Dr. Alexis Chesney is a Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist specializing in Lyme and other tick-borne diseases as well as complex chronic illness. Dr. Chesney works with patients of all ages on chronic disease, general wellness, nutrition and lifestyle counseling. She believes in listening to her patients to hear who they are, where they are coming from, and how they experience health or disease. She works to create a collaborative relationship in order to address a patient's health concerns and overall wellness.
Passionate about Lyme and tick-borne disease education in New England, Dr. Chesney enjoys lecturing to the public as well as providing trainings to health care professionals regarding the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. Her book Preventing Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases, published by Storey Publishing was released in 2020.
Dr. Alexis Chesney earned a Masters in Science in Acupuncture from the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Connecticut. She is one of the first naturopathic students to complete a hospital-based medical rotation. With five of her colleagues from across the nation, she founded the Naturopathic Medical Student Association, which received the AANP President's Award in 2008.
She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians (VANP), the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and a founding full member of International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI). Dr. Chesney serves on the Board of Directors and as the Naturopathic Medicine Committee Chair for the ILADS. She has been featured as an expert on tick-borne illness at the ILADS conference, as well as at other professional and patient-focused conferences, on local talk radio, and in various news publications.
Listen to Interviews by Dr. Chesney on her book: Preventing Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases
Alexis enjoys exploring the outdoors, doing yoga, playing ice hockey and tennis.