Meet the Team
Robyn A. Giard, ND
Dr. Robyn Giard is Chief Medical Officer and founder of Starry Brook Natural Medicine.
Licensed as a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) with the State of New Hampshire, Dr. Giard is a member of Naturopathic Academy of Primary Care Physicians (NAPCP) and New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND). Dr. Giard currently practices as a primary care naturopathic doctor, prescribing medications, ordering labs and imaging, performing physical exams, as well as offering her patients acupuncture, counseling, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine and homeopathy.
Dr. Giard attended Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, Az., an institution with a strong focus on integrative medicine. As part of development she performed clinical rotations with MDs, DOs, as well as NDs in Arizona and Connecticut. During this time her primary focus was on clinical training in OB/GYN and mental health.
"Many women feel comfortable discussing hormonal changes as well as personal topics such as sexuality and libido with a female doctor. As women, we can personally relate to and understand PMS, menopause, pregnancy and other issues," says Dr. Giard.
Dr. Giard has been involved in extensive studies regarding the impact of nutrition on mental illness, including ADHD, depression and anxiety. She believes that homeopathy and botanical medicine complement dietary revision, lifestyle changes, and mind-body therapies to help restore balance for her patients.
Originally from Westport, CT, Dr. Giard first realized the joy of helping others through her volunteer efforts with special education students in high school in her hometown. She received her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in economics and English from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass. She also attended the London School of Economics, London, England, and after working in the business world for five years, she returned to school to complete her medical studies. Dr. Giard recently collaborated with a major dietary supplement distributor as to identify dietary supplement industry trends, perform and provide FDA/FTC and Prop. 65 regulatory reviews, source new products for the distributor portfolio as well as answer clinical questions from physicians nationwide.
Dr. Giard and her family enjoy visiting local New Hampshire farms, cooking, hiking, running and gardening.