Sonal Patel, ND

Sonal Patel, ND, has over a decade of experience as an integrative medicine doctor providing care to thousands of patients. By combining the principles of sound medicine with the healing power of nature, Dr. Patel, a graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, has created Valley Natural Health as a successful medical practice in Fresno, California that will be expanding statewide. Dr. Patel created Valley Natural Health over 10 years ago and in just the last two years, he has provided care for over 5,000 patients in the region. A Husband and Father of four. An Educator who is a former teacher who went back to school to become a doctor. Dr. Patel has created a Medical Clinic where patients flock to heal their mind, body, and spirit as their physiological systems unify. With a team of medical doctors, nurses and others, Dr. Patel leads Valley Natural Health as they continue to expand the continuum of care to deliver more support to patients and their families. Some may ask, what is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND)? Naturopathic physicians combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science.

Steeped in traditional healing methods, principles, and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. By using protocols that minimize the risk of harm, naturopathic physicians help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. It is the naturopathic physician’s role to identify and remove barriers to good health by helping to create a healing internal and external environment. Naturopathic physicians work in private practices, hospitals, clinics, and community health centers. NDs practice throughout the United States and Canada. Qualified naturopathic physicians undergo rigorous training before they become licensed health-care practitioners. NDs treat all medical conditions and can provide both individual and family health care. Among the most common ailments they treat are allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, adjunctive cancer care, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. NDs can perform minor surgeries, such as removing cysts or stitching up superficial wounds. However, they do not practice major surgery. NDs are trained to utilize prescription drugs, although the emphasis of naturopathic medicine is the use of natural healing agents.

Alma, LVN

Alma is a Licensed Vocational Nurse, and earned her degree from Clovis Adult School; she also holds a degree in biological sciences from reedley college. Prior to working for Valley Natural Health Alma was Medical Support Staff at First Steps Recovery center. Alma says her greatest passion is her son, her family and helping others. As the youngest of 8 siblings Alma loves being around a big family, spending time and travelling with them. When she isn’t at work she can be found playing soccer, hiking, running and weight lifting.

Angelita

Angelita is the first smiling face patients see when they come to Valley Natural Health. She is vocationally trained at Cesar Chavez Adult School and worked in primary care before coming to Valley Natural Health. Angelita enjoys traveling and checking out the local yard sales and swap meets on the weekends. Angelita is always opening up her home to friends and family, cooking for them and hosting events.

Daniela

As receptionist and medical assistant, Daniela is the smiling face that will greet you when you first arrive and help you get settled before seeing Dr. Patel – she does it all, always willing to help. She received her medical assistant certification and high school diploma from local organizations and is the busy mother of two girls. She enjoys traveling and seeing new sights. Before joining the Valley Natural Health team, Daniela worked in customer service for a trucking company.