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Naturopathic Medicine: Science + Nature’s Wisdom

Naturopathic Doctors combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Steeped in traditional healing methods, principles and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment.

By using protocols that minimize the risk of harm, we help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. It is the Naturopathic Doctor’s role to identify and remove barriers to good health by helping to create a healing internal and external environment.

Dr. Carolyn McGaughey has received extensive training in the knowledge and use of pharmaceuticals, herbal medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, lifestyle counseling, nature-cure, and nutritional approaches to healing. (The scope of practice for Naturopathic Doctors in California currently includes the prescribing of thyroid medications, hormone therapy, and other similar medications).

“As a Naturopathic Doctor, we help facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal and restore itself and to maintain its own optimal health.”

Nature + Science = Comprehensive Medical Care

Like her husband, Dr. Carolyn takes a wide-lens view of the body. She applies her training as a primary care doctor to assist in the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of each patient at McGaughey Health Group. Thus, the comprehensive treatment plans recommended for our patients, in addition to the treatments mentioned above, include the use of things like:

  • herbal medicine
  • homeopathy
  • hydrotherapy
  • lifestyle counseling
  • nature-cure
  • dietary recommendations
  • pharmaceuticals (as needed)

The beauty of McGaughey Health Group is that we have combined world-class education with the rigors of modern science and a trust in the body’s natural ability to self-heal and self-regulate. As a result, we have developed our own medical paradigm that is truly unique and second-to-none in San Luis Obispo County.


We’re passionate about improving the health and the quality of life of our patients. Schedule an appointment and begin healing today.