Dr. Connie Hernandez graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle in 1991, with specialties in women’s health care and counseling. With husband, Dr. Marcel Hernandez, she founded and coordinated the Brattleboro Naturopathic Clinic, in Brattleboro, Vermont. After several years of practice in Vermont, Dr. Connie and her family re-located to California, a climate Cuban born Dr. Marcel could tolerate better than those brutal Northeast winters. Drs. Connie and Marcel were active in the naturopathic licensing efforts in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, as well as California.
In California, Drs. Connie and Marcel founded and developed Pacific Naturopathic and the Natural Health Associates, now in its 16th year and second location. Dr. Connie sees chronic and acute patients of all ages, with any type of complaint, but has a particular emphasis on women’s health care, peri-menopause, bio-identical hormones, adjunctive care for cancer patients, and spiritual counseling. She favors dietary and lifestyle change, nutritional supplementation, botanical medicine, flower essences and affirmation in her treatment protocols, and believes the deepest healing involves spiritual transformation. Dr. Connie is also a teacher of Ananda Healing.
Dr. Connie spends about one week every six weeks on the Big Island of Hawaii, where Drs. Connie and Marcel are developing the Pacific Naturopathic Retreat Center, a one of a kind naturopathic healing retreat. There she balances her busy clinic life with visualizing the retreat, landscaping, gardening, and spending time with Dr. Marcel. She enjoys the balance of her Hawaii and California lives!
Dr. Marcel Hernandez trained at Bastyr University in Seattle. After he and his wife and partner, Dr. Connie, left their busy naturopathic practice in Vermont, they moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where Dr. Marcel served as Director of Wellness Insurance Programs for American Western Life Insurance Company and maintained a private practice as well. While at American Western Life, Dr. Marcel developed and directed a revolutionary managed care health insurance program, which stressed preventive medicine and self care, and provided reimbursement for visits to alternative health care providers.
With Dr. Connie, Dr. Marcel has co-founded and co-directed high-profile naturopathic clinics in Brattleboro, Vermont, and in Palo Alto, California. When not seeing patients in Palo Alto, Dr. Marcel is directing the development of a naturopathic retreat center, situated on three tropical acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Big Island of Hawaii.
As a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Marcel uses an integrated therapeutic approach to help his patients address their health concerns. Among the therapies he employs are clinical nutrition, vitamin and mineral therapy, herbal medicine, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, lifestyle counseling and bioenergetic medicine. Although he practices general family medicine and is able to address a wide variety of health issues, Dr. Marcel has developed particular expertise in men’s health, pediatrics and digestive disturbances. He is the author of “Your Child’s Health,” a manual for parents which emphasizes nutritional strategies for raising healthy children.
Dr. Marcel is currently working on a new book, “Prostate Cancer: The Definitive Guide for Making the Best Decisions.” Please visit his personal web site, www.NaturallyHealthyProstate.com for more information on Dr. Marcel’s approach to prostate care.
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