About Us

About us...and you!

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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.

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Dr. Joshua Levitt

What are you looking for in a doctor?

Whether it’s his depth of knowledge, wisdom of experience, down to earth professionalism, kindness and compassion, open mindedness about natural medicine...Dr. Joshua Levitt checks all the boxes that you could ever want in a physician.

Dr. Levitt’s unique approach is a product of his 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 nearly 20 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 an author, advisor, product formulator, and consultant in the health and wellness industry. He is the author and creator of many popular books, programs, articles, and videos all of which demonstrate his passion and commitment to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals.

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Dr. Robin Ritterman

Dr. Ritterman has helped thousands of patients feel better and live healthier lives for more than 30 years. Combining the best from Eastern and Western medical traditions, she helps her patients find the most appropriate treatment to fit their needs. Her goal is to treat the whole person, looking for root causes of illness while clearly addressing current concerns. Her greatest strength is her ability to listen to her patients and support them on their path to healing.

Working with adults of all ages, Dr. Ritterman sees patients with a wide range of concerns. She is particularly interested in the treatment of acute and chronic pain, mood disorders, hormonal issues, and digestive complaints, as well as helping people who do not feel well but have no Western medical diagnosis. She believes in integrating natural therapies with conventional medicine and frequently collaborates with conventional physicians.

Dr. Ritterman received her doctorate in Naturopathic medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in 1987. She graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and received post-graduate training in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at the International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, China. She has studied both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture techniques, including a very gentle style that is ideal for those who are sensitive or frightened of needles.

Dr. Ritterman is licensed in the state of Connecticut as both a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist. Her treatment modalities include clinical nutrition, acupuncture, botanical medicine, homeopathy, body work and lifestyle counseling.

Teaching is one of her true passions. Since 2001, Dr. Ritterman has spent one day a week at the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute supervising students in the acupuncture clinic and teaching acupuncture theory in the classroom.

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Dr. Matthew Fisel

For nearly 20 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.

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Dr. Nicole Aviles

Dr. Nicole Aviles has a special interest in pediatrics and women’s health. This includes comprehensive nutritional counseling, routine wellness care, and the management of common and chronic conditions including hormone imbalances, autoimmune disease, mental health, eczema, acne and other skin conditions, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Dr. Aviles’s favorite part of being a naturopathic doctor is the relationship that she is able to cultivate with each of her patients. She believes that healing can and should be a collaborative effort between doctor and patient, and in empowering her patients with the tools necessary to achieve their personal health goals.

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