Credentials: ND / LAc
Dr. Krete earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Acupuncture at National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. In addition to her in-depth knowledge of Naturopathic and Chinese medicine, she also has a background in health and fitness as a personal trainer, fitness instructor, triathlete and Division I college scholarship athlete.
Dr. Krete uses a multidisciplinary approach to treatment including acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbs, homeopathy, nutritional supplements, and especially enjoys providing nutritional counseling. Staying true to the roots of both Chinese and Naturopathic medicine, every patient is treated as a whole person and as an individual. She has extensive experience treating a vast array of medical conditions from autoimmune conditions and diabetes to mood issues such as anxiety and depression. She has a particular interest in treating hormonal imbalances including PMS and menopause, digestive disorders, fatigue, anxiety, depression and insomnia, and also musculoskeletal pain including sciatica, low back and neck pain. With her extensive interest and knowledge in nutrition and fitness, she also works with patients whose primary goal is weight loss or optimizing wellness.
Dr. Krete uses various methods of diagnosis in determining which treatments will be best suited for each patient. This includes a detailed history during your visit, physical exam, and lab studies and imaging if indicated. Dr. Krete uses many of the typical labs you may have done in a conventional medical setting, and will also determine if more in depth testing is applicable to your case. For example, nutritional status testing, food intolerance testing, salivary cortisol testing, digestive health panels, neurotransmitter testing, and hormone panels, among others. These lab tests are accurate and scientific, yet not offered in most other medical settings. Dr. Krete’s goal is to help her patients find and treat the cause of her their health issues rather than just treating symptoms. Dr. Krete also provided acupuncture at the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center in Middletown CT.