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Albany Doctor Earns Integrative Medicine Fellowship

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Michelle Eckroth, MD, a clinician at Samaritan Heartspring Wellness Center in North Albany, has graduated from the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Center for Integrative Medicine, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine—Tucson.

Michelle Eckroth, MD, a board-certified pediatrician in Albany, specializes in pediatric integrative medicine. She has served the local community for 20 years as a general pediatrician and two years as an integrative pediatrician.

“As an integrative pediatrician, I assist parents in protecting and preserving their children’s health by making informed dietary and lifestyle choices, as well as avoidance of environmental toxins, to bring a holistic approach to the treatment of the chronic diseases of childhood.”

The Fellowship in Integrative Medicine is an internationally-recognized program launched in 1997 by integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD. It is a 1,000-hour, two-year distance-learning program for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

“We’re excited to have Dr. Eckroth as a graduate of this competitive and intensive program of study,” said Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, interim director of the fellowship for the Center for Integrative Medicine. “She shows a deep commitment to medicine and patient care, and I’m fully confident that this two-years of additional training will give Dr. Eckroth the tools to excel in integrative medicine and become a leader in the field.”

Visit samhealth.org/Heartspring for more information.