Dr. Butchart is a Naturopathic Physician and graduate of Bastyr University. He is licensed as a family practice physician in Vermont, and has received over 500 hours of graduate and post-graduate training in Homeopathy. His offices are in Charlottesville and Staunton, Virginia and he does telephone consults.
Dr. Butchart practices natural medicine and uses the whole range of naturopathic healing modalities, including botanical medicines, diet and nutritional supplements, physical medicine, hypnosis and, especially, homeopathy. His areas of interest include psychological and emotional issues, autism, ADD and ADHD, addiction, PTSD, grief, feelings of anger and hopelessness,chronic diseases of all sorts, unexplained fatigue and pain, stress and exhaustion.
In addition to his natural medicine practice at Virginia Natural Health, Dr. Butchart teaches Permaculture Design classes. He is the Director of the GreenFire Institute, working on issues of sustainable development, natural materials construction, especially Straw Bale Construction, and sustainable agriculture. He is on the Board of Advisors of Village Volunteers, a 501-3-C organization working with Masai villages in Africa to incorporate permaculture design and other sustainable techniques into their lives in an effort to preserve their indigenous culture. And as part of his interest in PTSD, he helped produce the movie Voices in Wartime, an examination of the experience of war as seen through the eyes of poets.
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