Dr. James Belanger is a licensed naturopathic doctor. He earned his doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine in 1998 at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA and his bachelors in Medical Technology in 1994 at UMASS-Lowell. He was valedictorian of the College of Health Professions at UMASS-Lowell. He is board certified and licensed in Connecticut and is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He was the former secretary of the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors and the former treasurer of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. In addition to his private practice, he currently teaches nutrition at the New England School of Acupuncture and is a guest lecturer in oncology at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Belanger completed a two-year residency at the Chelmsford Clinic in Massachusetts and has worked in the health care field for 22 years. In 1990, he was diagnosed with cancer and is now cancer free because of the combined use of conventional and alternative medicine. Dr. Belanger decided to pursue a career in Natural medicine because he wanted to offer people a more holistic approach to health care and was discouraged with the many limitations of conventional Western medicine.
Dr. Karen Braga
Dr. Karen Braga is a licensed naturopathic doctor. She earned her doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine in 1999 and her Bachelor of Science in Natural Health Science at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. She is board-certified and licensed in Connecticut and was the former Vice President of the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors. Dr. Braga completed additional training at the 45th Street Women's Health Care Clinic and other women's health and pediatric care clinics. She also worked with a breast surgical specialist at the Providence Comprehensive Breast Medical Center in Seattle. At the Bastyr Natural Health Clinic, she did speciality work in Homeopathy and worked at the Counseling and Wellness Center for a year. Over the course of her studies at Bastyr, she worked as a research assistant in the Botanical Medicine department. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Braga teaches nutrition at the New England School of Acupuncture. Dr. Braga believes in tailoring natural therapeutics to the needs of the individual honoring each person's mental, emotional and physical body.