Dr. Petley practices naturopathic medicine and sees patients Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays by appointment only in the historic Old Post Office in the heart of Downtown Waterville, Maine. Whether you are looking to address an acute cold, chronic disease or yearly checkup, Dr. Petley will use his expertise in naturopathic medicine as he works with you to create a healthier you ~ naturally! To learn more about naturopathic medicine, click here. To make an appointment, email [email protected] or call (207) 616-0049.

Dr. Petley’s Herb Apprenticeship

Herbal MedicineDr. Petley is now offering a 3-year herb apprenticeship in Oakland, Maine. The program is suitable for those looking to gain a deeper respect for the power of herbs, those aspiring to become a practicing herbalist, those working in the health care field who would like to expand their knowledge of botanical medicine, and those looking to start an herbal product business.  Dr. Petley’s Herb Apprenticeship is divided into three years each lasting 10 months: Essential Herbalism, Applied Herbalism, and Clinical Herbalism. Graduates are integrating clinical herbalism in their current holistic health practice, selling herbal products at holistic health fairs, and creating new local businesses!


Lecture Schedule

Red Clover

To learn traditional herbalism, one must follow the path of being an apprentice where the experienced practitioner passes information down to the student. Dr. Petley takes the naturopathic philosophy of doctor as teacher seriously in his clinic and classroom because it is through hands-on workshops that we fully experience all that herbalism has to offer.  Dr. Petley lectures on both naturopathic and botanical medicine and his classes can be found here. The education of his students ranges from beginner to advanced herbal levels, including medical professionals for continuing education credits.

YouTube Videos with Dr. Petley

Dr. Petley periodically records lectures or snippets of lectures to make available online (click the links below).  He also posts videos announcing various classes and his herb apprenticeship program.  Many of these are also available on Facebook.  Stay tuned for additions!

Dr. Petley – An Introduction

Dr. Petley  – An Introduction (2)

Become an Herbalist

Be the Change

Preventing the Cold & Flu

Dr. Petley’s Herb Apprenticeship Trailer

The Quest (Fun Movie Trailer)

Making Herbal Tea

Dr. Petley’s Herb Apprenticeship – Essential Herbalism 2017

Dr. Petley’s Herb Apprenticeship – Year 1 – 2017

The Amazing Dandelion Class Introduction 2016

Harvesting Horseradish

Stinging Nettles