Unification News for September and October 1999

Naturopathic Teaching Clinic to Open at University of Bridgeport

by Ron Hobbs—Bridgeport, CT

The University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine is pleased to announce that the Naturopathic Medical Center located at the University of Bridgeport’s Integrated Health Science Center opened Aug. 23, 1999. The Center is a teaching clinic associated with the College of Naturopathic Medicine and will offer low-cost natural health care to the public. Naturopathic medicine provides a unique, holistic medical approach using natural methods to encourage the body’s own natural healing response.

Naturopathic medicine is an independent profession of primary health care physicians who integrate age-old traditions of healing with modern scientific diagnostic skills. Naturopathic physicians are the only modern health-care providers who receive comprehensive training in what is now considered complementary and alternative medicines. While most naturopathic physicians provide comprehensive family care as private practitioners, new opportunities for practice in integrated health-care settings, in education and in research are appearing at a rapid rate. The scope of practice includes all aspects of family practice, from obstetrics to geriatrics.

Naturopathic physicians are nationally recognized leaders in the areas of natural health care. Recently, two naturopathic physicians, Konrad Kail, N.D., P.A. and Leanna Standish, N.D., Ph.D., L.Ac. were named to the advisory council for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a new part of the National Institutes of Health. In August, Dr. Andrew Rubman made a presentation as part of a conference sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK, another part of NIH) on Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Chronic Liver Disease. Dr. Rubman is a naturopathic physician who practices in Southbury, CT and a faculty member at the UB College of Naturopathic Medicine. The conference is being co-sponsored by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. The conference is being co-sponsored by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

The Naturopathic Medical Center of the University of Bridgeport will provide a full range of naturopathic services, serving people of all ages—from pediatric well-child visits to geriatric health care. By using herbs, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and nutrition to enhance health, patients can expect not only to return to their previous level of health, but also to achieve a greater sense of well-being. The health center will be open to the general public at a cost less than private physicians’ offices, with discounts given to people under Medicare and Medicaid coverage.

For more information or to make an appointment at this state-of-the-art teaching and research naturopathic health center, call 203-576-4349 today!

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