Dr. Megan Lester

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315 E Center St

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Health insurance has become a dynamic landscape with very customized policies. Some insurance plans may underwrite out specific benefits, such as naturopathic care. The best way to know your coverage is to call your insurance company and ask if you have naturopathic coverage. If you have questions, our billing team is always eager to help Please call our office during working hours or send us a question through the contact form.
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Dr. Megan Lester

Dr. Megan Lester completed her undergraduate studies at UConn where she received a degree in Allied Health Sciences. While at UConn, she participated in a study abroad program in Beijing, China where she had the opportunity to study Traditional Chinese Medicine alongside experienced professionals in the field. Dr. Lester also competed on the UConn track & field team.

She then earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from National University of Health Sciences in Illinois. There, she took additional coursework to get certified in acupuncture and Nasal Release Technique. She broadened her patient care by participating in a rotation at the Salvation Army rehabilitation clinic in downtown Chicago.

Dr. Lester has a particular interest in treating autoimmune, endocrine, and digestive conditions, including IBS and SIBO. She has a strong drive for working to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and neurodegeneration in susceptible individuals. She aims to individualize care and treat the whole person while utilizing clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, and lifestyle counseling.  In her free time, she enjoys playing sports, cooking, journaling, and spending time with her cat, Bear.

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Collaborative Natural Health Partners

Collaborative Natural Health Partners
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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