Find Naturopathic Doctors - Rhode Island
Marcy Feibelman, ND
Dr. M Feibelman is a naturopathic doctor practicing at Sage Healing Collaborative in East Providence. In 2011, they received their doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine, formerly the National College of Natural Medicine. They received their Bachelors degree in biology from Brown University. Dr. Feibelman is passionate about naturopathic medicine and is hopeful the 2017 bill to license naturopathic doctors in RI passes and is signed into law this legislative session.
Dr. Feibelman grew up in the Ocean State, and loves exploring the outdoors with their pup Bella-Luna. Additional work they do includes helping to facilitate a children’s nutrition education program through Farm Fresh Rhode Island’s Healthy Foods, Healthy Families. They also teach adult education math and sciences classes in Pawtucket for folks working to get their GED. Dr. Feibelman is very passionate about social justice work and fighting all forms of oppression that exist in our society.
Area of Emphasis: General practice, chronic illness, & preventative care
28 Cemetary Street
Providence, RI 02904
Sheila M. Frodermann, MS, ND, DHANP, CCH
Naturopathic Doctor, Homeopath, & Bowenwork Practitioner
Dr. Sheila M. Frodermann is a naturopathic doctor, a board-certified
classical homeopath, and a certified practitioner and associate
instructor of Bowenwork. She is the founder and director of Providence
Wholistic Healthcare, a private naturopathic medical clinic located in
Providence, RI and maintains a license to practice naturopathic
medicine in her native Connecticut.
Dr. Sheila received her medical training at National College of
Naturopathic Medicine, an accredited four-year resident medical
school, graduating with honors. She co-designed and piloted her
post-doctoral residency in Integrative Family Medicine in Portland,
Oregon. Dr. Frodermann received her master of science in
Environmental Studies from Antioch New England Graduate School and her
bachelors in biology from Wellesley College.
Dr. Frodermann practices integrative holistic medicine, utilizing the
benefits of her western medical training and conventional diagnostics
procedures complimented by the exceptional range of naturopathic
therapeutics: medicinal food and nutrition, herbs, homeopathy,
lifestyle counseling, body therapy. Dr. Sheila offers private consultations,
providing individualizing health plans for chronic and acute health
issues for people of all ages, at her clinic. An Associate Instructor,
she enjoys teaching Bowenwork: An Introduction to Wellness in Your
Hands, with the American Bowen Academy.
Dr. Frodermann serves as Treasurer, and is past-President, of the
Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physicians (RIANP) and is a
member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP).
She served as Secretary of the board at Hope Center for Cancer
Support, a non-profit cancer support and education organization in
Providence, and as a board director of HeartSong, a non-profit medical
home in Putney, VT.
Area of Emphasis: Complementary Family Healthcare, Women’s Healthcare,
Gastrointestinal issues, Chronic diseases, Chronic pain, Lyme disease,
Autoimmune disease, and Family Risk Prevention
Chrysanthi Kazantzis, ND, MS*
Dr. Chrysanthi Kazantzis is a nationally board certified, licensed naturopathic physician. Known as Dr. Kaz by her patients, she specializes in clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, lifestyle counseling and is also a level two Reiki practitioner. One of her favorite quotes is by Hippocrates who said “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food” and believes that having a healthy individualized diet, as well as using nutritional and botanical supplements can address the root cause of illness, which is the foundation for wellness.
Dr. Kaz received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition and Food science from the University of Rhode Island. She then earned her Medical degree as well as a Master’s degree in Nutrition at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT. While receiving both degrees, she had the opportunity to work closely with Dr. D’Adamo, ND focusing on blood type and genotype diets, study botanical medicine in Jamaica with Dr. Zampieron, ND and further her study of homeopathy in Montreal, Canada with Dr. André Saine, ND.
Dr. Kaz is a native of Barrington, RI and is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Area of Emphasis: Chronic Illness, Nutrition, Gastrointestinal disorders, Mood Disorders and Endocrine Imbalances.
Avena Integrative Medical Center
158 Pomfret Street
Putnam, CT 06260
Phone: 860 963-2250
Fax: 866 281-7088
Instagram at drkaznd
Erica LePore, ND
Area of Emphasis: 21 Day Detox & Elimination Diet
All That Matters
315 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879
Deirdre J. O'Connor, ND*
Dr. Deirdre O’Connor is the founder and clinical director of Natura Medica. She earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in 1985 from Bastyr University and has been in private practice for over 30 years. She is a current member and past Board of Directors member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Connecticut Association of Naturopathic Physicans and the Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Because she believes that health education is an important component of a healthier health care system care, she has lectured both locally and nationally on numerous natural health topics.
“I enjoy practicing primary care naturopathic medicine because it gives me so many opportunities to help create positive changes in a patient’s health. I am committed to helping others experience a greater sense of well-being and enjoyment in their lives.”
In addition to using clinical nutrition, botanical medicine and homeopathy, she emphasizes a preventative approach to health care by empowering her patients to live healthier lives. She teaches each of her patients how changes in their diet, exercise patterns and emotional responses can have positive effects on their health.
Outside of medicine, Dr. O’Connor enjoys biking, hiking, medicinal botany, cross-country skiing and birding. She believes that her good health and vitality are a direct result of her relationship with nature.
Area of Emphasis: General practice & preventative care
Contact Info: NATURA MEDICA
12 Roosevelt Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355
Cathy Picard, ND
Dr. Cathy Picard is a Naturopathic Physician licensed in the state of Vermont. She is the founder and owner of Nature Cures Clinic which has been providing gentle, effective natural health care to Rhode Island and surrounding areas since 2005. Cathy was born and raised in Northern Rhode Island and graduated from Mount St. Charles Academy with high honors. Her undergraduate studies were initially focused on the arts, including writing, theater and film production. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Emerson College, she set out to experience the world, tavelling throughout Europe and the US, living and working in Boston, Seattle and San Francisco while developing and maintaining interests in the arts as well as herbal medicine and natural foods preparation.
