Dr. Roy practices general Naturopathic Medicine with an emphasis on chronic disease, nutrition and preventive medicine, providing a natural alternative to conventional healthcare or working in an integrative way with conventional MDs and DOs. She takes pride in helping her patients get to the root of their health challenges, truly listening to their concerns, and addressing all aspects of their case while providing the most effective and efficient means of regaining health, naturally. Though her practice emphasis and individualized, holistic approach to patient care is true to the Naturopathic Philosophy, the scope of practice afforded Naturopathic Doctors (which dictates how we are able to practice) is somewhat different between her state of Licensure (NH) and her Massachusetts practice. She currently practices in Westminster, MA.
Massachusetts does not yet offer licensure to Naturopaths, though with the recent favorable hearing of the bill requesting licensing for qualified NDs, there is hope this will change in the near future. At the present time, NDs in Massachusetts work as natural healthcare consultants, relying on thorough and holistic case taking, medical records review and progressive lab testing to make observations on which to base natural health recommendations to clients. Despite the fact that NDs cannot do physical exams or write for conventional laboratory testing, they are still able to affect significant positive changes in people’s health and their lives in general, and for most clients the ability to help them does not suffer from the legal limitations of practice in this state.
New Hampshire offers full licensure to Naturopathic Doctors as natural healthcare specialists. This would allow Dr. Roy to practice to the full scope of her training. She would employ a holistic and thorough approach to taking your medical history and review of your medical records (including previous lab results, imaging studies and progress notes from other healthcare practitioners you have seen) just as in Massachusetts. Her license in NH, however, also would permit her to perform any pertinent physical exams, conventional and/or progressive laboratory testing, and whatever ’hands on’ therapies that are indicated (e.g. nutritional IV therapy, physical manipulation, etc.) at each visit instead of relying on referrals to conventional practitioners for these services.