Whole Health Associates LLC
4/24/2014

Meet the Doctors

Utah Natural Medicine is the practice of husband and wife team, Dr. Rachel Burnett & Dr. Matthew Burnett, and Dr. Kate Barton Miyagi. 

Naturopathic Physician / Acupuncturist
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Matthew Burnett earned his undergraduate degree from George Washington University and his doctorate in naturopathic medicine with a master's of science in acupuncture at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.  He completed his Family and Integrated Medicine residency in Utah, certified by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education and sponsored by National College of Naturopathic Medicine.  He has since opened a private practice, Utah Natural Medicine. 

As a naturopathic family practice doctor, Dr. Matthew enjoys combining up-to-date, evidence-based science with age-old medicine, and treats a wide spectrum of acute and chronic conditions.  He also has an added focus in pediatrics, pain management, detoxification, including heavy metal chelation, and intravenous (IV) therapies.  His interest in pediatrics stems from a belief that important building blocks for health begin in childhood.  He has specialized training in pain management with mesotherapy and has helped train other physicians in Paris through the French Society of Mesotherapy.  He obtained his NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) certification at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx and helps many patients through various regimens including heavy metal detoxification, smoking cessation, substance abuse withdrawal, and weight loss.

He is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and serves as the President of the Utah Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

His hobbies include: cycling, music, travel, and cuisine.  He plays the upright bass, guitar and piano. He enjoys hiking in the Wasatch mountains with his family and Boxer.  He speaks French and Italian fluently. He cooks fresh, nutrtritious and flavorful meals for his family and loves to experiment in the kitchen with new ideas and flavors. 


Naturopathic Physician / Acupuncturist
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Rachel A. Burnett earned her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College with a major in biology and a minor in neural and behavioral sciences. Her thesis research focus was on the pharmacology of the aging process. After graduation, she worked at the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics in Salt Lake City where she was an author of peer-reviewed publications related to aging and inflammation. This work led her toward the interest in practicing clinical medicine. Having always been interested in health maintenance and disease prevention, she embarked upon her journey into naturopathic medicine that she felt best suited her needs and fit into her paradigm of what health care is.

Dr. Rachel earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine and master's of science in acupuncture at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington where she was the award recipient for her academic and professional achievement as well as community service. She completed her Family and Integrated Medicine residency in Utah, certified by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education and sponsored by National College of Natural Medicine. She has since opened a private practice, Utah Natural Medicine, and is a nationally recognized, Utah-licensed and Board-Certified Naturopathic physician and acupuncturist.

Although Dr. Rachel is in general practice offering routine exams and medical evaluations for families, she guides many women and men through the aging process, using whole-person centered care and often using bio-identical hormone replacement. She has a specialized interest in hormone restoration, paying attention to maintaining optimal levels for the best therapeutic effects for the individual. She has an international patient base and speaks Spanish fluently. 

As a naturopathic physician, she starts with interventions such as diet and lifestyle maintaining that safety is the most important part of practicing medicine. At times this means prescribing pharmaceuticals which she will do. She strongly believes in the cooperation between Western (conventional/allopathic and naturopathic) and Eastern (e.g. Traditional Chinese) medicine to best identify and treat the cause of disease with the underlying goal of reaching an individual's health care goals. Before starting her own private practice, she worked in different integrative settings with Family Practice MDs and continues to have strong alliances with allopathic medical specialists to provide the best and safest health care for her patients.

She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Utah Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the Forever Health Network of Physicians. She has numerous certifications from continuing medical education conferences she attends regularly throughout the year, including those in Women's Health and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. She stays current with the most up-to-date advances in medicine and enjoys combining evidence-based science with centuries-old medicine.

Aside from her medical practice and sincere pleasure in trying to help patients meet their health care goals, Dr. Rachel enjoys being with her family. As a native Utahn, she grew up skiing here and loves to be in the mountains. She enjoys doing identification of medicinal plants while on hikes. She may be spotted hunting for trilobites and other Utah fossils or gems in the summer. She particularly enjoys going on long strolls with her family, playing with her kids, and eating her husband's flavorful cuisine.
 


Naturopathic Physician
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Kate Barton Miyagi earned her bachelors degree from Cornell University magna cum laude with a major in Science of Earth Systems and completed her pre-med coursework.  She received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine summa cum laude from University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  She completed her residency in General Practice and Naturopathic Oncology at Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic in Billings, Montana, certified by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education and sponsored by Bastyr University. 
 
As a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Kate approaches any medical condition first by restoring the foundations of health and giving the body what it needs to heal itself.  She always keeps in mind the naturopathic principles of treating the root cause of any condition, and treating the whole person.  She chooses effective treatments that are the least invasive or have the fewest side effects.
 
Dr. Kate specializes in women’s health, detoxification, autoimmune conditions, food allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, asthma, weight loss, metabolic syndrome and diabetes.  She also enjoys working with people who would like to optimize their health, have more energy, and boost their immune system.
 
She has a particular interest in assisting cancer patients by providing nutritional counseling and helping with side effects from cancer treatment.  During her residency, she worked at Frontier Cancer Center in Billings, Montana as a free service to patients undergoing cancer treatment.  She believes that an integrative approach to cancer care can enhance quality of life during treatment, improve outcomes, and reduce the risk of recurrence.
 
She is a Fellow of the Institute for Human Individuality and a Certified FirstLine Therapist.  She has completed a certificate course in classical homeopathy from the New England School of Homeopathy.  Dr. Kate is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.  

 
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