Area of Emphasis: Family medicine & preventative care
Nature Cures Clinic
250 Eddie Dowling Highway
North Smithfield, RI 02896
John Straus N.D., M.D.
I have been involved in health and healing since 1973, beginning with natural foods cooking, then postgraduate naturopathic medical school and eight years of clinical practice in naturopathic medicine before attending conventional medical school with board certification in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine.
As a specialist in natural foods preparation, I trained at the Omega Institute beginning in 1978 when it first started. At the Omega Institute I was able to study with herbalist John Christopher and Chiropractor Bernard Jenson as well as many other respected natural healers there and in numerous other workshops and intensives. In 1979 I became the assistant chef and then in 1981 was head chef, serving up to 500 people. In addition to managing the Omega Institute kitchen, I have worked in many traditional and natural foods restaurants and catering between 1973 and 1982, either part or full time, as well as teaching whole food cooking. In my clinical practice, I use many types of therapeutic diets, and have eaten a mostly vegetarian diet since my early 20’s.
As a graduate of Bastyr University, with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, N.D. in 1986 in Seattle, I was trained in the science and art of natural healing therapeutics. I maintained a private Naturopathic Medical practice from 1986-92 in Corvalis Oregon, including natural childbirth, and from 1992 to 1995 part time in Maine, treating all ages and many illnesses with nutritional supplements, diet therapy, manual and physical therapies, fasting and detoxification, homeopathic remedies, bio-identical hormones, herbs and lifestyle changes. I have been using intravenous infusion therapies with vitamins and minerals since 1986 with dramatic benefits at times, when other natural treatments have failed.
These treatments were highly effective, but some diseases require more intensive natural or pharmaceutical treatments that Naturopathic doctors are licensed or trained to provide. To meet my patient’s needs, and to continue my growth as a healer and physician, I returned to medical school, graduating in 1997. I then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Roger Williams Medical Center in Rhode Island, a Boston University affiliate. I am Board Certified in Internal Medicine. I served as Associate Medical Director and Unit Chief at the Department of Addiction Medicine at Roger Williams Hospital between 2000 and 2004, then Discovery House Methadone Clinic from 2004-10 and then Arbour Fuller Hospital addiction treatment unit from 2010 to 2012. Since 2000 I have incorporated naturopathic care into my part time medical practiceI and since 2012 have practiced full time at Progressive Health. I also resumed Methadone treatment as the Medical Director of Center for Treatment and Recovery in RI.
Area of Emphasis: Family medicine & preventative care
Progressive Health RI
189 Governor Street, Suite 202
Providence, RI 02906
Martine Delonnay, ND
Dr Martine Delonnay is a Naturopathic Doctor licensed in the states of VT and NH. She also is a foreign educated Medical Doctor. Dr Delonnay is a member of the AANP (American Association of Naturopathic Physician), MSND (Massachussets Association of Naturopathic Doctors) and the RIANP (Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physician). Her experience with both the conventional and Alternative aspect of Medicine put her in an ideal position to assist her clients and work in association with other practitioners.
She has a special interest in bringing awareness to the mind-body connection using homeopathy, botanicals and lifestyle counselling.
She is driven to educate, inspire and empower those around her. Everyone has the potential to achieve their dreams and goals, but often is unable to because of their fears, perceptions and circumstances. Dr. Delonnay strives to work with her patients to remove barriers, empowering patients to seize opportunities and to make the life they want a reality.
Dr Delonnay has done a lot of work understanding the emotional roots of our physical ailments. She believes that all pathologies are related somehow to the suppression of emotions.
She is a Reiki practitioner and also a certified Hypnotist. She integrates theses skills in her practice to better assist her clients. Her passion for the Art of Healing, her desire to help others and her love for Education constitute the platform of her vocation.
Area of Emphasis: Family medicine & preventative care
Healing Journey LLC
201 Waterman Ave
Providence, RI 02914
Tia Trivisonno ND, LAc, MSOM*
Naturopathic Doctor & Licensed Acupuncturist
Dr. Tia Trivisonno is a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist who graduated with high honors in classical Chinese medicine from the oldest accredited naturopathic medical school in North America, the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), located in Portland, OR. During her six-year course of study at NCNM, Dr. Trivisonno received certification from the New England School of Homeopathy and completed a two-year mentorship in women’s health. Her study of Chinese medicine emphasized a return to its classical roots through a deeper understanding of the ancient medical texts of China as well as a focus in the tradition of five-element acupuncture and practitioner cultivation through the practice of qigong.
Dr. Trivisonno’s passion for natural medicine began with a strong desire to offer guidance for health and wellbeing to patients and their families by emphasizing individualized prevention, education and empowerment. She is trained through the art and science of natural medicine to blend the conventional wisdom of biomedical diagnostic techniques with preventive strategies that utilize a wide variety of therapies including herbal medicine, diet and nutrition, counseling, acupuncture, and homeopathy.
During her time as an undergrad, Dr. Trivisonno studied yoga and Ayurvedic medicine for a semester in India. After earning a B.A. in environmental studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York, she spent two years doing environmental work as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay. There she developed a love of service and a deep respect for cultural traditions and indigenous medicine. She believes that working to improve the health of each individual will contribute to a healthier planet.
Area of Emphasis:
- Women’s health
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Endocrine imbalances
- Lyme Disease
997 Glen Cove Avenue
Glen Head, NY 11545
*These naturopathic doctors are currently practicing outside of Rhode Island. However, they are living in and/or are connected to the Rhode Island community. They maintain their membership with the RIANP.