Jennifer Buchner, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

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Grand Rapids Lansing


  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
  • Metabolic Conditions
  • Endocrine Conditions
  • Weight Loss
  • Blood Sugar Control
  • Thyroid
  • Cardiovascular Risk


Throughout my life I have witnessed my loved ones struggle with their health, become overwhelmed with conflicting information and ultimately failed by the conventional medical system. That’s why I decided to become a Naturopathic Doctor and develop my mission to help you reclaim your healthy, vibrant self through personalized natural medicine.

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to help people, but I didn’t exactly know how to turn that into a career. I’ve always been fascinated with medicine and the human body; as a child I was constantly asking my mom for the best ER stories after her shifts as a nurse and loved thumbing through her old medical dictionary for fun. I continued to fuel this curiosity throughout school, and I longed to make a difference in peoples’ lives. Looking back, I can’t think of a better way to help people than with their most basic requirement, health.

During my undergraduate training I considered medical school but became frustrated with the training I would have received there. While I understand and respect the need for pharmaceutical intervention, I didn’t want that to be my only tool available. After witnessing my family members’ & my own health struggles not resolving with conventional care, I knew there had to be another way. I was eventually introduced to Naturopathic Medicine and completely resonated with its founding principles; I knew this was what I needed to do to achieve my lifelong goal of helping people.

I then attended National University of Health Sciences outside Chicago, IL. It was there that I truly learned about the body’s innate ability to heal when given the right conditions and to utilize natural healing modalities such as nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine and hydrotherapy. This time solidified my belief that we all deserve to live a healthful life and we encompass the ability to achieve this if we have the right guidance.

I know there is so much confusing information out there in the health and wellness sphere that despite their best intentions, people simply don’t know how to be healthy. That’s where I come in! My mission is to help you reclaim your healthy, vibrant self through personalized natural medicine. I do this work so that you can live a life you love and inspire others in your community to take charge of their health as well. Through this medicine we can build healthier lives and communities.

We will be on this healing journey together as a team, because I believe a solid support system is key to creating a healthy lifestyle that lasts. I will be your health detective, advocate, educator and cheerleader throughout this process. Together we will create the healthful life you deserve.

When I’m not treating patients, you can find me exploring the outdoors, with my nose in a good book or stuffing my face with the tastiest food Grand Rapids has to offer! I love to laugh, sing, dance, hit the gym and spend time with my significant other, Rob.

Treatment Specialities

  • Weight Management
  • Diabetes/Metabolic Syndrome
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hormonal Imbalance (Men & Women)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Wellness Promotion & Preventative Medicine

Highly recommend!

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 with conventional treatment. SHE LISTENS to my concerns and we have an open line of communication. Since my first visit 4 months ago I have… Read more “LIFE CHANGING”

Rebecca T.

Finally someone listened

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 anti depressants and exercise. How does one exercise when you literally can’t get out of bed?! Finally someone listened to her symptoms. I’ll never forget… 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 services. I have personally struggled with extremely severe menstrual symptoms all my life. With Dr. Carrie’s guidance, I have had a complete turn around. Through… Read more “WOW!!!!!!!!!!”

Natalie B.


Claudia provides amazing, exceptional professional service. She is the reason why I travel from Portage to GR. Thank you, Claudia!

Gail W.

Very professional

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 and coming back soon!

Natalie B.

Chris is amazing

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.

Essential component of good trauma therapy

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 symptoms of traumatic stress. Her work is an essential component of good trauma therapy and healing.

Patient and thorough

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, and who considers the whole picture, not just individual parts. I’m excited to work with Dr. Carrie in the future.

Grace C.

Genuine and effective approach

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 and effective approach, integrated with her expertise in functionalmedicine, creates the perfect mix for full-spectrum health!