Dr. Amanda Placeres, ND, MSAc

Dr. Amanda Placeres

I am Dr. Amanda Placeres and I am passionate about educating patients about alternative and complementary medicines to improve their quality of life. I truly believe in what we practice here at Placeres Integrative Medicine. I tell every single patient that walks in my door that my focus is to help them attain their health goals through diet and lifestyle first and foremost. Sometimes diet and lifestyle need additional support to help patients establish a better foundation. This may mean incorporating herbal therapies and supplements when needed, with the goal to eventually reduce dependency on these things. I take the time to truly hear my patients and understand their goals.

Naturopathic medicine can be an amazing standalone therapy for patients as well as in integrated therapy with conventional methods. I prioritize effective and safe therapies for patients and coordinate care with their Primary Care Physicians and Specialists when appropriate. The ideal healthcare model is one that does not separate Naturopathic Medicine and Allopathic Medicine but instead sees the benefit of the synergy of the two.

I do not like to guess. I take the time to understand what lifestyle, genetic and other factors may have contributed to their current state and how we can attempt to reverse what is reversible and improve the trajectory of their condition when it is not.

It is my goal to empower my patients to overcome their disease and not identify as it.

Outside of seeing patients and managing an integrative medical clinic, I enjoy yoga, running, the outdoors and spending time with my husband and son. I may even be spotted tumbling in a gymnastics gym every now and then to relive my days as a young gymnast. 🙂

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Credentials & Certifications
  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2015
  • Masters in Acupuncture in 2017
  • Highest honors of Summa Cum Laude from the University of Bridgeport Colleges of Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture
  • Licensed Naturopathic Doctor
  • Connecticut state licensed Naturopathic physician
  • Member of The American Association for Naturopathic Physicians
  • Member of The Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association.
  • Licensed Naturopathic Doctor
  • Acupuncturist