Valerie Nelson, Naturopathic Doctor, Board Certified

Valerie Nelson, Naturopathic Doctor, Board Certified
Abundant Life Wellness 237 Skyview Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

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(35 Reviews)
5 star average for Service
5 star average for Environment
5 star average for Expertise
5 star average for Staff
5 star average for Recommended
4 star average for Value
My 10 year old daughter has a history of anxiety that started when she was very young. What started as "separation anxiety" as a toddler became more severe as she got older. She was anxious around large groups of people, strangers, and did not like to be away from home. She cried most days during school for 5 years. She struggled in school, as her anxiety left her unable to ask for help when needed or to complete difficult work on time. At home she was unmotivated to participate in family activities, and preferred to be alone. My husband and I tried everything to help our child. We met with her teachers and principal, we took her to counseling, tried relaxation techniques, and took her to a psychiatrist who prescribed anti anxiety medication. We even moved her to a private school which provided a smaller class size. Nothing we tried made much of a difference. We took her to see Dr. Val who began treating her for anxiety. Within 2 days of taking her supplements she has been like a completely different child. She is talking more, interacting with the family, and having fun! She is getting her homework done on time, has chosen to participate in a school art contest, and is looking forward to an overnight class trip in the spring. It's so nice to see our daughter laughing,smiling, and enjoying her life. She notices a difference too and has told us that she's glad she's feeling better. During her initial visit, Dr. Val spent the time to create an appropriate plan of treatment. She and her assistant went over the plan with my daughter, and showed her how and when to take her supplements. My daughter fondly refers to Dr. Val as the "nice doctor" and we are so thankful for her care and her expertise. I would definitely recommend Abundant Life Wellness to anyone. I am so thankful for the thoughtfulness that Dr. Val and her staff has shown.
by Sheri
I had been having several problems for several months and my physician wasn't able to help. I decided to give Dr Val a try based on her philosophy of "medicine" described throughout her website. I am so glad that I did. At my first appointment she was very personable and I felt that she genuinely cared about me, my physical issues and getting to the root of the problem. I did everything she asked and took each supplement she recommended and within a month I was feeling great. She has the ability and insight to treat issues and get people back to how their bodies are meant to function. Money well spent. I also did a food sensitivity test and after a few weeks had lost 15 lbs. I've now lost 25 lbs. and am feeling fantastic! I would definitely recommend everyone to see Dr Val.
by tw4Him
When I arrived for my appointment the friendly staff seemed to be waiting for me. I've been to other places where I had to wait forever after I arrived for my appointment, but not here. I was very impressed. The doctor really went far beyond my expectations by spending as much time with me as I needed and answering as many questions as I had. I always feel confident when I talk with the staff. They seem to really care about helping me and giving me the answers that I need. I was so glad that the herbs they prescribed me worked. I didn't experience any negative side effects, and they made a huge difference. They really go above and beyond to make me feel special. It seems to me that they really care about their clients. Whenever I experienced Carpal Tunnel pain, Dr. Valerie knew exactly what to do to fix it. In fact, that night I started experiencing pain relief already! Thanks Dr. Val.
by Jen
It was nice to see them treat their staff with so much respect. It was obvious that they had a good relationship with all of their staff members. They have really great customer service here. They always put their customers first, regardless of the situation. I've been places before where they were argumentative and angry, so I was nervous that I would encounter that here as well. Instead, they were very calm and understanding the entire time. I could tell they really care about everyone who visits them. I can tell it is maybe not a top priority to maintain a professional appearance here. They didn't look terrible, but there is definitely lots of room for improvement. Their prices were not fair at all. They were extremely overpriced and I felt ripped off.
by Marie
Was it easy to find parking at this provider's office?
Extremely easy, and close to the entrance
by Anonymous
Does this provider treat every client equally?
Definitely, they make everyone feel equally respected and cared for
Is this business in a safe neighborhood?
Absolutely, It is the safest neighborhood around
Does this provider always put the customer first?
Absolutely! They have some of the best customer service I have ever seen
Does this provider adhere to the customer is always right policy?
Yes, they listen to all complaints and make every effort to correct the situation.
Did this provider rush your appointment?
No, I was able to ask as many questions as I wanted
by Anonymous
Dr. Val is an amazing person, friend, and doctor. She really goes above and beyond to make me feel special. I've never been anywhere that seems to care more about their clients than here. Dr. Val makes an extra effort to get to know her patients and find out what they need. She always keeps me in her thoughts and makes me feel very important. I was amazed at how much better I felt after I left. I was so glad that the vitamins she prescribed me worked and has drastically changed by life.
by Candace
I met Dr. Val( as we affectionately call her) through family and friends. She was very patient hearing all about my and my sons (one bi-polar, other autistic) issues. They were multiple. She suggested several different supplements and homeopathic remedies. I have to say after following her regimen for only a week or 2 we all felt so much better. I myself, was dealing with a great deal of pain from an injury ,depression and anxiety. I was on many meds and was feeling "poisoned". After a couple weeks on Dr. Vals regimen she custom made for me, I was no longer feeling ill. My son with bi-polar disorder...well...I dont think he ever had it. Dr. Val started him on Up-Lift and a magnesium complex and he was my son again! Only no anxiety or extreme anger. My other son with autism, after using Up-Lift and weening him off ALL his medications is now part of our world! Hes interested in whats going on around him and wants to go wherever we are going. That is a complete turn around from previous behavior. AMAZING! Drugs are poison. They just cover up the problem instead of treating it. Thanks Dr. Val!
by Diane
Does this provider always put the customer first?
Absolutely! They have some of the best customer service I have ever seen
Does this provider remember you by name?
Every single time, even if it's been months since my last appointment!!
Was this provider argumentative or easily angered?
Not at all, they were one of the kindest, most attentive individuals I've ever met
Did this provider use excessive foul language?
Not at all! They are always respectful and courteous!
Did you notice a foul odor when you arrived at this provider's office?
Not at all, their office smelled fantastic!
by Anonymous
I have suffered from RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) for 8 yrs. I have been on numerous medicines and none have stopped the pain and inflammation I was suffering from. I also was diagnosed with reflux, hypertension, obesity and Rheynads disease. I was experiencing swollen hands and feet so badly that developed into the inability to walk and/or get up and down with having terible pain. I also could not lift anything more than 5lbs. Then I was seen by Dr Val and everything has changed. Within 3 mts, I have stopped all of the biological medicines that were damaging my organs and causing me weight gain. Dr. Val placed me on a healthy regiment of vitamins and herbal medicines designed especially for my needs. She has always taken time and LISTENED to all my complaints and instead of fixing the symptoms, she is getting to the root of my poor health. I actually feel well enough to exercise!! The staff is beyond professional and always friendly. no matter how busy they are! I have had such great success and I owe it al to Dr Val and her staff. I have never felt better and I am even starting to lose weight!! I recommend Dr. Val and Naturopathic Medicine to anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired!
by Cathy