Naturopathic Physician, Classical Homeopath, and Bowen Practitioner

Dr. Sheila M. Frodermann is a Rhode Island licensed naturopathic physician, a board-certified classical homeopath, and a certified Bowenwork practitioner.  She is the founder and director of Providence Wholistic Healthcare (PWH), the oldest naturopathic medical clinic in Rhode Island, located on the east side of Providence.

Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Frodermann received her Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Antioch New England Graduate School and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wellesley College.  She received her medical training at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), an accredited resident medical school where she graduated with honors. She co-designed and piloted the first Integrative Family Medicine residency at NCNM, focusing on Women’s Health. Upon completing her residency, she returned to her native New England to establish a private practice.


Dr. Frodermann’s post-graduate work includes an enthusiastic focus on the science of homeopathy. A long-standing student of Drs. Paul Herscu and Amy Rothenberg, she attends the New England School of Homeopathy regularly. She achieved board certification in classical homeopathy from the Counsel of Homeopathic Certification (CHC), is a diplomate and member of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians (HANP), and a member of the National Center for Homeopathy.

Dr. Frodermann is a member of the American Bowen Academy. Discovering the wonder of Bowenwork while attending naturopathic medical school, she offers twenty-five years of experience in assisting clients to heal chronic and acute physical challenges using this spectacular technique.  She was trained as an Associate Instructor with the Academy and has since retired from teaching Bowenwork.

Dr. Frodermann is passionate about the practice of integrative holistic medicine. She utilizes the best of western medical knowledge and conventional diagnostics procedures, complemented by the gentle and holistic benefits of the full-range naturopathic therapeutics: medicinal foods, nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and lifestyle and mind-body counseling.

Practicing with compassion and hope, Dr. Frodermann is committed to guiding others toward ever-improving health, deeper mind-body freedom, and an enhanced quality of life.  She offers individuals a customized treatment plan in private consultations for those struggling with both chronic and acute health issues.

A member of the Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physicians (RIANP) since 2000, Dr. Frodermann served in leadership positions of President and Treasurer for over 10 years. Her dedication to the RIANP was critical in securing licensure. She served as Secretary of the Board at Hope Center for Cancer Support, the historical non-profit cancer support organization of Rhode Island.