Natural medicine specialist, Dr. Rebecca Dirks is attending physician at the Northwest Center for Optimal Health in Marysville, Washington. Her health care journey started in 1987 in the armed forces as a Hospital Corpsman. It was here where her passion for helping people and the desire to be a part of a better health care started. She graduated from University of Oklahoma and started a career in Pathology as a Cytotechnologist. It was learning about cancer and disease that propelled her toward Naturopathic Medicine. The best way to cure disease is to prevent it in the first place is her philosophy. She graduated from Bastyr University in 2001. Naturopathic medicine allows her the flexibility of treatment such as diet (food is our medicine), nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, homeopathy and natural hormone therapy. Every person is unique and deserves a health support plan catered to their needs and concerns.
Dr. Dirks has been faculty at Bastyr University, and holds memberships in the WA Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the Amer Association of Naturopathic Physicians, where she co-led the training program for other physicians. She received the United States National Defense Medal, the US Reserve four-year Good Conduct Medal, and an Honorable Discharge from the US Naval Reserve in 1995. Dr. Dirks is co-host of KSER’s “Sound Living with the Doctors” on FM 90.7 and kser.org Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. P.T.
Dr. Dirks also has advanced certification in Aromatherapy, Ayurveda and the Autoimmune Wahl's protocol. Her practice focus includes: women’s health & hormones, nutrition and lifestyle counseling.
Dr. Dirks was born and raised in Sioux City, Ia., is the youngest of six children and the first in her family to become a doctor. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and their cat Una and loves being in touch with nature through gardening and cooking.