Janna HiBLER, ND, MS NUtrition
Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Master of Science in Nutrition and Mom
What is your ideal picture of health? What are you doing, who are you with, and what does this look like on a daily basis?
Growing up I constantly struggled with allergies, asthma, and eczema. These diseases were internalized, and from them I lacked confidence, felt inhibited, and unable to reach my full potential as a child. After each doctors visit I left feeling unheard. I left with a list of unanswered questions and not feeling like I had much say in the treatment while not fully understanding these diseases.
In college, I considered pursuing different types of medicine. Filling the shoes as a third generation doctor in my family, it was never a question of if I'd become a doctor; instead, what type of doctor I would become. From my childhood experiences I knew I wanted something more, a different type of medical degree. I knew I wanted to get to know my patients more, connect on a deeper level, and learn intently about their health background. Including mental, physical, and spiritual health I wanted to find my patients answers. I hoped for a type of medicine that would give the patients a voice, a chance to be involved, and invested in their own health. I wanted to become a doctor that took into consideration a person’s lifestyle, stress levels, nutritional intake, and the influences their mind had on their physical body. Overall, I wanted to become a doctor that provided individualized, personalized care to patients.
Discovering natural medicine was an awakening for me, and if you're new to the naturopathic world it might be for you as well. Not only does it use evidence based, Western medicine, but it also considers Eastern medicine as well. For the doctor that can combine both Eastern and Western medicine modalities, that is where the true art of healing takes place. To that end, I combine both conventional medicine and Ancient philosophies that have stood the test of time, adopted from Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic practices. Upon graduating medical school, I headed west to Oregon where Eastern medicine is used by millions of people in their everyday life. My post doctoral studies and clinical experience focused on Women's Health treating hormones, thyroid, weight, mood, and energy levels from a western and eastern perspective. Often times, there was a combination of conventional prescriptions as well as botanical, nutrition, and body work to improve each patient's health. I loved every minute of living in the Pacific Northwest, but I missed treating the pediatric population.
When the opportunity arose, I moved back to the east coast so I could treat both women and children. There I was very humbled to work for one of the country's best holistic pediatricians. I learned how to provide integrative solutions for children with ADHD, Anxiety, those on the Autism Spectrum, and Asperger’s. I also gained experience in treating children’s diet, sleep, and behavioral issues that often occur in school and at home. It was while practicing at this clinic where I fine tuned my skills for treating moms and their children while providing holistic counseling for the entire family.
In 2016, I became a mom. They say, "becoming a mom is like having your heart beat on the outside of your body" and I could not agree more. Caring about my son as deeply as I do, I have found translates as being one of the most beautiful yet challenging experiences of my life. No one seems to talk about it, but being a mom is hard. For me, my challenges started when my birth plan took an unexpected turn. After laboring for 3 days, without medication, my close to ten-pound child emerged into this world by way of C-section. My son had colic for the first seven months, I didn't live near family, and my C-section incision became infected. I'll never forget that emergency ride to the ER not fully knowing if I'd ever get to look into my son's big blue eyes again. I became a patient once again, and continued to be one for the next four months while a wound care nurse visited my home. In my son's first year of life I was often scared, felt unsupported, and uncertain of my physical health. I was left begging the question: “where do mom's go for attentive, interactive, and compassionate health care?” Luckily this time, I knew where to go. I was able to heal with the combination of conventional and naturopathic medicine. However, had I not had access to integrative care, I am positive I would not be sitting where I am today.
While Women's Health and Pediatrics have always been a passion of mine, it is now my mission to be able to provide care to mothers and children, in an empowered manner.
Whether you're looking for a tune up, prevention, counseling, evidence based medicine, or have serious conditions, my main goal is to be your support and number one advocate along your journey to health. Simply put, I'm here to empower and inspire you so that you and your family are able to live your best life.
With love, your “Mommy & Me” Doc,
Janna Hibler, ND, MS Nutrition
Dr. Hibler is a Naturopathic Doctor, born and raised in southern Michigan. She specializes in Women's Health and Pediatrics, while her passions also include medical weight loss, counseling, and sports medicine.
Dr. Hibler graduated from Ferris State University in 2009 with a BS in Biology. While at FSU, she served as a student athletic trainer to football and hockey teams, lead as captain of the FSU dance team, and was president of a medical association. She gained her passion for sustainable, non-GMO foods while in Switzerland on an environmental studies program during her schooling. In 2013, Dr. Hibler graduated with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and a masters in nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, CT. While attending UB, she was President of student government, the lead for an integrative clinic, and was on the school's research article review committee. Since school, she has stayed involved in the community by being a scholarship and educational advisor for young women at Quinnapiac University. Dr. Hibler's thesis titled, Genetic Alterations Due to Environmental Toxicities, still impacts her practice today.
Through Integrative and Functional Medicine, she provides holistic care to those suffering with:
Poor Energy Levels
General Behavioral Issues
Janna’s Masters degree in nutrition allows her to formulate customized dietary and meal plans for a wide range of ailments from serious medical issues, to detoxification, weight loss, athletic recovery, and many others. For more complex cases, she also uses genetic testing, neurotransmitter analysis, and other specialty labs to guide her treatment protocols
Outside of the office, Dr. Hibler is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Michigan Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and La Leche League. She is also a proud volunteer for the Make a Wish Foundation, an advocate for groups such as Every Mother Counts, WIC, and I am the Face (of infant loss).
In her spare time Janna enjoys ballet, yoga, rock climbing, crossfit, hiking, gardening, drinking tea, and fermenting foods. However, her greatest joy is playing trucks and soccer with her son.
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* Janna offers complimentary meet and greets for all new patients. If you are ready to start care, she offers Adult, Pediatric or “Mommy and Me” appointments, which incorporate an intake for mom and child at the same appt. *
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