Dr. Karen Appel is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who loves to help people become the strongest versions of themselves.
A graduate of Bastyr University, Dr. Appel is also a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and holds an MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business. As a naturopathic doctor, she addresses the whole person, with individualized care plans focused on treating the cause of illness, with an emphasis on patient education.
Dr. Appel offers wellness programs that integrate with and complement primary care to help each individual take charge of their health once and for all. She uses a wide range of natural and conventional therapies to support patients ability to achieve their individual goals.
Before becoming a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Appel spent several years as a Crossfit Level 1 trainer and nutrition counselor in addition to her full time military career. She has competed in local weightlifting events, practices yoga, and is a strong believer in the power of meditation. To recharge, Dr. Appel loves traveling to tropical destinations to soak up the sun and scuba dive. During shorter breaks, you can find her day hiking, cooking delicious meals, and playing with three rambunctious cats.