Clinical Pearls in Cardiology: A Model for Reversing Heart Disease Every Practitioner Can Bring to their Patients
Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA
About Dr. Decker Weiss
Dr. Weiss became the first Cardiologist as a “Naturopathic Physician”, completing cardiovascular hospital-based training in the Columbia Hospital system, the Arizona Heart Institute, and the Arizona Heart Hospital. Dr. Weiss kept privileges at the Arizona Heart Hospital while opening the breakthrough Scottsdale Heart Institute. The International Association of Health Care Practitioners and the International Association of Cardiologists named Dr. Weiss, a “Leading Physician in the World” in 2012; a distinction given to under 1000 physicians each year. Dr. Weiss shifted focus to inflammation, genetics, and the science of intractable conflict, as he joined Artis International has a Senior Fellow and Director of their Center for Health and Medicine while launching a non-profit called Peace Possible, which performed research on inflammation and radicalization and recovery from slavery in conflict zones such as Iraq, Syrian border areas, Gaza, Jordan, Viet Nam, Senegal, Rwanda, and more.
Denis Wilson, MD
About Dr. Wilson
Dr. Wilson specializes in optimizing peripheral thyroid function, body temperature, and well-being. Working with more than 5,000 patients, he has developed a new simplified paradigm for thyroid management and was the first doctor to use sustained-release liothyronine. For more than 25 years he has educated more than 3,000 physicians about the management of patients with symptoms of low thyroid and low body temperature despite having normal blood tests. He is the author of 3 books on thyroid health, including the extensively referenced, Evidence-Based Approach to Restoring Thyroid Health. His novel treatment of using sustained-release T3 is now standard of care with a subsection of physicians practicing complementary and alternative medicine and his work is being taught in naturopathic medical schools.
Mary Bove, ND, AHG
About Dr. Mary Bove
Dr. Mary Bove herbal advocate, educator, and innovator holds a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, Midwifery Certification and Diploma of Phytotherapy/Herbal Medicine. She practiced Naturopathic Family Medicine and Midwifery for 25 years, specializing in naturopathic pediatrics, botanical medicine and homebirth.
Once full-time faculty at Bastyr University, Dr. Bove chaired the departments of Botanical Medicine and Naturopathic Midwifery. Dr. Bove is the author of the Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants and co-authored Herbs for Women’s Health. Mary has been published in many magazines, journals and collaborative books on botanical and natural medicine.
In collaboration with Gaia Herbs® Dr. Bove developed an herbal remedy line designed specifically for children. She has worked as Medical Educator and in formulation research and product development for Gaia Herbs Brevard, NC. Dr. Bove currently consults, lectures writes and teaches internationally on the topics of naturopathic medicine, botanical medicine, pediatrics, natural pregnancy and childbirth, traditional food medicine, and mind-body healing. Mary lives in northern New Hampshire on a small pond where she studies the natural NE habitat with a particular interest in lichens. Starting her herbal journey at age 18, Mary has held firm to three tenets: “Walk your talk, believe in the plants and practice herbalism every day in your life.”
Todd A. Born, ND, CNS
About Dr. Todd Born
Dr. Born is a naturopathic physician, certified nutrition specialist (CNS), co-owner and medical director of Born Naturopathic Associates, Inc. Dr. Born is the Product Manager, Head of New Product Development, Scientific Advisor for Allergy Research Group and is Editor-in-Chief of their science-based Focus Newsletter. Dr. Born is also lead advisor and President of the International Society for Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Born graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA and completed his residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health and its thirteen teaching clinics, with rotations at Evergreen and Harborview Medical Centers and Virginia Mason Hospital’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Spine Clinic.
He has been published in Naturopathic Doctor News and Reviews, Townsend Letter, Integrative Medicine Alert, Natural Medicine Journal and Holistic Primary Care. He has appeared on KRON4 News, multiple national radio shows, and lectured as an expert for the National Psoriasis Foundation and Arthritis Foundation.
Rhea E. Abbott, ND
About Dr. Rhea Abbott
Is there anybody more sleep deprived than a med school student? Dr. Rhea Abbott (AKA “Doc Rabbit”) was one of them during her time at Bastyr University…until a course on sleep health turned things around. After graduating in 2013, she began building a focus in sleep medicine under mentorship of Dr. Catherine Darley, founder of The Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine. She has participated in weekly conferences and case discussion with the directors of the Sleep Medicine department at Harborview and Children’s hospitals in Seattle. She practices in Kenmore, WA at Lakeview Family Wellness.
