Health Practitioners

Following is a list of Houston area health practitioners that have indicated they promote integrative, holistic, and nutrition-based healing practices. There are also links to other resources that might help you find the practitioner you need.

Disclaimer: We have not evaluated and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information or the quality of service provided by any of the listed professionals.

Physicians, including vaccine-friendly doctors
Naturopathic Doctors
Osteopathic Doctors
Midwives and Doulas
Homeopathy Practitioners
Compounding Pharmacies


“Biological dentists, also known as holistic, or environmental dentists, operate according to the belief system that your teeth are an integral part of your body and hence your overall health, and recognize that your oral and dental health can have a major influence on other disease processes in your body. Any medical treatment performed takes this fact into account. The primary aim of holistic dentistry is to resolve your dental problems while working in harmony with the rest of your body.” [source]

If you are looking for a dentist that is knowledgeable about the safe removal and handling of mercury fillings, these sites may be able to help you find a biological dentist.

Houston Area Biological Dentists

Web Resources for Finding a Dentist

Physicians [back to the top]

What is integrative medicine? “Integrative medicine . . . is the combination of practices and methods of alternative medicine with conventional biomedicine. It emphasizes treating the whole person, with a focus on wellness and health rather than treating disease and on the patient-physician relationship. [source]

Houston Area Physicians

  • Dr. Chandra G. Higgenbotham MD, ob/gyn, holistic integrative physician. Location: The Women’s Health Solution, 1200 Binz St, Suite 380, Houston, TX 77004. Dr. Higgenbotham is a member of the WAPF.
  • Dr. Karl Robinson, MD, HomeopathyYes, Phone: 713-621-3184, Location: 4545 Post Oak Place Dr, Suite 346, Houston, Texas 77027. Dr. Robinson is a practitioner of classical homeopathy and an MD.  He is the founder and a member of the Texas Society of Homeopathy.
  • Dr. Mila Q. McManus MD, holistic physician, board-certified in Family Medicine, and a Certified Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Practitioner.  Dr. McManus tries to help “her patients achieve optimal health and an improved quality of life, while avoiding the side effects and discomfort of prescription drugs and surgery.”  Location: The Woodlands Institute for Health & Wellness, 26110 Oak Ridge Dr., Woodlands, TX 77380. Phone: 281-298-6742.  Note that the center’s claim to have the only GAPS certified practitioners in the Houston area is not correct; there are additional Houston area GAPS certified practitioners listed below under Nutritionists.
  • Dr. John Trowbridge MD, specializes in cardiology and pain medicine. Phone:281-540-2329. Address: 9816 Memorial Blvd Suite 205, Humble, TX 77338. He tries to find answers to health problems without daily drugs or surgery.
  • Dr. Valeska Wells OD, Whole Health Center Houston, doctor of osteopathy, certified acupuncturist, board certified family physician, and board certified in integrative and holistic medicine.  Phone: (713) 840-WELL. Address: 7100 Regency Square Blvd., Suite 272, Houston, TX 77036.

Web Resources for Finding a Physician

  • Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation Professionals Directory: PPNF Disclaimer: PPNF does not make value judgments about these practitioners’ training or credentials, and while each has submitted a signed application attesting to his/her training, PPNF does not verify their training or legal authorization to practice. In listing these practitioners, PPNF does not endorse, warrant, or in any way guarantee the quality, effectiveness or safety of their work.
  • Find an Integrative Practitioner: The Alliance for Natural Health USA teamed up with the Integrative Medicine Consortium and other associations to provide you access to thousands of integrative providers.  The database may be searched with your zip code.
  • Orthomolecular Medicine: Theraputic Nutrition Based Upon Biochemical Individuality.   Self-service listing of orthomolecular practitioners.
  • Vaccine-friendly doctors: Ask Dr. Sears has a list of doctors who say they are vaccine-friendly.  As of February 2015, there is at least one in Houston and one in Magnolia.
  • Tips for Finding a Vaccine Free Doctor: Good ideas to help you find a doctor that won’t bully, pressure, or trick you into having vaccinations that you don’t want.
  • Archived list of Doctors reported to accept patients who do not vaccinate. Almost all the doctors on this list DO VACCINATE on the CDC recommended schedule.
    But have been reported to accept one or more of the following:
    –Patients who do not vaccinate.
    –Patients who selectively vaccinate.
    –Patients who vaccinate on an alternate schedule.

