This has never been just about supplements
NPFS was born of a vision shared by a group of people disconnected by geography but connected in their passion for wellness.
Natural Partners is born
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
After a number of years as an original officer building the PetSmart business, Tye Smith’s health had suffered. He visited a number of conventional medical specialists who failed to address his health concerns. So he sought help from Dr. Helene Weschler, an integrative practitioner. Dr. Weschler had a small selection of supplements in her practice and helped her patients choose premium quality supplements to support their health goals. Tye wondered why all health care professionals were not doing this and, calling upon his previous experience, created a convenient system for practitioners to access professional grade supplements to dispense to their patients. Thus, with the assistance of his wife Dianna, several of the old Petsmart team and some very loyal and patient investors, Natural Partners was born. Beginning in 1995 with two Doctors, Natural Partners grew substantially, from a regional supplier carrying a couple dozen brands to a national player carrying hundreds of practitioner-trusted brands and serving doctors in every state in the US.
Fullscript is born
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Alanna Dyment, ND, was coming to terms with the challenges of setting up her naturopathic clinic. She was hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt from student loans and wrestling with the massive hassle and investment that came along with stocking and managing a supplement dispensary. She mentioned to her husband, Brad Dyment, a web designer by trade, that she wished there was a way to spend less time managing her business and more time treating patients. Brad and his business partner, Kyle Braatz, had been looking for an idea that would ignite their next venture. Together they had built two non-profits and a successful video and web production company. They were ready to move on to something bigger – to tackle a problem so significant that they could spend the rest of their careers solving it. Inspired by Alanna, they decided to build a business that would make it easier for integrative practitioners to dispense wellness, and easier for patients to access integrative care. They partnered with a third co-founder, Chris Wise, to take the first step in their mission. Shortly thereafter, the first online supplement dispensing platform was born. Today, practitioners and patients across North America know that platform as Fullscript.
Together, as NPFS
The leaders of Natural Partners and Fullscript realized that they share the same vision for healthcare – a vision of wellness fulfilled. Together we are stronger and more equipped to leave a lasting mark on the world via technology, products, community, and education.
“This has never been just about supplements. It has always been about the evolution of medicine. It has always been about helping practitioners provide better care, and most importantly, helping patients commit to wellness.”