Raphael Medicine + Therapies
the holistic medicine you’ve always hoped for
Kelly Sutton, MD, is board-certified internist with training also in pediatrics. She provides primary care medicine for the family in her office in Fair Oaks, CA. Dr. Sutton’s conventional training and decades of experience give scientific grounding important for a family physician in today's complex medical environment. Her anthroposophic medical approach is based in the human-centered philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the Austrian philosopher whose work has led to Waldorf Education, Camphill Communities for the handicapped, and Biodynamic Farming, as well as Anthroposophic Medicine. This holistic medicine approach is unique in having both conventional scientific basis and spiritual depth and breadth.
In the setting of a warm and caring environment, patients receive individualized, attentive, confidential medical care.
anthroposophic primary care
Dr. Sutton bases her diagnoses in conventional medicine: history, physical, laboratory and imaging, and subspecialist consultation if needed. She treats acute and chronic illness using the least toxic effective treatment for the condition. Anthroposophic remedies (low potency homeopathic preparations and herbs), diet, nutritional supplements, healthy rhythm, warmth, compresses, baths are some of the foundational principles she employs. Exercise is almost universal in its value, as is the importance of having a sense of purpose in one's life. Anthroposophic therapies play a key role in treatment such as painting therapy, therapeutic movement (eurythmy), massage, therapeutic speech, music therapy. Biography work and counseling provide insight for lasting change. Pharmaceutically-prepared mistletoe supports the immune system and specifically lessens side effects of cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Intravenous Vitamin C according to the protocol of the Kansas University Medical Center is available when indicated for cancer patients. Conventional prescriptions are readily given when needed.