Practicing doctors, listed alphabetically
Her passion is to guide patients in using healthy lifestyle practices, stress management techniques and food as medicine to conquer health challenges and improve quality of life. She believes in partnership, shared decision making and using an integrative approach by collaborating with medical doctors and other healthcare providers.
Dr. Aponte helps individuals of all ages with a wide range of health concerns including gastrointestinal disorders, women’s health conditions, breast cancer recovery & prevention, autoimmune disease, skin conditions, thyroid disorders, weight gain, fatigue and others.
Dr. Aponte is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) in the state of Vermont. She graduated with honors from the four-year accredited Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona.
In her free time, she enjoys being with her husband and daughters, playing piano, being in nature and exploring new places.
Dr. Axtell graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics. She then earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the fully accredited naturopathic medical college, National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), in Portland, OR. She received extensive training in natural therapeutics from some of the leading doctors in the field during her three-year clinical rotations at NCNM.
While she was in naturopathic medical school, she was involved in research at the Helfgott Research Institute. During this time, she extensively researched the area of detoxification. She graduated with honors in research from NCNM.
She is mother to two daughters, who have inspired her and given her a love for children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. She loves to cook and spend time outdoors.
She looks forward to meeting you wherever you may be in the journey to wellness.
Allison Becker, ND, LAc
(Chronic Fatigue Study Doctor)
7 E. Main St.
Evansville, WI 53536
(608) 882-1399 Fax
Dr. Becker serves as the Vice President of the Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctors Association.
Karen Brown, ND, RPh
5940 E. Rotamer Rd.
Dr. Brown is also a Registered Pharmacist. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1984 with a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy. She is a full time retail Pharmacist who is able to offer holistic treatment options in conjunction with allopathic medicine, optimizing choices for her patients.
Dr. Brown is a Reiki Master Teacher and Karuna Master Teacher, certified by the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT: www.reiki.org). She teaches all levels of Reiki training as well as offers private sessions. Dr. Brown is a graduate of the Center of Aromatherapy Research & Education (C.A.R.E.) Intensive Seminar. She incorporates the use of Young Living Essential Oils in her practice.
Dr. Brown believes in addressing the underlying cause of dis-ease. The body has the innate wisdom to heal when given the optimal environment. Dr. Brown facilitates her patients on their path to wellness through education, as well as both Allopathic & Naturopathic modalities.
In her free time, Karen enjoys traveling the world, scuba diving, downhill skiing, fishing, & playing with her 3 St. Bernards! She is an alumni of Semester at Sea. She has studied Mandarin Chinese as a hobby. She & her husband volunteer for the Milwaukee St. Bernard Rescue. They live on the family farm, with their dogs & horse, Lacy.
Robert Coleman, Jr., ND, LMT
Fox Valley Wellness Center (Monday-Thursday)
180 Knights Way
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Family Clinic of Natural Medicine (Friday)
3205 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53714
Dr. Coleman earned his doctor of naturopathic medicine (N.D.) degree from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. which is regarded as having one of the best naturopathic medicine programs in the country. He has trained under renowned naturopathic, conventional, and oriental medicine doctors, to develop a global mindset for true integrative health care. His practice emphasizes naturopathic approaches to pain management, health restoration, sports medicine and treatment options such as trigger point therapy, homeopathy, acupressure, behavior modification, naturopathic physical medicine, massage therapy and body mechanics, nutritional and botanical medicine, ergonomics as well as other complementary and alternative resources to conventional therapies. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Coleman for yourself or a loved one. Witness the power of individualized naturopathic healing.
Dr. Coleman serves as the President of the Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctors Association.
I am a licensed doctor of naturopathic medicine and have successfully completed board examinations administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners. I currently hold a license of naturopathic medicine in the state of Minnesota. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Biology from UW-Stevens Point and my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the fully accredited and nationally recognized National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL.
I am an active member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. I also serve as the Secretary for the WNDA, as well as actively participate on the WNDA’s legislative team in forwarding the licensure movement in WI.
