Meet Dr. Cresencia Felty

Professional Background





During her four years of training, she received the standard medical curriculum that includes basic sciences, emergency medicine, radiology, minor surgery, and pharmacology. She extensively studied anatomy by dissecting a human cadaver. Along with basic sciences, she studied non-invasive approaches to healing such as clinical nutrition, homeopathy, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, intravenous therapy, homeopathy, oriental medicine, holistic counseling, and physical medicine.


She completed a family medicine internship at NUHS's Whole Health Center and Clinic that helped her hone her skills of being a clinician, teacher, and healer. The internship focused on drug-free and surgery-free approaches to improving acute and chronic medical conditions.


In addition to holding a doctorate in naturopathic medicine, Dr. Felty has additional training in digestive and autoimmune disorders. Along with her medical education, Dr. Felty is trained in holistic counseling, mind body medicine such as somatic experiencing, and functional medicine. Prior to medicine, Dr. Felty received her Bachelors in Journalism at Columbia College Chicago.

Dr. Felty holds a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and has ten years of post-secondary education. She successfully graduated from a vigorous, four-year, accredited medical program at National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) in Lombard, Illinois.

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Personal Background

Dr. Cresencia Felty was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. She grew up with her mother, father, and two younger siblings. She began dancing, drawing, reading, and singing at a young age. As she got older, she loved art, music, theatre, and sports. She ran track and field and played volleyball. Cresencia's family moved to Indiana for work. Soon after that, she moved to Chicago to begin her professional education and healing journey with Ulcerative Colitis. She has been medicine free for more than nine years and has learned how to manage her digestive condition naturally. She loves teaching people that they can improve their health too. When Dr. Felty is not in the office, she likes to work out, listen to live music, spend time in nature, dance, and spend time with loved ones. She has a passion for studying nature and bird watching. Dr. Felty also hosts health talks and publicly speaks on natural medicine. She considers herself a teacher rather than a doctor.