Established in 2011 as Hope Clinics, Care Wellness Center & HOPE
Now, Botanical Healthcare, a private, holistic healthcare spa located in the Olympic Hills area of Seattle, Washington. Our naturopathic doctors provide effective, natural medicine for the whole person, not just the disorder. We also work with other providers to ensure complete care. Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain optimum health.
You will receive our undivided attention and enough time for us to answer your questions and to provide solutions. This approach enables you to make informed decisions. We believe that your education is the key to better choices for health and healing. We are tenacious in finding the cause of your illness and the treatment that works the best for you.
Basics. Complete health is dependent on spiritual, mental, emotional and physical balance. If you are out of balance in these spheres, lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise modifications, may be necessary to bring you back into balance. This protocol may also include botanical medicine, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, energy medicine, physical medicine or pharmaceuticals. Compassion. We will meet you at your comfort level with our treatment options. We will help you progress at your own pace to regain your health. Some of your issues are years in the making and won’t completely disappear in a few days. We understand that long term health issues may take time to resolve. We will be patient and ask that you are patient and gentle with yourself as well.
we provide assistance to patients in need of medical alternatives. As we evolved, we developed a global provider network to ensure healthcare practitioners were receiving the most up to date study information as well as continuing education for the endocannabinoid system as well as deficiencies and utilizing several modalities for alternative methods of healthcare. Our dedication to helping patients and providers alike learn more about the endocannabinoid system as well as provide excellent healthcare and understanding of pharmaceutical use and medication therapy management are our keys to your wellness success. Integrative Medicine Integrative Medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative. The Principles of Integrative Medicine A partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process Appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body’s innate healing response Consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness and disease, including mind, spirit and community as well as body A philosophy that neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically Recognition that good medicine should be based on good science, be inquiry driven, and be open to new paradigms Use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible Use of the broader concepts of promotion of health and the prevention of illness as well as the treatment of disease Training of practitioners to be models of health and healing, committed to the process of self-exploration and self-development Family Medicine/Primary Care The specialty of Family Medicine or Primary Care is centered on lasting, caring relationships with patients and their families. Family physicians integrate the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences to provide comprehensive health care. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, sexes. Training involves graduation from medical school then completing a three-year residency in Family Medicine. Here at Maine Integrative Healthcare, we offer primary care services for people of all ages, including children. We also offer some simple procedures: · Pap smears · Simple stitches for a cut · Mole and skin lesion removal · Lance boilsMedical Cannabis (Medical Marijuana) In Maine We specialize in cannabinoid medicine. Maximizing the benefits and minimizing the harm of medical cannabis requires an individualized approach with education on dosage, strain, delivery systems, and the more subtle aspects of one’s relationship with this medicine plant. We warmly invite you to explore a medical cannabis consultation as part of a holistic approach to health. Please call 207-512-8633 or click here to setup an appointment. We are accepting New Patients. make-appt-nav Note from Dr. Dustin Sulak D.O., I have been impressed by the efficacy of medical cannabis in my patients. I routinely hear that this medicine not only improves their symptoms, but helps globally to improve quality of life by improving mood, enhancing sleep, decreasing stress, and helping people feel connected to something greater than themselves. Patients routinely tell me this herb has helped them reclaim their lives from suffering and illness, while reducing their need for other medications. Cannabis can be delivered via smoking, vaporizing, liquid tinctures, edible foods, topical salves, and other methods. High quality, organic medical marijuana is readily available through legal sources, including dispensaries and caregivers. Dedicated growers and breeders have discovered strains of cannabis that can fit an individual’s needs. Non-psychoactive, non-intoxicating forms of medical cannabis are also available. Maine law currently allows a physician or nurse practitioner to recommend medical cannabis for the following conditions: Cancer ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Glaucoma Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis) HIV Hepatitis C Alzheimer’s Disease Seizure Disorders Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders and other diseases causing severe and persistent muscle spasms (including MS) Severe Nausea Cachexia (wasting syndrome) Chronic pain, which has not responded to conventional therapy for more than 6 months. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Medical Cannabis Cannabis Sativa, also know as marijuana, has been valued for 5,000 years as one of the most therapeutic herbs on the planet. Seventy years of marijuana prohibition have generated a plethora of biased opinions, misinformation, and unscientific public policy. Luckily, medical cannabis is making a return to the front lines of medicine, where its versatility, safety, and efficacy stand out amongst the alternatives. Medical cannabis interacts with a person’s endocannabionoid system, a physiologic system within all people which functions to promote balance and healing at a cellular level. The endocannabinoid system is already hard at work helping you recover from injuries, coordinate your immune system, balance the brain and nervous system, and much more. Using cannabis appropriately can enhance these healing properties. As an integrative physician, I always chose treatments that are safe, natural, and minimally invasive whenever possible. I primarily rely on herbs, supplements, and non-drug treatments like manipulation and mind-body medicine. Cannabis is a natural choice because of its impressive safety profile: Side effects are mild and easily corrected by adjusting dosage, strain, and delivery system. There are no lasting negative cognitive effects, even with long-term use, in adults. Cannabis does not cause cancer, and in many preclinical studies has been shown to prevent and help kill cancers. There is no fatal overdose. Withdrawal effects are mild. Cannabis can lessen a person’s reliance on more harmful substances, including prescription pharmaceuticals