I utilize several different therapies such as homeopathy, botanical medicine, aromatherapy, bio therapeutic drainage and detoxification, hydrotherapy, physical medicine, and nutritional and supplemental assessments including stress and toxicity assessments.
I am dedicated to serving children, young adults, women and families to resolve both acute and long standing health concerns. I pride myself in providing compassionate care, and will create an individualized treatment plan specific to your needs to correct any underlying causes of “dis-ease” in your health.
I grew up in Northern WI, in the Rhinelander area, and as such love all things outdoors! So when I’m not working I spend my free time gardening, kayaking, camping, fishing, and hiking with my husband, family and friends. Being a nature lover I am truly blessed to be in a profession where reconnecting to your health through nature’s tools is at the very center of your healing!
Mihal Davis, ND, CA
(Chronic Fatigue Study Doctor)
Grandmother Moon Clinic
608 Water St.
Prairie Du Sac, WI 53578
Mihal works with people to explore all levels of their being -- physical, mental, emotional and spiritual -- to find the causes of their imbalance or disease and to help them move towards wellness and wholeness. Mihal's passions are Japanese-style acupuncture (a very gentle style of acupuncture), and herbal medicine, both of which allow her to understand and help people on a physical and energetic level.
Mihal currently has a private practice, Grandmother Moon Clinic, in Prairie du Sac, and also works for Integrative Medicine Services at UW Health in Madison, where she provides acupuncture at the Comprehensive Cancer Center and for inpatients at the UW Hospital.
Having grown up in Wisconsin and living the early part of her adult life in central Illinois, Dr. Decker experienced chronic conditions which were treated with allopathic medicine and never truly cured. Upon moving to the Northwest locations of Portland, OR and Seattle, WA she had the opportunity to work with a naturopathic doctor, and found that when her health was addressed holistically she no longer had the need for pharmaceutical treatment. From this experience Dr. Decker became passionate about bringing this form of medical care to individuals in the Wisconsin region.
In her free time, Dr. Decker enjoys running, making fermented and grain-free foods, spending time with family and friends, and being outside in the beauty of nature. Dr. Decker also enjoys utilizing her analytical science-based training as a biomedical engineer as a contributor to alternative medicine publications in support of evidenced based use of natural and alternative medical treatments.
Dr. Decker practices from offices in Madison, Fox Lake, and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and works with patients in distant or remote areas via phone or online video consultation. Dr. Decker maintains a virtual medicinary which is able to deliver the recommended treatments to her distant clients in their home or other convenient location.
She is developing novel treatment protocols utilizing her passions in plant and vitalistic medicine, IV therapy, and her knowledge in functional biochemistry and its actions on the vital living systems of the body.
She is grateful daily for her healing community, and is ever thankful for her education at the National College of Natural Medicine and her gifted mentors.
Alaina Gates, ND
Harmonious Health and Wellness, LLC
1889 N Silverspring Dr.
Appleton, WI 54913
Dr. Georgia has a passion for helping others. Her goal is to encourage, educate, and inspire patients to become healthy. A variety of research based modalities are used, including; healthy lifestyle changes, vitamins and minerals, herbal medicine, counseling, craniosacral therapy and homeopathy. Areas of focus are women's health, weight loss, stress and fatigue management, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Dr. Georgia is also certified in FirstLine Therapy - a lifestyle program that promotes healthy weight and helps reverse chronic diseases such as metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, and diabetes. She can also perform a body composition screen, unique to the Family Clinic, through the use of a Bio-Impedance Analysis (BIA) machine. This tool is used to monitor weight loss and inflammation. The BIA machine analyzes body fat, water imbalances, cell integrity, and helps assess weight loss or gain.
Dr. Georgia serves as the Treasurer of the Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctors Association.
In his spare time, Dr. Henkel enjoys spending time with his wife and seven children, reading theology, playing a variety of sports, and spending time outdoors.
