About Avena Wellness Center

Avena Wellness Center, LLC is a wholistic medical practice in Putnam, CT, focusing on improving
health and preventing disease through the practice of naturopathic medicine.

Naturopathic Medicine

A NDs education in clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture allows for a combination of all of these modalities to assist in treating each person with an individualized approach. Training also includs the study of pharmaceutical medications and their interactions with natural remedies.

Why Avena Wellness Center?

Who can benefit from a consultation with Dr. Monette or Dr. Rutledge?  Why do people typically come to Avena Wellness Center?

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What patients are saying about Avena Wellness Center

I am happy to report that I have lost 35 pounds and feel the best I have ever felt in my life after a course of treatment at Avena Wellness.

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