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. 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. 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.