"Dr. Carrick is the person I look to for my primary care. Not only are her rates extremely reasonable (you can pay her office visit fees for about the price of a co-payment), she offers diagnostic testing that you can't get at "the regular doctor." She is open-minded; she's a great listener and has assisted me in solving physical issues when other medical professionals said there was nothing wrong with me.... She also has been quick to refer me to other healthcare professionals in the very few cases where she felt I needed some other treatment. Dr. Carrick has a wide range of expertise and a lot of different tools to work with. . . . I trust her implicitly as one of the key people on my healthcare team and recommend her highly to anyone who is looking for a partner to assist them in solving their health issues and feeling great!" * --N.B., Durham
*Individual results may vary
Dr. Karen Carrick
Dr. Carrick founded Natural Healthcare & Diagnostics in 1996, in Raleigh. With more than 3,000 hours in post-doctoral training in Functional Medicine, she was one of the earliest proponents of this patient-centered approach to medical care in the Triangle area. With respect for a patient's time, energy and resources, Dr. Carrick advocates lifestyle changes first--changes within a patient's control.
To diagnose persistent or difficult-to-trace conditions, she evaluates deeper levels of a person's overall health: mitochondrial energy function; the body's bacterial antioxidant strength; and other crucial aspects of wellness (see Unique Care). Her expertise also includes training in interpreting the complex nutritional picture presented by DNA genetic-variant testing.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Carrick has been practicing preventive natural health and has a long list of lives changed as a result. In addition to a degree in chiropractic medicine in 1979, Dr. Carrick has received extensive post-doctoral training in Functional Medicine diagnosis and treatment through the Institute for Functional Medicine and the groundbreaking research of Dr. Datis Kharrazian.
Our Great Staff
Jeannie is our kind, steady Office Manager. From a medical family, Jeannie was always interested in medicine. After majoring in English and Business in college, she enjoyed being the Medical Staff Coordinator at Langley Air Force Base Hospital. Jeannie has one daughter; two sons; three granddaughters; and one grandson. She is happiest when surrounded by all of them.
After twenty-five years in corporate America, her own health struggles led Denise toward natural health. Passionate about true wellness, she received her Health Coach certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition® in New York. Happy to encourage and assist others on their own healing journey, Denise believes we never have to walk that path alone.
Natural Healthcare & Diagnostics now offers various kinds of therapeutic massage. We are happy to welcome Jesse Locklear to our staff. An excellent and dedicated massage therapist, Jesse received a B.S. degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from UNC-Chapel Hill. She then worked as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist at UNC Healthcare for 4 years and as a Clinical Supervisor at UNC Healthcare for 7 years.
Jesse completed a Therapeutic Massage Program and interned at the Healing Arts and Massage School in Raleigh, where she received commendations from both clinical instructors and clients. Her areas of expertise are Lymphatic Massage (for better lymphatic drainage); Swedish Deep-Tissue Massage; Pre-Natal Massage; Reflexology; and Reiki.