About Dr. Selassie

Dr. Patricia Pimentel Selassie is a third generation physician.  She received her Naturopathic Doctorate degree from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington and her Bachelor degree from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland.  Dr. Selassie is the founder of New Flower Center for Naturopathic Medicine in Brooklyn, New York.  Her practice is centered on family medicine; committed to serving with integrity, listening, caring and excellence.

Dr. SelassieAs a dynamic speaker, known by her patients and listeners as “a doctor you can talk to,”  she hosted a weekly radio program for seven years with 22,000 listeners in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida. Dr. Selassie has given presentations on the Naturopathic Medical Profession at The City University of New York, Columbia University, Drexel University, Howard University, James Madison University, New York University, and Princeton University, among others.  Dr. Selassie is a popular instructor at the New York Open Center, teaching about Detox, Skin, Gut Inflammation, and the Thyroid. Because nothing impacts our health more than food, Dr. Selassie is proud to have earned the credential of Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.), the gold standard credential for advanced nutrition professionals.

Dr. Selassie was born in Baltimore, Maryland.  Her home is in Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with her husband, their four daughters, and their grandmother.  In addition, she joins her husband in collecting archival materials pertaining to Ethiopian and Rastafari Art and Culture.  These are centralized in The Haile Selassie I International University Museum and Research Library Center in Brooklyn, NY.  She enjoys cooking, going to the park with her family, and loves all books from Personal Growth and Development, Business, Marketing, Mind-Set, and of course Health.

About The New Flower Center for Naturopathic Medicine

The New Flower Center for Naturopathic Medicine is Dr. Selassie’s clinic in Brooklyn, NY.  Here she sees patients privately.  Check the contacts page for directions.

About Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is an art and science blending the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medical approaches to not only treat disease, but to also restore health.

Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) go to a post-baccalaureate 4-year accredited naturopathic medical school.  The first 2 years, NDs learn all the same basic sciences and diagnostic skills as a conventional medical doctor in terms of subjects and hours of training.  NDs learn the same medical sciences like anatomy, pathology, and biochemistry. NDs also learn to use the same labs, physical exams, and medical imaging that hospitals and clinics utilize to diagnose diseases and monitor health.

Naturopathic Doctor’s clinical training is spent in an outpatient setting, using natural treatments.  These treatments include diet, nutritional supplements including vitamins, natural herbs and homeopathy, before resorting to drugs or surgeries.  Drugs and surgeries are necessary, but NDs are trained to try all other less invasive therapies first.

Naturopathic Medicine is based on The Six Principles of naturopathic Medicine.

  1. First Do No Harm: Use the least invasive therapy first.
  2. The Vis Medicatrix Naturae The human body has an innate ability to heal itself, the doctor is just the assistant, providing the natural tools for the body to do do.
  3. Docere: The doctor must teach their patients to use diet, nutrition, homeopathy, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting edge natural therapies to help their patients eliminate disease and reach optimal health.
  4. Find the Cause:  Don’t not just treat the symptoms, but address the cause
  5. Treat the Whole Person:  A disease states has many factors; emotional, spiritual, mental, as well as Physical.  Furthermore if there is a diseased organ, getting the whole body in shape will also help to heal the singular organ
  6. Prevention:  Preventing disease is a Naturopathic Docotor’s specialty for 1 ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.