Hazelnut Naturopathic Health
Dr. Blandford’s mission to become a holistic healthcare provider was an organic journey which took nearly 10 years to achieve. She was inspired to go to school for massage therapy while living in Chicago which sparked a heart-felt desire to help people. Because she was dissatisfied with the what she was seeing with some of her client’s personal health journeys, she discovered Naturopathic Medicine and knew she had found her calling.
Traveling to Bastyr University near Seattle, WA, she studied intensely for 5 years to become a naturopathic primary care physician. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are trained in all the basic sciences like traditional medical doctors including anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, etc, as well as cardiology, endocrinology, etc. NDs also receive training in counseling, nutrition, physical medicine, herbal medicine, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, and research. Dr. Blandford clocked over 1500 hours of time with patients in a clinical setting with over 500 patient contacts before graduating in 2019. Learn more here.
Dr. Blandford is a Michigan native returning home with her children to family and friends after 15 years out-of-state. She seeks to help the community which raised her to be who she is today by presenting nature-driven healthcare information supported by modern research. What makes Dr. Blandford different as a health consultant is her desire to meet her clients where they are at. Everyone’s journey to good health is unique; it can take a few days or a few years to achieve, and she will walk beside her clients on their journey to a healthier life. In the fast-paced, high stress lives many people find themselves living, she wants to present different ways to achieve optimal health by creating an environment of personal healing by working with the mind, body, and spirit of each and every client.
Dr. Blandford prefers working class adults and elders of all ages and backgrounds though she will see pediatric patients as a homeopathic or herbal consultant. She enjoys working with clients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, gastrointestinal complaints, back/neck/joint pain, autoimmune disorders, etc. She has an extensive background in physical medicine as an experienced massage therapist of over 7 years.
As a member of your healthcare team, Dr. Blandford provides naturopathic healthcare advice only. She is trained as a primary care physician and maintains her license with a wide scope of practice in Washington State, but there is currently no licensing for Naturopathic Doctors in Michigan. Therefore, naturopathic medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease and is not intended as a substitute for regular medical care. Dr. Blandford works as a naturopathic health consultant only in Michigan State. To support the Michigan naturopathic licensing effort, please visit: http://www.michnd.org
4655 14 Mile Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341, USA
Bastyr University, Seattle
Hazelnut Naturopathic Health
Naturopathic Medicine, Botanical Medicine, Hydrotherapy, Homeopathy, Physical Medicine, Nutrition Consultations, Lifestyle Counseling