Dayne Grove is a California licensed naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist. He received his medical education from Bastyr University and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh. He is passionate about providing preventative and restorative healthcare to patients by supporting them with strategies to optimize their physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
His clinical expertise includes helping patients overcome endocrine, digestive and autoimmune disorders as well as other chronic diseases through a blend of conventional and integrative medicine approaches. The integrative approaches he commonly implements include personalized nutrition plans, balancing the microbiome, supporting detoxification pathways and meditative practices.
In his free time Dayne enjoys surfing, doing qigong and drinking tea.
During an initial consultation, Dr. Grove spends time collecting a thorough health history and understanding the patient’s health concerns and goals. Dr. Grove then reviews with the patient a personalized battery of tests comprised of conventional and specialty labs. Labs evaluating the health of the red blood cells, immune system, blood sugar regulation, cardiovascular system, hormone systems (thyroid, male/female hormones, etc) and markers of inflammation are commonly ordered conventional tests. These labs are generally billed to insurance.
Specialty lab tests are used to assess whether nutrient deficiencies, toxicity, digestive dysregulation, genetic expression or a maladaptive stress response may be contributing to a patient’s symptoms. Individuals suffering from chronic fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, skin issues, anxiety, weight gain, insomnia or respiratory symptoms (post nasal drip, asthma, allergies, etc) are examples of individuals who may benefit from specialty testing. Examples of specialty labs include but are not limited to vitamin, mineral, fatty acid, heavy metal, food sensitivity and microbiome. Specialty tests vary on whether they can be billed to insurance.
A treatment plan is prescribed during the first or second visit depending on the complexity of the case and number of labs order. Treatment plans typically consist of nutrition strategies, meditative practices, lifestyle changes, nutraceuticals, and/or hormones.
A three month follow-up appointment is usually scheduled to discuss effectiveness of current treatment strategies, retest and review labs and determine whether changes to the treatment approach need to be made.