Dr. Kontomerkos was trained in the scientific model as her foundation in medicine and has a great respect for the ever-advancing field of medicine. She is also a person who has an extreme respect for the earth, its wisdom, and its intelligence. Dr. Kontomerkos received two Bachelor degrees from Boston University, one in Biology and the other in Philosophy. By integrating these two disciplines she began to merge the studies of modern medicine with the studies of the human condition, specifically the means by which people relate to their being and existence. After she completed internships at Yale University Medical School’s Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine and Department of Cardiothoracic Research, she spent months in South America studying the ancient and modern uses of medicinal plants with natives in the Amazon Rainforest, learning their traditions and their medicine. Upon her return she went on to earn a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine and a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport Nutrition Institute.
Dr. Kontomerkos offers natural medical solutions for the prevention and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses for the entire family. She believes that a unique, interactive doctor-patient relationship with individualized attention to the patient is the foundation of successful medical management. The aim is to heal the underlying cause of illness by understanding the lifestyle of each patient, not to simply mask symptoms. Dr. Kontomerkos finds that there are two distinct groups of people who seek naturopathic care, those who have made the choice to use only natural therapeutics and those who choose to integrate conventional and natural care. She gladly works with both groups of people and has created a referral network of medical doctors and other health care professionals to achieve the best possible outcomes for all of her patients in their progression toward attaining optimal health.
For Dr. Kontomerkos, the goal is to provide excellence in healthcare and wellness by merging cutting-edge, evidence-based research with ancient healing traditions. And to continuously provide the best care for her patients, Dr. Kontomerkos enhances her knowledge of the profession through continuing education, teaching, and research.
Dr. Cornish is passionate about helping people heal using natural therapies. As a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist, her areas of focus are women’s healthcare, hormone balancing, and optimizing health in chronic disease.
Dr. Cornish graduated with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in anthropology and history. As an undergraduate, she began to pursue her interest in natural medicine by studying botanical medicine and the wildcrafting of herbs with a local herbalist. She went on to earn a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master’s degree in Acupuncture at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT. In addition to private practice, she currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute.
With her extensive training in clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, and traditional Chinese medicine, Dr. Cornish seeks to fuse the wisdom of nature with the latest scientific research to help patients improve their health on mental, emotional, and physical levels.
Dr. Nakamura primarily incorporates lifestyle and dietary changes to build and restore the natural potential of the body. She believes that simple changes can make dramatic effects in health if appropriately directed and applied with consistency. Dr. Nakamura uses a broad spectrum of therapeutics for improving and optimizing health, and tailors it to the individual’s physical and mental needs.
Dr. Nakamura has a strong background in Science with a BA degree in Biology and a BS degree in Psychology, tuition and board paid for in full under the University Academic Excellence Scholarship. She graduated University of Bridgeport with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and a Masters in Acupuncture. She was awarded a Clinical excellence award in Acupuncture, and Clinical Scholarship award in the college of Naturopathy.
Dr Nakamura provides her undivided attention to every case, and gives the upmost care and support. She integrates traditional Chinese medicine and natural modalities and provides methods to easily intertwine this into everyday life.