Meet Our Providers

DR. KAREN BENDER

Naturopathic Physician

Clinical Focus

  • Live a Life of Joy! An Integrative Approach to Stress, Anxiety and Depression

    Treatment is focused on evaluation and treatment of all underlining factors that can contribute to these symptoms and includes the following:

    • Digestive health optimization and microbiome (healthy “good” bacteria) balancing
    • Hormone balancing: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, melatonin, thyroid, insulin
    • Identifying and addressing nutritional deficiencies and food allergies
    • Identification of toxins and supported detoxification
    • Stress resiliency training with biofeedback
    • Partnership with counselor for emotional support and skill building
    • Genetic testing to guide medication recommendations when indicated. This can reduce incidence of side effects and increase effectiveness of medication.

Education

Bastyr University, ND
University of Arizona, BSN

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DR. AYLAH CLARK

Naturopathic Physician

Clinical Focus

  • Autoimmune (Hashimoto’s, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac)
  • Gastrointestinal conditions (SIBO, IBS, GERD/reflux, constipation)
  • Cardiovascular health (cholesterol, blood pressure)
  • Lipedema & Lymphedema
  • Women’s Health (PCOS, menstrual irregularities, hormone balancing)
  • Naturopathic Preconception Care
  • Other areas of focus: weight loss, unexplained fatigue, fibromyalgia, and more.

Education

Bastyr University, ND
College of Charleston, BS Biology

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DR. KATIE DINELLO

Naturopathic Physician

Clinical Focus

  • Athletic Performance and Optimization
  • Weight Loss and Metabolic Syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions
  • Women’s Health
  • Infertility and Preconception Care
  • Hormone Health
  • Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Stress Management and Anxiety/Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation

Education

Bastyr University, ND
University of Connecticut, BS

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CHYENNE GIARNESE, APRN

Family Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Focus

  • Chronic infections
  • Medical cannabis certification & consulting
  • Energy & Vibrational Medicine

Education

Northwestern CT Community College, ADN
Simmons College, BSN
Simmons College, MSN, FNP

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DR. MITCH KENNEDY

Naturopathic Physician

Anti-Aging and Longevity – Experience the rejuvenating effects of personalized anti-aging protocols tailored to your unique biochemistry. Dr. Kennedy employs cutting-edge techniques to optimize hormonal balance, support cellular health, and promote youthful vitality from the inside out.

Pain and Inflammation Management – Say goodbye to chronic pain and inflammation with targeted treatments designed to address the root causes of your discomfort. Whether it’s through natural remedies, dietary adjustments, or lifestyle interventions, Dr. Kennedy is committed to helping you find relief and reclaim your quality of life.

Anxiety, Depression, and Cognitive Support – Employing a holistic approach, Dr. Kennedy integrates natural therapies and lifestyle adjustments to address mental well-being. He will create a multi-faceted personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and goals.

Autoimmune Disease Support – Navigate the complexities of autoimmune conditions with compassionate care and expert guidance. Dr. Kennedy takes a multifaceted approach to autoimmune disease management, addressing immune dysregulation, inflammation, and environmental triggers to promote healing and symptom relief.

Cancer Support – In conjunction with conventional cancer treatments, Dr. Kennedy provides adjunctive support to enhance your body’s resilience and optimize treatment outcomes. Our integrative approach prioritizes your overall well-being throughout your cancer journey.

Fertility – Dr. Kennedy is at the forefront of helping women have successful pregnancies even if conventional medical models have said it’s not possible. His wide spectrum of modalities helps couples reach the “conception goal”, using hormone processing, Western and Chinese herbal formulas, nutrition, and detox of endocrine-disrupting chemicals known to interfere with male and female reproductive systems. Read more here > Fertility Enhancement with Detox

Your Path to Optimal Health Starts Here

Don’t settle for temporary fixes or one-size-fits-all solutions. Embrace a holistic approach to health with Dr. Kennedy and embark on a transformative journey toward vitality, longevity, and optimal well-being.

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DR. JENNIFER J. STAGG

Naturopathic Physician

Education

Bastyr University, ND
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, BS, Biochemistry & Nutrition

Clinical Focus

  • Autoimmune Disease (Hashimoto’s, RA, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Fatigue)
  • Cholesterol, Glucose and Metabolic Disorders
  • Digestive Conditions (SIBO, IBS, IBD, Celiac, GERD, Food Intolerance)
  • Healthy Aging
  • Weight Management
  • Women ‘s Health (Thyroid, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Anxiety/Depression, Stress)

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DR. MARK S. STAGG

Chiropractic Sports Physician

Bio

Dr. Stagg stands out as a highly skilled chiropractic physician with profound expertise in chiropractic treatment, sports medicine, and acupuncture. With a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic, he brings over two decades of experience to his practice. His nuanced understanding of spinal alignment and joint function enables him to provide precise and effective adjustments, offering relief for conditions such as back and neck pain, disc herniation, and various musculoskeletal issues.

In the realm of sports medicine, Dr. Stagg is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician with extensive postgraduate training in sports & soft tissue injuries including shoulder and knee conditions, as well as rotator cuff injuries. Dr. Stagg employs a multidisciplinary approach, integrating chiropractic adjustments, dry needling, and more, with targeted rehabilitation strategies to support athletes in achieving peak physical condition. He enjoys working with athletes of all levels and is committed to helping his patients thrive by providing them with the best possible methods for their needs.

Furthermore, Dr. Stagg’s expertise extends into acupuncture, where he has held certification since 2009. This ancient healing practice is seamlessly integrated into his holistic approach, allowing him to address a spectrum of health issues such as anxiety, menopause, fertility, pelvic pain, and malpositioned fetus (breech, transverse). His proficiency in acupuncture adds a valuable dimension to his patient-centered care, offering a comprehensive and integrative approach to wellness that considers both the physical and energetic aspects of health.

Expertise & Qualifications

Palmer College of Chiropractic, 2000, DC
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, 1997, BS, Biology
Certified Acupuncture, 2009
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, 2011

Clinical Focus

Migraines
Tension Headaches
Sinus Pain
TMJ Dysfunction
Bells Palsy
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Neck Pain
Pinched Nerve
Torticollis
Whiplash
Strains and Sprains
Arthritis
Scoliosis
Costochondritis
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Disc Buldge
Frozen Shoulder
Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
Restricted Hip Movement
Tendonitis and Bursitis
Patella Femoral Pain
Hamstring & IT Band Tightness
Plantar Fasciitis
Ankle Sprain
Overuse Injuries
Work Injuries
Car Accident Injuries
Stress & Anxiety
Insomnia
IBS

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