- Naturopathic / Integrative Medicine
- Cognitive and Mental Health
- Hormone Balancing
- Women’s Health
- Autoimmune Disease
Suzette Spencer is a lifelong Fairbanksian who attended UAF and earned her doctorate from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She sees individual patients through Fairbanks Family Wellness and works within an addiction treatment program at Turning Point Counseling Services. She happily accepts patients of all ages for integrative care. Her practice focuses include women’s health, fertility support for men and women, digestive health, and brain health. Dr. Spencer’s approach involves a thorough assessment of personal and family history, physical, mental, and emotional health for each patient. Workup includes both conventional and functional medicine labwork to truly determine the cause of your symptoms. Treatment modalities include nutrition, supplements, herbal medicine, hormone management, and mayan abdominal massage.
Dr. Spencer is certified in the Bredesen Protocol RECODE and PRECODE programs to prevent and reverse dementia.
Naturopathic and Functional
At Fairbanks Family Wellness, the purpose of Naturopathic Medicine is to take your health further than symptom management. Naturopathic doctors go through a rigorous 4 years of graduate medical education, take board exams, and are licensed care providers in the state of Alaska. Most of today’s modern pharmaceutical drugs are designed to control symptoms: antihypertensives for high blood pressure, statins for high cholesterol, etc. These medications are valuable, can save lives, and serve an important purpose in today’s healthcare arena. However, they stop short of providing true health because, ultimately, they do not address the underlying problem. Instead of treating our patients with drugs and surgery, we are trained to look for the cause of an illness or imbalance and help the body right itself through nutrition and lifestyle changes, laboratory testing, physical examination, homeopathy, herbal medicine, vitamins and minerals, allergy desensitization, and bodywork.