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Dr. Kathryn Cranford, ND, NHCM

Naturopathic Doctors and Acupuncture

Naturopathic Family Medicine

Laconia, NH
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Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (2)
I went to Brian Paterson after "traditional medicine failed me." So frustrated with my situation of chronic lower back pain despite trips to the doctor, orthopedist and physical therapist. Although all clinicians were doing their best, it seemed as though my body just wasn't cooperating. In a fit of desperation I went to Dr Paterson after a friend recommended him to me when she noticed I was stooped over while we were talking and in obvious discomfort. Dr Paterson was professional and caring. The first thing I noticed about our visit was that he actually looked at me AND touched me. Funny that something so basic can be missing from again "traditional" health centers. After he listened to my symptoms, he seemed to know right away what the cause was and fixed it right then and there! A tight psoas muscle seemed to be the problem and Dr Paterson took the time to massage it out. He said I probably would not need any more treatments, which I haven't and it has been months since our appointment. I would highly recommend this center for any and all of your health care needs
Dr. Paterson, for all intents and purposes, has truly been my PCP for nearly 20 years! Dr. Cranford compliments Dr. Paterson by managing the women's aspect of my health. I can't imagine my life without their care and concern. They were able to help men when western medicine had reached its limits in many aspects of my care.I would say, one of the most poignant moments of my care management was when Dr. Paterson cured me of debilitating low back pain, of which I suffered from for over 15 years. The pain ended my modern dance career due to a car accident. I literally would go completely blind and experience shock like sensations up and down my legs from the compression in my spine. I used to crawl from the bathroom to the bedroom after work, and I couldn't even bend over the sink to brush my teeth without my knees buckling to the floor. Western doctors gave me pain killers, MRIs, radiation, and shots in my spine to no avail, other than a case of gastritis from long term use of NSAIDS for the pain. Dr. Paterson diagnosed me in the first visit with a psoaz muscle spasm in my right hip, due to the car accident. After suffering from years of debilitating pain, he cured me in less than two visits! He used a technique called manual therapy in conjunction with acupuncture and I have hardly suffered since. I think I had two more minor episodes over the next two years, which Dr. Paterson addressed. Since then, I have not exhibited those symptoms, at all, unless I do something unusual. It is so rare that I don't even think about it anymore, and I can work it out myself with a little stretching. It has been about 15 years since he treated me for the psaos muscle spasm.Dr. Paterson's acupuncture abilities combined with his knowledge of eastern medicine, and manual therapy is a highly unique skill set. I would not have made it through my job for the last 15 years, if it wasn't for his care. I highly recommend Centre Downe Health.

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Licensed Acupuncturist
New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification , #47

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Laconia
203 Pickerel Pond Rd, Laconia NH 03246, United States
Mon: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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About me

Welcome to Centre Downe Health, the home of Dr. Kathryn Cranford, ND and Dr. Brian Paterson, ND, LAc. We have been married for 13 years and in practice for almost 40 years between us. Our practice is a balance between our different specialties so there is expertise for almost anything you would like to improve in your health.

Dr. Cranford practiced naturoapthic midwifery in homes and birthcenters for 15 years and so has had a lot of experience with family medicine in that process. While not delivering babies at this point, she has an active holistic pediatrics practice while seeing other members of the family for a range of health concerns.

Dr. Paterson has years of experience in body work and acupuncture and is regularly referred to as a "magician" when it comes to getting people out of musculo-skeletal pain. He is also extremely well versed in nutritional and micro-nutrient assessment and mechanisms behind all sorts of dis-ease.

We maintain a very select and high quality in-house dispensary of herbal and nutritional supplements to recommend in some cases, with which we have experience and confidence.

Naturopathic Medicine is a relatively new conglomeration of newer scientific advances and many ancient arts which have been proven over time, in study and in practice, to be effective. This effectiveness is due in part to the fact that Naturopathic medicine refuses to specialize entirely.

While Dr. Paterson works on your muscles, he is thinking about the ergonomics and micro-nutrient deficiencies that have created the tension and in turn about the dietary and/or digestive issues that may have created the deficiencies.

While Dr. Cranford is looking at the eczema on your 2 year old's skin, she is thinking about the food triggers that may underlie the reaction and the imbalances in the micro-biome that may be allowing for these sensitivities.

It is not through treating the symptoms alone that you become well, but thorough ferreting out the cause and addressing it that you may achieve a state of real health. We are your partners in unearthing the things in your life and routine that cause you dis-ease and helping you to make more sustainable choices and finding your allies in the foods and medicines available to you.


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Not normal, I second Blue Star's recommendation! If you are very uncomfortable, call your prescriber about adjusting the dose of the liothyronine down until you can come in for bloodwork.

Dr. Kathryn Cranford Reviews

5.0 of 5 (2)
I went to Brian Paterson after "traditional medicine failed me." So frustrated with my situation of chronic lower back pain despite trips to the doctor, orthopedist and physical therapist. Although all clinicians were doing their best, it seemed as though my body just wasn't cooperating. In a fit of desperation I went to Dr Paterson after a friend recommended him to me when she noticed I was stooped over while we were talking and in obvious discomfort. Dr Paterson was professional and caring. The first thing I noticed about our visit was that he actually looked at me AND touched me. Funny that something so basic can be missing from again "traditional" health centers. After he listened to my symptoms, he seemed to know right away what the cause was and fixed it right then and there! A tight psoas muscle seemed to be the problem and Dr Paterson took the time to massage it out. He said I probably would not need any more treatments, which I haven't and it has been months since our appointment. I would highly recommend this center for any and all of your health care needs
Dr. Paterson, for all intents and purposes, has truly been my PCP for nearly 20 years! Dr. Cranford compliments Dr. Paterson by managing the women's aspect of my health. I can't imagine my life without their care and concern. They were able to help men when western medicine had reached its limits in many aspects of my care.I would say, one of the most poignant moments of my care management was when Dr. Paterson cured me of debilitating low back pain, of which I suffered from for over 15 years. The pain ended my modern dance career due to a car accident. I literally would go completely blind and experience shock like sensations up and down my legs from the compression in my spine. I used to crawl from the bathroom to the bedroom after work, and I couldn't even bend over the sink to brush my teeth without my knees buckling to the floor. Western doctors gave me pain killers, MRIs, radiation, and shots in my spine to no avail, other than a case of gastritis from long term use of NSAIDS for the pain. Dr. Paterson diagnosed me in the first visit with a psoaz muscle spasm in my right hip, due to the car accident. After suffering from years of debilitating pain, he cured me in less than two visits! He used a technique called manual therapy in conjunction with acupuncture and I have hardly suffered since. I think I had two more minor episodes over the next two years, which Dr. Paterson addressed. Since then, I have not exhibited those symptoms, at all, unless I do something unusual. It is so rare that I don't even think about it anymore, and I can work it out myself with a little stretching. It has been about 15 years since he treated me for the psaos muscle spasm.Dr. Paterson's acupuncture abilities combined with his knowledge of eastern medicine, and manual therapy is a highly unique skill set. I would not have made it through my job for the last 15 years, if it wasn't for his care. I highly recommend Centre Downe Health.





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