Jaquel Patterson, ND, MBA is a naturopathic physician with over 10 years of clinical experience and is the current President for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Her practice focuses on autoimmune conditions, bone and joint pain, Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses, asthma and allergy (food and environmental), childhood developmental disorders (autism spectrum disorder, ADHD/ADD, and PANS/PANDAS) women’s health and anxiety/depression.
Dr. Patterson had a passion for alternative medicine at an early age. She observed the benefits of alternative healing practices growing up as a child. Further inspiration for pursuing naturopathic medicine came from her adolescence when Dr. Patterson saw her mother struggle with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and noticed the many unmet needs in the conventional treatments; this instilled in her, a desire and hope for a better way to provide care.
After completing her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and working a few years in the business field, she pursued and completed her doctoral degree at the University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Since then, she has pursued a path of medicine with the core naturopathic tenets in mind “treat the whole person” and find the underlying cause of disease. Her approach is anything but traditional, aiming to meet people where they are at, creating a comfortable space and environment to get to the root cause of disease, and partnering and empowering others to, as she says, “get back to self”.
Dr. Patterson additionally has extensive experience as a presenter both nationally and locally on integrative medicine and pain management, chronic disease conditions, autoimmune conditions and its application in clinical practice. She’s had multiple appearances on Channel 12 news, Cablevision’s Health Talk, Bottom Line on Your Health and Green Medics radio and written publications like Naturopathic Doctor News & Review (NDNR).
She also is the co-chair for DMHAS Statewide Integrative Medicine Collaborative, Medical Advisor for ZyCal Bioceuticals Healthcare, and is a community ambassador for the Lupus Foundation of America.