About the Doctors

   Dr. Raistrick           Dr. Amicone             Dr. Pannone             Dr. Murphy

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 from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and a minor in Biology. She achieved her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA, a school renowned for it's foundation in the medical sciences. She spent 3 years in a naturopathic residency program in Montana with a focus on naturopathic oncology and primary care. She worked with medical and radiation oncologists, co-managing oncology patients to prevent and reduce the side-effects of conventional treatments, prevent cancer recurrence and improve quality of life. 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.

Dr. Amicone is currently seeing patients at The Center for Natural Medicine in Watertown, CT. She is a provider for Anthem, Aetna, Cigna and Connecticare. Not all plans cover naturopathic care and we do ask that you verify this before your visit.

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. While in school, Dr. Pannone interned at various community health clinics in Toronto, and he has also served as a volunteer with Naturopathic Medicine for Global Health treating patients in Guatemala.

His primary therapeutic tools in clinical practice include single and combination homeopathics, Asian medicine and acupuncture, herbal medicine, and clinical nutrition. The range of modalities allows Dr. Pannone to treat the individual on many different levels to build and restore health by addressing underlying imbalances in the body. Dr. Pannone treats patients with a wide range of health concerns including chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, sleeping issues, skin problems, mental health conditions, difficulties concentrating, arthritis and other conditions.

Currently, Dr. Pannone is working towards becoming a certified practitioner in Biotherapeutic Drainage which is an effective and non-invasive way to restore normal physiological functioning of organs, tissues and glands. Biotherapeutic Drainage works on an intracellular and extracellular level to eliminate toxins and then encourages those toxins to leave the body in an efficient manner through the natural routes of elimination. More information can be found at www.biotherapeuticdrainage.com.

Welcome Dr. Robert M. Murphy N.D.

Doctor Robert M. Murphy N.D. is a leader in the field of Naturopathic Medicine, utilizing over 31 years of experience as a naturopathic doctor to help individuals in optimizing their health and restoring wellness. Dr. Murphy started his health care career as a critical care nurse, and draws upon that experience in his natural medicine family practice. He has dedicated his practice to serving his patients using his deep knowledge of natural medicine connecting emotionally and spiritually, and using his hands as tools to heal and relieve pain.

His services and skills include:

  • Family Medicine/ General practice/ Diagnosis/ Treatment

  • Physical Exams

  • General laboratory testing/ Food Allergy Testing/ Skilled phlebotomy

  • Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis

  • Adrenal hormone assessment

  • First Line Therapy/ Body Composition Analysis

  • Ordering/interpreting X-Rays, MRI's, CT's, Ultrasounds, etc.

  • Physical Medicine, Physiotherapy, Spinal Manipulation, Bowen technique

  • Orthotics fitting

  • Acupuncture

  • Cardiovascular health

  • Dermatology

  • Urology/ Men's Health

  • Gastrointestinal Health

  • Infectious Health

  • Lyme Disease

  • EENT/ Ear Cleaning

  • Natural Pharmacy

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