Bridget Casey, ND
Dr. Casey is thrilled to be back in her home state of Rhode Island and offering naturopathic medicine to those in RI and Southern New England. Dr. Casey is passionate about natural medicine and healthy living and is committed to helping others lead healthy, happy and fulfilling lives. Her mission is to not only help others achieve wellness and vitality, but also to inspire them to enjoy life to the fullest.
Dr. Casey became a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) in order to help others achieve and maintain health in a sustainable way, using natural therapies and lifestyle changes. Dr. Casey discovered this medicine as part of her own health journey and was hooked immediately. A passion for natural medicine – and personal success using it – led to her desire to share this information with others looking for better health and well-being.
Dr. Casey is a well-rounded natural medicine practitioner, utilizing interventions such as herbal medicine, nutrition, homeopathy and lifestyle counseling. Dr. Casey enjoys seeing motivated patients of all ages and feels comfortable working with a wide variety of conditions. That being said, she does have a focus on supporting women’s health issues related to hormone dysregulation and also has advanced training in supporting chronic gastrointestinal disorders. Patients will notice that Dr. Casey makes a sincere effort to learn the many facets of who they are – including their physical, mental and emotional selves. This enables Dr. Casey to help patients more fully and leads to longer lasting results.
Dr. Casey’s formal training includes a doctorate in naturopathic medicine, with honors, from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. Dr. Casey completed her residency in naturopathic family practice at Richmond Natural Medicine, in Richmond, VA. Dr. Casey also has additional training and certification in Applied Kinesiology (AK) from the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) and is trained in NET (Neuro-emotional Technique). Dr. Casey completed her undergraduate degree at Boston College in Boston, MA.
Dr. Casey’s personal interests include yoga, crossfit, hiking and spending time in nature, snowboarding, cooking delicious food and spending quality time with family and friends. As a Rhode Island native, she of course loves a good beach day as well!
Sharing her knowledge of natural medicine is an absolute blast for Dr. Casey and she looks forward to being a partner in your journey to vibrant living.
Dr. Casey is a member of the following organizations:
- Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physicians
- American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
- International College of Applied Kinesiology
Learn more about Dr. Casey’s Journey to becoming a naturopathic doctor in this video:
About Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) practice naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic medicine is a traditional style of medicine that is deeply rooted in both philosophy and practice. Naturopathic medicine is guided by the following principles:
- The body has an innate capability to heal itself and will do so when under the right conditions.
- Identifying and treating the root cause of disease is essential to long-term health.
- The doctor should teach his/her patients how to care for and heal themselves.
- The doctor should look at his/her patients from a holistic perspective, taking into account all aspects of the individual which contribute to health, including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental health.
- Preventative medicine should be practiced, including encouragement of healthy living, in order to mitigate future health issues.
- Above all else, use the least-invasive therapies possible to achieve maximum healing and, with that, do no harm.
In their quest to help patients heal, Naturopathic Doctors will utilize various therapies, including lifestyle counseling such as addressing diet, exercise, sleep habits and stress management, along with natural interventions such as botanical medicine (herbs), nutritional supplements and homeopathic remedies. Depending on which state the ND is practicing in, he or she may also utilize additional therapies like physical medicine, IV therapy and pharmaceutical medicines, when necessary.
Naturopathic Doctors are trained as primary care physicians (PCPs) in a 4-year post-graduate medical school program. These programs are extensive, as they include learning not only the conventional methods of diagnosis and treatment, but also all the various ways to utilize natural medicine for health and healing. Upon graduation, many NDs will complete a residency in their area of interest. Some NDs choose to practice as PCPs, but most will practice in private clinics, practicing traditional naturopathic medicine as outlined above.