Dr. Andrew Cummins is a Naturopathic Physician who has lived with Ankylosing Spondylitis for over 20 years. Dr. Cummins’ Mission is to Help Individuals Improve Their Health without the use of Drugs and the Risk of Harsh Side Effects.  He is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and uses a lab-based functional medicine system to look for the underlying cause and dysfunction that is occurring in the body.  While allopathic medicine focuses mainly on symptom suppression with the use of drugs, Dr. Cummins offers an approach to his patients that goes beyond symptom suppression – he provides natural treatment protocols designed to support and strengthen the body at its most fundamental level.

Areas of Expertise

Digestive Health

Our digestive health impacts every other aspect of our health.  From chronic inflammation, joint pain, autoimmunity, fatigue, anxiety, and weight gain.  Gut health must be balanced for us to properly break down and absorb the nutrients our bodies desperately need to function properly and for our immune system to be optimized.  I assess each individual’s digestive health to see if imbalances in the gut are the underlying cause of symptoms.

Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety and depression can be paralyzing. Constantly feeling anxious and depressed is no way to live.  When I addressed the gut-brain connection my anxiety and depression started to improve as well.  My goal is to help each individual reduce anxiety and depression so communicating with others and going out into the world is seen as an opportunity to change lives as opposed to something to be feared.

Chronic Fatigue

It is nearly impossible to enjoy life, be productive, help those in need, and support the ones you love when you lack the energy our lives require.  For almost 15 years my condition made me want to do nothing except lay down and sleep.  In this state I wasn’t able to help anybody.  Once I started to experience increased energy, only then was I able to enjoy life and help others.  My goal is to help you do the same.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

I have lived with this disease for over 20 years now and understands how painful and life altering AS can be.  My goal is to help each individual improve her/his quality of life by identifying and correcting the underlying causes of the chronic inflammation as opposed to suppressing symptoms.

 

Dr. Cummins will see clients on Wednesdays. To learn more about Dr. Cummins and his approach, visit his personal website here.