Dr. Hennie received her B.A. in Medical Ethics from Cornell University and her M.D. from George Washington School of Medicine. She pursued a residency in the then-new specialty of Family Practice – as it was the only post-graduate training that explored the effect of someone’s personal life on health or illness – completing her internship at University of New Mexico Family Practice residency program and at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Hennie served in the National Health Service Corps from 1985-1997. She developed an Adolescent Medicine Center in Cleveland, a migrant health center in rural Ohio, and practiced on a Reservation for the Oneida Indians in Wisconsin. Through these experiences, along with her work in a mobile clinic in Santa Fe, Dr Hennie realized she needed to broaden her understanding regarding the root causes of illness and that “wellness” is not achieved by being on the right medications.
She began studying Integrative Medicine with Thomas Rau, MD and was certified in European and Biological Medicine in 2003. She then created an Integrated Health Center which included a dentist, acupuncturist, chiropractor, sound therapist and movement specialist. Dr. Hennie was one of the first physicians to be certified in Functional Medicine - and is also certified in Functional Medicine and Integrative Oncology. She has served as Medical Doctor at The BioMed Center of New England.
Dr. Hennie truly believes that modern healthcare needs to expand to include an understanding of systems biology, of individual uniqueness and the interconnectedness of body, mind and spirit.
Hendrieka (Hennie) Fitzpatrick, MD
Dr. Hennie has hosted a weekly radio call-in show and was a member of the Wise Fool New Mexico Women’s Circus (performing on stilts, trapeze, partner acrobatics and clowning).