OWM Integrative Wellness

Experience Expert, Personalized Women’s Health Care

Why OWM?

Led by highly specialized, caring physicians with vast experience in women’s health care, OWM Integrative Wellness offers a comprehensive and integrative medical approach to optimize women’s health. As your total health center, we focus on your overall well-being and quality of life, viewing the body as a whole unit. We take the time to truly understand our clients’ issues, and together we develop a plan that leads to total wellness. Our in-depth consultations allow us to explore all aspects of wellness, address the root causes of symptoms, and use leading-edge, science-based treatments for PMS, perimenopause, menopause, and everything in between, to restore you to optimal health and vitality. In contrast to many large medical practices, the doctors at OWM can truly listen and dive deep to provide individualized treatment plans. Our clients rave about the personalized attention they receive in our relaxing and healing environment.

Advanced Health Care for Women

OWM offers a sophisticated, comprehensive array of women’s health services, with a focus on prevention and optimizing health to keep clients feeling their healthiest and most youthful in all aspects of life. These specialized services include:

New clients save 20% on initial naturopathic consult visits with Dr. Kim Howes now through December 31, 2023.

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How Allie Overcame Gut Health Issues With a Personalized Holistic Treatment Plan

Gut Health Optimization

Gut health refers to the balance of microorganisms that live in the large intestine. This is important because the trillions of microorganisms that live in the gut influence overall health and may influence the risk of disease even more than genetics. In addition to breaking down and absorbing nutrients from food, gut health affects immune health, mood, and hormones. The team of naturopathic and integrative medicine providers at OWM can help you better understand the root issues that are causing gut inflammation and can help you improve your gut health by creating a personalized treatment and wellness plan.

Gut health analysis & treatment can help alleviate symptoms associated with:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) & Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Changes in bowel habits after having children
  • Celiac disease
  • Acid reflux & gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Intestinal permeability (leaky gut syndrome)
  • Diarrhea & constipation
  • Gas & bloating

New clients save 20% on initial naturopathic consult visits with Dr. Kim Howes now through December 31, 2023.

Hormone Optimization With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) replaces and rebalances hormones, relieving issues like mood swings, hot flashes, memory problems, low libido, and poor sleep. The experienced integrative and naturopathic functional medicine providers at OWM perform comprehensive testing, giving them the information they need to customize BHRT for each client to optimize hormone levels with compounded bioidentical hormones that carry a significantly lower risk profile than prescribed synthetic hormones, for peak results. Additionally, OWM uses only natural, plant-derived hormones that appear to the body as its own, enabling the body to process and utilize them seamlessly. Prior to initiating hormone replacement, OWM providers screen all their clients with a genetic test and a urine test that assist them in understanding if hormone replacement is safe for that individual.

Benefits of BHRT & Hormonal Balance:

  • Protects the body from inflammation & cancer
  • Protects the brain against dementia & Alzheimer’s
  • Promotes cardiovascular health
  • Helps prevent strokes & heart attacks
  • Promotes healthy bone density & protects against osteoarthritis

SonoCiné Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound

OWM is the only facility in WNY to offer SonoCiné Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound (AWBUS) screenings, an advanced breast screening tool that can find tumors as small as 3mm, which traditional mammograms can miss. Due to its greater specificity, this technology especially benefits women with dense breast tissue, atypical breast tissue, implants, or those with a history of breast cancer looking for precision surveillance. However, Dr. Kaplan strongly recommends that all women consider adding an AWBUS screening to their annual mammogram.

As a supplementary exam to regular mammograms, SonoCiné technology increases the visibility of cancers hidden in dense breast tissue or breast implants, and can scan the whole breast, including the axilla (underarm/lymph nodes), under the breast, and breastplate regions. This produces high-resolution images and a video clip that allows the radiologist to better determine if cancer is present. If cancer is found, it captures its precise location, size, and outline. Added benefits of this FDA-approved technology are that it helps women avoid unnecessary biopsies, MRIs, and intravenous contrast agents. The automated 3D imaging minimizes human error and reduces unnecessary anxiety, ultimately saving lives. Best of all, it is pain-free, radiation-free, squeeze-free, and injection-free.

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Sleep Optimization

Poor sleep quality leads to inflammation, weight gain, and hormonal dysregulation. OWM’s specialists help you work on techniques for improving sleep quality. If warranted, the following may be recommended:

  • Herbal supplements
  • Peptide therapy
  • Medication/stress reduction techniques

Brain Optimization with Brain Spa by OWM

It is well known that brain function declines with age and cumulative stress. Hormonal imbalance further impairs cognition and memory. OWM’s experts combine ancient, time-proven techniques such as meditation with hormone optimization and intravenous therapy to stimulate optimal brain function, reducing inflammation and promoting new nerve connections. Benefits include:

  • Greater energy & vitality
  • Improved memory & cognition

Fitness with Yoga by OWM’s Great Wall Yoga

Yoga by OWM’s yoga programs are ideal for yoga students new to yoga who can benefit from additional support to take strain and pressure off unstable or overused joints. OWM’s yoga studio is designed for small classes and private sessions, where all participants receive individualized attention to strengthen and stretch the regions of the body that have been strained or weakened. Yoga students have commented on how much better they feel physically and mentally after their sessions at Yoga by OWM.

Meet the Experts: Dr. Leonard Kaplan & Dr. Kim Howes

Leonard Kaplan, DO

Leonard Kaplan, DO

Leonard Kaplan, DO, has over three decades of experience in cutting-edge medical treatment, including the treatment of chronic illness, pain, and integrative cancer therapy. He is an integrative and regenerative medicine expert board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and he is trained through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), which is a global leader for continuing medical education in longevity medicine, metabolic resilience, and whole-person care.

Kim Howes, ND

Kim Howes, ND

Kim Howes, ND, is a board-certified Naturopathic Medicine physician. She is a chronic illness expert, specializing in gut health, hormone health, Lyme Disease, mold and water-damaged building toxin illness. She utilizes botanical, nutritional, lifestyle, and homeopathic medicine to treat disease and help our clients achieve wellness and metabolic balance.

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