New holistic perspectives for your true health…

Providence Wholistic Healthcare is the oldest naturopathic medical clinic in Rhode Island.  Originally established as Providence Naturopathic Associates, the clinic was renamed in 2002 by new owners Drs. Sheila M. Frodermann, naturopathic physician, and Carol L. Seng, acupuncturist. 

Dr. Frodermann celebrates 25 years of practicing naturopathic medicine, homeopathy and Bowenwork.  Dr. Frodermann is an expert in using a personalized holistic approach to correct physical, mental and emotional imbalances, promote optimal health and wellness, and assists in disease prevention by providing each client with a unique, individualized health plan.

A visit with Dr. Frodermann at Providence Wholistic Healthcare is for anyone who seeks deeper wellness and lasting improvement in health. You will have access to guidance, knowledge, functional and conventional laboratory assessments and interpretation, as well as high-quality, safe products that will assist in your journey toward improved health.  Dr. Frodermann will personally assist you in taking charge of your health.

Dr. Carol L. Seng has retired both from practicing acupuncture, and as office receptionist, after twenty years of service to Providence Wholistic Healthcare, her clients, and our community. We are so very thankful for her years of dedication. She remains a vital part of the daily functioning of the clinic.

As always, our team is here to guide and support you.  

“Dr. Sheila and Carol –
As you continue to spend your lives serving others, making us feel special and whole, I wish for you all that is peaceful and safe.
Continuing to serve others with such caring and sincerity makes so many people better, your patients and their families are truly blessed from your service…
Sincerely grateful for your caring wisdom.”


“Insightful, informed, reflective.
Responsive, restorative, and affirming.
Compassionate, comprehensive, care.
Determined, dedicated and unwavering in their commitment to, “get you well”.
Providence Wholistic Healthcare, with doctors Froderman and Seng, are a true gift for those seeking health, healing, and wellness.
With utmost respect, confidence, and gratitude.”

The Ladies Garofalo

Wakefield, R.I.

“I’ve been going to Dr. Sheila for 16 years. Bowen treatment helps to maintain my scoliosis and relieves me of daily back pain. Very gentle & therapeutic. Highly recommend for any type of chronic ailments.”


“A very thoughtful and caring practice, never feels like you have anything less than their undivided attention.”


“I am a 54 year old woman who – for the past 13 years – struggled with CFS, fibromyalgia, inflamed joints, diverticulitis, hypothyroid and severe low back pain – all complicated by menopause. During this odyssey, conventional medicine offered me nothing but painful existence leaving me exhausted physically, emotionally and spiritually.  Today, 9 month of Dr. Frodermann’s integrative healthcare have given me my mobility and all but alleviated my back pain and balanced my body’s response to stress. Her relationship and care enabled her to unravel the source of my problems and address them at the core. She is a highly skilled physician and an intuitively compassionate healer.”

With gratitude and appreciation,


“Dr. Sheila, I just wanted to let you know I did great in Surgery.  I took oxycodone only  because they gave it to me in the hospital.  I didn’t even fill the prescription and I am doing fine on Tylenol and Advil.  I also had no nausea.  I  just so appreciate  your guidance.  Your recommendations really helped me get thru surgery.”

Sincerely H.S.

“Dr. Frodermann I am writing to let you know I am so incredibly happy!  I got my first menstrual cycle, where I was almost completely pain free.  This has not happened to me in 15 years.  I was actually in tears because I could not believe I am able to go to work and function as a normal human being.  I was able to get my work done!  You cannot even imagine the difference you made in my life.”

Lauren A.

“Please tell Dr. Frodermann thank you so much for my treatment today! I feel relief after two years of strain……I’ve seen six masseuses, five acupuncturists, four chiropractors and one acupressurist without really feeling much help…..I didn’t imagine that one [Bowen] treatment could make such a big difference. I was hesitant because I previously hadn’t found anyone local that could help me and had basically given up finding natural doctors around here. She has renewed my faith!”


Dr. Frodermann,

I am so grateful for your expertise and guidance in my journey since 2015, and now with open-heart surgery. With your guidance, I have wowed the Western medicine doctors in my recovery! 

You get pretty beat up on the OR table: I was having pain in my back and my shoulders. [You] recommended a Bowen treatment. Wow, wow, wow!!!!! After one treatment, I am pain-free, not taking pain medication, and sleeping soundly. Just mind-blowing! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Dr. Frodermann.

….it’s just not Bowen; it’s all the help along the way with supplements and questions, because sometimes you think you’re losing your flippin’ brain. I am so very grateful that I have you on my side. Thank you from the bottom of my heart because without your talents I wouldn’t be where I am today.


Diane A.