About Erika L. LeBaron, D.O. at Vitality Integrative Medicine
Northern Virginia Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Erika L. LeBaron, D.O. at Vitality Integrative Medicine is a licensed osteopathic physician who is board certified in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment. She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. She completed an internship in family medicine at Conroe Medical Center and Lone Star Family Medicine in Conroe, Texas. She then finished her residency in family medicine at University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center in Richmond Heights, Ohio.
During residency she had the opportunity to spend a month of training at the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil and his nationally recognized program.
Along with her osteopathic manipulative treatment skills and as an osteopathic physician she has done additional focused training in musculoskeletal and sports medicine interventions including dry needling, trigger point injections, various joint injections, as well as training in prolotherapy, a regenerative injection therapy for treating ligaments, tendons, and joints. Training in these various modalities enables Dr. LeBaron to provide non-surgical interventions for patient’s muscle and joint pain.
In addition to her medical training in traditional medical interventions, she has also done specialized training in Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, Wilson’s temperature syndrome, thyroid imbalances, and restorative medicine. The goal is to restore each patient to their optimal level of health by taking an integrative approach using nutrition, herbals, Bioidentical Hormones, and lifestyle adjustments along with traditional medical as well as other complimentary therapies to work with the body’s ability to heal and regain balance if provided with the needed resources.
Dr. LeBaron also holds a master’s degree in psychiatric and mental health nursing and completed post-graduate work in family therapy. She has many years of experience in this field prior to her career in medicine. This experience allows her a unique perspective on the psychological aspect of illness and pain and its impact on you and on your significant others. Her years of working with patients in this field also make her an avid listener to hear what her patients have to say. She believes that it is of utmost importance for her patient’s to be heard and understood, and that this is a key component of personalized medical care.
Additional services offered by Erika L. LeBaron, D.O. include:
Autism spectrum disorders
Autism spectrum disorders are a challenging situation for both patients and families. Dr. LeBaron uses specialty laboratory testing to evaluate for possible biomedical components of this disorder and various treatment interventions.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Maintaining healthy hormone levels is an important part of preventative medicine. When hormone levels get depleted, many unhealthy symptoms arise which contribute not only to a decreased sense of wellbeing, but also to many diseases that are associated with aging. Dr. LeBaron does comprehensive hormone replacement treatments for both women and men.
Health & Wellness
Maintaining wellness is the best prevention against the devastation of disease. Investing in your health is your greatest asset. Dr. LeBaron will discuss your health concerns, evaluate your risk factors and use specialized laboratory testing to identify underlying factors that put you at risk for serious disease states such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Formulating a plan to address your risk factors early is an important part of your health.
“Treating the patient, not just symptoms” is a core tenet of the osteopathic medical approach to caring for patients. The body has a unique, God-given ability to heal if given the correct and adequate resources.
Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
OMT is a treatment intervention at the core of osteopathic medicine, which uses a hands-on manual therapy to bring your body into balance. Addressing the musculoskeletal system and the integrative whole of your body provides a holistic approach to your health and wellness. Our bodies function as a whole, not just a sum of individual part. Dr. LeBaron uses a gentle hands-on treatment individualized to your body’s unique needs.
Prolotherapy is a regenerative injection therapy that stimulates your body to repair and heal. Dr. LeBaron practices Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy treatments for joints, tendons, ligaments, and musculoskeletal pain from overuse or other injuries such as sprains, strains, or tears. If you are looking for a helpful non-surgical intervention for your pain or injury, discuss with Dr. LeBaron if prolotherapy might be appropriate for you.
Truly restoring your health at it’s core is the goal of restorative medicine. Your endocrine system plays the key role in regulating chemical messengers that manage multiple systems at work to make your body function well. The interaction and balance of these important chemical messengers is key to this restoration. Dr. LeBaron will work with you to restore your optimal health not just manage disease symptoms.