Dr. Butchart is a Naturopathic Physician and graduate of Bastyr University. He is licensed as a family practice physician in Washington, D.C and Oregon, and has received over 500 hours of graduate and post-graduate training in Homeopathy. His offices are in Charlottesville and Staunton, Virginia and he does telephone consults.
Dr. Butchart practices natural medicine and uses the whole range of naturopathic healing modalities, including botanical medicines, diet and nutritional supplements, physical medicine, hypnosis and, especially, homeopathy. His areas of interest include psychological or emotional issues, ADD / ADHD, addiction, PTSD, grief, feelings of anger, hopelessness, chronic diseases of all sorts, unexplained fatigue or pain, stress and exhaustion.
In addition to his natural medicine practice at Virginia Natural Health, Dr. Butchart teaches Permaculture Design classes. He is the Director of the GreenFire Institute, working on issues of sustainable development, natural materials construction, especially Straw Bale Construction, and sustainable agriculture. As as part of his interest in PTSD, he helped produce the movie Voices in Wartime, an examination of the experience of war as seen through the eyes of poets.
Naturopathic Doctors treat all medical conditions and can provide both individual and family health care. Among the most common ailments they treat are allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Naturopathic Doctors are trained to utilize prescription drugs, although the emphasis of naturopathic medicine is the use of natural healing agents. Looking at a person’s life, as a whole, then working to heal where the problem originated inside the body (nutritionally) or mind.