Andrea Gruszecki received her B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut, where she was exposed to a variety of research projects; her own research project examined the effects of diurnal cycles on Poeciliopsis species. Trained as a Radiologic Technologist and Army medic, she spent the years prior to graduation from SWCNM working in urgent care and hospital settings, gaining valuable clinical experience. She received her Doctorate in Naturopathy from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Upon her graduation from SWCNM, she worked with patients at the Wellness Center in Norwalk, CT., before starting her own naturopathic practice. She has worked with a variety of patients, and has pursued additional studies to ensure the skills necessary to treat the “whole person” using nutrition, physical therapies, education, and mind-body therapies to bring patients into optimal balance. Her experiences in private practice evolved into an inclusive model of medicine for use by conventional and CAM providers, designed to allow cross-specialty communication among health care providers. This model was presented to Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA in 2012 for use in their Oncology departments Complementary Care program, and has been published online (Forward into the Past: Reclaiming Our Roots Through an Inclusive Model of Medicine NDNR eNewsletter June 2013). She has presented at the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, SHEICON, and the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, among other venues.
Dr. Gruszecki serves as a consultant for the Scientific Support Department of Doctor’s Data, writing, researching and presenting interpretations and information on a variety of health-related subjects. She is the author of Functional Assessment of Urinary Neurobiogenic Amines; A Comprehensive Guide for Doctor’s Data, Inc. (2016). She has reviewed thousands of plasma methylation, amino acids, neurobiogenic amines, and genetics studies during consultations and is often able to provide insights for clinicians.