Shiva Barton, ND, Lic Ac
About Dr. Shiva Barton
Shiva Barton, ND, LicAc, graduated from Bastyr University in 1983. He is the past president and co-founder of the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors. He is also the founder of the Clinical Support Network, the precursor to Naturopathic Chat. Dr. Barton has presented at the annual naturopathic conference from 1997 to 2014, including the yearly “Clinical Anecdotes: What Works” session. He was awarded the AANP Physician of the Year in 2011. Dr. Barton’s other interests include his children, dark chocolate, being out in nature, shooting hoops and playing loud music on the guitar. Alas, there is no cure for his sense of humor.
Virginia G. Osborne, ND
About Dr. Virginia Osborne
A co-founder of International IV Nutritional Therapy for Physicians. Lecturing and developing workshops on IV nutrition, anti-aging, Chelation, clinical emergency medicine and oncological management. These workshops provide complete training to physicians for the safe and effective use of intravenous nutrient therapies. Medical degree from the National University of Naturopathic/Natural Medicine (NUNM), Portland, OR. Developing clinics in multiple states utilizing the benefits of IV therapies. Following a career in critical, emergency and cardiac care.
Former IV therapy Academic Instructor and Clinical Department Supervisor at NUNM/Natural Health Centers 2000-2007. Continuous research and development for the use of IV micronutrients in treatment modalities. Having served on numerous boards, member of many state and national associations, contributing to the state, national and international exams. Con-currently has a private practice in Grass Valley, CA with a focus on IV treatment modalities for environmentally induced diseases.
With multiple medical articles and lecturing, A co-author of Parenteral Micronutrient Therapy, a book written for physicians in 2004. Currently working on the next generation book on IV Nutrient Therapies. Many published articles and lectures on the use and effectiveness of IV nutrients for multiple health, diseases, and chelation therapies.
Alan Gaby, MD
About Dr. Alan Gaby
Dr. Gaby received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, his M.S. in biochemistry from Emory University, and his M.D. from the University of Maryland. He is past-president of the American Holistic Medical Association and gave expert testimony to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine on the cost-effectiveness of nutritional supplements. He is the author of numerous books and scientific papers in the field of nutritional medicine. He was professor of nutrition and a member of the clinical faculty at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA, from 1995 to 2002.
He is the author of the textbook, Nutritional Medicine, which is being used in 37 countries and by more than 25 graduate and undergraduate nutrition programs.
Laura S. Chan, ND, LAc
About Dr. Laura Chan
Dr. Laura Chan ND, LAc earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters in Acupuncture at Bastyr University in 2011. She completed Dr. Walter Crinnion’s training in Environmental Medicine for Physicians in 2015 and Dr. Shoemaker’s Proficiency Partner’s Training in CIRS / mold-related illness in 2018. She is also an active member of the International Society for Environmental Acquired Illness (ISEAI). Dr. Chan has a general practice with a focus on Environmental Illness in Nashua, NH.
Nancy O’Hara, MD, MPH, FAAP
About Dr. Nancy O’Hara
Dr. Nancy O’Hara is a board certified Pediatrician. Prior to her medical career, Dr. O’Hara taught children with autism. She graduated with highest honors from Bryn Mawr College and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. After residency, chief residency and general pediatric fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. O’ Hara entered general private practice in 1993, and in 1998 began her consultative, integrative practice solely for children with special needs. Since 1999 she has dedicated her functional medicine practice to the integrative and holistic care of children with chronic illness and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, PANDAS/PANS, OCD, Lyme and ASD. She is also a leader in the training of clinicians, both in the United States and abroad.
Aviva Wertkin, ND
About Dr. Aviva Wertkin
Aviva D. Wertkin, N.D. graduated from SCNM in 2007 and completed a two-year residency through NCNM. Prior to medical school, Dr. Wertkin performed clinical research at both the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).
Dr. Wertkin practiced as a Natural Family Medicine specialist in CT until 2014 when she opened her own Naturopathic Primary Care practice, Naturae Medical, in Brattleboro, VT. Dr. Wertkin was voted the Best Physician in Southern VT for the past 3 years. She recently relocated her practice to Portland Maine.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Wertkin is one of the founders and is an advisory council member of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute.
Amy Rothenberg, ND
About Dr. Amy Rothenberg
Dr. Amy Rothenberg is the 2017 AANP Physician of the Year. Her work with patients informs and inspires her writing for the Huffington Post, Medium, Elephant Journal, Thrive Global and more. Her book, The A Cappella Singer Who Lost Her Voice & Other Stories From Natural Medicine was published in 2010. She spearheaded the successful effort for licensure for NDs in the Baystate. She is a former board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and also served on the Board of Health in Amherst, Massachusetts. With her husband Paul Herscu ND, MPH she founded and teaches through the New England School of Homeopathy, encouraging thousands of prescribers to learn, understand and utilize classical homeopathy, helping to uphold the vitalistic tradition within naturopathic medicine. Together they raised three wonderful children. Dr. Rothenberg loves her art studio, puttering in the garden & twirling on the ballroom dance floor!