This is healthcare redefined

Welcome to Collaborative Natural Health Partners (CNHP) – your go-to hub for holistic and integrated family healthcare in Connecticut and New York. At CNHP, we’ve crafted a special blend of expertise, bringing together naturopathic physicians (NPs), osteopathic medicine physicians (DOs), and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to offer you a warm, integrative, patient-centered approach to health and wellness.

Our philosophy is as simple as it is caring: we believe in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms. Our team is a diverse mix of skills, allowing us to create personalized care plans that cater to each individual’s unique needs. We seamlessly weave together natural and conventional medicine practices, emphasizing prevention and natural treatments. You’ll also find us incorporating osteopathic manipulative therapy and other advanced techniques to ensure you receive the best in comprehensive care.

Welcome to a place where your health is our priority, and your journey towards wellness is met with compassion and expertise. We look forward to welcoming you.

How do I become a Collaborative Natural Health Partners patient?

Interested in becoming a CNHP patient? The first thing you need to do is complete a New Patient Intake Form. Once we receive your paperwork, our new patient coordinator will contact you to schedule an appointment. Please note that due to volume, this may take up a few weeks. However, once you are established with us, we have same-day appointments available daily.

What is Naturopathic Care?

Naturopathic care is based on the belief that our bodies have the ability to heal themselves through proper knowledge, tools, and practices. This approach emphasizes nutrition, botanical/herbal medicine, physical manipulation, wellness counseling, and homeopathy rather than relying primarily on traditional medications. Our goal is to educate patients on natural ways to maintain optimal health and wellness.

What is special about the CNHP approach?

Collaborative medicine is how we work at Collaborative Natural Health Partners (CNHP). In our office, you’ll find osteopathic physicians, naturopathic physicians, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) who all work together on individualized care plans for our patients.

Does a naturopathic physician replace a primary care physician in Connecticut?

Naturopathic physicians in Connecticut are considered specialists and require patients to have primary care with authorized medical professionals, such as MDs, DOs, APRNs, and PAs. CNHP has APRNs on staff, allowing patients to access primary care through our practice if desired.

Does CNHP accept insurance?

CNHP offers services that are covered by insurance, but not all services are covered. Some services must be paid out of pocket. Patients should be aware of their insurance coverage and any out-of-pocket expenses.

In Connecticut, we are in network providers for the following insurances:

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oxford
  • United Health Care

Please note at this time we are NOT in network with Connecticare or standard Medicare.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we accept clients OUTSIDE of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island (excluding Florida, Iowa, South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama due to strict laws).

Naturopathic physicians can consult with you outside of the states we are licensed as long as we are consulting you as health coaches. You will not be able to utilize insurance and we will not be able to “diagnose or treat”. We are happy to collaborate with your other physicians and we will help coordinate getting the testing and treatment recommended.

Health insurance has become a dynamic landscape with very customized policies. Some insurance plans may underwrite out specific benefits, such as naturopathic care, particularly in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The best way to know your coverage is to call your insurance company and ask if you have naturopathic coverage. If you have questions, our billing team is always eager to help. Please call our office or send us a question through our contact form.

No Insurance Coverage? No problem! Check out our Fee Schedule.

While all licensed naturopathic physicians receive standardized training in pharmacology, their ability to prescribe medications is dictated by the state or territory in which they are licensed.

Naturopathic medicine sees the body as a whole and looks for the root cause of health disturbances using natural medicines. Integrative medicine combines various treatment philosophies. Collaborative medicine creates a personalized care plan for patients through a team of diverse health professionals.

Naturopathic physicians must complete a comprehensive naturopathic medical school program, including basic and clinical sciences, student clinics, national board examinations, and possibly residencies.

NDs and DOs both prioritize whole-body health using natural medicines, but DOs have additional training in physical medicine and pharmacology and can prescribe medication in Connecticut.

Naturopathic physicians focus on overall health, such as diet, hydration, sleep, and stress, using natural remedies and developing healthy lifestyles.

Though regulated in CT for over 100 years, naturopathic physicians are not as common as MDs or DOs; however, the field is expanding, with regulation now in multiple states and territories.

Our office sees patients with a variety of conditions and specializations such as fertility, gastrointestinal issues, hormones, and neurology.

A detailed health history is taken, a comprehensive physical examination is conducted, and additional testing may be recommended.

The frequency of visits and care plans are personalized, with options for foundational medicine courses and health coaching programs available.