Member Spotlights

Meet Your Member Colleagues!

Why did you join the WANP?
I wanted to help keep our profession thriving in WA state. As a long time ND now, I know the importance of cohesion within our profession. I'm also so far out of medical school that it helps me stay in touch with the newer physicians as well as the newer modalities coming out.

What is your favorite benefit of being a member?
I appreciate the energy of the newest WANP executive director! I appreciate the quick feedback I receive from the emailing the WANP and the FB pages for questions and concerns. I'm pleased with the CE webinar format as I have a hard time sitting in uncomfortable chairs in long seminars.

Where do you practice?
Edmonds, WA

What does a good referral look like for you?
I am primary care for the entire family (excluding infants) so, really, I will take any referrals looking for a holistic primary care physician. I really enjoy teenagers and the elderly as well.

If you have a specialty, what is it?
I am solidly primary care! But I do enjoy balancing hormones in men and women with BHRT. Otherwise, I love the diversity of primary care and being there for my patients. I have expanded my practice in the past few years to more procedures such as skin tag and mole removal, hormone pellet insertion, suturing, allergy skin testing (well I have been providing that for well over 15 years), and PRP for hair loss and skin issues.

How long have you been in practice?
20 years - all full time! Yikes!

How long have you belonged to the WANP?
On and off for the past 20 years, but I had a big gap. I also was practicing in Alaska for 5 years. I think I was on the board about 20 years ago but it's fuzzy! I know I at least went to meetings at Bastyr in the early 2000s!

Tell us something fun about you (e.g. pets, favorite color, Zodiac sign, etc)!
We have too many pets to name! 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a flock of chickens. But my husband's teen that lives with us is named Lola. I am a rainbow color gal! But I really love reds and oranges. I am a full on cusp of Aries/Taurus which I recently found out is like a sign of it's own. It's the 'Cusp of Power'.

Fun fact: I once hitchhiked (with and another now ND!) from Norway to Denmark with a truck driver that had a truck of feminine hygiene products. So I have experienced sleeping in a long hauler truck cab.

Why did you join the WANP?
I wanted to make a difference in our profession, help further awareness and the practice of naturopathic physicians in WA state.

What is your favorite benefit of being a member?
My favorite benefit is getting continuing education.

Where do you practice?
Kirkland, WA

What does a good referral look like for you?
Anyone who needs help with hormones, endocrine issues, gastrointestinal issues.

If you have a specialty, what is it?
Women’s health/hormones/endocrinology

How long have you been in practice?
9 years

How long have you belonged to the WANP?
7 years

Tell us something fun about you (e.g. pets, favorite color, Zodiac sign, etc)!
I have 6 pets! I have 2 cats - Artemis and Apollo, 2 dogs - Lola and Chico, and 2 Parrots - Pooper and Marley. I am a Gemini and my favorite color is red. A fun fact about me is that I have been sneezed on by an elephant!

Why did you join the WANP?
To be more active with our profession on a political level in order to assist with insurance parity and scope expansion.

What is your favorite benefit of being a member?
Keeping up with current affairs of the ND profession in WA state, as well as WANP events and CME opportunities.

Where do you practice?
The Naturopathic Clinic of Issaquah in Issaquah, WA.

What does a good referral look like for you?
My practice is about 60% pediatrics, 40% family medicine.  A great referral would be a family with members that are under 18 years old that is looking for a naturopathic primary care doctor.

If you have a specialty, what is it?
Family Medicine/Primary Care with strong focus on Pediatrics.

How long have you been in practice?
2.5 years

How long have you belonged to the WANP?
1 year

Tell us something fun about you (e.g. pets, favorite color, Zodiac sign, etc)!
I have a cat named Bingers. My favorite color is black. I am definitely a Gemini in every way. And 311 is my favorite band.

Why did you join the WANP?
I was motivated to join the WANP to help highlight naturopathic physicians and further our scope of practice as a profession in Washington State.

