Sonal Patel, ND, has over a decade of experience as an integrative medicine doctor providing care to thousands of patients. By combining the principles of sound medicine with the healing power of nature, Dr. Patel, a graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, has created Valley Natural Health as a successful medical practice in Fresno, California that will be expanding statewide. Dr. Patel created Valley Natural Health over 10 years ago and in just the last two years, he has provided care for over 5,000 patients in the region.
A Husband and Father of four. An Educator who is a former teacher who went back to school to become a doctor. Dr. Patel has created a Medical Clinic where patients flock to heal their mind, body, and spirit as their physiological systems unify.
With a team of medical doctors, nurses and others, Dr. Patel leads Valley Natural Health as they continue to expand the continuum of care to deliver more support to patients and their families.
Some may ask, what is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND)? 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’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 healing internal and external environment.
Naturopathic physicians work in private practices, hospitals, clinics, and community health centers. NDs practice throughout the United States and Canada. Qualified naturopathic physicians undergo rigorous training before they become licensed health-care practitioners.
NDs treat all medical conditions and can provide both individual and family health care. Among the most common ailments they treat are allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, adjunctive cancer care, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. NDs can perform minor surgeries, such as removing cysts or stitching up superficial wounds. However, they do not practice major surgery. NDs are trained to utilize prescription drugs, although the emphasis of naturopathic medicine is the use of natural healing agents.