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The oldest naturopathic medical clinic in Rhode Island, Providence Wholistic Healthcare was originally established in 1997 as Providence Naturopathic Associates. Dr. Sheila M. Frodermann joined that practice at the turn of the millennium. The clinic was renamed under the ownership and direction of Dr. Frodermann and Carol L. Seng, acupuncturist, in 2002. We now welcome our second naturopathic physician, Dr. Chrysanthi Kazantzis.
Our doctors are experts in using a personalized holistic approach to correct physical, mental and emotional imbalances, promote optimal health and wellness, and prevent disease by providing each client with a unique, individualized treatment plan. Our doctors will personally assist you in taking charge of your health.
A visit to Providence Wholistic Healthcare is for anyone who seeks wellness and optimization of health. By working with one of our healthcare practitioners you will have access to guidance, knowledge, resources, functional and conventional laboratory assessments, and high-quality, safe products that will assist in your journey towards ideal health.
Our team is here to guide and support you.
Sheila M. Frodermann, MS, ND, DHANP, CCH
Naturopathic Physician, Classical Homeopath, and Bowen Practitioner
Dr. Sheila M. Frodermann is a naturopathic physician, a board-certified classical homeopath, and a certified Bowenwork practitioner and Associate Instructor. She is the founder and director of Providence Wholistic Healthcare, a private naturopathic medical clinic located in Providence. She holds her license to practice naturopathic medicine in Rhode Island.
Dr. Sheila received her medical training at National College of Naturopathic Medicine, an accredited resident medical school, graduating with honors. She co-designed and piloted her post-doctoral residency in Integrative Family Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Prior to attending medical school, she received her Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Antioch New England Graduate School, and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wellesley College.
Dr. Sheila achieved her board certification in the practice of classical homeopathy from the Counsel of Homeopathic Certification (CHC) and was honored as a diplomat of Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians (HANP) ensuring a post-graduate intensive study via the New England School of Homeopathy. She continues her studies with mentors Drs. Paul Herscu and Amy Rothenberg. For more about this work: www.nesh.com/sheilafrodermann
Dr. Sheila is a long-standing member of the American Bowen Academy. Studying Bowenwork while in naturopathic medical school in 1996, she brings over twenty years of experience in assisting clients with physical challenges. She is trained as an Associate Instructor of Bowenwork with the Academy. For information about this work: http://www.americanbowen.academy/practitioner-profile?memberId=9970
Dr. Sheila practices integrative holistic medicine, utilizing the benefits of her western medical training and conventional diagnostics procedures complimented by the use of the exceptional range of naturopathic therapeutics: medicinal food, nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, lifestyle counseling, & mind-body therapy. Practicing with compassion and hope for her patients, she is committed to guiding others toward improved health, mind-body freedom, and a better quality of life. She offers private consultations, providing individualized health plans for both individuals with both chronic and acute health issues.
Dr. Sheila serves as treasurer and is a past-President, of the Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physicians (RIANP). She is a supporting member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians(AANP) and the Homeopathic Association of Naturopathic Physicians (HANP). She served as Secretary of the board at Hope Center for Cancer Support, non-profit cancer support and education organization in Providence, and as a board director of HeartSong, a non-profit medical home in Putney, VT.
Chrysanthi Kazantzis, ND, MS
Naturopathic Physician, Clinical Nutritionist, and Reiki Practitioner
Dr. Kaz graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science. Dr. Kaz went on to pursue her interest in natural medicine at the University of Bridgeport where she received a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters in Nutrition.
Dr. Kaz is passionate about improving peoples’ health. She sees patients with a variety of health concerns including digestive disorders, cardiovascular dysfunction, thyroid dysfunction, diabetes, Lyme disease, and chronic pain. She addresses these conditions through herbal medicine, nutraceuticals, homeopathy, guided nutrition, and lifestyle counseling.
Dr. Kaz has been trained in disease reduction programs such as First-Line Therapy and Dr. D’Adamo’s blood type diet. She knows that no two individuals are alike and focuses on individuality, specializing in nutrigenomic consults to institute preventive or therapeutic actions based on genetic makeup using the Opus 23 program to interpret raw data from 23 and me.
Dr. Kaz believes that the body has an ability to heal itself given the right tools and she helps guide patients to stop managing symptoms and start treating the underlying causes of illness while supporting patients on their journey to optimal health.
Dr. Kaz is passionate about supporting the expansion of Naturopathic medicine and serves as the Vice President of the Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physicians (RIANP) and is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP).
Carol L. Seng, MAOM, LAc, DA
Carol L. Seng graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon with a master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She completed her residency at the Portland Alternative Health Clinic, which offers acupuncture and herb for HIV+ clients and for assistance in addiction recovery. Carol received her bachelor’s in history/political science from Immaculata University.
Carol’s holistic training began at the Kushi Institute in Brookline, MA. She studied macrobiotic philosophy and cooking. Over a span of two decades, she has worked at various organizations educating people on the benefits of eating a whole foods diet, using nutritional supplements, and the importance of supporting sustainable agriculture.
Carol continued her post-graduate studies in Chinese medicine with Lonny Jarrett, LAc, in Clinical Integration, a four-year program with a focus on Chinese pulse diagnosis. Carol went on to further her education with a two-year Chinese Herbal program under the tutelage of Sharon Weizenbaum, LAc, a renowned Chinese medicine herbalist and scholar. Most recently, Carol had the privilege to study under Kiiko Matsumoto, Japanese Master Acupuncturist.
Carol practices meditation and believes in the importance of cultivating balance and awareness in all aspects of the human condition – physical, mental, spiritual.