Carrie Dennie

Carrie Dennie, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

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Grand Rapids

Specialities

  • General Medicine (ie. cold/flu or infections)
  • Dermatological Conditions
  • Gastrointestinal Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Syndromes
  • Allergies
  • Weight Management
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Detoxification
  • Complementary Health Care
  • Autoimmune Disease

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Hi! My name is Dr. Carrie T. Dennie and I was born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI. I always knew that I wanted to be a doctor because I have always been drawn to helping and comforting people. I am passionate, nonjudgmental, and detail-oriented when it comes to the care and well-being of my patients.

Why? Because I know firsthand about the mental turmoil that occurs when you’ve been told that you do not have alternatives to the care you’ve been prescribed. In the past I felt hopeless, discouraged, frustrated, and ignored regarding my health care which ultimately lead me to a decision to find another way to care for others. Once I realized that I would have to be my own advocate, I began reading books and scouring the internet for alternative ways to help improve my health. When I discovered Naturopathic Medicine, I knew it was my calling. I packed up my life and moved to the Chicagoland area to attend National University of Health Sciences (NUHS). During my time there, I was able to get off prescription drugs and learned many tools that I continue to use to support my health. I successfully completed an internship at the integrative medical clinic at NUHS which focused on developing patient-centered wellness plans to improve a variety of health conditions using natural methods.

I graduated with my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. While at NUHS, I also tried acupuncture for the first time and fell in love with it. I eventually dual enrolled and graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Science in Acupuncture degree, as the valedictorian of my class. I am excited to also now offer Acupuncture services out of the Michigan Center for Functional Medicine space.

I believe that Naturopathic Medicine is a powerful tool to restore health and maintain wellness. My strategy is always to look at the whole person and identify the root cause of illness while supporting the innate ability of the body to heal. The art of practicing Naturopathic Medicine is working individually with each person to help them understand what is going on in their body so that they can make educated choices regarding their health care. My goal is to equip and empower each person with the tools to maintain and advocate for their own health. I do this by taking the time to understand your unique situation in order to create a personalized wellness plan, because it is a great privilege to be entrusted with your well-being.

In my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, reading books, traveling, eating delicious food or being active.

Had my first appointment today and I feel very confident that I made the right decision to come to MCHM. I am looking forward to my journey back to better… Read more “1st visit”

Carolyn P

Very thankful for Dr. Jennifer. She listened to how I felt and is always there to brainstorm options to come up with the best solution. I would highly recommend!

Rachel, P.

Dr. Buchner has exceeded my expectations in every way. I came to her with a weight problem, high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety which seemed to be getting consistently worse… Read more “LIFE CHANGING”

Rebecca T.

My path to these miracle workers came through desperation – my daughter suffered for years with a range of issues. Traditional medical Dr visits always ended with a recommendation for… Read more “Finally someone listened”

Amy Y

WOW!!!!!!!!!! What an experience! This is my 4th month going to Dr. Carrie and her touch, knowledge and recommendations have left me inquiring about and purchasing new products, along with… Read more “WOW!!!!!!!!!!”

Natalie B.

Carrie was very professional, patient and knowledgeable when it came to care and suggestions. I felt heard and understood. I look forward to telling friends, family and co-workers about her… Read more “Very professional”

Natalie B.

Your people. Chris is amazing. Such a good listener. Understanding and insightful. But I also love scheduling and checking out with Stephen. He is kind and helpful and always sweet.

Kaitlyn B.

Dr. McSwain is compassionate, attuned and a true expert in her field. Working in the field of trauma recovery, I would also recommend her for every individual that has experienced the… Read more “Essential component of good trauma therapy”

My doctor was patient and thorough in her examination, and paid attention to all aspects of my health–physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. It’s been hard finding a doctor who listens,… Read more “Patient and thorough”

Grace C.

Dr. McSwain is passionate about empowering her clients to understand their wholistic health, so that s/he can get back on track to healing and receive the sustainable results desired. Her genuine… Read more “Genuine and effective approach”