Darin Ingels, ND, FAAEM
Dr. Ingels is a respected leader in natural medicine with numerous publications, international lectures and more than 26 years experience in the healthcare field. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from Purdue University and his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Ingels completed a residency program at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Ingels worked as a clinical microbiologist/immunologist at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. He is a Fellow in good standing with the American Academy of Environmental Medicine.
Dr. Ingels is a licensed naturopathic physician in the State of Connecticut and a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in the State of California, where he maintains practices in both states. He is also Board certified in Integrated Pediatrics by the American Association of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Ingels is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the American Association of Integrative Medicine, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and many State associations. Dr. Ingels is currently a Board member of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and former Board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Ingels has been published extensively and is the author of The Natural Pharmacist: Lowering Cholesterol (Prima, 1999) and Natural Treatments for High Cholesterol (Prima, 2000). He is a former medical journalist and contributing author to Healthnotes Newswire, a medical report of the latest journal articles on nutritional and botanical medicine. He has also written a chapter on allergy desensitization for autistic children in “Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism” (Skyhorse, 2014). He is the author of the upcoming book on Lyme disease, The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan to Fight the Inflammatory Auto-Immune Response and Beat Lyme Disease (Avery, March 2018), which will cover an integrative, natural approach to the treatment and management of Lyme disease.
Dr. Ingels’ practice focuses on environmental medicine with special emphasis on chronic immune dysfunction, including Lyme disease, autism, allergies, asthma, PANDAS, recurrent or persistent infections and other genetic or acquired immune problems. His practice is comprised of both children and adults. He uses diet, nutrients, herbs, homeopathy and immunotherapy to help his patients achieve better health.
Jaquel Patterson, ND, MBA
Jaquel Patterson, ND, MBA is a naturopathic physician with over 10 years of clinical experience and is the current President for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Her practice focuses on autoimmune conditions and chronic immune dysfunction, bone and joint pain, Lyme disease, asthma and allergy, childhood disorders and anxiety/depression.
Dr. Patterson had a passion for alternative medicine at an early age. Being of mixed heritage, Black and Chinese, she observed the benefits of alternative healing practices at home.
Further inspiration for pursuing naturopathic medicine came from her adolescence when Dr. Patterson saw her mother struggle with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and noticed the many unmet needs in the conventional treatments; this instilled in her, a desire and hope for a better way to provide care.
After completing her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and working a few years in the business field, she pursued and completed her doctoral degree at the University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Since then, she has pursued a path of medicine with the core naturopathic tenets in mind “treat the whole person” and find the underlying cause of disease. Her approach is anything but traditional, aiming to meet people where they are at, creating a comfortable space and environment to get to the root cause of disease, and partnering and empowering others to, as she says, “get back to self”.
Dr. Patterson additionally has extensive experience as a presenter both nationally and locally on integrative medicine and pain management, chronic disease conditions, autoimmune conditions and its application in clinical practice. She’s had multiple appearances on Channel 12 news, Cablevision’s Health Talk, Bottom Line on Your Health and Green Medics radio and written publications like Naturopathic Doctor News & Review (NDNR).
She is the co-chair for DMHAS Statewide Integrative Medicine Collaborative, is a Medical Advisor for ZyCal Bioceuticals Healthcare, served on the Provider Advisory Council for the State of Connecticut’s Patient Centered Medical Home and Advisory Board for the State Innovation Model.
She has additional experience in the realm of community and public health as a healthcare executive, serves on non-profit boards and is a community ambassador for the Lupus Foundation of America.