News Release

October 3, 2008

Contact: Maureen McGuire, 860-679-4523

Naturopathic Services Expand at UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Mitch Kennedy, N.D., an experienced naturopathic physician with expertise in acupuncture, custom vitamin planning, nutritional counseling and more, is expanding his services at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Dr. Kennedy now sees patients in the Cancer Prevention Center, part of the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, in addition to his ongoing practice in the Charlotte Johnson Hollfelder Center for Women’s Health.

In the Cancer Prevention Center: On Friday mornings, Dr. Kennedy provides a full range of naturopathic and complementary medicine services to help men and women enhance their overall health, with an emphasis on preventing cancer and chronic diseases. Naturopathic medicine is used to treat environmental detoxification, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, high cholesterol, fatigue, allergies, anxiety, depression and more. Dr. Kennedy will also provide acupuncture for pain management and to treat the side effects of cancer treatments, such as nausea and loss of appetite.

In the Charlotte Johnson Hollfelder Center: Dr. Kennedy will continue to provide a full spectrum of naturopathic services to women on Wednesday afternoons in the Hollfelder Center. This includes specialized services to treat menopause, PMS, infertility, allergies and chronic pain, as well as customized plans to assist with weight loss.

Dr. Kennedy's treatment programs consist of the latest, thoroughly researched and proven natural modalities including homeopathy, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, and acupuncture.

Dr. Kennedy joined the UConn Health Center in 2005. A Glastonbury native, he earned a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. He completed clinical rotations at the cardiac surgery unit of Arizona Heart Hospital, Valley Lutheran Pain Clinic in Mesa, Arizona, and in several primary care offices.

His clinical training covers three separate types of medicine: natural medicine, conventional medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. “This ensures no opportunity for healing is missed, and a serious health condition does not go unnoticed or misdiagnosed,” Dr. Kennedy added.

For appointments, please call 800-535-6232 or 860-679-7692.

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