Why Choose Dr. Bove



Dr. Bove’s clinical experience spans nineteen years and encompasses naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, counseling & health psychology and stress management. He has expertise in treating a wide variety of chronic, challenging health conditions (see Areas of Specialization) as well as addressing acute medical concerns. While the 21st century may indeed be the information age, many patients can feel saturated by health advice and become frustrated “trying everything” or the latest new therapy without making real progress in their health journey.

Dr. Bove takes enough time with each patient to get to know them personally so that he can genuinely “treat the person and not the disease”. The starting point is not health advice for a particular medical condition but rather an investigation of what are the underlying conditions or the disordering processes that have allowed the illness to take hold and progress. There are always many variables and Dr. Bove works in partnership with each of his patients to determine what those unique variables may be. There are some common patterns and themes that Dr. Bove has found over the years that most reliably get to the core of what’s out of balance. Some of these common patterns or processes include:

  • Allergies, food intolerances or blood-type food incompatibilities
  • Nutritional deficiencies that may influence enzyme or hormone function
  • Gastrointestinal dysfunction including digestive enzyme insufficiency, leaky gut, malabsorption, inflammation or atrophy
  • Hormonal imbalances (thyroid, sex hormones, adrenal stress hormones, etc.) that create imbalance in the neuro-endocrine network leading to lack of energy, hormonal swings, insomnia, depression, poor libido, memory issues, cognitive decline & ‘brain fog’
  • Hidden infections (yeast, bacteria, parasites, viruses) that tax or confuse the immune system or stimulate an autoimmune-like process
  • Toxic overload of heavy metals, industrial chemicals, cleaning agents, environmental toxins, pesticides, etc that impair normal detoxification mechanisms or impair normal immune defenses
  • Chronic inflammation & oxidative stress that can damage cell membranes and lead to tissue & organ dysfunction (joints, heart, liver, brain, etc.)
  • Psycho-emotional-spiritual issues that can provoke a range of emotions including stress, tension, anxiety or irritability that potentially trigger a cascade of stress hormones that amplifies & heightens many disease processes
  • Neurotransmitter imbalances that may effect mood, energy, memory or cognitive function
  • Genetic predispositions (see Genovations) that increase susceptibility to developing a familial disorder or chronic degenerative disease

Once the underlying disorders or processes are identified, Dr. Bove develops a treatment approach that is most consistent with his patients’ beliefs regarding healing and overall orientation to health. He utilizes a full range of treatment options (see Therapies) tailored to meet each individual where they are at in their own life/health process.