of health concerns by getting to the root cause of health issues, rather than simply diagnosing and prescribing. She integrates the best of conventional medicine with the latest research and most effective alternative care modalities. Her practice includes patients of all ages and expertise in sleuthing out root causes, preventive cardiac care, bio-identical hormones, allergies, digestive problems and conditions that have been unresponsive to conventional care.
Dette treats a variety of acute and chronic diseases using a Functional Medicine approach. Functional Medicine is a system based in scientific research with the goal of identifying and treating early disease markers and the underlying causes for chronic diseases by evaluating each patient’s unique biochemical and genetic constitution, and how it is being affected by both internal and external factors that can either support health or put one's health at risk.
During your visit Dette will work with you to identify what is working for you, what factors may be placing you at risk (hidden food allergies, chronic infections, heavy metal overload from fish, dental fillings, environmental toxins, geopathic stressors, genetic risks, stress triggers) and what you may be deficient in (hormones, essential nutrients, support networks, hobbies, sources of joy and relaxation).