She strives for a balance between the traditional medical practice and holistic knowledge, while working within the conditions of patients’ desires and actions to “be all you can be.” Dr. Dantin recognizes that treating the symptoms without addressing the underlying causes is not the way to true healing. Seeking and resolving root imbalances is the goal – the road to success.
Dr. Dantin graduated from LSU Shreveport in 1984, then after internship in Lafayette, LA, she began her career in the Navy in Gulfport, MS. She then entered family practice residency in Pensacola, FL, while serving as an active duty Naval Officer until 1992. After active duty, she continued serving as a reserve officer, retiring as a Captain in 2007. In 1992, Dr. Dantin entered civilian practice with Ochsner Clinic in Baton Rouge, then in 1997 became a physician with Baton Rouge General Health System. She began her private practice in 2000.
Since entering solo practice, Dr. Dantin has expanded her personal education encouraged by non-traditional methods of treatment like lifestyle management and teaching active self-care. Dr. Dantin chooses to focus on the natural rhythms and functions of the body as a whole, rather than treating the symptoms as though they were the cause rather than the end result of many health factors, including personal health choices. Desiring to educate and influence future medical practitioners, Dr. Dantin serves as a preceptor to nurse practitioners, medical students, and medical assistant trainees. In her non-clinic time, s delves into doing lectures, presentations, and conferences expounding on the holistic modalities. In her spare time, she engages recreationally in herb and vegetable gardening.
Among her many hours of serving both adults and children with chronic illness, she is passionate about truly living the call upon her life. She is co-founder of MUGS, a group founded to serve and encourage women to pursue the ultimate calling upon their lives.
She is a certified nutrition coach and personal trainer who is passionate about helping others live their healthiest, most energetic lives possible. Adrienne enjoys learning and teaching others about new ways to implement healthy choices to make wellness a lifestyle. She has been able to successfully reduce inflammation in her body caused by gut imbalances and autoimmune disease through nutrition and exercise, and she hopes to help as many people as possible to overcome similar hurdles in life.
She is a Registered Nurse by trade who enjoys studying complementary medicine and is currently attending Graduate school to become a Doctor of Naturopathy. She has a BA in International Studies and BS in Nursing. After seeing the need in the community, she Co-founded a woman’s empowerment group that encourages diversity and networking for local women called M.UG.S. She is also the author of two books A Love Beyond Fairytales and Two Cajun Bees and a Fleur de lis. She enjoys motivational speaking, small groups, and events while valuing a life lived in the present as she puts her God-given gifts to work in the world around her.
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