Aviva D. Wertkin, N.D. earned her doctorate degree at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2007 and completed a two year residency through National College of Natural Medicine. 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 under the mentorship of Dr. James Sensenig until 2014 when she opened her own Naturopathic Primary Care practice, Naturae Medical, in Brattleboro, VT. Her passion is assisting people in restoring their health using scientific evaluations, classical naturopathic therapies and addressing the emotional and spiritual components of illness. Dr. Wertkin was voted the Best Physician in the greater Brattleboro area for the past 3 years. She recently closed her thriving practice to relocate to Portland ME. She is currently practicing as a Natural Medicine Specialist at the Integrative Health Center of Maine. She will continue to help people of all ages with all health concerns but has an expertise in treating chronic pain conditions, digestive concerns, tick-borne diseases, neuro-endocrine, gynecological and auto-immune conditions.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Wertkin is one of the founders and is an advisory council member of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute. She is a frequent guest on the weekly call series, The Vital Conversation. She has been an adjunct faculty for the University of Bridgeport and has been on the health board for the local United Way foundation. She was a regular guest on WVEW 107.7 FM Brattleboro community radio and has appeared on several episodes of Healing Outside the Box, a Public Television series.
When she’s not geeking out about medicine, Dr Wertkin enjoys yoga, dancing, most activities outside in nature, traveling, creating new recipes for healthy baked goods and spending time with loved ones.
Please Email Dr. Wertkin or call her at (207) 699-3837