Dr. Jaquel Patterson, ND, MBA, is a highly experienced naturopathic physician and the medical director of Fairfield Family Health in Fairfield, Connecticut. Her practice focuses on Lyme disease, autoimmune conditions, chronic fatigue, allergies, and anxiety and depression. She’s also an expert in women’s health, children’s developmental disabilities, and PANS/PANDAS.
Dr. Patterson’s passion for naturopathic medicine began at an early age as she grew up seeing the benefits of alternative healing practices. During her teen years, her mother struggled with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Patterson noticed that conventional treatments fell short, which fueled her passion for finding alternative options and instilled a desire to provide better care.
After completing her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and working in the business field for several years, Dr. Patterson switched career paths and completed her doctoral degree at the University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine in Connecticut. Since then, she has practiced medicine with the core naturopathic tenet in mind: Treat the whole person and find the underlying cause of disease.
Dr. Patterson’s approach is anything but traditional, as she aims to meet people where they’re at, partnering with them and empowering them to, as she says, “Get back to self.” She has purposefully created a practice that provides a comfortable and healing environment that supports her naturopathic beliefs.
Dr. Patterson has extensive experience as a presenter nationally and locally, speaking on integrative medicine and pain management, chronic diseases, and autoimmune conditions at large forums such as A4M and AANP. She has appeared multiple times on Channel 12 news, Cablevision’s Health Talk, Bottom Line on Your Health, and Green Medics radio. She has also authored publications like Naturopathic Doctor News and Review, Real Simple magazine, and Under Armour.
She has received specialized training in Lyme protocols with Dr. Lee Cowden and Klinghardt Academy. She is an active member of ILADS, MAPS, American Association of Environmental Medicine, AANP and CNPA. Dr. Patterson is the president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She also proudly serves in several professional positions, including co-chair for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Statewide Integrative Medicine Collaborative, the medical adviser for ZyCal Bioceuticals Healthcare, and as the community ambassador for the Lupus Foundation of America.