Dr. Joanne Aponte, ND - Lakeside Natural Medicine

Natural Health and Wellness for the Whole Family

Dr. Joanne Aponte, ND

As a naturopathic doctor, I provide natural health and wellness consultations for adults and children. I take a holistic approach to wellness using a variety of natural therapies such as diet and lifestyle counseling, clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, and vitamin therapy. I am committed to getting to the root causes of things. Together we will dig deeper and go beyond simply addressing your symptoms.

In my practice I focus on digestive disorders, SIBO, women’s health and hormone imbalances,  menstrual problems, thyroid disorders, adrenal issues, fatigue, preconception care and infertility. I also have found the natural approach to be effective for postpartum wellness, postpartum depression, autoimmune diseases and skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema.

I will take the time to listen and truly hear you.  I will be your partner and guide in helping you reach your health potential.  Together with a thorough health history and functional laboratory evaluation, we will figure out your unique underlying causes and develop a wellness plan that truly optimizes and restores your health.

My 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. I believe in partnership, shared decision making and using an integrative approach by collaborating with medical doctors and other healthcare providers when needed.

In my free time, I enjoy being with my family, friends and 2 daughters, being outdoors and working in my garden.

I am a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) in the state of Vermont and have been practicing naturopathic medicine for over 10 years. I 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.

I am an active member and former secretary of the Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctors Association.

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We're so thankful to have found Dr. Aponte and Lakeside Natural Medicine! Our daughter has a complicated GI condition and Dr. Aponte has helped us make real progress in healing. She took the time to listen to our unique situation and gave us a personalized plan, along with periodic check-ins to see if what we're trying is working.

—RB,4 year oldF

I visited Dr. Joanne Aponte after I discovered I had h. pylori bacteria in my system. My medical doctor put me on antibiotics that I had to stop taking after 24 hours due to intense side effects that included severe diarrhea and an extremely upset stomach. Dr. Aponte had me take some supplements for 30 days and at the end a medical test proved that the bacteria was no longer an issue. lt was a painless, side-effect minus protocol. Additionally, the recommendations from Dr. Aponte not only solved my immediate problem it also put me on a path to intestinal healing that has been an issue for me for years and years. I was unprepared for how wonderful it felt to once again not have an upset stomach after every meal I ate. I continue taking some supplements and have not had any of my past discomfort reappear. I cannot express how incredibly grateful I am to Dr. Aponte and the staff at Lakeside who have been unfailingly kind and professional at every visit. I will most definitely include Lakeside going forward with any health-related issues I have.

—AA,74 year oldFemale

Dr. Joanne Aponte's bedside manner is both calm and patient. She listens intently and then explains her recommendations in great detail and then provides my wellness plan printed for my convenience. She is very knowledgeable in naturopathic medicine. With her help I am symptom free, feel great and know I am leading a healthier life than before knowing her. I strongly recommend Dr. Aponte.

—CS,61 year oldFemale

I wanted to write and thank Dr. Aponte for working with me this Spring. I feel like a new person- rested, calm and without pain. The guidance and care Dr. Aponte provided was the perfect solution to my health issues and I'm so grateful.

—CB,53 year oldFemale

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 oldMale

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 oldMale

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 oldFemale

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 oldFemale

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 oldFemale

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