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Who I Am and What I Do
"As a Naturopathic Doctor, I serve as a comprehensive healer, blending the roles of holistic practitioner, nutritionist, herbalist, health coach, and primary care provider into one integrated approach."- Dr. Rodrigues, ND

 

"The human body has the inherent ability to heal-itself, and nature provides the necessary tools. My job is to show you how to harmonize the two. "- Dr. Rodrigues, ND

 

The Approach: 

Dr. Rodrigues prioritizes a thorough understanding of each individual, including their health history and the underlying factors contributing to their current health concerns. By identifying the root causes and connecting the dots within their health narrative, Dr. Rodrigues crafts a personalized plan tailored to address every aspect of the ailment. Integral to his approach is patient education and empowerment, empowering individuals to take an active role in directing their own health journey.

Dr. Rodrigues rejects the notion of "quick-fixes" or "magical cures", recognizing that both disease and health are complex processes influenced by a multitude of interconnected factors. His approach acknowledges the dynamic nature of health and disease, emphasizing personalized treatments tailored to address individual needs and circumstances.


"Our state of health is a multifaceted result of various factors, including genetics, upbringing, socio-cultural influences, psycho-emotional well-being, environmental exposures, career/occupation, and daily habits. To achieve sustainable and long-term healing, it is essential to consider and address each of these interconnected elements."

- Dr. Rodrigues, ND

Modalities and the "Naturopathic Toolbox":


Dr. Rodrigues combines modern conventional medicine with ancient alternative practices to offer comprehensive integrative care. By blending the best of both worlds, he provides patients with a holistic approach to healing.

His treatment modalities include functional lab assessments, herbal medicine, nutrition counseling, lifestyle guidance, hydrotherapy, detoxification therapies, medically-supervised fasting protocols, IV therapy, biofeedback, exercise prescription, and hands-on physical medicine.

Credentials:

Education:

Bastyr University California: Naturopathic Doctor Degree (Class of 2020)
Bastyr University California: Master's in Integrative Functional Nutrition (Class of 2022)

Specialty Training:

Intravenous (IV) Therapies and Intramuscular (IM) Injections
Functional Medicine
Biofeedback for Emotional Regulation
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
Prolotherapy Injections
Ozone Therapy
Chelation Therapy
Community Healing Circles for Community Building and Conflict Resolution


Pre-Medical Training:

Boston University School of Medicine: Clinical Research Assistant (2011-2013)

University of Massachusetts at Amherst:

Double Major: Microbiology and Public Health (Class of 2011)
Minor: Portuguese
Certificate: Biotechnology Research

 

The Bio:

Dr. Rodrigues originates from the Cape Verde Islands, a picturesque archipelago off the coast of West Africa. Raised by his grandparents on the islands, he discovered his passion for healing at a tender age. Dr. Rodrigues was deeply influenced by his grandmother's profound wisdom and vast knowledge of home remedies and herbal medicine. More importantly, he learned from her the value of treating others with compassion, respect, and dignity – principles that guide his practice today.
 

The Person:

Rodrigues is deeply passionate about learning and serving others. In his spare time, he enjoys immersing himself in nature, spending quality time with loved ones, and embodying the health principles he advocates.

He believes in the importance of continuous self-care and self-improvement, viewing it as a daily practice akin to brushing teeth or showering. Dr. Rodrigues emphasizes the ongoing journey of personal growth and wellness as essential for overall well-being.

"Behind every condition lies a cause and effect. The true art of medicine lies in our ability to identify, address, and ultimately heal these underlying factors."

- Dr. Rodrigues, ND

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