Dear Patients,

As many of you may know, in addition to my CT practice, I’ve been practicing in Southern California for two weeks a month for the past 5 years. For some time, I have been contemplating the decision to practice full-time in California.  I have built and enjoyed my practice here in CT over the past 15 years and our practice has continued to grow and expand our services.  I have made the hard decision to move to California to be with my fiancée and closer to my family.  It was very important to me to find a doctor with whom I can entrust the care of my patients as part of my transition.

After a long tedious search, I have found Dr. Jaquel Patterson, who has the qualifications and skills to take over my medical practice. She is a naturopathic physician like myself and has undergone the same rigorous training as I did to be licensed in Connecticut. To ensure that we meet all of your needs, Dr. Patterson is taking on the role as Medical Director.  I will continue to work in Fairfield in a reduced capacity.

The practice will also change its name to Fairfield Family Health, P.C. which is more reflective of the additional community of providers we’ve added. You will continue to see the familiar faces of Gloria and Maggie, in addition to our providers. Our office address and telephone numbers will remain the same.

I have known Dr. Patterson for over four years and I have great confidence and respect in her abilities as a naturopathic physician. Dr. Patterson has 10 years of clinical experience focusing on areas that are aligned with my practice specialty. She also serves as the President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.  Dr. Patterson has been working side by side with me over the past five months to familiarize herself with my practice and patients.  Dr. Patterson is trained in immunotherapy (sublingual immunotherapy, low dose immunotherapy and low dose allergy therapy), Lyme specific protocols, autism spectrum disorder, PANS/PANDAS and all of my practice protocols.

On a more personal note, I am grateful for each of you who have put your faith in me and have constantly learned from working with you. I am confident that Dr. Patterson and the other providers and staff will continue to care for you and help you reach your health goals.

Thank you for continuing your care and entrusting us to serve you. I encourage you to call, drop by the office or schedule an appointment with Dr. Patterson. Please feel free to contact us at (203) 254-9957 to speak with Gloria and answer any questions you may have.

Yours in health,
Darin Ingels, ND, FAAEM