What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a primary care profession as old as healing itself and as new as the latest discoveries in the biochemical sciences. In the US, the profession's infrastructure is based on accredited educational institutions, licensure by a growing number of states, national standards of practice and care, peer review, and an ongoing commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research. Naturopathic physicians are educated with the same rigor as the graduate of an ivy-league medical school. While the allopath strives to suppress pathology, the naturopath offers holistic, preventive care to augment physiology, enhance wellness, and decrease the opportunity for illness. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) attend a 4-year graduate program with extensive training in conventional, clinical medicine and the use of natural therapies including nutrition, physical and botanical medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, and counseling.

Southbury Clinic for Traditional Medicines is a family-centered practice offering a collaborative, team approach. We specialize in gastroenterology, endocrinology, and the care of women in life transitions. Dr. Andrew Rubman, the clinic's medical director, offers primary care, second opinion consultations, and condition-specific natural therapies to improve the outcomes of prescriptive and surgical care. Dr. Susan Gordon, the clinic's research director, is a psychologist specializing in humanistic/transpersonal perspectives and mind-body therapies.

The clinic frequently refers to and accepts referrals from other physicians and providers of healthcare. We welcome in-office and at a distance consultations and are available for professional presentation, lectures, and commercial consultation both domestically and internationally.



Southbury Clinic for Traditional Medicines   900 Main Street South,   Southbury, CT 06488

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