What is your favorite benefit of being a member?
Attending/helping at the annual WANP conference. I also like having my profile listed at findanaturaldoctor.com

Where do you practice?
Woodinville, WA, at Health Moves

What does a good referral look like for you?
I excel in helping hormone-imbalanced middle-aged women go FROM wired and tired TO thriving and living their best lives!

If you have a specialty, what is it?
In addition to naturopathic primary care, my clinical interests include Women's Health, Endocrinology, Cardiology, and Gastroenterology.

How long have you been in practice?
3.5 years

How long have you belonged to the WANP?
8 years

Tell us something fun about you (e.g. pets, favorite color, Zodiac sign, etc.)!
I have a rescued stray cat named Princess Xena McKinney. I am a Sagittarius. I visited the Taj Mahal in India in July 2019.

Why did you join the WANP?
I joined the WANP to make sure I stay up to date on all that's happening with naturopathic medicine in Washington State.

What is your favorite benefit of being a member?
My favorite benefit is access to previous WANP conferences, including continuing education.

Where do you practice?
I currently practice in Gig Harbor, Washington.

What does a good referral look like for you?
Good referrals to me include those looking for primary care as well as people suffering from digestive ailments, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

If you have a specialty, what is it?
I have an avid interest in irritable bowel syndrome and all things digestion related.

How long have you been in practice?
This is my fourth year of practice.

How long have you belonged to the WANP?
I first joined the WANP in 2013 as a medical student.

Tell us something fun about you!
I'm a "retired" songwriter and drummer who once upon a time played in many bands and was an amateur audio engineer.

Welcoming Our Newest Members

October 2021

Professional members: Karen Appel, ND; Kristin Barnes, ND; Ruth Christie, ND; Colleen Jamieson, ND; Aimee Kisaichi, ND; Lisa Meserole, ND; Jill Monster, ND; Sang Jin Nam, ND; William Wulsin, ND

Inactive/Retired/Out of State members: Kari Baum, ND; Joseph Pizzorno, ND; Cari Spencer, ND

Student members: Amy Baggett; Michael Manning; Olivia Shelton

 

September 2021

Professional members: Jonathan Bakker, ND; Rebecca Buettner, ND; Heidi Codino, ND; Kathleen Halloran, ND; Jennifer Johnson, ND; Shreya Kulkarni, ND; Pamela Langenderfer, ND; Anuprao Mulakaluri, ND; Lilia Peng, ND; Cheryl Plaza, ND; Rebecca Sauser, ND; Ara Walline, ND; Lauren Whitaker, ND

Student members: Xamantha Curameng; Brendan Dickson; Cameron Hooper; Marina Johnson; Amie Kim; Bridget Lehmann; Brynn Olinger; Sean Russel; Jessica Warzecka

August 2021

Professional members: Marianna Abrams, ND; Salina Chan, ND; Diana Duncan, ND; Mackenzie Fuller, ND; Carrie Hardy, ND; Joy Nauman, ND; Rebekah Oldenkamp, ND; Amy Seiberlich, ND; Carley Squires, ND; Barry Wheeler, ND; Genevieve Wohlford, ND

Inactive/Retired/Out of State members: Katrina Bogdon, ND

Student members: My Nguyen

July 2021

Professional members: Kimberly Bauer, ND, LM; Beck Nickel, ND; Wan-Ting Christine Shiao, ND

June 2021

Professional members: Jung Eun Chang, ND; Wendy Eidman, ND; Margie Ikeda, ND; Lesley Morical Kuramoto, ND; Tressa Pinkleton, ND

Inactive/Retired/Out of State members: Nathan Walsh, ND

Student members: Steven Ingrham

May 2021

Professional members: Todd Born, ND, CNS; Meghan Zech, ND

Inactive/Retired/Out of State members: Baljit Khamba, ND, MPH; Lidia Wiersum, ND

Student members: Michael Brawner; Brian Carrell; Miwa Higuchi; Juliana Langdon; Alexandra (Lexi) Loch; Ludwig Mantay; Jon Perry; Emily Robinson

Supporting member: Renee Andreason

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