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. His clinical experience includes pediatric, adult and geriatric primary care medicine, with expanded experience in cardiovascular, pulmonary and general internal medicine disorders.
His medical career includes over 10 years as a Paramedic and Flight Paramedic specializing in trauma and critical care. He is the past President of the Indiana Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and from 2007 to 2012, he 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 family in June of 2016. Dr. Gravett enjoys hiking, biking and spending time outdoors.
We are absolutely thrilled to have Dr. Gravett as a member of our team and believe his experience is the perfect fit in providing even more comprehensive naturopathic primary care for pediatric, adolescent and adult patients. We think you will enjoy his warm, skilled and dedicated care as well.
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.
Nina Meledandri, N.D.
Dr. Nina Meledandri holds a degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and Master of Science of Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from the oldest accredited naturopathic university in North America, the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. (NUNM) Dr. Meledandri has been a naturo-pathic physician and licensed acupuncturist since 2002. She prac-tices Integrative Medicine using evidence based testing, treat-ments, medications and lifestyle recommendations.
She completed teacher training programs in Mindful Eating and Mindful Self Compassion at UCSD’s Mindfulness-Based Profes-sional Training Institute and led workshops and lectured actively with organizations, corporations and hospitals to incorporate mindfulness and Integrative medicine into their systems including: Seattle Children’s hospital, Oregon Health Sciences University, Alano Club of Portland, Port of Portland, Ben & Jerry’s, Airbnb and National University of Natural Medicine.
Dr. Meledandri is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive en-vironment for patients and supporting them to make healthy changes from a place of self-empowerment instead of shame or anxiety.
On the weekend Dr. Meledandri will most likely be found snow-shoeing, hiking, swimming, kayaking or on a stand up paddle board.