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Martin Donovan, owner, pharmacist, nutritionist, herbalist at Natural Wellness Corner in Concord, NH

Martin Donovan RPh, DCN, Dip. Herb.

Owner, Pharmacist, Clinical Nutritionist & Herbalist

Martin “Marty” Donovan bought The Medicine Shoppe pharmacy in 1982. After years of being a community pharmacist, he became a clinical nutritionist and herbalist to help his clients address underlying health imbalances and promote healing through natural means. In 2001, he opened the Natural Wellness Corner to better serve the Concord community. 

Conditions I Work With: Autoimmune Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Weight Loss, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Food allergies/intolerances, Mental Health, Cardiovascular Health, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Disorders, Hepatic/biliary Disorders.

Available in-person or telehealth

Emily Calder Dunkley MS, RDN, CPT

Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer

Emily Dunkley is a Registered Dietitian who has been working with a wide variety of patients and health conditions for over 3 years. Emily earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science and Nutrition from Merrimack College, North Andover, MA and her Master of Nutrition and Health Policy from Simmons University, Boston, MA. Her approach to health and nutrition is patient-centered and functional. Emily aims to help people feel good while still enjoying all of the things that they love about life and food.

Conditions I Work With: Weight Loss, Eating Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Pediatric Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes, Food allergies/intolerances, Renal, Mental Health, Cardiovascular Health, Pulmonary, Endocrine disorders, Metabolic disorders, Pre/postnatal care

Available in-person or telehealth

Colleen (Lena) Donovan, BSc, BA

Clinical Nutritionist & Natural Health Coordinator

Lena has worked at the Natural Wellness Corner since 2008. She holds both a Bachelors in Nutrition and in Psychology with published research, and she is currently getting her Masters in Personalized Nutrition. She also completed a postbaccalaureate fellowship at NIH in Behavioral Neuroscience and Genomics. Currently, she is completing her internship to become a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Her main focus is on how nutrition and environment affects mental health, genetics, and chronic illness.

Conditions I Work With: Autoimmune Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Weight Loss, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Mental Health

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What is Nutrition Counseling?

Nutrition Counseling Basis Graphic: addressing root cause, establishing sustainable habits, achieving your goals

Nutrition counseling is the process of addressing your nutrition-related concerns with evidenced-based interventions. At Natural Wellness Corner, you will work with a licensed healthcare professional with specialized nutrition training. The basics of our nutrition counseling are as follows:

  1. Addressing root causes: when addressing nutrition concerns, getting to the root of the issue is the first step. This can be diet, lifestyle, your relationship with food, and educational gaps that prevent you from reaching your goals. 
  2. Building sustainable habits: health is a lifelong project. Instead of crash diets that only address short-term, we help you build habits to support your health through your lifetime.
  3. Achieving your goals: the ultimate end of counseling is to reach your goals. We help you develop goals that address your concerns but are also within your capabilities. Goals are not universal and are very specific to each individual. 

FAQs

Do you take insurance?

Our Registered Dietitians currently accept Aetna and Anthem insurance. Our Clinical Nutritionists cannot bill directly, but can provide a superbill for reimbursement. 

What does nutrition counseling entail?

When you sign up, we will take a health history through a questionnaire that includes your concerns and goals. Your initial appointment will establish a personalized plan based on your unique needs and circumstance. Each follow-up will track your progress and make changes to your plan as needed.

Your comfort with both your progress and the interventions are of the utmost priority.

I don't live in New Hampshire, can you still see me?
Yes, Marty can work with you even if you’re outisde New Hampshire. 

Lena is unable to work with people in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee, Wyoming, Louisiana, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
What's the difference between a Clinical Nutritionist, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and a Registered Dietitian?

The Diploma in Clinical Nutrition (DCN) is earned by already licensed healthcare practitioners who specialize in nutrition counseling. 

A Certified Nutrition Specialist is a healthcare practitioner with a minimum of a Masters in Nutrition and licensed through the American Nutrition Association. They specialize in personalized nutrition and private practice. 

A Registered Dietitian is a healthcare practitioner that is licensed through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. They specialize in Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and can work in both in-patient and out-patient settings. 

 

Have Questions or Want to Dicuss Your Options? Contact us!

Please do not include any personal health information in the form below. If you wish to include health information, please use the free discovery call option above which uses a HIPAA compliant form. 

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Natural Wellness Corner

239 Loudon Rd Suite 1A, Concord, NH 03301

603-225-2747

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