Naturopathic Doctors [back to the top]

“Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods.”

“Naturopathic practice includes the following diagnostic and therapeutic modalities: clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing, nutritional medicine, botanical medicine, naturopathic physical medicine (including naturopathic manipulative therapy), public health measures, hygiene, counseling, minor surgery, homeopathy, acupuncture, prescription medication, intravenous and injection therapy, and naturopathic obstetrics (natural childbirth).” [source]  For an interesting explanation by a naturopathic doctor read “You’re What Kind of Doctor?”

Houston Area Naturopaths

  • Dr. Dawn Ewing, PhD, Holistic Health Alternatives, is a board certified naturopath and doctor of integrative medicine and Executive Director of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM).  Phone: 281-251-4411. Location: Texas Institute of Thermographic Services, 17207 Kuykendahl Rd., Suite 151, Spring, Texas 77379
  • Catherine Masden, Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Nutritional Consultant, Master Herbalist, Natural Health Solutions, Location: Rosewood Professional Building – The Atrium, Suite G-500 – 990 Village Square Dr. – Tomball, Texas 77375, Phone: 281-217-8443
  • Susan Salce, Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Nutritional Consultant, Master Herbalist, Certified Personal Trainer, Natural Health Solutions, Location: Rosewood Professional Building – The Atrium, Suite G-500 – 990 Village Square Dr. – Tomball, Texas 77375, Phone: 281-217-8443

Web Resources for Naturopathic Doctors

Osteopathic Doctors [back to the top]

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) are fully qualified medical doctors in all 50 U.S. states. They can prescribe medicine, deliver babies, and perform surgery. In addition to traditional medical training they are taught manipulation of the spine to improve blood flow and thus improve health by allowing the body to heal itself; however, not all DOs include spinal manipulation in their practice and are, therefore, not much different from MDs. The best way to find a DO that practices natural medicine is to contact the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM). Another method to find a DO that is more likely to use body manipulation and rely on natural healing methods is to research members of the Osteopathic Cranial Academy (OCA).  Read more about osteopathy.

Midwives and Doulas [back to the top]

What is a midwife?  A midwife is a professional in midwifery, which is “the health science and the health profession that deals with pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period (including care of the newborn). . .” What is a doula? “A Doula (/ˈduːlə/) provides continuous emotional and practical support, for mothers and couples, through pregnancy, birth and immediately postpartum, also providing flexible practical and emotional support postnatally for new mothers and families in their own homes.”

Here are some resources to learn more about birthing choices: Certified Professional Midwife, midwifery, doulas, birthing centers, safety, and Texas regulations.

Disclosure: The midwives and doulas listed below may not be familiar with and do not necessarily follow WAPF principles. You should discuss your needs and preferences with the practitioner.

Nutritional Therapists [back to the top]

What is Nutritional Therapy? According to the Nutritional Therapy Association “Nutritional Therapists address nutrition from a holistic perspective. The NTA trainings offer a clear alternative to the grain-based, low fat nightmare that is the official diet of modern America. The Nutritional Therapy Association is founded on the beliefs of such nutritional pioneering greats as Weston A. Price and Dr. Francis A. Pottenger, considered two of the greatest scientific minds ever to research nutrition, food supplies and their effects on modern society.” [source]

Registered Dietitians (RDs) are “dietitians who meet academic and professional requirements, including earning at least a bachelor’s degree, and fulfilling a specially-designed, accredited nutrition curriculum, passing a registration exam, and completing a supervised program of practice at a health care facility, food service organization or community agency.” [source]

Houston Area Nutritionists

Web Resources for Nutritionists

Homeopathy Practitioners [back to the top]

“Homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form, with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing. Based on their specific symptoms, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each patient.” [source] For more information about the science, history, and origins of homeopathy, read What is Homeopathy.

