ABOUT

erica_matluck

Dr. Erica Matluck ND, NP is a Naturopathic Doctor, Family Nurse Practitioner, Massage Therapist and Reiki Master. She is the only dually credentialed Naturopath/Nurse Practitioner in California to date. Erica works with her patients to restore balance in the body, mind and spirit using a truly integrative approach. She blends conventional (western) and alternative diagnostic tools with customized treatment plans to optimize her patients’ health.

Using nutrition, pharmaceuticals, nutrient supplementation, botanical medicine, bodywork and guided meditation, she helps people discover their body’s innate healing ability. Her goal is not to simply alleviate health complaints but to enhance the individual’s overall experience in their body. Erica views the doctor-patient relationship as a partnership that should empower the patient toward a greater sense of well-being.

 

BACKGROUND

Dr. Erica Matluck completed her doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University and her Master’s in Nursing at Seattle University. She also holds a BA in Anthropology from Oberlin College. Erica has always been motivated by the open-minded, health-conscious community in the Bay area.

She moved to San Francisco to work with the One Medical Group and integrate Naturopathic medicine into a growing primary healthcare organization.

Her work experiences as a health care provider have included family medicine, urgent care, naturopathic medicine, and wellness program development for groups and individuals.

Erica is trained Swedish massage, deep tissue, cranio-sacral therapy, pregnancy massage, acupressure and Thai massage. She has taught massage, practiced privately and worked in spas and wellness centers in the US and abroad.

Erica has a passion for international medicine and public health. She has worked with Natural Doctors International in Ometepe, Nicaragua and completed a fellowship at the Community Public Health Institute in Washington D.C.

SERVICES

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive approach to health care that combines conventional medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural and non-invasive therapies.  Naturopathic doctors are trained in therapeutic nutrition, nutrient supplementation, herbal medicine, homeopathy, lifestyle counseling, and pharmacology. They address the mental, emotional and physical components of health, and focus on the underlying causes of illness, as well as the symptoms.

ND’s are trained as primary care doctors at accredited four-year naturopathic medical schools.  The training includes conventional medical sciences and diagnostics, pharmacology, minor surgery, nutrition, natural therapies and clinical experience. Naturopathic care requires longer visits, and often includes standard and/or more comprehensive diagnostic testing than primary care visits. Naturopathic medicine is effective for a wide variety of health conditions but exceptionally well suited to treat the following:

- Digestive problems (IBS/IBD, GERD)
- Hormone imbalances
- Mental health (depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD)
- Insomnia
- Skin issues (eczema, psoriasis, acne)
- Stress management and adrenal fatigue
- Detoxification
- Weight-loss

For more information about Naturopathic Medicine: www.naturopathic.org

Bodywork

Every bodywork session is unique and tailored to the present needs of the individual. Most sessions blend the long, flowing strokes of Swedish massage with deep tissue therapy, resulting in a relaxing and therapeutic experience.  Erica’s work is highly intuitive and often incorporates Thai massage, acupressure and energy work.  These sessions are designed to support the individual’s health goals and offer deep value regardless of where they are on the spectrum of health.  Bodywork can be particularly effective for the following health conditions:

- Musculoskeletal pain and injuries
- Athletic training
- Stress management
- Immune system support
- Detoxification

 

Primary Care

- Physical exams
- Gynecological exams and pap smears
- Screening blood work and procedures
- Immunizations – Medication prescriptions

 

 

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