Kristi Kiel, ND, PhD
Dr. Kiel completed her Naturopathic Doctorate (ND) degree at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Prior to attending naturopathic medical school, she received a PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Oregon. She is board certified by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners and is licensed by the state of Oregon as Wisconsin does not currently license naturopathic doctors.
Dr. Kunkler takes time to listen and work with you as a whole person addressing physical, mental & emotional aspects of your well-being. She educates and empowers you to make healthy choices in diet, lifestyle and stress management, which create the foundation for wellness. She works to identify and correct the causes of your health complaints and utilizes laboratory methods to detect imbalances that may contribute to poor health. Tests are available to assess food sensitivities, adrenal stress, neurotransmitter imbalances and more.
Dr. Kunkler provides compassionate care for all ages, addressing acute and chronic complaints. Therapy is tailored to your individual needs and may include nutrition, homeopathy, herbal medicine, vitamins and lifestyle counseling. She has helped many clients overcome complaints as diverse as chronic fatigue, insomnia, hot flashes, recurring infections, irritable bowel, motor tics, poor concentration and anxiety.
Dr. Kunkler’s expertise can be combined with conventional medical care in an integrated approach to improve therapeutic outcomes. She is passionate about helping others to attain their full healing potential and enjoy greater freedom and vitality in their lives.
Dr. Ley's practice is a general family practice in which she makes recommendations for both acute and chronic conditions. In her practice, she focuses on disease prevention and provides integrative solutions for health concerns including: acute colds and flu, digestive disorders, diabetes, food sensitivities, weight loss, allergies, abnormal paps, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalances, fertility, heart disease, cancer, thyroid disorders, migraines, insomnia, pain, anxiety and depression. Dr. Ley has worked directly with patients for over ten years in a variety of settings and thus she understands the importance of regularly collaborating with your primary care providers to assure you receive the best coordinated care possible.
Dr. Ley graduated with honors from Edgewood College of Madison, Wisconsin, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a certificate in Natural Childbirth at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), a federally recognized and accredited institution in Portland, Oregon. There she completed a four-year naturopathic medical program in which she was selected for a two-year clinical mentorship rotation in women's health. She completed a clinical rotation in integrative oncology at two hospital facilities, one being at Cancer Treatment Centers of America's Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Illinois.
Dr. Ley's free time includes exploring the outdoors through hiking, gathering firewood, organic gardening and cross country skiing as well as creating in the kitchen and playing with her dog, Chloe.
Dr. Ley is committed to advancing patient rights and public health initiatives via advocacy at federal and state levels and serves as Legislative Liaison for the Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctors Association. She is also an active member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Shannon earned her Naturopathic Doctor degree and Master’s of Acupuncture at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, where she received in-depth training in: adjunctive cancer care; chronic disease; women’s health; and pediatrics and primary care utilizing acupuncture, herbs, homeopathics, nutrition, and lifestyle management. She is registered as a Primary Care Provider through the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.
While undergoing a rigorous academic program of concurrent studies in Naturopathic and Classical Chinese Medicine, Dr. Montgomery completed clinical training that included a three-year mentorship in women’s health. Additionally, Dr. Montgomery completed training in Holistic Pelvic Care, a therapy developed and taught by Tami Kent, PT, to address chronic pelvic issues.
Dr. Montgomery came to Naturopathic and Classical Chinese medicine via her experience as a collegiate athlete and coach. Her personal experience with sports-related injuries led her to explore various approaches to optimize her body’s recovery. She became interested in learning how to utilize nutrition, movement and other forms of natural healing to keep the body in top shape and prevent injuries. After graduating with a B.S. in Community Education, Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1999, Dr. Montgomery spent the next six years as a collegiate and youth soccer coach. During that time she found her passion in teaching young people about a balanced approach to playing and life through a more profound understanding of fitness and nutrition.
Dr. Montgomery's clinical focus includes: fertility optimization and ART support (male and female), cancer care support, mental-emotional conditions (anxiety, depression, bipolar), autoimmune conditions (MS, MTHFR and other genomic SNP, pediatric health, neurological conditions).
