Dr. May is a naturopathic doctor who practices integrative family medicine in Fairbanks, Alaska. He specializes in non-pharmaceutical pain management techniques, hypothyroidism, diabetes, weight loss, food allergies/sensitivities, and epigenetics.
Dr. May graduated medical school from the esteemed Bastyr University and interned with the “father of aerobics” Dr. Kenneth Cooper, MD at the Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research and Fitness Center in Dallas, Texas.
He is also a newly certified powerlifting coach (by USA Powerlifting Association)
We are no longer billing insurance for new patients. If you’re already a current patient, we will continue to bill insurance (if you so desire) through the rest of the year. After December 31st, we will no longer bill insurance for anyone. We will be switching to a cash/membership based practice. If you want to still use your insurance, you can pay for your visit at the time of service and we will provide you with a form you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement. If you have questions about how this works, please give us a call at (907) 302-3858.
I have been told so many times "for the amount of exercise you do you should be as thin as a twig"...I thought the same thing for many years...I kept going in to my military medical docs and then said over and over just diet and exercise...well that is my life...dieting and exercise but it seems the more I did the more weight I gain...very frustrating! I started seeing Dr. May a few years ago and was so excited...he is a very compassionate doc. He listened to my story and suggested we do the genetic testing and man did that open my eyes up. He explained that my body is built for endurance which is why my work calls me the Energizer Bunny, I can teach class after class and no feel exhausted, but it will keep the weight on, not burn it off, which makes so much sense now. He explained how my body works and what to do in order to lose weight. With his help I have modified my diet and exercise program and have lost over 100 pounds since last year. He also explained the importance of Hormones....I had a total hysterectomy and didn't think I needed the hormones...boy was I wrong...after he explained how they work I realized the double whammy of trying to lose weight with my genetics and no hormones...it just wasn't going to happen no matter how hard I tried. We are still working on getting the right dosage but I feel more like a lady today then before. I highly recommend that every woman who is having troubles with losing weight and menopause/hormones to schedule an appointment ASAP! It will be the best thing you do for yourself. I love my Doctor May!!! He has been a God send and Fairbanks is very fortunate that he has deduced to live/practice here.
So I have been seeing Dr. May for years. I came to him a little over 2 years ago for help with weight loss. When I started I was 265lbs. I thought I had tried everything, and nothing was working. I could not lose weight. Diets, supplements, exercise, etc... No results. Then I saw Dr. May. He was caring, kind, but honest about what it would take to lose weight. He put me on a couple of supplements, and had me start a whole food diet I could base the rest of my life on, instead of just a crash diet. He put me on a specific exercise plan.
In the first week I lost almost 10 lbs. I lost 15 lbs in the first month. Over a 2 year period, with weekly and bi weekly body fat measurements, I gradually became the man I wished to become. I lost around 8% body fat, as well as 8 pants sizes and over 65 lbs. I have been stable between 195-200lbs for almost 6 months now, which I am very pleased with. Dr. May is the best Doctor I have ever known. If any questions or concerns come up, he addresses them in person, one on one. If I did not lose weight, it would be on me and my own decisions; Dr. May does everything possible to facilitate weight loss.
On that vein, if you have any aches and pains that come up from your workout routine, Dr. May also specializes in physical medicine, and can do muscle, fascia, and alignment work to keep in optimal condition. I recently moved to Salem, Oregon to buy a practice. I love it, but one of my biggest regrets is losing the best family doctor our family could ever hope for. Thank you Dr. May!