Collaborative Natural Health Partners

A Dream Team for Unique Medical Care


For nearly a decade, Dr. Lauren Young, Clinical Director at Collaborative Natural Health Partners, has dedicated herself to creating a practice where patients receive a continuum of care employing a spectrum of modalities.

“We don’t just treat diseases,” says Dr. Young, who specializes in oncology and the treatment of autoimmune disorders. “The doctors here work together as an integrative team to optimize care, offering patients lifestyle options. We prefer a proactive approach to medicine, rather than a reactive one.”

At this unique hybrid office in Manchester, this dream team of physicians practice Functional Medicine, exploring and managing every individual’s biochemistry and hormonal balance. Patients have access to both Naturopathic Physicians and Doctors of Osteopathy, who serve as primary care doctors. So far this year, the team has seen patients ranging in age from 2 days to 96 years. The many treatments have included care for acute infections and illnesses, routine gynecological exams, pediatric wellness visits, hormone testing and management, food allergy testing and natural infertility treatments. Doctors are available 24 hours a day, and are engaged in active relationships with local hospitals.

The clinic’s doctors use modalities including acupuncture, Bowen Therapy, craniosacral therapy, osteopathic manipulation, nutrition, and more. They work together as a team, notes Dr. Young, rather than side-by-side as in other practices. Daily meetings at lunch and the end of the day allow for comprehensive in-house coordination of care, as does an office intranet. The group practice also allows the physicians more time with patients; a typical first visit lasts up to 45 minutes.

Collaborative Natural Health Partners is growing. Last year, two osteopaths and two naturopaths joined the practice, bringing the total number of doctors to eight. A major office expansion, including the addition of a kitchen, is underway. The new space will be used for cooking classes and nutrition education, which is important to the practice’s commitment to community.

“We see the expansion improving patient care.” says Dr. Young. “There is synergy that happens when you’re all in one room talking about a case together.”

Collaborative Natural Health Partners, 315 East Center St, Manchester. For more information or to make an appointment, call 860-533-0179. Visit for details and the online supplement shop.


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