Houston Area Homeopathy Practitioners

Web Resources for Homeopathy

  • Dr. P. Banerji’s Homeopathic Clinics.  The Banerji Clinics are located in India; however, information and consultations are available through email and Skype.  Their website says: “Telemedicine is a service  set up especially for our patients who cannot attend our clinics, giving the same treatment in their home – be they near, in another State or  overseas. We analyse your medical reports (that you get from your local physician or lab and email to us), our doctors speak to you on phone, and we dispatch to you the right remedies.”
  • Joette Calabrese at Homeopathy Works, is a Homeopathic Master Clinician (HMC), Certified Classical Homeopath (CCH), Registered Member of the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) (RSHom (Na). Joette offers a wide variety of training courses on homeopathic remedies, consultations, and blog posts about homeopathy. She may be contacted for internet video or phone consultations, seminars and interviews.
  • Linda Robins MD at Montclair Homeopathy practices classical homeopathy and is available for phone consultations.  She may be contacted by email,, or by phone, 973-746-9888.
  • Homeopathy practitioner directory at the National Center for Homeopathy.

Compounding Pharmacies [back to the top]

“The traditional role of compounding pharmacies is to make drugs prescribed by doctors for specific patients with needs that can’t be met by commercially available drugs.” [sourceWikipedia has more information about compounding pharmacies.

  • Biocare Pharmacy (no website) Address: 10603 Bellaire Blvd Ste B114. Phone: 281-530-5800. Yelp review.
  • Greenpark Compounding Pharmacy customizes the prescriptions, compounds for clinical drug trials funded by the US government and private industry, provides special dosage forms of investigational drugs, and offers innovative problem solving for the medical community.
  • Katy Pharmacy is “a family owned and operated Traditional, Specialty, and Compounding Pharmacy that started in 2008. We are Traditional because, like many chain pharmacies, we provide your Over the Counter medications, supplements, and traditional prescriptions. We are a Specialty, which means we carry certain medications and supplements that traditional pharmacies cannot carry, many of which you can order right here on this website. Finally, we are a Compounding pharmacy as well. This means that we formulate certain medications to fit the needs of our patients right here in the pharmacy.” Address: 20005 Katy Fwy, Katy, TX 77450. Phone: 281-578-1515.
  • Pharmacy Innovations is a compounding pharmacy with locations in several states including Texas.  Address: 10130 Louetta Rd, Houston, TX 77070.  Phone: 1-888-733-6250 or 281-251-0888 .
  • Village Compounding Pharmacy is a PCAB (Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board) accredited pharmacy in business for over 32 years. Address: 975 Corbindale Road, Suite 100
    Houston, Texas 77024. Phone: 1-800-783-5068 or 713-464-5069.

25 Responses to Health Practitioners

  1. Karen says:


    I recently became a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and my husband and I have been buying raw milk, grass fed beef and pastured eggs from a farm near the Bryan-College Station area for over a year. I was told by several people who have been drinking raw milk for a while that their cholesterol levels actually got better once they started drinking raw milk and eating grass fed beef as opposed to drinking pasteurized milk and regular store bought meat. Recently, I had my yearly physical and blood work done by my family doctor and was disappointed to see my cholesterol levels (total, HDL, and LDL) were much higher since switching to raw milk products. Of course, my physician was not happy about my results either and would like me to work on my diet and exercise for 3 months and come back to be retested. I would like to find a physician or holistic professional in the Houston area who practices more along the lines of what the Weston A. Price Foundation believes and teaches. I went to the link you provide in your website to find a recommended health practioner in the Houston area and did not see one listed for our area. Would you happen to know of anyone in the area who would fall into that category? I would like to get a second opinion from someone who may not be so quick to follow the mainstream opinion of most doctors and health professionals that raw milk and saturated fat is a bad thing and contributes to poor health and heart disease. Any help you can give me would be much appreciated.


    • Carolyn says:

      I am doing some research for a local holistic doctor. I will email you if I get good information. You are wise to be concerned about doctors who advise against raw milk and natural saturated fat. Based on what I have read, the current recommended upper limits are lower than necessary, and, in any case, cholesterol levels are not affected very much by dietary cholesterol or saturated fat. I’ve not heard of any evidence that raw milk increases cholesterol levels, unless, perhaps, your levels were too low before the switch. You might want to read my blog post on Real Food Houston about women and statins: Warning! Women in danger of being overprescribed statins!. Also read the information linked at the bottom as sources.

