Dr. Marc Simon, ND, MS
There is nothing more exciting to me than the idea of being in a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. As a person who is passionate about medicine, I enjoy seeing others free of discomfort. The field of medicine is particularly attractive to me because, due to my upbringing in Haiti, I have witnessed many people with chronic ailments. From early in my childhood, I was exposed to medicine, though through a different avenue. My father was a veterinarian, and by working with him, I witnessed how diseases destroyed the lives of animals. I used to help my mother cook and distribute food to less fortunate people in my community. I learned the lessen of treating all lives with respect and helping them with their needs. Based on these experiences with my parents, I wished to combine my interest in science and medicine with my desire to care for people. Therefore, I pursued a formal education in human medicine.
I attended the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University State of Haiti, where I obtained my medical degree. I worked as a general practitioner and assistant medical director for several United States non-profit organizations stationed in my home country. Working for five years with US physicians, I learned a great deal about practicing medicine and became acquainted with American culture. It helped me with a difficult transition as I moved to New York to be with my lovely wife, Wass and my two sons, Andy and Aiden.
I decided to make the transition from conventional medicine to naturopathic medicine as I think the conventional approach towards disease symptoms must be changed. I graduated from the University of Bridgeport, CT College of Naturopathic Medicine with a dual degree, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Science in Nutrition. After graduating, I decided to move with my family to Vermont which my youngest son, Aiden called “our sweet and lovely home.” My family and I enjoy Vermont. It is a welcoming place. We love going out every weekend for hiking, exploring, eating, watching movies and so on.
I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. I have a passion for all chronic health conditions, but I specialize in individuals suffering from diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases, heart disease, obesity, cancer, autoimmune disease, adrenal or hormonal imbalance (men's and women's health).
I believe that good and healthy food is one of the most important aspects in people’s growth, health and wellbeing. By providing the necessary nutrients, “the body has the ability to heal itself.” Thousands of years ago, indigenous people used natural food in an integral aspect of healing. Nowadays, our plate is made of chemical-based food which are more often the cause of degenerative and autoimmune diseases. So, it is important to return to the indigenous period by promoting chemical-free foods to solve the phenomenon of degenerative conditions.
My experience with both the conventional and the integrative aspects of Medicine put me in an ideal position to assist my patients and work in association with other practitioners.