Dr Stavroula (Stavy) Nikitopoulou MD, MSc, LFHom believes that a holistic approach is best for the treatment of patients experiencing chronic health conditions, as well as in disease prevention.
Through her work as a General Practitioner (GP) in the U.K, and an education in Classical Homeopathy and Medical Acupuncture she sees patients as whole entities, not a combination of parts. Therefore, her emphasis is on preventing illness and promoting well-being through the use of a personalized approach for every patient.
To enable this approach she is very passionate about developing a close working relationship with her patients to enable a deep understanding of their needs and concerns so that the best treatment protocol is identified and delivered.
The combination of Classical and Alternative Medicine, enables her to treat a wide range of physical, emotional and mental health disorders. By incorporating Acupuncture, Homeopathy and Holistic Medicine she has additional modalities, where suitable, to assist her patients.
Her diagnostic approach focuses on the latest and most advanced laboratory testing (biological and genetic) combined with detailed consultation to identify the health imbalances responsible for dis-ease. And based on her investigations the resulting treatment protocol provides individualized self-care, dietary, supplementary and lifestyle recommendations for the restoration and promotion of health and well-being.
Dr Stavy consults in London (UK) out of the Hale Clinic and through phone or Skype consultations for patients who are international or can’t travel to London.
Some of the conditions Dr. Stavy specialises in treating
|Infertility||Hormonal Imbalance & Dysfunction|
|Thyroid Disorders||Women’s Health|
|Autoimmune Diseases||Heavy Metal Toxicity
|Digestive Disorders (IBS, GERD, IBD, Reflux)||Chronic Fatigue|
|Food Intolerances in Children and Adults||Depression|
|Adrenal Fatigue & Insufficiency|
If you’d like to ask further questions about your condition and possible treatment get in touch, we’d be happy to help.
What is a homeopathic doctor?
Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine used by different kinds of practitioners. Remedies utilized by homeopathic doctors may include essential oils, herbs and compounds, tinctures, massage, aromatherapy, or even acupuncture.
As with most medical professionals, homeopathic doctors have the opportunity to help people feel better in their bodies and the emotional rewards of being able to do so are often great. Not all cases end happily, however, and there is stress and emotional investment associated with this career. Homeopathic doctors often are self-employed and developing a patient base may be difficult. Many doctors are able to command high salaries, though hours may be long and irregular.
A Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) is required to become a homeopathic doctor, as is official licensure and experience in the field of health care. Listening, critical thinking, decision-making and complex problem-solving skills are also needed. A service-oriented attitude and familiarity with a variety of different software applications is also useful.
Obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree
Graduating from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree is generally considered a prerequisite for admission to medical schools. While some students focus on a pre-medical curriculum in college, others major in a variety of other subjects. As long as certain prerequisites are met, medical schools usually are open to considering students with any educational background. Prerequisites include completion of specific math, science and humanities courses and completion of a bachelor’s degree program with a certain GPA.
Attending Medical School
Homeopathic doctors have varying backgrounds. Some are medical doctors while others are naturopaths, doctors of osteopathy or chiropractors. Schooling usually takes a minimum of four years to complete. However, many MD programs end up lasting eight years with the residency and/or internship requirements. Naturopathic medicine programs contain much of the same curricula as medical schools, with the inclusion of alternative medical practices, such as homeopathy.
What does a functional doctor do?
The most important emphasis is placed on primary prevention of disease (before the disease process has begun). There is much wisdom in the old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Once a disease process has started, a determination is made as to which core clinical function is imbalanced and responsible for causing it. Most functional imbalances can be addressed, some substantially improved (treated) and others completely returned to optimal function (healed). Rebalancing core clinical functions always has a significant positive impact on the health of the patient. A large toolbox of available interventions are evaluated and a customized treatment plan is applied for maximal impact on the underlying functionality.
Functional medicine expands the physician’s toolbox beyond pharmaceuticals and surgery. It also includes botanicals, supplements, therapeutic diets, exercise plans, functional neuro-rehabilitation, detoxification programs, stress management techniques and much more.
The physician and patient become active partners. Such a partnership allows the patient to truly be in control of improving their health and achieving optimal wellness.
What is the difference between integrative and functional medicine doctor?
Various forms of alternative medicine, such as functional medicine and integrative medicine, have been quickly gaining popularity in the 21st century. Many believe functional and integrative medicine are the future of medicine. Physicians are beginning to take a more holistic approach to treat patients, no longer just concentrating on treating disease. Although functional medicine and integrative medicine have similarities and overlap in several areas, there are a few factors that make each discipline somewhat unique.