Vermont Natural Family Medicine PLC
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About Us

Caring. Natural. Professional.

At Vermont Natural Family Medicine plc., we offer the best of both worlds in health care, where the holistic thinking of Eastern medicine and the scientific evaluation of Western medicine blend into one. 

Our physicians see patients of all ages for primary and specialty care. We treat the full scope of primary care issues, while most of our patients come to us for digestive disorders, hormone balancing (including thyroid and adrenal conditions as well as transgender care), pediatrics, women's and men's health, mental health, and chronic disease.  Our main goal at VNFM is to provide safe, affordable, holistic naturopathic medical care to the community.  Our physicians are knowledgeable in natural and conventional medicine, as well as drug/nutrient/herb interactions.  Our physicians use herbs, nutrition, food reaction assessment, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, spinal manipulation, lifestyle recommendations, imaging, blood work, prescriptive drugs, and referrals to specialists to support and improve each person’s health.

While it brings each of our physician's great satisfaction to help their patients quickly feel better and decrease or eliminate their suffering, they finds their greatest joy in teaching their patients how to prevent illness.  If our approach sounds like what you are looking for, we look forward to helping you.

 

Doctors


 
 
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Dr. Joshua Green N.D.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus in whole foods nutrition from Bastyr University in 2001, Dr. Green graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine (now the National University of Natural Medicine), where he earned his N.D. (Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine). Dr. Green completed the majority of his clinical rotations in community clinics helping the under served,  where he gained a lot of experience seeing natural medicine help those who needed a lot of help. After graduating from NCNM, Dr. Green moved to Ithaca, NY to start his naturopathic family practice, and 3 years later in 2011 relocated to Burlington, Vermont to be closer to the mountains and a (slightly) larger population. 

Dr. Green has advanced training in Traditional Naturopathic Medicine and Constitutional Hydrotherapy, as well as a certificate for completing the 2 year Classical Homeopathy program from the New England School of Homeopathy.In addition to seeing patients of all ages for family care, Dr. Green focuses on gastrointestinal disorders, thyroid disorders, mental health, pediatrics, and chronic disease (including tick-borne disease).  Dr. Green is a member of ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Disease Society) and is what some people call 'Lyme literate'.

Dr. Green practices primary and specialty care, and very much enjoys helping those with chronic and hard to treat conditions get better.  Dr. Green's main goal is to provide safe, affordable, comprehensive natural family health care to the community.

In addition to maintaining a full time private practice and being the director of the Burlington Natural Health Center, Dr. Green enjoys spending time with his fiancee outdoors, making whole-foods based meals, and spending quality time with their two four-legged friends (Rhythm and Zoolander).

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Education

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY of NATURAL MEDICINE
Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine

Affiliations

  • President, Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians

  • HOD Rep, American Association ofNaturopathic Physisians

  • Chair, Vaccine Task Force, American Association ofNaturopathic Physisians

  • President & Clinical Director, VNFM PLC

 
 

 
 
 
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Dr. Courtney Bowers N.D.

Dr. Courtney Bowers graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and is a licensed naturopathic physician who enjoys helping patients of all ages achieve and maintain good health through compassionate, individualized and diligent care.

Dr. Bowers treats a wide variety of health concerns including digestive conditions, allergies, frequent infections, autoimmune conditions, depression & anxiety, diabetes, sleep disorders, chronic fatigue, and hormone imbalances. She has additional training in transgender healthcare, women's health and gynecological care.

Her patients appreciate her broad knowledge, focus on treating the whole body and ability to explain to them complicated health conditions and their underlying influences.

Dr. Bowers is able to work independently or with one's other providers to create a treatment plan that is best for each individuals needs; treatment plans may utilize lifestyle modifications, nutritional counseling, botanical medicine, homeopathy, bio-identical hormones or pharmaceuticals.

Before pursuing medicine, Dr. Bowers worked in non-profit management and social justice, particularly focused on women's and LGBTQIA+ rights. She fell in love with Vermont and its people over a decade ago and finally made her way back in 2015. When her head isn't buried in literature she is enjoying the incredible mountains, lakes, people and animals of Vermont.

Dr. Bowers also practices in Middlebury, Vermont at Integrated Medicine.

 

Education

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY of NATURAL MEDICINE
Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine

 

Affiliations

  • Secretary, Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians