Dr. Ashley Burkman

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Dr. Ashley Burkman

Dr. Ashley Burkman earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the National University of Health Sciences in Chicago where her training included experience in outpatient settings in addition to rotations for the Chicago Salvation Army, an adult rehabilitative clinic. She then moved to Connecticut and joined Collaborative Natural Health Partners and has been part of the team for over six years now. Her favorite part of working with this team is the strength there is in collaborating on patient care. “There are so many ways to look at a case and through grand round discussions we are able to cultivate the best treatment plan.”

The idea that food can be used as medicine is what lead Dr. Burkman to naturopathic medicine. From her own struggles with chronic skin ailments and fatigue, she learned how food and digestive health are a paramount to one’s health. Seeking the root cause for presenting symptoms are a cornerstone of both Dr. Burkman’s practice and of naturopathic medicine.

While she does see a variety of health conditions and treats patients of all ages, she has particular interest in autoimmune conditions, endocrine disorders and all things digestive health related. She is a Wahl’s Protocol ® certified health professional, a certification that designates additional training in diet therapy geared toward those who suffer autoimmune or other chronic illnesses.

Commitment to the growth of the naturopathic profession led her to be appointed to the Board of Trustees of her Alma Mater for which she has served since 2015. Additionally, she served a two-year term on Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is an active member of the Connecticut Naturopathic Association. She is an adjunct faculty member of the University of New England School of Osteopathic Medicine, which allows her to teach family practice osteopathic residents functional and nutritional medicine. She is the naturopathic voice of a nonprofit group developing a curriculum to encourage healthy eating habits in our youth, particularly those in underserved areas. Aside from private practice, board commitments and volunteerism, she invests her time in expanding naturopathic medicine to all states and serves as the President of the Iowa Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

Dr. Burkman, an Iowa native, enjoys spending time with friends and family and searching for new hiking trails to conquer. She entertains her creative side upcycling old furniture, trying out new food recipes, and creating natural skin care products. She attends comedy shows regularly, catches every Iowa Hawkeye football game she can and has a soft spot for cats.

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Collaborative Natural Health Partners

Collaborative Natural Health Partners
Category: CT
Our medicine should be accessible to everyone. We accept all major insurance policies, including medicare advantage. We have partnered with our local hospital and blood labs to make as much functional medicine testing covered by insurance as possible. With family medicine physicians partnering with naturopathic physicians, integrative medicine is more accessible than ever before. Teamwork Your physicians are here for you. This means we work together and with the rest of your team to offer the best quality care possible. Your physicians work with you. We take time to educate you on your blood tests, health conditions and the underlying causes to any symptoms you may have. You will feel heard, respected and supported by everyone from the receptionist to the medical assistants and especially from your doctor. We are on your team. Part of healing is understanding your health...

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Dr. Burkman has helped me get to the bottom of SEVERE gut health and skin problems when no one else was able to. It turns out that there have been environmental factors seriously complicating things - that no other doctors had even considered let alone identified and created a plan around. She's extremely knowledgeable and kind - if you're looking to make meaningful progress with your gut health, give her office a ring.

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Dr. Burkman truly cares about her patients well being and overall health (physically, mentally,and emotionally) I have been working with her for only 9 months but have the utmost confidence that she will make intelligent decisions regarding my health. the few things she recommended have me feeling much better than I was prior to being her patient. The fact that she listens to me and my opinions and we make decisions on my health together is very reassuring.
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Dr. Burkman takes the time to get to know each of her patients and truly make a difference in their lives. (My husband sees her as well.) She has literally been my "lifeline" when health issues have been frustrating and confusing, giving me supplements that improve my quality of life, recommending physical therapists and specialists that have also been able to help, and coordinating care with my primary care doctor. She is incredibly knowledgeable and the kindest doctor I have ever had!
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