Aviva D. Wertkin, N.D. earned her doctorate degree at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2007 and completed a two year residency through National College of Natural Medicine. Prior to medical school, Dr. Wertkin performed clinical research at both the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).
Dr.Wertkin practiced as a Natural Family Medicine specialist in CT under the mentorship of Dr. James Sensenig until 2014 when she opened her own Naturopathic Primary Care practice, Naturae Medical, in Brattleboro, VT. Her passion is assisting people in restoring their health using scientific evaluations, classical naturopathic therapies and addressing the emotional and spiritual components of illness. Dr. Wertkin was voted the Best Physician in Brattleboro for 3 years in a row until she decided to close that practice and relocate to Portland Maine. She has recently re-opened Naturae Medical and is practicing as a Natural Medicine Specialist.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Wertkin is one of the founders, senior vitalists and a board member of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute. She is a frequent speaker at various conferences and continues to be a guest at WVEW 107.7 FM Brattleboro community radio. She has also appeared on several episodes of Healing Outside the Box, a Public Television series.