Our Doctors

Dr. Emily Maiella

Dr. Maiella is a Naturopathic Physician and medical director of Valley Natural Health, a naturopathic medical facility in Montague Massachusetts and Brattleboro Vermont.

Trained as a primary care physician, Dr. Maiella enjoys visits with the entire family, including infants, children, adults of all ages and pregnant/postpartum mothers.

Specialties include care for women and children, Lyme disease and autoimmune diseases. She has completed an additional two years of interning in Seattle with one of our nations leading experts in naturopathic oncology and hepatitis C. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Hampshire College, in Amherst Massachusetts. She teaches “Student Heal Thyself” and “Complementary and Alternative Health”.

At Dr. Maiella’s Vermont office, she is able to accept insurance and provides insurance covered primary care.  Unfortunately, this is restricted to Vermont insurance only.

Dr. Maiella’s goal is to educate and empower patients, and become a health care ally during difficult medical decisions. In order to practice safe and effective medicine, she encourages all of the practitioners and doctors in your health care team to work together.

As a local of the Pioneer valley for many years, she is passionate about this special area of Massachusetts and aspires to build community through health care education.  When she is not working, you can find her in her garden, or with her two young children, or probably a combination of both of them!

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Licensed Naturopathic Physicians have graduated from an accredited 4-year medical program, which meets national standards for physician status, through a national licensing board exam. After successful completion, a Naturopath is licensed as a primary care physician. Currently, there are 15 states, which license Naturopaths as primary care physicians. Unfortunately, Massachusetts is the only state in New England that does not allow a naturopathic doctor to practice as a primary care physician.

One of the greatest challenges of being a naturopathic doctor in an unlicensed state is that anybody can claim to be a naturopathic doctor after taking correspondence courses over the internet. This lack of standardization in Massachusetts may create serious health care problems and incongruity of naturopathic medicine.

EDUCATION

• Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, Seattle WA www.bastyr.edu
• Bachelor of Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

• American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, AANP.org, member
• Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic physicians, MSND.org, member
• International Lyme and Associated Disease Society, ILADS.org, member

Dr. Artemis ND

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Artemis.  She will be in the Montague office on Tuesdays and Thursdays-Saturdays 10am-7pm

After earning her bachelor’s degree in Spanish at Smith College (2009), Artemis is thrilled to return to the valley to serve as a naturopathic doctor and advisor. Artemis has special interests in preconception and general depuration, whole food and plant based nutrition, herbalism, hydrotherapy, and mind body medicine. In 2012 Artemis had the privilege of taking an apprenticeship in native spirit medicine (curanderismo) of the American south west. While in New Mexico, Artemis also got her hands into organic farming and herbal preparations. With this experience Artemis started a hobby project in the Pioneer valley formulating and crafting herbal cosmetics (Mixed Roots). Since 2013 Artemis has frequented Jamaica, West Indies to study the native herbalism with traditional healers. Prior to these experiences Artemis trained as a D.O.N.A (2006) birth doula and served as bilingual birth assistant in the Dominicans Republic. Artemis understands that community, culture, belief, and roots all play important roles in the healing process. Artemis is excited to use all of these experiences to individualize the care of her clients. She is honored by the opportunity to lend her knowledge so that her clients may become the authorities of their own health.