Referrals — I have two new names:
Ron Whitmont MD, in Rhinebeck NY  I have known Dr. Whitmont for many years.  He is a well trained homeopathic physician who has graciously consented to be  available.  He has a well-established practice and his capacity to absorb a large number of people may be limited.

Irene Catania ND — I just spoke with her a couple of days ago.  She is a naturopathic physician who relocated to Connecticut about 8 months ago.  Her office is currently in Manchester CT.  One of my current patients found her and set up an appointment, and I then had a chance to speak with her.  She seems perceptive and caring, which are qualities that I admire in a practitioner of the healing arts.  She has had a good amount of homoeopathic training, and having relocated to CT recently her practice has room to accommodate people.  Once she learned of my intent to inform you of her availability she offered to give me some text:

My name is Irene Catania. I am a naturopathic physician who has practiced homeopathy for over 25 years. The effectiveness of this gentle, yet powerful system of medicine continues to be one of the most rewarding aspects of my practice. It offers me an opportunity to know the patient beyond their physical symptoms so healing can occur on all levels.
I invite you to a 15 minute complimentary consult: 860-645-1800. You can see my profile on

Covid 19:  Just a brief note here.  Optimism stalks the land but the BA2 Omincron variant is now on the increase in the United States.  This is also is true in Connecticut.  It has been suggested that when the case count in a given area (Windham county, for example) per 100,000 is less than 5, it is safe to congregate without masks.  About a week ago the case count was 4.6, if memory serves me well, but that only held for several days.  As of yesterday, the current count is 6.9/100,000.

Prior immunity from natural infection and/or vaccination appears to still be effective against serious illness, hospitalization, and death, but there is still a large reservoir of non-immune people so that we may see, in the coming months, a significant increase in case counts and strain on hospitals.  The current relaxation of recommendations for masking and other public health controls may not hold.  Caution is still indicated.