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Carolyn Nygaard ND and Midwife     Dr.Carolyn Nygaard is a board-certified, licensed naturopathic physician and midwife who practices family medicine. She has a passion for naturopathic primary care and its ability to optimize wellness.

Dr. Nygaard believes that naturopathic medicine can help you on your path to optimal health. She feels that the body has the ability to heal its self and she wants to help you on your journey . Dr. Nygaard offers complete, individualized health programs designed to help you achieve your goals.

While she enjoys all aspects of family healthcare, Dr. Nygaard's focus is in midwifery, women’s health issues, pediatrics, weight loss, and autoimmune disease. She offers a full scope of midwifery care including pre-conception counseling, prenatal, home birth and post-partum care. She is committed to providing an integrative experience, combining evidence-based medicine with traditional naturopathic modalities. 

Dr. Nygaard graduated with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and certificate in natural childbirth from National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, which is now the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM). While at NCNM she did extensive training in women’s health and midwifery, as well as conducted research in clinical immunology.

Before attending National University of Natural Medicine, Dr Nygaard earned a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Dayton. While earning her undergraduate degree, she completed her senior thesis in analytical chemistry and received a summer internship with the Department of Clinical Pathology at University Hospitals of Cleveland studying antibiotic resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus.

In addition to naturopathic medicine, she is currently interested in reproductive and autoimmune research and validating natural methods for treatment. Dr. Nygaard has taught research metholodolgy and application of evidence-based medicine in clinical practice to naturopathic medical students and in the Masters programs at NUNM. She holds a position as a clinical investigator, adjunct professor, and research mentor at the Helfgott Research Institute. 
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