Natural Health and Wellness for the Whole Family

Dr. Joanne Aponte, ND

Dr. Joanne Aponte provides natural health and wellness consultations for the whole family. She takes a holistic approach to wellness using a variety of tools such as clinical nutrition, herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, wellness counseling, homeopathy and functional laboratory evaluation. With commitment to investigating underlying causes of health challenges, she goes beyond treating symptoms to help individuals achieve a higher level of health.

Her passion is to guide patients in using healthy lifestyle practices, stress management techniques and food as medicine to conquer health challenges and improve quality of life. She believes in partnership, shared decision making and using an integrative approach by collaborating with medical doctors and other healthcare providers.

Dr. Aponte helps individuals of all ages with a wide range of health concerns including gastrointestinal disorders, women’s health conditions, breast cancer recovery & prevention, autoimmune disease, skin conditions, thyroid disorders, weight gain, fatigue and others.

Dr. Aponte is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) in the state of Vermont. She graduated with honors from the four-year accredited Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona. For more information about training see the doctor of naturopathic medicine education and training page on our website.

In her free time, she enjoys being with her husband and daughters, playing piano, being in nature and exploring new places.

Dr. Aponte is an active member and former secretary of the Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctors Association.

Read more from Dr. Aponte on the Lakeside Natural Medicine – Resources Blog

Testimonials

Talking to Dr. Aponte during appointments and the natural supplements that she recommended helped me calm down, focus and control my stress. The supplements helped my mind stop thinking about things to worry about. They calmed me down without me noticing! I know there will always be set backs or difficult times, but I have the tools now to not let those times control me and I know how to regain a sense of calm. I can now focus more on just living life every day.

—BS, 28 year old Male

I’ve seen Dr. Aponte for help with sore throats and dry skin. I saw her for my recurring sore throat over a year ago and thanks to her recommendations, I have not been bothered by sore throats since. Recently, I saw her for dry skin. I had dry flaky skin all over my face which made it embarrassing to be in front of people. She instructed me to take a few different supplements and a lotion and within a day my skin is already clearing up. I had been trying to treat it myself with no luck. Dr. Aponte continues to surprise me with the amount of things she can address.

—JB, 32 year old Male

I came to Dr. Aponte looking for help clearing up my acne. I am 29 yrs old and started getting mild acne when I was about 25 years old. My first instinct was to see a dermatologist who put me on antibiotics and two topical creams. After one year on the treatment my skin looked great but I was concerned about the negative health affects these treatments may have been placing on my body. I decided to come off of the medicine and my face reacted horribly. I had worse acne than I’d ever had previously. Rather than run back to the dermatologist I came to Dr. Aponte. She spent time getting to know my health history, lifestyle choices and dietary habits. After a complete consultation she started me on a supplement regimen that has dramatically improved my skin and overall health. My acne is GONE and my face feels healthy again! I would highly recommend Dr. Aponte to anyone seeking help with a wellness issue.

—DF, 29 year old Female

In my first meeting with Dr. Aponte, I felt an instant rapport with her and felt comforted by her compassion. She took me seriously and listened intently to every symptom that I reported. She truly treated me as a whole person and not as just a condition. Not only did Dr. Aponte provide me with supplements and dietary advice that improved my condition but her advice and natural remedies also helped me to improve my overall wellbeing. I credit Dr. Aponte’s advice with the fact that my condition improved so quickly. I want to thank Dr. Aponte for her impeccable expertise, compassion, intuition and skill. I would recommend her to anyone.

—KL, 28 year old Female

Joanne Aponte, ND is wonderful to work with, her style is warm and caring. I had some issues with my intestinal tract due to antibiotics after a bout with diverticulosis. My GI Doctor wanted to put me on Prilosec, which I resisted. Joanne came up with an alternative plan to heal my esophagus. After 6 months of following her recommendations, my next endoscopy showed no inflammation. She also reviewed my diet and made many helpful suggestions to clean up my diet. I have recommended her not only to my daughter, but many friends. I am grateful to have a Naturopathic Doctor as dedicated and knowledgeable as Joanne is to work with.

—SJ, 64 year old Female

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