Doctors working with you individually to
create the optimum conditions for wellness.
Lorilee Schoenbeck, N.D.
Dr. Lorilee Schoenbeck is a fourth generation physician (although the first naturopathic physician), and has practiced in Vermont for over 20 years. A graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, she completed her pre-med at the University of Wisconsin and also holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Goddard College. Dr. Schoenbeck is widely regarded as a regional and national expert on women’s and adult natural medicine, and is respected by both natural and conventional medicine practitioners with whom she enjoys collaboration. For ten years, she was the first naturopathic physician to practice natural medicine in a Planned Parenthood owned gynecology clinic. She opened Mountain View Natural Medicine in 2012, which has become one of the most respected and advanced naturopathic primary care clinics nationwide, and a much sought-after residency site for new physicians. It is here that she is thrilled to help each patient find the most natural route to address acute and chronic issues. Herbs, nutrition and yoga are her favorite therapies.
Taking the actual meaning of ‘doctor’ as ‘teacher’ literally, Dr. Schoenbeck teaches in Johnson State College’s Wellness and Alternative Medicine Program, lectures frequently to medical professionals and the public, and has taught extensively at program centers such as Kripalu Center and Omega Institute. Her book, Menopause: Bridging the Gap Between Natural and Conventional Medicine is a trusted guide to thousands of women. As past president of the Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians, she led the effort to pass legislation which recognizes NDs in Vermont as primary care physicians covered by insurance. She was recruited to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) in 2012, and appointed the first Chair of the AANP’s State and Federal Affairs Committee, where she served until 2016. There, she led efforts to successfully gain naturopathic licensing laws and insurancecoverage in several other states, and helped build the foundation for national advocacy for Medicare and Veterans’ health care inclusion of NDs. In 2014, Governor Peter Shumlin appointed Dr.Schoenbeck to Vermont’s Health Care Workforce working group to contribute to health reform in Vermont.
These days, Dr. Schoenbeck is most interested in supporting her patients to achieve wellness, strengthen their connection to the natural world, and be their truest and best self. In her free time, Dr. Schoenbeck loves to hike, practice yoga (sometimes together!) and she swing dances whenever possible.
Dr. Gravett graduated with a BS in Biology and Premedical Studies from Indiana University, and with Honors from the National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR in 2004. His clinical experience has focused in primary care medicine, with expanded experience in cardiovascular, pulmonary and general internal medicine disorders, as well as men’s health. For ten years, he held an executive leadership position at Indiana University’s division of Cardiopulmonary Medicine, and provided naturopathic medical care to patients there, as well as in his private practice.
His prior medical career includes over 10 years as a Flight Paramedic specializing in trauma and critical care. He was the president of the Indiana Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and from 2007 to 2012, held a Governor appointed position on the Indiana State Child Fatality Review Team. Dr. Gravett earned board certification in Integrative Medicine through the American Association of Integrative Medicine in 2012. He relocated to Vermont with his wife and two children in June of 2016. Dr. Gravett enjoys hiking, biking and spending time in the outdoors.
Mountain View Natural Medicine is very proud to have Dr. Gravett on our team. He brings a depth of experience in providing comprehensive naturopathic primary care to Mountain View Natural Medicine. We know you will enjoy his warm, skilled and dedicated care as well.
Sara Norris, N.D.
Dr. Sara Norris is licensed as a naturopathic physician. She obtained her doctorate from National College of Natural Medicine, and her pre-medical studies from University of Wisconsin. She also has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from University of Wisconsin, which she received prior to her medical studies.
At MVNM, she enjoys working with patients of all ages, including children and teens. She works in a general family care model providing conventional and natural treatment options to patients. She is well versed in the area of pediatrics, and treats patients with skin conditions, digestive complaints, reproductive health concerns, and women’s health including gynecological and annual exams. Her patients enjoy her compassion, broad knowledge, and the diligence of her care.
The treatment options she uses include western botanical medicine, nutritional counseling, bio-identical hormones, homeopathy, pharmaceuticals, and lifestyle modification. Dr. Norris works with patients to decrease or eliminate their need for pharmaceutical medications and will work independently or with your current medical doctor (MD) to develop a plan that works best for you.
Dr. Norris is deeply committed to activism and social justice, and in 2009 was awarded a grant for her dedication to community outreach within local community clinics. She was in practice in Oakland, California prior to relocating to Burlington to be closer to family, and lives here with her husband and son.
Dr. Norris, as well as all providers at MVNM, is LBGTQ friendly and competent.
Dr. Kearney fell in love with Vermont during her undergraduate education at the University of Vermont, while obtaining her degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. She was a top graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon and was selected for Mountain View’s highly competitive post-graduate residency program. She has become such a wonderful part of our team that we’re excited to announce her acceptance as a full-time staff physician at our clinic.
Dr. Kearney loves working in a primary care setting because it allows her to see patients of all ages. She has a passion for pediatric medicine and a way with patients that puts them right at ease. Her approach includes educating children about their health, about nutrition, and empowering them to make healthy choices from the start. She is happy to serve as your child’s primary care provider for well child visits, acute visits, or to offer adjunctive care for special concerns. Additionally, Dr. Kearney can provide parents with guidance on and administration of vaccines which is respectful, evidence-based and accounts for an individual patient’s and family’s needs. She also has experience working with geriatric patients in a long-term nursing facility, which enhanced her ability to connect with this population and cultivated an interest in geriatric care.
Dr. Kearney believes in the body’s innate ability to heal itself and that we can enhance this ability through diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications. She is most drawn to treating conditions with nutrition and botanical medicines.
Dr. Kearney is thrilled to be back in the Burlington area, where she first discovered natural medicine. When she is not at work, she is seeing live music or exploring the beautiful state of Vermont through hiking and camping with her partner Chris and their dog Primo.