In his family practice, Dr. Gabriel Archdeacon treats patients of all ages, suffering from all types of conditions. Philosophically he believes that it is best to treat individuals from a young age and establish a pattern of health early in life. For this reason he specializes in Pediatrics.
Dr. Gabriel believes that the health of a child is directly related to the health of the parents at the time of conception and throughout pregnancy. Dr. Gabriel enjoys helping young people of reproductive age optimize their health in preparation for having children in the future.
Dr. Gabriel practices primary care medicine utilizing a holistic approach. Symptoms are not themselves illness, but the signs of illness. Suppression of these symptoms (either with natural remedies or pharmaceutical medications) will lead to recurrence, or the development of a more serious condition. Instead, Dr. Gabriel’s approach is to offer relief from symptoms when necessary through palliative treatments while determining and treating the underlying cause.
Dr. Gabriel practices a form of Martial Arts called Qi Gong. He is also an outdoors enthusiast, naturalist, and forager of wild edibles and medicinals.
Dr. Archdeacon holds a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and certification in Natural Childbirth/Midwifery from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon. NCNM is the oldest accredited naturopathic college in North America. In addition to five years of formal medical training, he has completed a three year internship in pediatrics and midwifery at the Natural Childbirth and Family Clinic (now Canyon Medical Center) also in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Archdeacon is a certified practitioner of Core Synchronism, a version of Cranial Sacral Therapy taught by the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics.
Dr. Archdeacon received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biotechnology from Rochester Institute of Technology.
In the state of Vermont Dr. Archdeacon is a Licensed Primary Care Physician (PCP). As a Naturopathic Doctor he is able to serve you either as a PCP or in an adjunctive role.
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care -an art, science, philosophy and practice of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness. Naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles which underlie and determine its practice. These principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances. Methods used are consistent with these principles and are chosen upon the basis of patient individuality. Naturopathic physicians are trained as primary health care physicians whose diverse techniques include modern and traditional, scientific and empirical methods.
Naturopathic practice includes the following diagnostic and therapeutic modalities: nutritional medicine, botanical medicine, naturopathic physical medicine including naturopathic manipulative therapy, public health measures and hygiene, counseling, homeopathy, acupuncture, prescription medication, intravenous and injection therapy, and appropriate methods of laboratory and clinical diagnosis.
As of February 2021, we are pleased to announce that we have attained NCQA recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Patient-centered medical homes provide healthcare that is relationship-based with an orientation toward the whole person. Partnering with patients and their families requires understanding and respecting each patient’s unique needs, values, and preferences. The medical home practice actively supports patients in learning to manage and organize their own care at the level the patient chooses. Recognizing that patients and families are core members of the care team, medical home practices ensure that they are fully informed partners in establishing care plans.
The patient-centered medical home coordinates care across all elements of the broader health care system, including specialty care, hospitals, home health care, and community services and supports. Such coordination is particularly critical during transitions between sites of care, such as when patients are being discharged from the hospital.
Patient-centered medical homes provide accessible services with shorter waiting times for urgent needs, enhanced in-person hours, around-the-clock telephone or electronic access to a member of the care team, and alternative methods of communication such as email and telephone care. The medical home practice is responsive to patients’ preferences regarding access.
The medical home demonstrates a commitment to quality and quality improvement by ongoing engagement in activities such as using evidence-based medicine and clinical decision-support tools to guide shared decision making with patients and families, engaging in performance measurement and improvement, measuring and responding to patient experiences and patient satisfaction, and practicing population health management.
We currently accept Green Mountain Care (VT Medicaid), Blue Cross Blue Shield (of VT only), MVP, Cigna and Aetna. Please be sure to check with your insurance provider for coverage information specific to your plan.
Not all plans cover services provided by naturopaths.
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Please visit us at our new location! 174 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT. Our phone number/email will remain unchanged.
We are located on the 2nd floor.
(Not to be confused with the Wellness in Vermont business
further up Elm Street)