Residency Program

Champlain Center for Natural Medicine is proud to host a Bastyr University affiliate residency program. Affiliate residency programs are highly competitive and attract graduates from the most prestigious Naturopathic institutions throughout the US and Canada. A recent graduate ND resident progresses from a purely observational role into an independent role over the course of one year. This progression is monitored and facilitated by each of the physicians on staff. Our experienced physicians are always available and on call to support and consult when the physician begins to see patients on their own.
We currently have first-year and second year residents at CCNM.  Each of them is available to accept patients and provide excellent care. 

Dr. Choying Joyce Lee

Dr. Choying Joyce Lee is a licensed naturopathic physician. Compassionate and energetic, she practices what she teaches. Her approach to healing is to assist the body's own natural ability to heal by removing any obstacle to health and vibrant living.
Dr. Lee sees chronic and acute patients of all ages with any type of complaint, and has a particular emphasis on digestive issues, endocrine disorders, genetic analytic methods, adjunctive care for cancer patients, physical and emotional imbalances and rejuvenation. Among the therapies she employs are dietary and lifestyle change, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, flower essences, meditation, EFT, Craniosacral Therapy, and Qigong.
Dr. Lee received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the University Of Bridgeport College Of Naturopathic Medicine and completed her advanced training in classical homeopathy from the New England School of Homeopathy. Other specialty training includes Generative Medicine, Genotyping, and the Blood Type Diet with Dr. Peter D'Adamo. Prior to discovering her passion for healing, she graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Psychology. During her time at UVA, she worked as a research assistant in the Center for Behavior Medicine Research at UVA hospital and actively involved in various integrated medicine projects.
Dr. Lee is a committed practitioner of Chinese Zen Buddhism and the Karma Kagyu tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism. She enjoys teaching meditation in her spare time. Since 1995, she found her path to carry out selfless devotion to humanity. She now hopes to further carry out this devotion in Naturopathic Medicine. She loves helping others achieve their happiness and wellness goals, which brings harmony, balance, and vitality back into their lives.

Dr. Rebecca Morrell

Dr. Rebecca Morrell received her degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. She is originally from Maine and completed her undergraduate education at Wesleyan University, with a BA in Neuroscience & Behavior.
Dr. Morrell is interested in general practice and her specialties include women’s health, gastrointestinal health and mind-body medicine. She also enjoys working with the physical form of the body and uses various modalities to treat sports and life injuries. She is proficient in Spanish and has spent time abroad at clinics in Nicaragua and Guatemala.
Before life as a Naturopath, she worked as a ski instructor for people with mental and physical disabilities in Jackson, Wyoming. She also has worked as a raft guide and medic on the Snake River.
In her free time, she can usually be found in the mountains. She loves skiing, biking and hiking. She also enjoys creative time including yoga, painting and making jewelry.

Dr. Laurel Erath

Originally from New York, Dr. Laurel Erath received her bachelor’s degree in general biology from Stony Brook University. Then she moved to Arizona where she earned her doctorate from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. 
Dr. Erath treats a variety of acute and chronic conditions in both children and adults. She bases her treatment plans on the belief that every individual is capable of self-healing and focuses on addressing the root cause of disease. Dr. Erath is passionate about providing patient-centered health care with an individualized approach to treatment. She is familiar with a variety of naturopathic treatment options but her favorite modalities include homeopathy, acupuncture, mind-body medicine, nutrition, and craniosacral therapy.
She likes to spend her free time exploring the outdoors with her boyfriend and dog. She also loves to cook, draw, read, ski, rock climb, and improve her yoga practice.