News : Green Collar Careers - Robyn Giard, Naturopathic Physician at Starry Brook Natural Medicine

Apr 14, 2014

Published in The New Hampshire

By Theresa Conn

Robyn Giard, of Starry Brook Natural Medicine, is a leader in the rapidly expanding field of alternative and complementary natural medicine. Along with prescribing medications and ordering labs as a primary care physician, Giard offers her patients acupuncture, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, counseling and homeopathy.

“When I meet with a patient, I consider more than just their symptoms,” Giard said. “I think about my patients in a holistic way. What is the root cause of their health issue? Could it be an emotional problem, or an environmental one? It’s important to think outside the box.” 

Theresa Conn (TC): What do you like most about your job?

Robyn Giard (RG): I love that I can make a difference in a patient’s quality of life. The old medical model of more drugs for health clearly doesn’t work. On top of making us dependent on pharmaceuticals, we now know it has an impact on our environment through urinary excretion of medications. Starry Brook Natural Medicine offers alternative methods for our patients to get well. I get really excited when patients realize they’re in charge of their own health, and they start to make their own, healthier changes.

Read the full interview in The New Hampshire.