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Welcome to Northeast Natural Medicine, LLC.


We are proud to offer high quality, individually-tailored, evidence-based care for your entire family's medical concerns, with all the sophistication you should expect in the 21st century.

As a complimentary and integrative naturopathic clinic, we bring you a comprehensive variety of effective and minimally invasive interventions.  As a therapeutic massage center, we also provide a wide array of bodywork treatments from experienced hands to fulfill the specific kind of therapy you require.

Some appealing features of our clinic include:

In Network with Insurance Companies
As a courtesy to our patients, we are happy to help verify your insurance benefits.  Please call our office so that someone can assist you in finding out if a visit at our clinic would be covered.  We are currently contracted providers for Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Healthy CT, and Parker Hannifin's Wellness and Preventive Health Network .  Other plans often have out-of-network benefits, for which we may bill your insurance company directly.

Specialty Diagnostic Laboratory 
Northeast Natural Medicine, LLC offers patients access to some of the most innovative and least invasive diagnostic laboratory testing in healthcare today.   Women can assess hormonal health with saliva, vegetarians can assess adequate dietary protein with a fingerstick, and children with ADHD can have their neurotransmitters evaluated with a urine sample.  When testing for elusive infectious organisms like Lyme disease, we generally send samples to the single laboratory with the repeated highest rating for sensitivity and specificity of tick-borne illnesses in the country.  So if your needs require testing for heavy metals, mitochondrial health or conventional bloodwork at contracted discount rates, we may be of service, with a number of panels being reimbursed by health insurance companies.

Are you:
...curious about upcoming changes to healthcare in Connecticut?  
...concerned about how "affordable" the Affordable Care Act will be? 
...confused  by the regulatory changes to insurance companies?

If so, then read Dr. Carney's recent article below, as it appears in the August 2013 Newsletter for the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians' Association.

The Affordable Care Act in Connecticut
What It Is and What It Means For Naturopathic Medicine 
written by Shawn M. Carney, ND
We are now at the doorstep to monumental changes in healthcare, as the health insurance exchanges created under the of The Affordable Care Act are in the final stages of development before being opened to the public on October 2013; this has meant a flurry of activity for insurers, regulators, legislators, physicians, hospitals, business owners, professional associations and other interested healthcare stakeholders as compliance for these changes is sought.  As a way to address concerns, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy hosted a forum in Hartford on July 2nd regarding this transition and was joined by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and representatives from federal and state agencies involved with the process.  They brought up many new features of the law including the creation of accessible marketplaces for plans that meet a qualified minimum level of coverage, reforming industry practices like denials based on pre-existing conditions, incentives for consumer coverage as tax credits and penalties and increased protection under Medicare with expansion of Medicaid. Connecticut is also one of six “Early Innovator” states and has volunteered to develop its own exchange without relying on management from the federal Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”).  This makes the changes happening in Connecticut particularly exciting, as they may forecast the feasibility of implementing similar programs through the rest of the country; and it is not without its rewards, the State has received $117,184,326 in grants for research, planning, information technology development, and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, with the expectation that Connecticut disseminates its design successes to other states in the coming years.
... continued in the Northeast Natural Medicine Library, accessed by clicking on the "Articles by Dr. Carney" tab, at top of page.