About 21st Century Total Wellness

Hello, my name is Dr. Dan Prater, ND

Thank you for the opportunity to partner together in Health & Wellness!

I am Board Certified Naturopath Doctor with a private practice in Cedar Lake, Indiana, approximately 45 minutes south of Chicago.

The word, Naturopathy, is a Latin-Greek hybrid, which means ‘being close to or benefiting from nature.’ Naturopathy provides the individual with tools necessary to restore their body’s healing capabilities!
Naturopathy also recognizes there is a time and place for all interventions.

I encourage each client when discussing health to think first:

  • Nutrition & Physical Fitness
  • Supplementation
  • Physical Agent Modalities (PAM) & Regenerative Medicine (RM)

And remember this

The Mind effects your Body, AND you definitely have a Soul!
So you must address all three for Complete Health & Wellness!

I am here to partner with you on the path of Healing, Health and Wellness!

We seek to serve each person with compassion, quality care and excellence in service. We strive to utilize all of our given resources and remember that ultimately healing and health are gifts from God.

Only God heals, Dr.’s just assist and listen!

1987 to 2020 ~
My journey into natural medicine and therapies began in 1987 with the study of martial arts, manual and manipulative therapies and nutrition. My research in health, wellness and athletics indicated that specific physical activities combined with specific nutrition, supplementation, PAM & RM would yield specific results.
Synergy & knowing the perfect combination for you is my “secret sauce”!

From 2004 to 2008, I owned and operated two freestanding clinics and averaged 40-50 appointments weekly. I concluded from this experience that restructuring the clinic and the scheduling of clients was both necessary and beneficial!

During my research, I concluded that the combined practice of various Eastern and Western arts and sciences had the potential to bring positive changes to the human mind and body.

This is a basic tenet of Naturopathy.

I became passionate about these ideas and desired to educate and empower people to make positive health choices for their minds and bodies based on natural alternatives. This concept originated with Hippocrates (460-377) and the motto of Vis Medicatrix Naturae and continues today…food is medicine and physical activity is a necessary part of daily life.

From 1987 to 2000, I traveled extensively in order to participate in seminars and lectures which focused on different cultural aspects of nutrition, herbal medicine, hydrotherapy, sports medicine and several different forms of martial arts.

Credentials are paper that confirm the completion of something important!
However results are what everyone wants & needs!

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Theodore Roosevelt

I have practiced in just about every setting available: hospitals, skilled nursing/therapy facilities, outpatient clinics, and for the last 15 years in Private Practice. My 27 years of experience in multiple and diverse settings has deepened my passion to offer both comprehensive and complimentary Naturopathic Intervention.

My business motto is ‘First, do no harm.” This concept is central to the broad spectrum of my experience in complementary, holistic and alternative interventions. There is a time and a place for all interventions; the key to achieving health is knowing which one at what time.

My personal goal is to provide each client with professional, comprehensive and compassionate Naturopathic Health Care.

I am a U.S. Army veteran who served our country during Desert Storm and a person of faith who believes in the priority of God, family and occupation.

My office is setup for In Office Appointments (by appointment only), and Tele Medicine (PH Consults ~ Video) for both out of state, as well as all clients. This approach gives me the opportunity to collaborate with you regardless of your geographical location.

Thank you for partnering with me!

I am here when you are ready, Dr. Prater, ND

dp@21ctw.com ~ 219-613-1161

(Email is Nice, Calls are Good & Text is Best!)