Meet the doctor
In 1993, Dr. Sherry L. Stemper graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington with a Degree in Naturopathic Medicine. She also attended Radford University in Radford, Virginia where she earned a bachelor's degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. After graduation from Bastyr, Dr. Stemper practiced at the Evergreen Natural Health Center in Seattle, Washington. In 1995 she moved to Connecticut and practiced with Dr. Kathleen M. Riley at the Bethel Naturopathic Center before opening her own practice in 1996 in New Milford and Brookfield Connecticut. In the fall of 2001 the office moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Naturopathic physicians seek to restore and maintain optimal health. Naturopathic philosophy promotes wellness. Its goal is to find and
support the optimum balance between nutrition, lifestyle and use of therapies that best promote good health. The guiding principles of Naturopathy
include: FIRST DO NO HARM, Naturopathic medicine uses therapies that are safe and effective. FIND THE CAUSE, Physicians seek and treat the
underlying cause of a disease, not just the effect. Symptoms are viewed as expressions of the body’s natural attempt to heal. The origin of
disease is removed or treated so the patient can recover. TREAT THE WHOLE PERSON, no part of any biological system exists in isolation or is
completely separable from the rest. All parts of any whole are interconnected. A change in one part produces various types of changes in all
the other parts. PHYSICIANS AS TEACHER, The physician’s major role is to educate, empower and motivate patients to take responsibility for their
own health, Creating a healthy cooperative relationship with the patient has strong therapeutic value. PREVENTION IS THE BEST CURE, Naturopathic
physicians are preventative medicine specialists. Physicians assess patient risk factors, heredity and susceptibility and intervene appropriately
to reduce risk and prevent illness. Prevention of disease is best accomplished through education and a lifestyle that supports health.