Her Healing Story
Dr. Felty became a doctor of naturopathic medicine because of her experience as a patient. She knows what it is like to be sick and search for effective solutions. She was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at 14 years old. She wish she had a doctor that taught her how to heal herself rather than mask her symptoms. She was told to take 20 prescription pills a day and to surgically remove her colon. She was never advised on how to heal her stomach and developed numerous side effects. She has learned how to heal herself and manage her condition naturally without medication or surgery. She understands the power of lifestyle habits, connection with nature, mindset, supplementation, and nutrition. Her journey has fueled her passion for healing centered education such as naturopathic, holistic, and functional medicine. She is here for you, not as a doctor, but as a guide to optimal health and self healing. Healing takes time but you can heal too.
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 received her 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.
Cresencia Felty was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. Cresencia's family moved to Indiana for work. Soon after that, Cresencia moved to Chicago to begin her professional education and her 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 exercise, listen to music, spend time in nature, dance, and research ways to help her patients. She has a passion for mental health, studying nature, and bird watching. Dr. Felty also hosts health talks and publicly speaks on natural medicine and the powerful ability to heal ourselves. She considers herself a teacher rather than a doctor. She loves collaborating with organizations and individuals to make the world a better place.