Natural Medicine

Grassroots Healthcare

Primary Care Practice located in Tulsa, OK

Dr. Melita Tate at Grassroots Healthcare in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is an internal medicine physician who prefers to take a more natural approach to medicine to help you get and stay well. Instead of prescription pharmaceuticals, Dr. Tate uses natural medicine in the form of nutritional supplements and hormone replacement, as well as lifestyle changes to help improve deficiencies that may be contributing to your underlying health issue. Grassroots Healthcare doesn’t take health insurance but does offer a direct care program for a low-cost monthly fee. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Natural Medicine Q & A

What is natural medicine?

At Grassroots Healthcare, Dr. Tate combines her medical skills with alternative therapies to help you get well naturally. Dr. Tate finds that many patients overuse pharmaceutics, which often only cover up symptoms and not cure the illness. Instead, she looks to identify nutrient and hormone deficiencies that may be causing your health issues or symptoms.

With natural medicine, Dr. Tate can restore nutrient and hormone balance to alleviate your symptoms, which may help reduce or discontinue your need for your pharmaceutical medication.

What are some types of natural medicine?

Dr. Tate uses many types of natural medicine treatments to help improve your overall health. Types of natural medicine include:

  • Nutritional supplements
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Healthy diet
  • Sugar-free detox
  • Meditation

Dr. Tate offers a number of nutritional supplements to help improve health, including:

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin best known for its assistance with helping to keep your bones healthy and strong. But vitamin D also supports immune health and reduces inflammation. Low vitamin D levels may also increase your risk of certain types of cancer, diabetes, and glucose intolerance.


Magnesium is a mineral that helps your body process energy from the food you eat and serves as an important cofactor in a number of enzymatic reactions. Not getting enough magnesium in your diet may affect blood pressure and increase your risk of glucose intolerance.


Calcium not only supports bone health, but it also assists in muscle contractions, nerve transmission signals, and hormone secretion. If you’re not getting enough calcium from the food you eat, your body pulls calcium from your bones to support these other functions.

What conditions can natural medicine help?

Dr. Tate uses natural medicine to assist in the treatment of a number of chronic medical conditions. Some of the most common include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Obesity

Dr. Tate also uses natural medicine as an adrenal remedy. Your adrenal glands produce and secrete stress hormones. High-stress levels may tax your adrenal glands and lead to a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and cravings for unhealthy food. Dr. Tate offers natural medicine to help restore adrenal health and reduce your symptoms.

To learn more about natural medicine and how it can help you from an internal medicine physician, call Grassroots Healthcare today, or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.