Dr. Jessica Shoemaker
Naturopathic Doctor, Owner and Medical Director
Credentials, Education and Achievements
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from National College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Clemson University.
Member of the Pennsylvania Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the State of Vermont.
Why I became a Doctor
From a very early age, I’ve always known I wanted to be a ‘doctor’. As I matured through my schooling, I began to crave for a deeper knowledge than what seemed available at conventional medical school. I wanted to understand the interconnectedness of the body and understand the ‘whys’ and ‘how comes’ of the body. I had a desire to unwind disease and understand the complexity of how to prevent suffering.
I watched grandparents suffer from poly-pharmacy being passed from one specialist to another. I couldn’t understand why there wasn’t one overseeing physician who understood it all.
My passion was ignited when I discovered Naturopathic Medicine. I was giddy with the opportunity to earn an accredited medical degree at a world class Naturopathic Medicine School. I just had to fly west and leave my future husband for four years, commit to an ungodly number of hours to study, spend all of our extra money flying from coast to coast and immerse myself in the roots of what I believe is the most superior medicine available. No biggie.
I’ve never looked back since.
Things you may be surprised to know about me:
After college I spent 3 months backpacking through 17 countries in Europe!
I believe slow drivers should be banned from the roads.
My favorite past times are skiing, hiking, renovations and reading on the beach.
I could survive on an island with popcorn and chardonnay.
I’ve been to the Olympics (as a spectator, of course).
At my house, we bleed ORANGE, Go Tigers !!