Dr. Priscilla Monroe RN, ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Monroe's Specialties Women's Health Pediatrics Adrenal Stress Allergies
 

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Pediatrics

IT ALL BEGAN WITH BABYSITTING

With years of experience working with children -- beginning as a babysitter, progressing to a Nanny, then a Pediatric Intensive Care nurse and finally, having 3 children of her own -- there is one thing that Dr. Monroe knows for sure... children rarely get sick during business hours!

This is why she is such a strong advocate for a good relationship with a Pediatrician. Pediatricians have 24-hour call availability and will be more invested in your child should a crisis occur. Statistically during young childhood is when there are greater chances of accidents requiring hospitalization and this relationship can make the already very stressful experience easier.

Many mothers aren't in favor of antibiotics, which is the most commonly prescribed drug in childhood and many times over-prescribed. Children are brought to Dr. Monroe for alternative treatment to the common ear infection and diet changes to prevent them all together. A frequent question that she receives is "Can you do something so my child doesn't have to have tubes put in their ears?" The answer is Yes!  This can be easily prevented with diet changes and isn't complicated, but takes extra dedication on the part of the parent.

Although it takes diligence on the part of the parent, many times the child learns to self regulate. Many times Dr. Monroe has heard funny stories such as, "I have to confess, it was Friday night and I was tired and tried to give my child the wrong food." But my child reminded me -- "I can't eat that Mom!" I always remind my patients that they are only human and that perfection is not required to be a patient with Dr. Monroe.

Eczema is another frequent condition that Dr. Monroe sees in her office. The traditional use of topical steroids can thin the skin and drive the condition deeper into the body, commonly resulting in asthma. These conditions are treatable and preventable with natural treatments.

Dr. Monroe welcomes working with parents and respects their observations and knowledge as they are the ones with their children. Because she acknowledges that she is limited in her time with them, she relies heavily on parental input.



Case Studies

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SIX YEAR OLD BOY’S STOMACH ACHES CURED EVEN WHEN NO COMPLAINTS OF STOMACH ACHE WERE EVER REPORTED

At the follow up appointment for a six year old boy he told Dr. Monroe he no longer had stomach aches. Not remembering the boy had ever complained of stomach aches, she quickly scanned through the boy’s medical charts and notes but could find no record of the complaint. Upon turning to the mother in embarrassment, she was reassured by the mother that she also was not aware of his stomach aches. The mother and Dr. Monroe then realized that the boy had never complained of a stomach ache because that was normal to him. Only upon it's absence did he recognize what it was. This is not all that uncommon.

RECOMMENDED CHANGES IN CHILDREN’S DIETS CAUSES LESS REPEAT OFFICE VISITS FOR PEDIATRIC PATIENTS

About 5 years into practice Dr. Monroe began wondering why she wasn’t getting repeat visits from many of her pediatric patients. Finally one day she happened to run into one of the mothers of some patients she once treated. Dr. Monroe humbly asked her if she would mind telling her if there was anything she did that caused her to stop bringing her children to her practice. The mother responded with a laugh and said that once she changed her children’s diets, per her recommendations, her children no longer needed to to see her. They were rarely sick anymore!

Dr. Priscilla Monroe, RN, ND
Naturopathic Doctor
5025 J Street, Suite 205
Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916 448-9927
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