Dr Deanna Hope Berman is a Vermont licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and a New York State Certified Midwife. She graduated from Bastyr University in 1997 and has been practicing in Ithaca, NY since 2002. Dr Berman believes in creating a healthcare plan for each individual that is physically, emotionally and socially sustainable. Dr Berman is part of an intentional community called Ecovillage at Ithaca where she spends much of her free time attending to her medicinal and culinary herb and vegetable gardens. Dr Berman’s practice focuses on chronic illness, including the treatment of chronic lyme disease, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune disease such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, MS, Grave’s and Hashimoto’s. As Dr Berman’s practice is in a small college town, she also sees many college students with insomnia, depression, anxiety, menstrual issues, PCOS and more. Dr Berman lectures at the local universities and for local support groups and can be heard on the local radio and TV as an expert in natural lyme treatment.