“Dr. Shackelton truly, whole-heartedly, cares for her patients…”
Dr. Mary Shackelton is truly an angel! She is so kind, and generous with her time, energy, and knowledge. When in an appointment with Dr. Shackelton, it is easy to see that she truly, whole-heartedly, cares for her patients. She gives you her undivided attention, and is willing to spend whatever time necessary to answer all of your questions and make you feel supported.
Being open-minded, and forward thinking, Dr. Shackelton doesn’t shy away from integrating, where appropriate, in order to achieve the optimal treatment regimen for best possible results. At the same time, however, Dr. Shackelton honorably fulfills every aspect of being a Naturopathic Doctor, by still following the founding principles of an authentic naturopathic medical practice: first, do no harm, prevention, draw on the healing powers of nature, identify and treat the root cause, (not just the symptoms), treat the whole person, and doctor as teacher. While I certainly have experienced all of these principles in practice at her clinic, the two from which I have derived the most benefit, healing, and joy have been “doctor as teacher,” and “treat the whole person.” Dr. Shackelton is always willing to answer all of my questions, often engaging in profound dialogue from which I glean important and powerful information, which I can apply to my self-care, utilize in my journey of healing, and share with friends and family members who can benefit just the same. With this knowledge, I am empowered to take charge of my health. Furthermore, it is clear that Dr. Shackelton is invested in the treatment and care of your whole being, as she lends a tender ear when asking about all aspects of your life, knowing that lifestyle factors are integral to your daily living, health, and well-being…or, lack thereof.
Dr. Shackelton came into my life at a time when I was desperate for help, health, and healing. After experiencing health challenges my whole life, and spending many, many years actively seeking solutions in treatment and care, I felt I was reaching the end of the road, running out of options; rather than finding answers or improvement, I was only getting more confused, flustered, and ill. I was surely sick and tired of being sick and tired! That is…until I met Dr. Shackelton. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, including the off-chance recommendation that landed me in her care. While I am still on the path to healing, (and, on some level, will continue to be every day of my life), working with Dr. Shackelton has given me more benefit and more relief in the last two years than I have ever experienced. She is giving me my life back! With the knowledge, inspiration, and care that Dr. Shackelton shares, I have been given many tools with which I am able to seek a happy, healthy, well-balanced, and meaningful life, both while in her care and beyond. I am so grateful to Dr. Shackelton!