About Dr. Raistrick and Dr. Amicone

      Dr. Raistrick                       Dr. Amicone                        Dr. Pannone

Dr. Jonathan Raistrick received his naturopathic doctoral degree in 1990 from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington and undergraduate degree in 1986 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL.

Starting in 1990, Dr. Raistrick began seeing patients on a full time basis in Connecticut.

In addition to his practice, he is a contributing author to The Textbook of Natural Medicine and has written articles for the American Holistic Medical Association.

Presently Dr Raistrick is Chairman of the Connecticut Board of Naturopathic Examiners at the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Dr. Raistrick keeps active with his wife Dana and his sons Ian and Pearson. His family enjoys numerous outdoor activities including sailing, skiing and hiking. He and his wife are group exercise instructors at Bally Total Fitness Center in Middlebury, CT. He is also an outdoor emergency care instructor for the National Ski Patrol as well as a ski patroller at Okemo Mountain in VT.

Dr. Amicone

Dr. Christina Amicone graduated magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in nutrition, and a minor in biology in 2002. She graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine in 2006. Bastyr is one of four accredited naturopathic universities in the country and the only school renowned for its foundation in the sciences and research.

After graduating, she accepted a CNME approved residency position in Billings, Montana because it included a specialty track in Naturopathic Oncology. During her three year residency she worked in an oncology practice with 5 medical oncologists and 2 radiation oncologists, co-managing cancer patients to reduce the side-effects of conventional treatments and improve outcomes. She has treated patients undergoing treatment for a wide array of cancer types and stages. Her residency also included a focus on naturopathic primary care at the largest naturopathic clinic in Montana and surrounding states. She has a special interest in naturopathic detoxification, gastrointestinal problems (including irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease), women’s health (annual exams, menstrual problems and menopause), autoimmune diseases, food sensitivities and cancer care.

She is excited to be back in Connecticut and is seeing patients at The Center for Natural Medicine when she is not with her 2 year old daughter, Ayla and ruggedly handsome partner, Jason.

Dr. Pannone

Dr. Craig Pannone graduated from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in the life sciences and a minor in business management. Knowing from early on that he wanted to pursue a career in naturopathic medicine, he was then accepted into the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, ON, the largest accredited naturopathic institution in North America. He graduated from CCNM with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine in 2012 after completing a four-year program that included over 1,200 clinical hours and over 3,000 classroom hours.

Craig incorporates all the modalities of naturopathic medicine into how he practices but mainly uses constitutional and complex homeopathy to uniquely match the individual and resolve concerns by getting to the root cause. Homeopathy in general is a system of medicine developed over 200 years ago that uses small doses of diluted substances to stimulate the body's own ability to heal. Through a mind-body medicine approach, Craig routinely uses homeopathy along with exploring how mental and emotional causes are contributing to chronic ailments to help patients on their path to wellness. Many patients with a wide variety of conditions can be treated, and Craig has a special interest in helping people with the following conditions:

                   - fatigue, low energy, stress and sleep issues
                   - skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, acne
                   - depression, anxiety and other mental health problems
                   - substance addictions
                   - chronic pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia and degenerative disease

Craig is currently accepting new patients at the Center for Natural Medicine and is currently a provider for Cigna and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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