About Dr. Jennifer
Jennifer was born and raised in central New York. She received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2005 from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona (www.scnm.edu). She received her certified nutrition specialist certificate (CNS) in June of 2013. (www.cbns.org). and completed over 200 extra hours in functional medicine in December of 2015. (www.functionalmedicineuniversity.com) She currently holds a Naturopathic Medical License in the State of Arizona. New York has not yet passed legislation that specifically licenses Naturopathic Doctors. She has taught nutrition-related courses at SUNY Empire College from 2011 – 2015. When she is not doing Naturopathic Medicine work, she is homeschooling her son and exploring the many wonderful hiking spots in NY.
How does Dr. Jennifer work?
When you come to see Dr. Jennifer you can expect her to help you understand what is happening in your body from a whole-person perspective. Meaning, if you have hot flashes, she wants to why do you have hot flashes. Is it because of a hormone imbalance, stress that is disrupting the hypothalamic axis, anxiety or is your room just too hot? She will take a detailed intake of your symptoms, look at any labs already run and make lab recommendations to bring to your doctor with explanations. This information helps her to get a deeper understanding of what is happening specifically for you and your unique physiology. After she has assessed this information, she will come up with a plan for you that is ALWAYS focused on food first, supplements, and recommendations to see your MD if appropriate. She has found in her 15 years of clinical experience that food and lifestyle changes make the biggest impact in helping people return to optimal health!
Conditions she has helped!
Dr. Jennifer has helped many conditions over the years but tends to focus on women’s health, thyroid conditions, all types of GI health, and metabolic conditions such as type II diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension.