Kansas City’s most experienced Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Brown is the longest practicing licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the greater Kansas City area and a NABNE board-certified Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in functional & integrative medicine.

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He attended the four-year, nationally accredited Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Arizona where he graduated at the top of his class earning the “Highest Academic Achievement” Award.   As a functional and integrative medicine specialist with over 20 years of experience, Dr Brown has practiced naturopathic/functional medicine in Arizona, Oregon, Missouri, and Kansas.  He has also been certified as a Defeat Autism Now doctor (DAN!) since 2002 and is a member of the AANP (American Association of Naturopathic Physicians).

His areas of expertise include the use of: bio-identical hormones, dietary and nutritional intervention, botanical and homeopathic medicine, anti-aging protocols, environmental medicine and detoxification, and the use of pharmaceutical-grade nutrients (nutraceuticals) to treat a broad range of chronic conditions including: ADD/ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, diabetes, cholesterol & triglyceride issues, Irritable Bowel Disease (U.C., Crohn’s, IBS), SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), menopause, endometriosis, PMS, infertility, obesity, thyroid conditions, adrenal gland issues, headaches, auto-immune conditions, and a variety of other issues.

 

“Possessing experience in a multitude of areas, Dr Michael Brown also has a passion and specialty for helping people with hormonal related issues, gastrointestinal disease, and autoimmune conditions including”:

  • Female hormone issues including: PMS, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – PCOS, Menopause, Peri-menopause, Headaches, Infertility, and other hormonal issues

  • Male hormone issues including: low libido, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, lack of motivation, depression, anxiety

  • Adrenal gland issues including:  adrenal fatigue, elevated cortisol, fatigue, sleep issues, anxiety

  • Thyroid issues including:  Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, Grave’s disease – hyperthyroidism, and related thyroid issues.

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Ulcerative Colitis (UC), Crohn’s Disease (CD), and other gastrointestinal issues

  • Autoimmune conditions including: Hashimoto’s, Lupus, Scleroderma, Grave’s Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis – including Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, and other autoimmune conditions

 

My experience has been EXCELLENT right from the start. Dr. Brown takes time with his patients to ensure the best possible outcome is reached. His approach to whole body wellness is second to none. He LISTENED to my frustrations and worked WITH me to establish a game plan. Each visit has been meaningful. He addresses any and all issues at the time and makes recommendations that are actually helpful. Disclaimer: Since naturopathic medicine is not covered by insurance, there is a higher cost out of pocket for your visits, but I believe it is fair and reasonable. For me, the results have been so life changing, I would gladly pay every penny and CHOOSE this route over and over again. I have referred many friends and family members to Dr. Brown. My story could have had a different ending had I not found Dr. Brown. I was facing a full hysterectomy due to endometriosis which had attached to my ovaries and continued to do so over a period of two years until one was the size of a large orange and the other the size of a large plum. These could be seen as lumps when I laid flat on my back. They had begun to interfere with everyday life. It hurt to wear my seatbelt or walk for very long. It was difficult to wear jeans. I had extremely painful periods. I had been to countless doctor appointments and had many imaging procedures done to watch the progress. The only two options I was given by traditional medicine was to take birth control or have a hysterectomy. Those were literally the words out of my doctor’s mouth. I didn’t like either of those options, but I set up a consultation with the surgeon. I wasn’t ready to go through with it though. I KNEW that there was a reason my body was doing all of this…a reason for the endometriosis….a reason for the ovarian “cysts”. It became my mission to find out what that reason was and act from there. I found Dr. Brown and set up my consultation in November 2017. We clicked and connected immediately, and I was all in. He ordered the labs. I had them done. The results showed a complete picture of what was going on with my body. Based on my results, Dr. Brown put together a treatment plan that involved supplements and a change in diet. For me, it wasn’t drastic, but it was definitely welcomed. Within ONE month of starting this plan, my cycle was back to normal and my pain was significantly less. This continued over the next several months. In April of 2018, Dr. Brown ordered labs again to see what the progress really looked like. The results were so encouraging. Physically, I felt so much better and I could tell that the “cysts” had decreased in size. Based on those results, he modified my treatment plan. It still included supplements…some were the same, some were new, some were removed. He added a heath smoothie to my treatment plan with ingredients that would continue to address and improve my health. This age old concept of “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food” had AMAZING results!!! One month prior to my surgery date in 2018, I called and cancelled it. There was no reason to have it. Everything was back to normal and I was healthier than ever! I have had two follow up appointments with labs just as a checks and balances. Now, more than two years after I first saw Dr. Brown, I am still doing great, looking great and feeling great! I have seen my OB/GYN doctor twice in the last two years and he is amazed at the results and told me to keep doing what I’m doing. Thank you Dr. Brown!
I came to Naturae’s Path for mainly gut issues and women’s health concerns. Working with Dr. Brown has been amazing, truly for many reasons. He works WITH you. I mean it, he works with you and wants to know about everything that you experience and how it effects you. He wants to treat the whole body, while taking into consideration the mental/emotional/physical aspects of what it means to be whole. He actually listens to me as well, cares about my input and also takes it all into consideration. Before working with Dr. Brown, I was afraid of doctors from previous bad experiences and even more scared of lab results. He helps alleviate all of those fears and always has a plan to handle whatever the results outcome may be. Even better – his plans work! He will tweak them as necessary (much of this may include supplements to help balance you out or provide support in needed areas) but it all has been so worth it. I can’t say thank you enough, Dr. Brown, for your kindness and ability to practice medicine in a compassionate way. I look forward to continuing to work with Naturae’s Path for all of my wellness-needs. P.S. even though functional/naturopathic medicine may seem more costly than the traditional route, remember it is an investment in your physical/mental health and future. That is priceless.
Every few years I save up to try a new approach to treating my autoimmune disorder. I have lived with Sjogren’s syndrome for more than 10 years and more recently have diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease. I have taken medication to promote wakefulness for several years and it was no longer effective. Nothing was fun anymore, everyday was a struggle. I took advantage of the 15 minute free telephone appointment and was very impressed by Dr. Brown (and so was my husband who doesn’t believe in anything that may be categorized as alternative medicine). After reviewing the website again and realizing he used all the “gold” standard testing methods, I scheduled an appointment. My appointment was on the 6th and by the 14th of the SAME month (YES – one week) I felt like a different person. I felt GREAT (this is relative – of course and compared to could barely make it through the day) I very recently hosted the most amazing Thanksgiving with 20-30 of our family members. It was FUN and anD wonderful day with much to be thankful for including Dr. Brown. The cons: Cost: the multitude of tests is expensive. I had saved and was prepared and went all in. Dr. Brown was very sensitive to the cost and always confirmed my comfort level with each expense. Supplements: I am taking a lot of pills and they are effective. For me, the cons are minimal. The experience has been life changing (very literally). I feel better than I have felt in 15 + years. Family and friends have noticed the difference. Dr. Brown listened to each of my concerns and addressed each issue. He was open to input and tweaked and adjusted the plan based on my thoughts. His assistant was very responsive to anything that was needed, as appointments were scheduled and test results received. I am looking forward to him working with my daughter (I think that is the highest compliment I could offer- I trust him with my daughter’s health).

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Michael D Brown, ND

Dr Brown is regarded as a very knowledgeable, passionate, and caring doctor who utilizes evidenced-based, clinically effective therapies in restoring his patients to optimal health and well being.