E komo mai! (Welcome)
Welcome to the naturopathic medical practice of Dr. Michael Traub. We are committed to providing you with high-quality care in a pleasant and professional atmosphere. We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we deliver personalized, courteous service to each person who walks through our doors.
You deserve the best and we thank you for choosing us to help keep you healthy for years to come.
Our office is located at:
Kona Professional Building
75-169 Hualalai Road, Suite 301
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
What Can a Naturopathic Physician Do for You?
Naturopathic physicians combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Steeped in traditional healing methods, principles and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. By using protocols that minimize the risk of harm, naturopathic physicians help facilitate the body/mind’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. It is the naturopathic physician’s role to identify and remove barriers to good health by helping to create a healthy internal and external environment.
Naturopathic physicians treat all medical conditions and can provide both individual and family health care. Among the most common ailments treated are cancer, allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, menopause, and fatigue. Naturopathic physicians can perform minor surgeries, such as removing cysts or stitching up superficial wounds. However, they do not practice major surgery. Naturopathic physicians are trained to utilize prescription drugs when necessary, although the emphasis of naturopathic medicine is the use of natural healing agents.
YOUR FIRST VISIT
A naturopathic physician will take time with you. During your first appointment, your doctor will take your health history, find out about your diet, lifestyle, stress levels, and discuss why you’re there. He or she may perform an examination and order diagnostic tests. Naturopathic physicians keep themselves up-to-date on the latest scientific research and incorporate this evidence into their treatments. The naturopathic physician will work with you to set up a customized health management strategy. If necessary, your doctor will refer you to other healthcare practitioners.
A first visit with a patient is usually scheduled for one hour and follow-up visits range from 5 to 60 minutes, although they are generally about 30 minutes. Naturopathic physicians need sufficient time to ask questions and understand the patient’s health goals. Besides taking the time to carefully and fully assess a patient’s root problem, naturopathic physicians speak and understand the language of conventional medicine. They can diagnose the way medical doctors do—yet, they bring to the patient a whole new arsenal of treatments and insights. Instead of waiting for a disease to emerge, naturopathic physicians work to head it off before it happens.
I specialize in naturopathic oncology, sports medicine, and complex chronic illness. You will see, however, in the list of the services I offer, that my interests and skills lie in many other areas as well.