Dr. Frank Ervolino has a degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. He practiced in Seattle as a licensed physician until 1999 when he returned to the Treasure Coast area of Florida. While in Seattle he specialized in the treatment of chronic diseases such as autoimmune, gastro-intestinal, gynecological and addiction related conditions.
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care-an art, science and practice of preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions of the human mind and body.
Naturopathic physicians work with their patients to prevent and treat acute and chronic illness and disease, restore health and establish optimal fitness by supporting the person’s inherent self-healing process, the vis medicatrix naturae.
This is accomplished through:
- Prevention of disease is emphasized through public health measures and hygiene as well as the encouragement and guidance of persons to adopt lifestyles which are conducive to optimal health.
- Diagnosis and evaluation of the individual’s state of health are accomplished by integrated modern and traditional, clinical and laboratory diagnostic methods.
- Treatment and Care according to whatever therapeutic modality of combination of different modalities will best help the patient to achieve the health goals and objectives. These modalities include dietetics and nutritional substances, botanical medicine, psychotherapy, naturopathic physical medicine including naturopathic manipulative therapy, minor surgery, prescription medications, naturopathic obstetrics (natural childbirth), homeopathy, and acupuncture.
- Therapeutic methods and substances are used which work in harmony with the person’s inherent self-healing process, this principle is referred to as vis medicatrix naturae. Carefully selecting therapies that encourage a body’s healing processes by influencing metabolic changes, neurotransmitter balance, digestive health, immune function or other physiologic mechanisms one can optimize their functionality and overall health over the course of a lifetime.