About Dr. Firisin
Dr. Kathryn Firisin, ND, MSPT is a licensed primary care Naturopathic Doctor and Physical Therapist in Connecticut. Her expertise lies utilizing various natural therapies to identify and treat causes of 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. Her practice emphasizes chronic disease, gut health and gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine dysfunction including thyroid and adrenal disorders, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, autoimmune conditions, food intolerances, diabetes, and adrenal fatigue. She treats patients of all ages from infants to patients over 90!
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 relocated back from the Arizona desert to her home state in 2017 to be closer to her amazing family and friends.
In addition to her love of treating patients, she is a medical editor and consultant for medicinetalk.org, assistant to the Vice President and Curriculum Director for the Naturopathic Medicine Institute naturopathicmedicineinstitute.org and a member of the Connecticut Naturopathic Association and The National Center for Homeopathy. She enjoys healthful cooking, hiking, traveling, music, being outdoors, and playing the piano and learning the guitar.