Welcome Madeleine Morrison, ND to Hill Park Integrative Medical Center

We are very excited to announce a new doctor to our medical team, Dr. Madeleine Morrison, ND. After building and leading a successful family practice of 26 years in Alaska, Dr. Morrison has recently returned home to her native bay area and is thrilled to be part of our Hill Park community!

Dr. Morrison is a traditional Naturopathic Doctor with a depth of family practice experience that specializes in pediatrics, women’s health, endocrinology, autoimmune diseases, and gastrointestinal conditions. Dr. Morrison provides full pediatric care including well-child visits from birth onward, and welcomes acute and chronic family medicine concerns for patients of all ages.

Dr. Morrison’s passion is complete naturopathic family medicine for all ages to restore health and well-being. She strives to educate and treat people individually, to meet their best lives possible, in order to have healthier communities.

Dr. Morrison incorporates modern laboratory tests, updated functional medicine and lifestyle changes to bring about better health. Her individualized treatment plans include a specialty in traditional Chinese and Western botanical medicine, nutraceuticals, homeopathy, and extensive knowledge of Ayurvedic medicine lifestyle. As a certified Viniyoga instructor, Dr. Morrison incorporates the precepts of Viniyoga into her patient’s lifestyle prescriptions, as well as achievable self-care goals for balanced health.

Dr. Morrison received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now National University of Naturopathic Medicine), the oldest Naturopathic school, in Portland, Oregon. She graduated with an additional degree in Naturopathic Obstetrics and pursued five years of clinical study with Dr. Tori Hudson ND, a preeminent teacher, doctor, and researcher of naturopathic Women’s Health.

Schedule a Free 15-Minute Introductory Consult with Dr. Morrison

Please contact our staff at 707-861-7300 or [email protected] to schedule an in person or telemedicine appointment or book an appointment through the website.

How IV Vitamin Therapy Can Help to Improve Your Health

How IV Vitamin Therapy Can Help to Improve Your Health

If you knew about a single vitamin that not only helps give you more energy, but helps you sleep more soundly; that increases cognition, but also calms your mind, would you take it? Especially knowing this vitamin is very safe and almost impossible to have too much of? This vitamin can do all of the above, along with helps heal nerves, elevates your mood, supports liver health, and more. Which vitamin is this?

Vitamin B12, or methylcobalamin, is found naturally in meat, eggs, and dairy, but also, in sea vegetables, chlorella, spirulina, and brewer’s yeast. It can only be absorbed orally if there is sufficient stomach acid, so if you are on any medications like Prilosec or Prevacid, you might not be absorbing it well. Other medications can also deplete B12 like metformin, statins, and diuretics. Even other conditions like celiac disease or GI inflammation can inhibit the absorption.

B12 can help with DNA production, red blood cell health and production, nerve pain, energy, and even herpes viruses like cold sores and shingles. It is used by almost every cell of the body and helps with energy production, pain, and healing. When people are deficient in B12, which can be a result of pernicious anemia or chronic stress, they often experience nerve and muscle pain, brain fog, difficulty sleeping, depression, immune dysfunction, and skin issues. Naturopathic doctors have been using this vitamin for a very long time to increase healing time, elevate mood, and increase energy.

Hill Park Integrative Medical Center recommends B12 in its methylcobalamin or hydroxocobalamin form and as an injection. This is to ensure the best absorption of B12, as injections allow you to absorb 100% of the dose since, it goes directly into the bloodstream.

We provide quick, painless injections on a walk-in basis. Most people come in once a week for four weeks in a row and report feeling a profound difference in their energy, mental clarity, and overall wellbeing. Hill Park is also offering walk-in B12 Happy Hours featuring a short consultation with one of our functional medicine doctors to help you choose which nutrient injection is best for you! They are Monday 3-6pm, Wednesday 4-6 pm, and the first Saturday of every month (Super Saturday!) from 10am-1pm.

B12 is also found in many of our IV and customized nutrient formulations, so give us a call or walk on in to give it a try!