Provider Profile: Dr. Nancy Lins

nancy_lins_small1PSI Member Dr. Nancy Lins is a board certified Naturopathic Physician licensed in the State of Hawaii. Her background includes the use of various natural modalities including Nutrition, Vitamin Therapies, Botanical Medicine, Homeopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Structural Therapy and Mind/Body Medicine.

Dr. Lins completed her clinical training in Hawaii focusing primarily upon women’s health issues pertaining to hormonal imbalances and anti-aging medicine.

Dr. Lins implements a comprehensive treatment plan using nutrition, lifestyle, botanical (herbal) medicine and vitamin therapies to heal the body, mind and spirit. Bio-identical hormone replacement and targeted amino acid therapies are available if indicated. The Kona Wellness Center, located in the heart of Kailua-Kona, offers Medical Thermography (FDA-cleared for early breast cancer detection), Anti-Aging technology and High Performance weight loss programs.

 

  1. How long have you been in practice and how did you become interested in perinatal mood?

I have been licensed since 2002. I also suffered with PPD following the birth of my 2nd child at age 38.

2. Please describe your clinical approach to women’s perinatal mood issues.

We have a comprehensive 1 1/2 hr initial consult to cover all the areas of nutrition, supplements, lifestyle, support and exercise. We discuss all her symptoms, history and cover lab work.

3. What types of issues do you see most often?

Hormonal imbalances

4. Please say a little about your assessment and testing procedures.

Discussion, physical exam (if she is in office), labs as needed, blood, saliva, and urine tests.

5. Which treatments do you tend to favor for mild reactions? And severe reactions? What is a typical course of treatment for each type of mood issue?

Nutritional & lifestyle for mild, if she is under the care of another MD I may need interventions for severe cases.

Typically I will look at hormonal, nutritional support and treatments for imbalances which may occur post partum such as Candida, dehydration, poor nutrition, thyroid problems, glucose, etc.

6. What have been some of your most remarkable cases?

One patient who, with diet could relieve all her symptoms, but whenever she went back to her junk food diet would have a severe reaction and then seek my help again to get her on track.

One patient who was suffering from horrible violent thoughts and suicidal ideations which resolved in one week after taking bio-identical progesterone. (I use Bezwecken Progon B unless they prefer creams then I have an Rx from the compounding pharmacy).

7. You have a special skill in helping certain women to recognize their need for medications, which can be difficult for many practitioners. What can you share about your approach that helps women to feel more comfortable with a decision to use medications?

I have some patients for whom medications are appropriate. I support my patient in finding the most comfortable and appropriate treatment for her situation. I tell them if you broke your leg you would need a crutch until it healed. Sometimes the medication is the crutch. I don’t have judgments on it I just want her to feel better.

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