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.
Dr. Felty became a doctor 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 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. Thankfully, she learned how to heal herself without surgery. She has been medicine free for more than nine years. Her journey has fueled her passion for helping people.
When Dr. Felty is not in the office, she likes to work out, spend time in nature, dance, and spend time with her yorkie, Diamond, family, and friends.
Dr. Felty also hosts health talks and public speaks on natural medicine. She considers herself a teacher rather than a doctor. She teaches people that they can heal too. Here is a recent video of Dr. Felty talk on her healing journey.