Education and Background:
Dr Lopes graduated from the prestigious Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, with a degree in Naturopathic Medicine. She has experience with pediatrics, women’s health and general patient-care populations. Working as a primary care physician, Dr Lopes is well adept at treating acute and chronic medical conditions, performs physicals and well woman exams, provides nutritional and lifestyle coaching, offers homeopathic consultations, and many other services.
Born and raised on the island of Maui, Hawaii, Dr. Lopes has made it her life’s work to bring quality and comprehensive natural health care to her community. Dr Lopes combines integrity, compassion, and a vast medical background in both traditional and evidence-based medicine to provide dependable and accurate healthcare.
Naturopathic medicine is a patient-centered approach that works to treat not just the disease, but the underlying cause. Different from western medicine, naturopathic medicine examines environmental, lifestyle, nutritional, and emotional factors that may have contributed to or are fostering disease in the body. By focusing on the root source, and implementing natural and gentle remedies, patients can balance their systems, which allows the body’s inherent healing ability to take over. The results are sustainable good health and well-being.
With active listening and in-depth discussion, Dr Lopes creates a tailored, all-inclusive health plan utilizing the safest, most effective methods possible. Plans incorporate counseling, homeopathy, nutrition, lifestyle changes, powerful herbs, and supplements. Patients come away with a new awareness and connection to their body, mind, and spirit. Empowered and supported, patients are eager to take responsibility, knowing that better health is within their grasp.
Advanced Training and Education:
Dr. Lopes also holds a BA in religion from Colgate University in upstate New York with a focus in pre-med. She has extensive knowledge of Biotherapeautic drainage, CST 1 and 2, Constitutional Hydrotherapy, Craniosacral therapy, and Shamanic studies.
Personal Commitment and Lifestyle:
Dr Lopes mission is to foster awareness for natural remedies, to instill stewardship for the land, and to encourage honoring ourselves and our ohana. Dr. Lopes paddles with Lae’ula o Kai, and has volunteered with the Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission and with school children to educate them on organic gardens and the power of herbs.