Depression and Anxiety

May 18, 2017

“I have been under the care of Dr. Brinkley for several months. When I first came to her, I was severely depressed and anxiety ridden and had problems with sleeping. I am on two prescription medications for bipolar depression and wanted to know if there could be any negative side effects between the two drugs and the many supplements I was taking. Dr. Brinkley determined that there were no negative interactions among these. I was also seeking relief from health issues, which also include mild kidney disease, and sciatica with nerve and back pain. I completed the bloodwork; she put me on a few supplements, and provided me with a written health plan to follow, including explanations for each supplement and valuable nutritional advice. Within 2 to 3 months of following the health plan, my depression was alleviated (and became non-existent), my anxieties were replaced by inner calm and peace, and my creatinine level (influencing kidney function) had lowered. Dr. Brinkley told me also that my bloodwork showed that I was gluten sensitive and suggested that I work toward a gluten-free diet. My health and well-being has improved significantly by following through with her plan. Dr. Brinkley is very knowledgeable and caring, showed positivity, and encouragement, was easy to talk with, is a good listener, shows empathy and concern, is practical by helping to set reasonable goals to work toward, and was able to make adjustments and/or changes to my health plan when warranted. She has a wonderful personality and I respect her grasp of naturopathic medicine. My health has improved tremendously by following through with the health plan, and I would highly recommend her to others. I am so grateful to Dr. Brinkley for helping me reach good health: physically, mentally, and emotionally.”*