  2. Karen says:

    Carolyn, thank you for replying to my comment about finding a holistic doctor in the Houston area. Whatever information you can send me would be very much appreciated. My recent blood tests showed my total cholesterol had gone up from 254 to 288. My HDL cholesterol has gone from 118 to 124 and my LDL cholesterol had risen from 119 to 147. I am not sure whether drinking raw milk has contributed to this or not. I also eat a lot of nuts and flaxseed and recently started taking fermented cod liver oil. I am a very healthy person, but I am about 20 lbs. overweight which could also be contributing to the higher cholesterol level. It is so confusing as far as what to believe. Mainstream health professionals and media are constantly telling us to either drink nonfat/lowfat dairy and to lower the amount of red meat and saturated fat we consume. At the same time, we are also told our cholesterol levels should be in a certain range to prevent heart problems. It is very difficult to know exactly what to do for optimal health and be sure you are making the right decision.
    I took a look at the blog post you sent and totally agree with the health problems statins can cause. I definitely don’t want to be put on them, but I feel pretty sure my current doctor will want to have me take them if my cholesterol numbers don’t get any better with diet and exercise.

    • Dear Karen,

      I hope you find this post. Have you considered that wheat might be causing some problems for you? I see what it’s doing within my own family. My son and I do not eat it and my husband and other children only small amounts. I’m actually about to make the switch to make all wheat products at home using “Nourishing Traditions” (book) methods. Also, I just started reading the book “Wheat Belly” and on the first few pages the doctor who wrote the book himself speaks about how he had issues with cholesterol levels, and many of his patients, when he made wheat a part of his diet. But everything went back to normal by taking wheat out of his diet. Don’t give up, keep looking. I wish you the best.

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  4. Vilma says:

    Hello, We live in the Webster area and was wondering if you have a recommendation to a pediatrician?

    Thank You,

    • Carolyn says:


      I have sent you an email about your question.

      • Sarah Gutierrez says:

        Will you email me too? I live just outside Webster in Dickinson. I have four children and need a Dr that shares our views.

        • Since the previous reply, we have posted all of the information we have about Houston area physicians. I know of only one physician who is a WAPF member–Dr. Chandra Higgenbotham, who is listed above. There are some vaccine-friendly physicians in the Houston area, although not close to Dickinson, but I don’t know how familiar they are with WAPF principles.

  5. Liz says:

    I’m looking for a pediatrician for my children. We live in Tomball. Any suggestions?

    Additionally, I’m looking for a practitioner for myself. I’ve been on the GAPS diet for a year and a half in an effort to address my terrible eczema. I’d like to find someone who has experience in this area if possible.

    Finally, I’d really like to have a palatal expansion done. I’m in my 30s. I’ve looked around online for someone with success in adult palatal expansions but haven’t found anyone. Any suggestions? I’d also like to have my children checked as well. I’m concerned that they will have narrow faces as well.

    Thanks so much!

  6. Our raw milk supplier said that her husband’s eczema disappeared when they switched to raw milk. Actually, that was their reason for buying their first cow. But I guess since you are on this website, you might already be doing that? Yet, consider other non-raw dairy products you might be consuming. (I just thought I should mention that. I hope you get better soon.)

  7. suzanne U. says:

    I also am in search of an integrative/natural philsophy MD or D.O. as a primary care dr. I have recently seen a Naturopathic PHd but insurance will not cover those visits or tests so I would like to have an MD or D.O. in the wings. Thankyou for any suggestions.

    • If you did not find any suitable listings in the links to the databases on this page, I don’t know of any others. We are always looking for the kind of doctor you need and will list them here when we know of them. There are some doctors who will do phone or Skype-type consulting, including Dr. Tom Cowan. I don’t know how that would work for your insurance.

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  9. Allison Walker says:

    I live in Houston, TX. I have Hidradenitis Suppurativa, it is a chronic skin condition, not much is known about it and what is known isn’t much. I had been in remission for about a year but the last couple of weeks it has reared it’s ugly head.

    I was wondering if you could recommend a doctor.

    Allison Walker

  10. zaheer says:


    We are new to WAPF and I’m looking for a pediatrician in the Katy area. Thank you!

    • Welcome to the WAPF! We don’t have any recommendations for pediatricians in the Houston area. You might try a naturopath, chiropractor, or homeopathist. You could also call local pediatricians and ask some questions about office policies to help determine if they are WAPF friendly.

  11. don says:

    I need to find a practitioner who works with pH levels to cure cancer. Do such practitioners exist in Houston?

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