About us

Our history

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This “about us” page is really more about you than it is about us. That’s why we like to say that we don’t treat medical problems… we treat people who have them.

You are here on this site because you’re looking for a doctor with expertise in natural medicine. It might be that you have a new problem and want to learn more about natural treatments before you see a conventional doctor or specialist. Or it might be that you have chronic, ongoing problems that have not responded to whatever else you’ve tried. In either case, our doctors can help you feel better.

Because of our rational and balanced approach to healthcare, our office has earned respect and referrals from colleagues in both the alternative medicine and conventional medicine. We will welcome the opportunity to collaborate with your physician to help you find safe, effective, natural solutions to your medical problems.

You can click on the photos of each of our physicians below to learn more about each one and their unique approach. You’ll quickly learn why thousands of patients have trusted us with their health and why we’ve been the leading natural medicine practice in the area since we opened in 2006.

Meet the Naturopathic Physicians.

Dr. Amanda Levitt

Dr. Levitt specializes in natural health care for women and children. Her goal is to build lasting relationships with her patients and help them and their families live happier, healthier lives. She uses her expertise in nutrition, herbal medicine, and other natural therapies to treat digestive problems, hormonal imbalances, menstrual disorders, menopausal symptoms, and a wide range of general health concerns.

As a doctor and mother of three, Dr. Levitt is personally and professionally equipped to treat a wide array of common childhood illnesses. She is able to offer natural alternatives to conventional treatments and often helps the “difficult to treat” cases. Her clinical experience and willingness to collaborate with other providers assures comprehensive, patient-centered health care.

Dr. Levitt is a Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude graduate from University of Arizona. She earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University, the premier natural medicine university. She completed her residency training at the Evergreen Center for Integrative Medicine, a multidisciplinary outpatient facility where she learned the art of collaborative care. She had the unique opportunity to practice medicine with medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists, which taught the value of integrative medicine.

Dr. Levitt also enjoys teaching. Her experience includes an adjunct faculty position supervising student clinicians for the University of Bridgeport’s Naturopathic Medicine program. She also teaches botanical medicine coursework for the Master of Nutrition program. Her lecture experience includes Bastyr University, Yale University, University of Bridgeport, Cornish College, Southern Connecticut State University, and many community venues.

Joshua P. Levitt

What are you looking for in a doctor?
  • Knowledge
  • Experience
  • Professionalism
  • Kindness/Caring/Compassion
  • Open-mindedness about natural medicine
  • Friendly (dare we say…cool?)

It’s tough to find a physician who even checks two or three of the boxes above. The brilliant ones often seem detached and don’t feel caring or kind. The friendly, approachable types often lack professionalism. And most physicians have zero training in the use of nutrition, herbs, or natural medicine. Dr. Joshua Levitt is a naturopathic physician who checks all the boxes…and more.

Dr. Levitt’s unique approach was informed by an education that includes a degree in physiology from UCLA, a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the prestigious Bastyr University, formal residency training in integrative medicine in Seattle, and over 15 years of direct clinical experience with thousands of patients.

In practice, Dr. Levitt draws upon the science of both conventional and natural medicine and artfully combines the two into a “best of both worlds” treatment strategy. He employs a unique blend of nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, and physical medicine to treat a wide range of common and complex medical problems. His patients praise him for the ability to educate, motivate, and inspire them with stories and guidance that helps them help themselves. At his private practice in Connecticut, he is also a clinical preceptor for the Yale School of Medicine.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Levitt is a writer, advisor, and consultant in the health and wellness industry. He is the author and creator of several popular books, and many articles and videos, all of which demonstrate his passion and commitment to bringing information and products to you that can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Robin Ritterman

Robin Ritterman, ND, LAc, practices both naturopathic medicine and acupuncture, blending Eastern and Western traditions and philosophies. Her goal is to use the best from each world to provide an optimal treatment for each patient.

Dr. Ritterman has over twenty years of experience using nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy and acupuncture to treat a broad range of health concerns. Her areas of special interest include women’s health, mood disorders, acute and chronic pain, and working with people who do not feel well but have no Western medical diagnosis.

Dr. Ritterman has studied both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture techniques, including a very gentle style that is idea for those who are sensitive or frightened of needles. Her greatest strength is listening to her patients and helping them to find the appropriate path to healing. She believes in integrating natural therapies with conventional medicine and is happy to work with conventional physicians.

Dr. Ritterman earned a Bachelors of Science from The University at Albany, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, with Phi Beta Kappa honors. She received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in 1987. She also graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She completed a residency in naturopathic family medicine at the Portland Naturopathic Clinic in 1988 and received post-graduate training at the International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, China.

Dr. Ritterman has a special passion for teaching. Since 2001, she has been teaching at the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute, where she dedicates one day a week to supervising students in the acupuncture clinic and teaching basic acupuncture theory in the classroom. Dr. Ritterman lectures frequently at area colleges, including Yale University, Wesleyan University, Quinnipiac University and Southern Connecticut State University. She is licensed as both a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist in the state of Connecticut.

Matthew Fisel

For over 10 years, Dr. Matt Fisel has helped hundreds of patients figure out the root cause of their illness. Whether it’s a short-term problem or a longstanding chronic disease, Dr. Fisel’s mission is to always help his patients understand why they don’t feel good, so they can work together to come up with a solution that produces results. The body is a complex interaction of systems, not just a series of unrelated symptoms, and he believes that settling for symptom management is not an option. Dr. Fisel not only wants to help his patients feel as good as they can, but to teach them how to maintain a lifelong state of optimal health.

Dr. Fisel has a particular interest in diagnosing and treating illnesses that may be considered “outside of the box” by other healthcare providers. He thrives on helping these patients find the solution to their problems, collaborating closely with other specialists within the local medical community if necessary. The patients who typically seek out his expertise are looking for help with autoimmune diseases, Lyme disease, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, thyroid disorders, digestive disorders, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, and allergies, among other issues. Dr. Fisel is also sought out by patients who don’t have any immediate health concerns, but are looking to optimize their diet and lifestyle for preventive purposes.

Dr. Fisel completed his naturopathic medical training at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. From there, he moved to Connecticut, and began applying his extensive knowledge of natural therapeutics in private practice, which include nutritional counseling, botanical medicine, acupuncture, manual therapy, and homeopathy. In addition to private practice, Dr. Fisel also served as adjunct clinical faculty at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine for many years, where he had the privilege of training student clinicians to become competent professionals in their field.