Meet Dr. Kennedy
I was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Massachusetts. I graduated from the University of Vermont, and headed west to work in various national parks and wildlife refuges for several years. I returned to the northeast and earned my master's degree in Environmental Studies from Antioch/NewEngland in Keene, New Hampshire, as well as a massage certificate from a local massage school, and ran my own massage therapy business for five years. During that time, my health began to suffer, and I sought out the help of Dr. Janet Beaty, a Massachusetts naturopath. I worked with her for about eighteen months, and felt like I had my life back. By this time, I was doing massage therapy in Dr. Beaty's naturopathic office, and I filled in as her secretary while she looked for a permanent replacement. I was privileged to meet and interact with the patients in Dr. Beaty's practice. By the end of three months there, I knew I was headed for naturopathic school.
I studied at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now the National College of Natural Medicine) in Portland, Oregon, graduating in 2003. It took several years, but I made my way to Great Falls, Montana, and have been practicing here since March, 2007. I have learned to downhill ski, and love to hike, kayak and watch birds. My favorite thing about Montana is the hot springs, especially after skiing on a cold day.
Naturopathic Doctors Are Your Functional Medicine Experts
Naturopathic medicine is a stand-alone primary health care discipline that focuses on prevention, treatment, and achieving the highest level of health by supporting the body in its drive toward self-healing. Naturopathic physicians combine both traditional and modern forms of medicine to achieve optimal results.
Naturopaths are guided in their practice of medicine by six principles:
The Healing Power of Nature
All people possess a vital force that strives to heal once all obstacles are removed. ND's work to support the body as it moves toward health.
Identify & Treat the Cause
Naturopathic Physicians seek to identify the causes of illness as opposed to simply suppressing the symptoms.
First Do NO Harm
ND's use treatment methods that minimize side effects and acknowledge each patient's process of healing.
Treat the Whole Person
ND's consider each patient as an individual with unique physical and emotional traits, with the need for both physical and spiritual health.
is the BEST Cure
ND's encourage patients to know their risk factors and work to prevent disease.
Doctor as Teacher
Naturopathic physicians spend time educating their patients to empower them in making good decisions about their health.
The one thing I wanted most from a health care provider was to feel a sense of trust and a sense of comfort in the presence of the person. I found it all in "Dr. Kate" Kennedy--a compassionate, knowledgeable, and professional person. Dr. Kate always listened to me, then offered some options for addressing my health concerns, bringing about positive health results! For thirteen years she has been a shoulder to lean on, and a thoughtful, caring doctor, for whom I am so very grateful!
Rose B., Patient
Services & Supplements
We specialize in the following areas:
*Acute & Chronic Illness
*Anxiety and Depression
Our dispensary shelves are stocked with only the highest quality, medical-grade supplements available.
If Dr. Kennedy prescribes supplements for you, you can be assured of their quality and perfection.
Clinic Office Summer Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday: Noon to 5pm
Friday: 10am to 3pm
1309 9th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59405