New Holistic Medicine Practice Opens in Middlebury

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New Holistic Medicine Practice Opens in Middlebury

By Sue Hoxie

Middlebury, Vermont – July 1, 2009 – The Addison County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Acorn Natural Medicine, a new holistic medicine practice, to Middlebury. Maxine Fidler, ND, LAc, hosted a ribboncutting ceremony on June 23rd at her business located at 31 Court Street, Middlebury.

Ribboncutting at Acorn Natural MedicineDr. Fidler lives with her husband Steven in Middlebury, where they are thrilled to be a part of such a vibrant community. They fell in love with Vermont on their honeymoon, and relocated here after Dr. Fidler completed her training in Seattle, WA. Before going to medical school, Dr. Fidler was a musician and music educator. Dr. Fidler holds a second degree black belt in the Korean martial art of Tang Soo Do and is also a writer and speaker. In addition to public talks and freelance articles on health and wellness, she is the Alternative Medicine Examiner for the Burlington edition of

Dr. Fidler is a licensed Naturopathic physician, NCCAOM certified acupuncturist and the owner of Acorn Natural Medicine, PLC. She received a Bachelors degree in Applied Music from Geneva College in 1994, and a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, as well as a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in 2008. Dr. Fidler offers a comprehensive array of therapies to best suit patients’ needs, including acupuncture, botanical and herbal medicine, craniosacral therapy, Acutonics® (tuning forks instead of acupuncture needles), EFT® (Emotional Freedom Techniques), guided imagery, lifestyle counseling and nutritional advice. Dr. Fidler's passion and mission is to help patients attain optimal health by finding and treating the root cause of imbalance or disease in addition to treating symptoms.

Dr. Fidler practices science-based, integrative natural medicine. Her particular areas of expertise are respiratory disorders and other chronic health conditions, including asthma, COPD, arthritis, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, and fatigue. She is passionate about helping people with chronic conditions regain their health and wellness, using multidisciplinary holistic care to help them truly thrive.

Currently, the practice is open to see patients on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Weekday evening hours are available upon request.

For further information or to make an appointment, please call 802-349-0440 or visit Acorn Natural Medicine’s website at The office is located at 31 Court Street in Middlebury.

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Photo caption: Ribboncutting ceremony at Acorn Natural Medicine, 31 Court St., Middlebury. From L to R: Ted Shambo, Chamber Membership Director; Stepheni Newton, Citizens Bank, and Chamber Affiliation; Jeff Costello, Middlebury Inn and member of the Chamber’s membership committee; Dr. Maxine Fidler; Laura Hiltz, Citizens Bank; Andy Mayer, Chamber President; and Robin Vaughan, The Lodge at Otter Creek and member of the Chamber’s membership committee. Photo courtesy of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce. 


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Sue Hoxie
Addison County Chamber of Commerce
93 Court Street
Middlebury VT  05753
p: 802-388-7951

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