Hello, Dr. Soszka here, I’m pleased to announce that I am lecturing on the subject of fatigue at the newly opened “Woodstock” New Seasons Market on February, 17th 2015. This talk will be on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The title of the lecture is “Unraveling the Mystery of Fatigue“.
I believe the title is fitting when discussing fatigue since many people are left with no solid answers about why they are constantly tired. Fatigue has many possible causes, many of which often unrecognized by conventional medicine. Most conventional practitioners will look for causes such as sleep apnea, iron anemia, and thyroid disorders. Patient who test negative for these three are often labeled as “depressed”, which I believe is a diagnosis that is commonly used incorrectly.
Certainly sleep apnea is a significant factor in fatigue, however the predisposing factors for this condition are not typically addressed: obesity, airway tissue weakness (think vitamin deficiencies), airway inflammation (allergies and chronic inflammation) and so on. Likewise, anemia, whether iron or other nutrients, can certainly play a role in fatigue. Finally, thyroid conditions are actually commonly missed, because physicians typically order TSH level exclusively, and there is disagreement about which lab ranges levels are ideal. Thyroid Stimulating hormone (TSH) is the hormone sent from the pituitary to signal the thyroid to make more thyroid hormone. Unfortunately, there are far more thyroid dysfunction patterns that don’t show up when ordering TSH lab test exclusively.
In this presentation, I will explore the possible underlying causes of poor energy including vitamin and mineral deficiencies, sleep disorders, adrenal and thyroid dysfunction, and stealth infections. I will also discuss the many holistic option to restore one’s energy level to optimal levels. If you want to learn more about fatigue, please join me at this lecture next week.
If you wish to attend this lecture please email New Seasons Market directly at: [email protected]
Dr. Soszka is now in network with United Healthcare
Dr. Soszka is pleased to announce that he is now accepting new patients with alternative benefits within United Healthcare insurance plans. He joined the preferred provider panel in February 2012. If you are seeking a Naturopathic physician and/or licensed acupuncturist in Portland, Oregon covered by United Healthcare please call our clinic for an appointment or consultation today!
Please note, it’s important to check your alternative care benefits to determine eligibility, limitations, and co-pay/co-insurance obligations. The office staff at Blue Sky Wellness Studio will gladly check your United Healthcare benefits for you before your first visit by either calling (503) 238-7025 during clinic hours. We are able to confirm benefits within 24 hours in most cases.
Dr. Soszka practices at the Beeson Wellness Clinic in the Sellwood Neighborhood in Southeast Portland. He uses a combination of Naturopathic and Chinese medicine to find both relief and resolution of many health issues: abdominal pain to varicose veins, auto injury to irritable bowel syndrome, and fatigue to weight loss, to name just a few.
Dr. Soszka is also a preferred provider with Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Premera Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthNet, Providence, PacificSource, Kaiser Permanente (The CHP Group), Cigna, Lifewise, American Specialty Health, Oregon Workers Compensation, and all active auto injury cases. We will gladly check your benefits should you have coverage with any of these carriers as well.
Dr. Soszka and all of the practitioners at the American Integrated Chiropractic Clinic will have a booth (#136) at the Baby Boomer Lifestyle Expo which will be held at the Portland Expo Center from October 22nd to 24th. Our focus is on the natural treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy. I’ve been working closely with Dr. Dennis Sullivan, one of the Chiropractors at the clinic who specializes in peripheral neuropathy, to integrate acupuncture into the current treatment protocols established at the clinic.
The expo is great opportunity to see what we have developed - we will be providing free consultations, exams, and testing at booth 136.
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Welcome to my website DrSoszka.com! In making this site, my goal is to give you honest and accurate information and news about natural health. I am a licensed Naturopathic physician and Chinese medicine practitioner in Portland, Oregon. I have the knowledge and experience to give you the guidance you need to enjoy optimal health naturally. So check back as this site is developing rapidly.
To your good health,
Dr. Shawn Soszka