Carolyn is a physician with more than 25 years of experience, board certified in both integrative medicine and obstetrics and gynecology. As she progressed in her practice, she became increasingly concerned about the chronic illness she was seeing, and that it was being addressed by adding more and more medications. Very little attention was being given to addressing the root causes of the illness, and to modifying lifestyle factors that contribute to these illnesses.
This led to the decision to pursue a fellowship in Integrative Medicine, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Tierona Low Dog, which emphasizes spending time with patients to address the whole person: mind, body and spirit. This has been a fascinating and energizing journey for Carolyn, and it led to the decision to move to the Olympic Peninsula and begin a new phase of life and a unique style of practice. Carolyn and her husband Frank love their new home and the opportunities that it provides for a new and exciting start to the next phase of their professional and personal lives.
“Many health problems do not have a single clear solution. I am committed to working with you to find the most natural, least invasive techniques to help your body heal in the way that works best for your lifestyle. This may take time and trial and error, and I am prepared to work with you until you achieve your goals and continue to help you maintain your optimal health.
“Another pill or another test is not always the answer. I have the knowledge and experience needed to order the tests, prescribe a different medication, or refer to another provider if needed, but I have an open mind to trying other modalities as well.
“I am excited to meet you, hear your story and begin working together to achieve your goals for optimum health.”
– Carolyn DeSalvo, MD
Fellowship, Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, 2013-2014.
Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1988-
University of Kansas School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1984-1988.
Kansas State University, Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, 1980-1984.