Joanne Peters Steele, PhD, CNM, RN

Dr. Steele has been involved in the field of women's health for more than 35 years.  She received her certification as a Certified Nurse Midwife from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in 1989 and her Masters degree from Stony Brook University in 1996.  She started the first Nurse-Midwifery Program in the area in Cambridge in 1990 at Mary McClellan Hospital and was employed by the Women's Health Institute and Women's Care in Glens Falls, NY .


In 2009, Dr. Steele opened her own practice in Saratoga Springs, NY  She had been ill with multiple symptoms and could not seem to find the help she needed to become well with routine medical care and so she began to  explore restorative care to find the root of the problem, rather than ineffectively treating symptoms. She became involved in looking at hormone balancing, Lyme disease and MTHFR testing and treating.   In 2011 she earned her PhD in Natural Health from Clayton College

Dr. Steele is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Southern Vermont College,  where she teaches materny nursing, health assessment, evidence-based practice and cross-cultural nursing courses.  Missing patient care interactions, she has decided to open space part-time at the Stram Center in Bennington, Vermont.  She will provide well-woman gynecology, MTHFR assistance, and hormone balancing for her patients as well as intuitive counseling.

She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives, NYSALM, AARM, Bennington Holistic Healing Practitioners, and CUGH (Constorium of Universities for Global Health) and her interests are in the area of hormonal health, MTHFR and anxiety related problems, Lyme Disease.   Outside of her area of professional affiliation, Dr. Steele is a fiber artist, owning Ia flock of Icelandic sheep, a professional photographer, a world traveler, a writer and last, but certainly not least, a mom and grandmother.