Dr. Abby Egginton is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Westchester and Brooklyn, NY. She earned her bachelor's degree in Biology and Women's Studies at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts where she was on the varsity crew team. She earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, known for its science-based approach to natural medicine. She then completed a rigorous 16-month residency in Naturopathic Oncology, at Indiana University Cancer Center in Goshen, IN. She has also completed advanced training in women's health, homeopathy, and craniosacral therapy and has been trained as a birth doula.
Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Egginton taught high school biology and chemistry. As a natural educator, Dr. Egginton is able to embody the naturopathic principle of Docere by teaching her patients about the physiological causes of symptoms and the mechanisms of treatment options.
Trained as a primary care provider, Dr. Egginton is enthusiastic about offering general naturopathic family care. Dr. Egginton specialties include oncology, women's health, pediatrics, and LGBTQ health but she enjoys working with patients of all ages on all aspects of health. Naturopathic medicine works to understand the underlying cause of symptoms and disease and Dr. Egginton partners with her patients to find personalized health solutions for lasting wellness. Knowing the importance of prevention, she also works with patients to support innate healing and detoxification to decrease the risk of future health concerns.
Having grown up in Westchester, she is excited about returning home to support local families in their journey towards optimum health!
Growing up, I discovered what I would later learn to be called "nature cure" – a sense of well-being that came from fresh air, healing waters, and clean, healthy food. I realized from a young age that I felt better when I spent time outdoors, got to spend time swimming in the ocean, and ate good food. I always knew I wanted to be a doctor and to help others heal.
My interest in naturopathic medicine arose from studying ancient Asian cultures and coming to understand how innately their nutrition and understanding of health are linked. After surviving cancer myself, I came to learn the importance of food as medicine and the truth behind the mind-body connection – one cannot truly heal without addressing their emotional and spiritual connections in relationship to physical manifestations.
In my work with patients, I approach each person individually and holistically. It is important for me to understand all aspects of one's health – physical, spiritual, and emotional. Understanding how these layers of our being contribute to physical symptoms can take time, which is why I believe in working together to develop a treatment plan and enthusiastically supporting you in your individual path to health. By working together, I hope to help you achieve your health goals, empower you to feel better and uncover your body's inherent ability to heal!