About Dr. Schweitzer
Dr. Schweitzer earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. This was followed by post-graduate research at McGill University, Montreal, in the fields of immunology and endocrine pathophysiology. He received his doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND), after a 4-year program, from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Schweitzer was a resident post-graduate Fellow at NCNM in the fields of Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, an instructor in endocrinology, and a supervisor of student doctors at Portland Naturopathic Clinic. This was followed by training in natural therapies in Europe, including Oxygen Multi-Step Therapy with Immunostimulation with East Germany’s most celebrated scientist, Professor Manfred von Ardenne.
Dr. Schweitzer brings an eclectic blend of Naturopathic Medicine, Family Medicine, advanced diagnostics, homeopathy, other energy medicines, nutritional and botanical medicines and European Biological Medicine to the table for his diverse range of patients – who vary in age and suffer from a diverse range of illnesses, such as ADD, Lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, allergies, digestive, mood and sleep disorders, food intolerances or suffer from metabolic, cardiovascular or immunological problems.
A calming and wise influence, Dr. Schweitzer is at a good point in his career – young enough to be up on what’s new in the field, yet with a wealth of seasoned clinical and life experience. He speaks fluent French and German, and is married with two children.
He is most grateful for the support of his wife Niki Ralis, M.S., who has been instrumental in fostering his interest in natural approaches to healing and co-creating and helping maintain the Wellness Institute over these past 30 years. Before that, Niki had to put up with a husband who spent inordinate amounts of time in the lab with Prostaglandin E1, spectrophotometers, petri dishes, interferon, the bacterium Listeria Monocytogenes, rat mitochondria, tissue cultures, grant proposals and two strains of mice instead of her! Niki also does a wonderful job of administering BrainPaint™ EGG Biofeedback and Ondamed® Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy – all leavened by her wise, kind and trained psychotherapist’s touch.
Thanks also go to Sandy Gluckman and her staff at the front desk for successfully transmitting our philosophy of being a caring patient-centered place for people to get well. We consider it a great privilege to serve and are humbled by the response over all these years.
Licensed by the State Naturopathic Boards of Connecticut and Oregon, Dr. Schweitzer has been a general practitioner in Fairfield County since 1985. A member of both the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association, he is the pioneering director of the Wellness Institute in Norwalk.
For over 30 years, Dr. Schweitzer has been helping the people of Fairfield County, Connecticut, including Norwalk, Westport, Fairfield, Stamford, Greenwich and Danbury. He also has patients from New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, even Switzerland, Germany, Israel and Malaysia.
Dr. Schweitzer is versed in clinical research, scientific medicine, German biological medicine, and energy medicine.
He also worked in the lab that pioneered prostaglandin research and developed a nutraceutical that is used throughout the world to this day: Evening Primrose Oil.
Health and the Writings of Hippocrates – 2400 years old, yet still relevant today.