About Dr. Firisin
Dr. Kathryn Firisin, ND, MSPT is a licensed primary care Naturopathic Doctor and Physical Therapist in both Connecticut and Arizona. Her practice emphasizes thyroid disorders, chronic disease, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, autoimmune conditions, food allergies gastrointestinal health, diabetes, and adrenal fatigue. Her expertise lies utilizing various natural therapies to identify and treat causes of inflammation and their role in chronic disease and illness. Her goal is to stimulate your body’s own ability to heal with individualized nutrition protocols, food allergy testing, detoxification and environmental medicine, homeopathy, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, body work and manipulation and acupuncture. With almost 20 years in healthcare, Dr. Firisin is able to utilize her experience in healthcare and physical therapy, specialty labs and diagnostics, and naturopathic therapies to address the root cause of disease.
A native of Connecticut, Dr. Firisin received her Masters in Physical Therapy from Springfield College in Massachusetts in 1999. During her first 10 years working as a physical therapist in both Connecticut and San Diego, CA, she was gradually exposed to and trained in various alternative approaches to healthcare and pain management. These ways of approaching health and wellness resonated with her both personally and professionally. After treating thousands of patients, she knew the Naturopathic Philosophy of "Tolle Totum" - treating the whole person - embodied what she herself had realized; that healing cannot take place unless the whole organism is restored to balance. This path led her to further her education as a Naturopathic Doctor.
Dr. Firisin received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. She was selected to deliver her medical school graduation address and received the Outstanding Leadership Award for her many volunteer and leadership roles throughout her education. The state of Arizona provided invaluable experience with a much broader unlimited scope of practice for Naturopathic doctors. She left a busy practice and hopes this experience will offer a new perspective on Naturopathy in her practice here in Fairfield, CT. She recently relocated back from the Arizona desert to her home state to be closer to her amazing family and friends.
In addition to her love of treating patients, she is an editor and consultant for medicinetalk.org, is an associate and curriculum chairperson for the Naturopathic Medicine Institute naturopathicmedicineinstitute.org and a member of the CNPA. She enjoys healthful cooking, hiking, traveling, music, being outdoors, and playing the piano and learning the guitar.