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Kirsten S Nielsen, ND — VANP Professional Member


A Maryland native, Kirsten Nielsen, ND received her undergraduate training in biology with a minor in comparative religion at the George Washington University (Washington, DC). After four years in cancer research at the National Cancer Institute (NIH), she pursued her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University (Seattle, WA). While at Bastyr, she performed research on the immune effects of medicinal mushrooms.

After completing her residency in naturopathic medicine at the Alaska Center for Natural Medicine (Fairbanks, AK), Dr. Nielsen continued her private practice there before relocating to Burlington, VT in the fall of 2013.

From 2013-2015, she practiced at the Vermont Naturopathic Clinic (South Burlington, VT), providing primary care for adult women and specialty naturopathic care for patients of all ages.

Dr. Nielsen manages Nielsen Health, PLC, through which she provides natural medicine education for the public, businesses, and healthcare providers. Through Nielsen Health, Dr. Nielsen offers public talks, wellness classes, and corporate wellness options in northwestern Vermont. She provides free natural health resources online at

As an advocate of the growth of naturopathic medicine, Dr. Nielsen is a current member of the Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She also belongs to the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce. In the past she served as Treasurer of the Alaska Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

For appointments or to contact Kirsten Nielsen:

Wellstone PLC
P.O. Box 332
Burlington, VT 05402
Phone: (802) 735-5989

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