The Naturopathic principle of Docere, means "to teach" and is the source of the word doctor. I love to teach my patients how to not only take care of themselves, but also to understand why an ailment occurred in the first place.
In addition, I feel strongly that all doctors should lovingly guide patients regardless of their size, sexuality, skin color, country of origin, physical ability, or religion.
Jen Williamson, ND is a native of Buffalo, New York who earned her Bachelor of Science at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania and a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. While in medical school, she became very involved in the student community, most notably as the President of the Student Government Association. For her service, upon graduation she was given the Outstanding Leadership Award. In the spirit of Docere, the Naturopathic principle of the doctor's role as teacher, Dr. Williamson was an adjunct professor in the Complementary and Alternative Therapies program for Daemen College. She also has had articles in a variety of publications, including Naturopathic Doctor News and Review, SheKnows[dot]com, local Buffalo magazines and papers, as well as her own newsletter, blog and website. While practicing in Buffalo, she also offered over 30 different classes to the public at various events and locations. In 2012, Dr. Williamson moved to Vermont to expand her practice of Naturopathic Medicine and to provide an atmosphere that resonates with her medicine for her son, Victor, and husband, David. As a Primary Care Physician at Avalon Natural Medicine of Vermont, Dr. Williamson will focus on mental/emotional, gastrointestinal, and endocrine disorders.