As a licensed primary care general physician in the State of Hawai’i, Dr. Brennan has lived and practiced on the island of Kauai since 2003. She earned her Bachelor's degree in physics from the State University of New York at Oswego and after completing a 4-year medical curriculum in naturopathic medicine, obtained her Doctorate from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona.
As a naturopathic physician (ND), Dr. Brennan, received similar science training as an allopathic physician (MD), but in addition to a standard medical curriculum, she also completed training in clinical nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathy, botanical medicine, and lifestyle counseling. Beyond that, Dr. Brennan is licensed to use all the modern diagnostic tools as any other MD; such as blood tests, x-rays etc.
Using a preventative and natural treatment approach that is based on solid research and science is the basis of Integrative Medicine LLC and Dr. Brennan treats acute disorders such as colds/flu, earaches, sore throat, digestive issues, etc, and chronic disorders such as fatigue, hormonal imbalances, cancer, neurological disorders, etc. in office and/or using laboratory testing. Treatment modalities include botanical medicines, nutrition, homeopathy, dietary and other lifestyle changes, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She specializes in heavy metal diagnosis and detoxification, hormonal imbalances, immune restoration, and general health improvement.
“ As a naturopathic physician, I believe in the healing power of nature and the body's ability to heal itself. Symptoms are the result of the body's attempt to heal, not the cause of an illness which may be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. I support and assist the body's self-healing by identifying and removing obstacles to healing and recovery. Rather than eliminate or suppress symptoms, I seek to identify the underlying cause of an illness.
I see a patient's health problem as a puzzle that requires gathering all the necessary pieces of information to get an accurate picture of the whole. There may be other issues related to the health problem that are unknown, yet are essential in solving the puzzle.” - Dr. Carrie Brennan