Holistic Family Medicine

Holistic Family Medicine

Puyallup Wellness Center offers some of the most comprehensive natural medicine and weight loss services in the Puyallup and Tacoma area. Our services include holistic primary care, women’s health, nutritional counseling and more. If a safe holistic approach is important to you in addressing your healthcare needs, then contact us today.

Lab testing
We offer routine and specialty laboratory testing including food allergy tests, salivary adrenal hormone tests, digestive stool analyses, genetic cancer screening, and more. For our patient’s convenience, we perform blood draws at our office saving you the hassle of driving to a lab. 

Medicinary
At PWC, we have a fully stocked medicinary consisting of the highest quality nutraceuticals, herbs, vitamins, minerals, homeopathic remedies, protein powders, nutrition bars, and functional foods. Our doctors will often prescribe one or more of these natural medicines for you depending on your condition.

Naturopathic Care  
Drs. Krupa, Firetag, and Carvalho are licensed Primary Care Physicians.  They diagnose and treat people with all types of diseases, perform physical exams, order and interpret laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging, and prescribe natural and pharmaceutical medicines. Dr. Firetag offers women’s health services including pelvic and breast exams. In addition, both welcome the opportunity to offer you a second opinion on any pre-existing diagnoses you may have.

Common Conditions We Can Treat Naturally

  • GERD and acid reflux
  • IBS and other digestive conditions
  • Celiac, gluten and other food sensitivities
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Diabetes
  • Weight management
  • Autoimmune conditions such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Lupus, Sjogrens’s, etc.
  • Thyroid conditions
  • PMS and menopausal symptoms
  • Low testosterone
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic infections such as Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Lyme disease, parasites and others.
  • Allergies, colds, flu
  • Migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia
  • High cholesterol and triglycerides
  • High blood pressure and heart disease
  • Insomnia
  • Environmental toxicity
  • Chronic pain and natural pain management
  • What we eat plays a major role in our health. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is one big reason people develop diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, etc. We’ll help you sort through all the conflicting information and create a sustainable and easy to follow eating plan that will quickly help you feel healthier and more vibrant than ever. Additionally, we utilize the highest quality nutraceuticals in our arsenal of tools to help you minimize symptoms and get you well.
    What we do, when we do it and how we do it has a profound impact on our overall health and can be the difference between leading a long healthy life or a life riddled with disease and pain. Through empowering lifestyle choices you’ll learn to re-balance your life, reverse disease and regain optimal health.
    Homeopathy is a system of medicine based on the concept of ‘like cures like’. The treatments bring healing by strengthening your body’s inherent defense mechanisms. It’s a gentle yet powerful way to heal almost any condition.
    Plant medicine is the precursor and basis to modern day pharmacology. Numerous plants have medicinal and healing qualities that can be very potent, and usually free of adverse side effects common to synthetic drugs. Herbs are prescribed in either capsule form, liquid tinctures or as teas.
    As modern day humans we live in soup of chemical and electromagnetic toxicity which plays a major role in the epidemic of chronic disease. Through easily applied techniques we can navigate our way through our toxic world and live a life free of toxicity-induced disease. Detoxification utilizes therapies and techniques to reduce and eliminate the toxic burden in our bodies.
    IV therapy (intravenous therapy) is a method of administering nutritive substances and other medicinal compounds intravenously or directly into circulation through a vein, usually in the arm. The procedure is painless and takes anywhere between 30 to 90 minutes or more depending on the treatment and the dosages involved. Chelation therapy is usually done via IV, although it many instances it can be administered orally as well.
    Dr Krupa offers spinal and structural bodywork when appropriate to reduce pain and facilitate healing. Some of these include manipulation of joints and neuromuscular techniques designed to resolve common ailments that cause back, neck and other forms of physical pain.
    At times, and when necessary, Dr Krupa and Dr Firetag may prescribe pharmaceuticals. These include antibiotics, hormone replacement (including testosterone), high blood pressure medicines and others. Many times new patients are already taking various prescription medications and our doctors can continue the prescription. Depending on the patients condition, and if the patient wants to, the doctors can help wean them off their medication.