Dr. Randy Gastwirt_Naturopathic Physician_Wash DC_Maryland

Specialty: Naturopathic Physician, incorporating Naturopathic Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Physical Medicine, Biofeedback Therapy and Functional Medicine/Nutrition.

Practice Philosophy:  As a naturopathic physician, I strive to bring balance to the body so that it can heal itself in the most effective way. The goal is not only to identify what is going wrong in the body, but the why… this is the identification of the root cause of illness. Patients can expect individually tailored programs including herbs, vitamins, and supplements to target the unique imbalances they are experiencing, bringing balance back to the natural state of health in the body.

Areas of Focus:  Naturopathic Medicine for Acute Illness, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease (heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes), Men’s Health, Digestive Disorders, Cancer, Stress/Anxiety/Mood disorders, Allergies, Acute and Chronic Pain   

 

 

 

Dr. Randy Gastwirt is a licensed Naturopathic Physician who focuses on adult medicine – providing comprehensive, personalized and integrative healthcare by understanding the patient’s unique circumstances and the root cause of illness. Additionally, as a Biofeedback and Functional Medicine practitioner, Dr. Gastwirt actively involves the patient in the Naturopathic healing process using a broad range of tools including Biofeedback, functional nutrition, mind-body medicine, and herbal medicine.

In order to address each patient’s individual needs, Dr. Gastwirt integrates natural and conventional medicine to support wellness and promote preventative health. He focuses on acute illnesses, such as skin, respiratory, and urinary tract infections, as well as chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), men’s health concerns (prostate, urinary and fertility), cancer, mood disorders (anxiety and depression), and allergies. He also has experience in the management of acute and chronic pain associated with musculoskeletal injury, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Dr. Gastwirt’s unique blend of natural and conventional medicine reflects his diverse educational background. He received his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Bastyr University in San Diego, California – an institution recognized as a leader in the education of natural medicine. Prior to Bastyr University, Dr. Gastwirt earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Pomona College and a PhD in Biomedical Science from University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. He worked in research both as at post-doctoral fellow at UC San Diego and the VA hospital and served as Associate Director for research at a biotechnology company prior to his transition into Naturopathic Medicine.

When not at work, Dr. Gastwirt enjoys time with family, friends and his dogs, studying and practicing yoga and meditation, and exploring the greater Washington, DC region. He is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Institute of Functional Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

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Dr. Gastwirt's interview on Men's Health