Meet Dr. Dorninger

Registered Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist

Dr. Dorninger ND, LAc is a Registered Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist. He graduated from Bastyr University (, the leading accredited university for science-based natural medicine. At Bastyr, he completed five years of training in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture.

Prior to medical school, he received his B.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1997. During this time he also finished his E.M.T. (Emergency Medical Technician) training and volunteered at Porter Care Hospice in Denver. In addition to practicing medicine, Eric enjoys teaching Anatomy and Nutrition at Naropa University, practicing Jiu Jitsu and spending time in nature with his wife and two sons.


Chronic Disease Specialist

Well versed in natural approaches to diabetes, fatigue, mood disorders and headaches and other pain syndromes, Dr. Dorninger works predominately with chronic disease. Chronic disease is when a person suffers a symptom or myriad of symptoms that are not resolving.

He specializes in inflammatory and autoimmune diseases such as:

  • Hashimoto’s
  • Lupus
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Education and Accreditation


Eric Dorninger completed his licensing exams through the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE) and is a Registered Naturopathic Doctor and Colorado State licensed acupuncturist. He is also a member of the AANP and the Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors (COAND).

His medical training was at Bastyr University, a fully accredited 5-year medical university. The curriculum includes history taking, physical exam, laboratory medicine, diagnostic imaging, conventional and functional diagnosis, referral, and management. Therapies include minor surgery, pharmacy, counseling, botanical medicine, dietary and nutrient therapy, physical medicine, exercise prescription, homeopathy, and other modalities.

His Acupuncture training was also completed at Bastyr University and included traditional Chinese medical diagnosis, acupuncture and oriental medical techniques, Tui Na massage, and Chinese nutritional therapy.

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