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Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center (SNMC) is the trusted, premier leader of finding and treating the cause of disease, providing compassionate, and effective natural/holistic health care (not just disease care) in the greater Sacramento area! Our goal is developing lasting relationships with every patient, always attempting to “walk a mile or more in their shoes,” and provide hope and inspiration along the journey to health transformation. 

As the World Health Organization says, “Health is not merely the absence of disease, but the presence of vitality.” The goal of the three California-licensed naturopathic doctors on staff is to help patients to get to their best health possible, not merely physically, but emotionally, spiritually, psychologically, and mentally. 

We believe the key to a quality life and lasting wellness is to not just treat symptoms, but treat the root cause of dis-ease! Thriving, not merely surviving, is obtainable with naturopathic medicine and compassionate doctors. It’s time to choose a better future—choose health first!

Dr. Godby, Dr. Ethelbah, and Dr. Ray are a medical team of Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) – the only specialty of California-licensed primary care doctors formally trained in both mainstream and natural medicine. Founded in the belief of nature’s healing power, NDs diagnose and treat differently from conventional doctors. First and foremost, NDs treat with natural medicine, prescribe healthy lifestyle, and seek to find the true causes of dis-ease. NDs help patients to get and stay healthy, not to merely control disease. If mainstream medical care is not helping you to achieve your health goals, perhaps it is time to seek an ND – America’s Natural Medicine Experts!

Dr. Ray, ND, MS was born and raised in the South. I’m a descendent of a long line of naturalists. My first exposure to natural medicine came in the form of my mom’s and Bigma’s (maternal grandmother) home remedies. From curing coughs to constipation, or bee stings to tummy aches, my matriarchs turned to herbs and natural household ingredients first before relenting to see the doctor.

For my training and education, I attended and graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine with degrees in Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research and an advanced obstetrics/midwifery certificate in Natural Childbirth. I have extensive training and experience in many areas including: primary care, women’s health, pediatric & adolescent medicine, acute care, mental & behavioral health support, addiction support, balanced-lifestyle management, anti-aging, mind-body medicine, trans health and more.

Lastly, I became a doctor to help you because I am you! From my own life and healing journey, I know firsthand the challenges and frustrations associated with the road to wellness. Hence, it’s become my passion to heal and teach others how to not only conquer disease, but also their own personal roadblocks. To achieve your wellness goals, we will collaborate closely and unite as a team for your health. You no longer have to walk this journey alone, but instead, with an ally you can trust will truly listen and give the compassion you deserve. Let’s begin! READ MORE ABOUT DR. RAY

Dr. Ethelbah, ND, RDH, graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. “I am an Apache woman. I am a naturopathic doctor. The healing power of nature, the importance of culture, and the significance of identity, heritage, and history live in all of us. It is my hope to help patients with their own healing journey. I wish to bridge the gap between conventional and natural medicines, so that patients have the option to utilize both. I look forward to working with all of you and I appreciate this great adventure/opportunity.” READ MORE ABOUT DR. ETHELBAH

Dr. Jina Ethelbah’s interview on Healing Quest program of KFBK radio station: 

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/healing-quest–27984989/episode/winebrain-study-naturopathic-medicine-top-12-antioxidant-sources-vacation-theory-28380013/?autoplay=true&cmp=ios_share— with Doc Jay.

Dr. Dennis Godby, ND, MA, Certified Gluten Specialist, California Naturopathic Doctors Association’s  first “Naturopathic Doctor of the Year (2012), Sutter Health-Credentialed Complementary Health Practitioner, teacher, activist, very long distance runner, and one of America’s most enthusiastic cheerleaders of Naturopathic Medicine and the American people’s preventive and natural health for the last 40 years. Dr. Godby has earned high praise from patients and ND colleagues, for “walking the walk,” his integrity, com-passion, communication skills, humor, trustworthiness, and desire to serve and transform the world. Whether you are seeking healthy aging, bio-identical hormones, thyroid support, to prevent diabetes and abdominal fat gain, or other medical concern, medical detective Dr. Godby, will partner with you to help you get to your absolute best health (not just managing symptoms). If you are seeking alternative/natural/integrative/holistic care, in Dr. Godby, you can trust! “It’s gotta be Godby.” 

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 Call 916-446-2591 to schedule a FREE 15 minute appointment.
Reach Dr. Godby at DrGodby@SacND.com or DrEthelbah@SacND.com or DrRay@SacND.com.
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Dr. Dennis Godby, ND, on Healing Quest radio program with Judy Brooks and Roy Walkenhorst:

May 28, 2017: http://kfbk.iheart.com/media/play/27783135/

Dr. Godby on Channel 10 News on the benefits of apple cider vinegar with diabetes and weight loss!

http://www.abc10.com/news/health/apple-cider-vinegar-week-can-it-help-with-diabetes/435666637

http://www.abc10.com/news/apple-cider-vinegar-can-it-help-weight-loss/434730201


beeClick Here to view The Sacramento Bee’s interview with Dr. Godby.

Some tests just shouldn’t be graded on a curve and shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg!

Has your doctor told you, “your blood test results are completely normal,” but instead of feeling relief, you felt worse, knowing that something was wrong, but the doctor was unable to find any answers?

Check out Dr. Godby’s latest article:
Why didn’t anybody tell me about optimal ranges on blood tests?

The standard blood test “reference ranges” – are often so large that they have little practical value. For example, take the thyroid, one large Sacramento medical institution uses a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) standard range of 0.1 – 5.5 (55 times difference between upper and lower values). Dr. Godby uses the more optimal 1.0-2.0 range, other thyroid blood tests, body temperature, symptoms and the Thyroflex to determine hypo/hyperthyroidism, and will diagnose 5-6 times more hypothyroidism than the average medical doctor. If you would like to learn more, here is the rest of the article Dr. Godby has written: Blood tests shouldn’t be graded on a curve.

Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center wants you to be the healthiest (body, mind, spirit) that you can be. Please give us a call (916-446-2591) if you have the same goals.

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