Medical Services from Neuro Therapeutic Pediatric Therapies, Inc.

Our medical program offers naturopathic care and medication management for children with developmental and behavioral concerns as well as for their families.

The medical program at Neuro offers diagnosis and treatment of complex or chronic health problems in children and adolescents. This often includes lab testing to find the underlying cause of illness, and nutritional or lifestyle coaching. Our Naturopathic Physicians will coordinate care with your primary care provider or psychiatrist, and provide inclusive trauma-informed care for all.

  • Naturopathic medical services are provided by our Naturopathic Physicians, Dr. Amanda Watters and Dr. Audra Gesik.
  • Our providers embody the Principles of Naturopathic Medicine, and take time to emphasize the role of “doctor as teacher,” equipping the families they serve to make informed decisions about their healthcare.

Amanda Watters, Naturopathic Doctor, Executive Director

Amanda Watters, ND
Naturopathic Physician, Medical Director
Interim Executive Director

Email: amanda.w@nt4kids.org

Experience:

Dr. Amanda is a licensed naturopathic physician who graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine. She has experience working in an integrative pediatric primary care setting, and previously served as an attending physician at the National University of Natural Medicine Health Centers.  Dr. Amanda is a course director and teacher of pediatric/adolescent medicine, mental illness, and suicide prevention to naturopathic medical students.

Dr. Amanda’s love for working with families and children started when she was a teen and volunteered as a coach for a cheerleading team of girls with special needs. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She started working with children with developmental disabilities and found that she wanted more tools to offer the children she encountered. This led her to pursue her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Amanda really emphasizes “doctor as teacher,” and she loves teaching both her patients and in academic settings. She is a big proponent of patients making informed decisions about their healthcare, and she does her best to present information in a balanced way so that they can walk away feeling like they are taking care of their healing. Dr. Amanda is passionate about holistic medical care, and she has a strong interest in developmental and behavioral pediatrics.

Interests:

In her free time, Dr. Amanda enjoys gardening and exploring the Japanese Garden. She likes cycling, hiking, and practicing meditation and yoga. She loves to travel and has visited more than 25 countries.

Audra Gesik, Naturopathic Physician

Audra Gesik, ND
Naturopathic Physician

Email: audra@nt4kids.org

Experience:

Dr. Audra is a licensed naturopathic physician who graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine. She also has her undergraduate degree in General Science from Portland State University. Dr. Audra has experience with pediatrics, integrative mental health, and women’s health. Prior to becoming a naturopathic doctor, she worked as a home visitor supporting prenatal and early childhood development/attachment. She has also spent time providing mentorship and life skills training to teens.

Dr. Audra was drawn to naturopathic medicine because of the integrative and individualized healthcare it can provide. She is guided by the goals of each patient to create a collaborative approach to care. Naturopathic medicine uses a whole-person centered approach which seeks to restore balance in a sustainable way. She enjoys supporting families from preconception through adulthood.

Interests:

In her free time, Dr. Audra likes to spend time outdoors with her family, watch her toddler learn and grow, and volunteer at animal sanctuaries. A fun fact about Dr. Audra is that she loves succulents, houseplants, and vegetable gardening.

Frequently Asked Questions

Treatment Options Include:

  • Medication management
  • Herbal medicine
  • Dietary advice
  • Homeopathy
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Lifestyle coaching

What services are not provided?

  • Yearly check-ups and sports physicals
  • Acute care for infections or injuries
  • Vaccines
  • Referrals to specialists

Dr. Amanda and Dr. Audra treat patients experiencing a variety of conditions:

  • Anxiety & depression,
  • ADHD,
  • Eating disorders,
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder,
  • Down Syndrome and other genetic conditions,
  • Chronic constipation,
  • Food allergies,
  • Sensory Processing disorder,
  • Digestive problems,
  • Tic disorders,
  • Eczema,
  • Migraines,
  • Sleep disorders,
  • Allergies,
  • Transgender medicine,
  • Self-harming behavior & suicide risk,
  • Menstrual problems,
  • Chronic ear infections,
  • Behavior problems,
  • and more.
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