Dr. Montgomery utilizes a range of therapies for each patient, including food-based medicine, focused nutrient supplementation, Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture and Cupping, Homeopathy, Flower Essences, Qigong, and Holistic Pelvic Care.
Michele Nickels, NMD, LAc
Integrative Family Wellness Center
16535 W. Bluemound Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 754-4913 Fax
Cedarburg Women's Health Center
W62 N225 Washington Ave
Cedarburg, WI 53012
(262) 376-1154 Fax
Her clinic focus is on family practice, women’s health, endocrine disorders, weight management, and alternative therapeutics such as botanical medicine, supplements, natural hormone replacement, Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, biochemical nutrition, and non-traditional diagnostics.
Dr. Kerry provides natural health solutions for all types of aliments including: pain, neurologic disease, autoimmune disease, allergies, asthma, gastro-intestinal disorders, acute colds and flu, skin disorders, menopause, weight loss, smoking cessation, migraines, autism, mental/emotional well-being, thyroid problems, blood sugar balance and cardiovascular disease.
Therapies include acupuncture, western botanical formulations, classical Chinese herbal formulas, supplements, vitamins, minerals, homeopathy and life-style counseling.
Dr. Kerry’s mission statement is to provide non-invasive natural health therapies to ease suffering and bring the body/mind/spirit back to balance by supporting the body’s natural healing process and treating the root cause of the problem.
Her practice specializes in weight management, fatigue, cardiovascular health, detoxification, hormone balancing, gastrointestinal issues, and pediatrics. She lectures on nutrition across the country as one of the instructors for the First Line Therapy® 4 day course, as well developed and instructs a 48 hour nutrition course to Chiropractors in Wisconsin.
Group Health Cooperative
8202 Excelsior Drive
Madison, WI 53717
Group Health Cooperative
675 W Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
Dr. Ruddy believes that self-empowerment is key in ensuring the best possible health outcome in each individual, and that every therapeutic modality offered to each of his patients has to entail the basic tenets of Naturopathic Medicine: Stimulating the healing power of Nature, Addressing the underlying Cause, Treating the Whole person, Doctor as Teacher, and Prevention as the best possible Cure.
Using the scientific basis of both Naturopathic and Eastern medicine, Dr. Urban provides services and modalities including: Functional Medicine, Acupuncture, safety evaluation of prescription medication with herbs and supplements, evaluation of nutrient depleting medications, Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine, Qi Gong, and other naturopathic modalities.
Patients consult Dr. Urban for options and treatment of many health concerns and conditions. She is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor fully licensed in Oregon, and holds an Acupuncture license in Wisconsin. She earned both her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She is a Qi Gong lineage holder and teacher. She has practiced since 2001, in the US and abroad. She is an international speaker and writer on various health topics. Dr. Urban hails from a dairy farm near Antigo, Wisconsin.
Student members, listed alphabetically
National College of Natural Medicine
Associate members, listed alphabetically
6313 McKee Rd.
Fitchburg, WI 53719
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Both Tim and Becki grew up in families that emphasized health and alternative medicine, giving them a passion for treating the body naturally. Tim’s extensive experience in the health and wellness industry has given him a solid foundation of knowledge and expertise. His desire is to help each person reach their health potential. His energy is contagious, and he is excited about helping YOU!
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Steven G. Meress, MD, FACP, ABHM
Fox Valley Wellness Center/Midwest Hyperbarics
180 Knights Way
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Dr. Meress has been board certified in Internal Medicine and Holistic Medicine with experience in Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Wellness and Longevity techniques. He completed his Bachelors of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Medical Microbiology and received his medical degree from St. George University in Grenada, West Indies in 1986. Dr. Meress completed his last two years of medical school primarily in New York City and his residency at the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield Clinic in 1989. Dr. Meress received Board-Certification in Holistic Medicine in 2006. He is also considered one of the foremost "Lyme-literate" physicians in the country, treating well over 1200 patients with Lyme Disease and is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).
Dr. Meress is one of the top thyroid doctors and received the 2009 America's Top Physicians' award by the Consumers' Research Council of America.