Tracy Tranchitella is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine integrating the scientific principles of Functional Medicine with the sensibility and holistic view of traditional naturopathy. She graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona in1998 and began her career in general naturopathic medicine in Southern California. In 2012, Dr. Tranchitella moved to Bend, Oregon with her family to enjoy the beautiful outdoors of Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
With over 20 years in practice, Dr. Tranchitella has developed specialties in women’s health, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), thyroid and adrenal issues. She adheres to the common view in both Naturopathic and Functional Medicine that disease begins in the gut and a thorough evaluation of digestive function is always a part of her complete work up and patient evaluation. She provides naturopathic consultations for general health issues including digestive disorders, blood sugar management, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders, chronic fatigue, hormone and menstrual issues and general dietary and nutritional consultations.
With each patient, Dr. Tranchitella emphasizes a balanced whole food diet coupled with important lifestyle strategies for stress management, quality sleep, regular exercise, and making time for the things that bring joy to our lives. She believes these are the foundation to any successful wellness program. She evaluates patient complaints with appropriate testing utilizing salivary, stool, urine and blood tests to identify the underlying causes of dysfunction. Dr. Tranchitella implements herbal remedies, individualized supplement programs, and detoxification therapies as part of her comprehensive approach to resolving complex health issues and hormone imbalances.
Dr. Tranchitella is available for distant consultations by phone and internet video for those who live outside of Central Oregon. Office visits are available for those who prefer an in-person consult.
Dr. Tranchitella works as a lab consultant for BioHealth Laboratory providing doctors and other health professionals with laboratory interpretation emphasizing the relationship between the test results and the patient’s clinical picture followed by a discussion of treatment options and considerations. She is also involved in content and protocol development. Testing available through BioHealth Laboratory includes Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis Salivary Tests, Stool Pathogen Screen, SIBO Breath Test, Intestinal Permeability Test, Dim-Light Melatonin Test, Salivary Sex Hormone Tests and the Metabolic Assessment Profile. For further information, please go to BioHealth Laboratory.
Direct to the Public Laboratory Services
Dr. Tranchitella, along with Dr. Woeller, is involved in providing access to a variety of labs through Lab Tests Plus. Along with the test results, this service provides a written interpretation with basic nutritional recommendations. This service does not substitute for medical care but provides insight into the underlying causes of dysfunction through integrative testing. This is a public access website for personal ordering of tests including salivary hormones, food sensitivities, organic acid analysis, nutrient analysis, stool testing, etc. For further information, please go to Lab Tests Plus.
Dr. Woeller and Dr. Tranchitella have developed several Functional and Integrative Medicine Courses available online through Integrative Medicine Academy. Each of the courses runs a few times per year and are always done live to allow for the inclusion of updated and relevant information. The courses available through Integrative Medicine Academy are: Functional Medicine Mastery Course, Autism Mastery Course, SIBO Mastery Course, Toxicity Mastery Course, Adrenal Mastery Course and Hormone Mastery Course. Check the website for updated and additional courses. This is a growing resource for Functional and Integrative Medicine courses. For dates and information, please go to Integrative Medicine Academy.