• Treatment for premenstrual syndrome, menstrual problems and infertility.
  • Contraceptive Services: Dr. Poppy does not place IUDs or implants, she does remove IUDs
  • Annual exams with liquid based pap, HPV and STD testing
  • Abnormal pap test evaluation
  • Treatment for menopausal symptoms
  • Evaluation and treatment of male hormonal imbalances
  • Women’s Health and Preventative Care
  • Wholistic Prenatal Care/Functional Obstetrics in collaboration with the delivering physician or midwife
  • Thyroid Disease Diagnosis and Wholistic Thyroid Treatment
  • MTHFR/Homocysteine testing and recommendations
  • Comprehensive Blood Work testings and Specialty Testing (Food Allergies, Stool Testing, Iodine Testing, Heavy Metals)

Dr. Poppy’s natural upbringing, raised by back-to-the-land organic gardeners, and her philosophy toward wellness and hormone balance, together have shaped her view of fertility, pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. She has great admiration, awe and faith in life and the birthing cycle. Life and birth are simple, yet complex, essentially instinctual yet sometimes complicated. Although she began a traditional medical path, her own births caused her to redefine her view of healthy birthing. She came to appreciate and value the time and attention that women receive from the natural birth community. She envisioned bringing together the best of hormonal and nutritional medicine with the woman-centered midwifery model of care. Her vision is for physician-midwife collaboration with a focus on wholistic women’s health, as well as birthing care, where physicians and midwives bring the best of both worlds together to support healthy moms and healthy babies.

Through her own birthing experiences and caring for women during their reproductive years, Dr. Poppy has become an advocate for reducing unnecessary interventions, reducing the cesarean rate, and supporting vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). As a VBA2C (vaginal birth after two cesareans) mother, she has a desire to see each woman have a safe, BEST BIRTH FOR HER, whether that be a vaginal birth or a medically indicated cesarean. She believes that doula and lactation specialist support should be available to every pregnant woman, however and wherever she gives birth. The birth of a baby is one of the most exciting times in a family’s life, a natural process that should not be taken over by fear, disrespect or control. Consideration and respect for the complex interplay of biology, chemistry, endocrinology, emotion, and spirit will allow the birthing process to be a positive experience and a united effort between family and healers from all perspectives.

Dr. Poppy believes strongly in the necessity of supplementation, nutrition and stress management.

For patients who would like recommendations for high quality supplements, Dr. Poppy recommends a line of pharmaceutical-grade supplements available through physicians only. Please visit Designs for Health and Ortho Molecular under services for descriptions and call our office to obtain a code for placing orders.