Naturopathic Doctor Serving Washington DC, Maryland & Virginia

Naturopathic Medicine

​“I believe in the body’s inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. My role is to facilitate and augment this process, to identify and remove obstacles to health and recovery, and to support the creation of a healthy internal and external environment. My joy is in watching my patients regain themselves and thrive.” – Dr. Threlkel

Have you been looking for a physician with a holistic approach who uses natural therapies when needed?

Meet Dr. Karen R. Threlkel

Dr. Threlkel is a naturopathic physician (ND) who works with a medical doctor, medical acupuncturist, nutritionist, an integrative psychotherapist and a physical therapist. Together they partner with you in restoring your health and vitality.

Dr. Karen Threlkel provides her patients with a full range of naturopathic medical services, including naturopathic medical assessment, specialty laboratory testing, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, detoxification, nutritional supplementation and herbal medicine.

Karen threlkel is a talented natural doctor

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Holistic Services

Have you been looking for a physician who gets to know you as a person, who listens and works with you as a teacher and a partner? You’ve found her. Dr. Threlkel is a naturopathic physician (ND) who works with a medical doctor, medical acupuncturist, nutritionist, an integrative psychotherapist and a physical therapist who are here to help care for you and to partner with you in restoring your health and vitality.

“Dr. Threlkel is an incredibly caring, intelligent, and intuitive doctor. She has helped me tremendously with debilitating chronic hormonal and gastrointestinal issues. I feel like I have gotten my life back! I am grateful to have found her and highly recommend her to others.”

- ALEXANDRA M.
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We're in this together.

Call us at 202.244.6661 to speak with Dr. Threlkel.

“Dr. Threlkel is a wonderful Naturopath. She is very approachable, caring, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. She was a positive form of support and a great resource for me and my care after my diagnosis. She was instrumental in my recovery and continued well-being. I highly recommend her.”

- ROBYN H.
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The healing power of nature

And the intelligent, inherent self-healing process we possess. Naturopathic physicians seek to find and remove obstacles to healing, and to facilitate recovery and revitalization.

Identifying and treating the causes of illness

rather than suppressing symptoms.

Emphasizing prevention

And identifying stressors and risk factors as well as heredity and disease susceptibility, to aid in avoiding future illness.

How does Naturopathic Medicine work?

The basic principles of naturopathic medicine

Taking care to “First Do No Harm”

By using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat; using methods and substances with the least risk of harmful side effects; avoiding when possible the suppression of symptoms; and respecting the individual’s healing process.

Treating the whole person

taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, genetic and environmental factors.

Is Naturopathic Therapy Right For Me?

Dr. Threlkel offers naturopathic medicine, combining the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Naturopathic Medicine emphasizes prevention and self-care for optimal health; and when a patient already has a health condition employs both modern and traditional therapeutics including laboratory testing, herbs and nutritional supplements, homeopathic remedies, Bio-identical and natural hormone therapies and detoxification, with a preference for effective, natural approaches.

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