Bruce Milliman, ND
"I’ve been practicing naturopathic medicine since 1982. In addition to my practice, I am a passionate patient advocate, helping people gain access to third party reimbursement, as well as reimbursement equity for naturopathic physicians.
I have co-authored several articles on naturopathic medical practice in the areas of practice characteristics, medical co-management, and Hepatitis C."
Leanna Standish, ND, PhD, LAc, FABNO
Dr. Standish specializes in integrative oncology and neurology. She leads cancer research teams and holds an FDA IND for a phase I clinical trial of ayahuasca, a psychoactive Amazonian tea. She is board certified in naturopathic oncology and her recognition by the oncology community as an expert in naturopathic medicine is evidenced by her being voted one of Seattle’s Best Physicians in the Seattle Metropolitan Magazine in 2002, 2004 and 2008. She has been a member of both the NIH and the Department of Defense study sections for scientific review of CAM research in cancer.
Fernando Vega, MD
"I was born and grew up in Seattle, though I spent some early years in the Philippines. For the first ten years of my medical career, I practiced Emergency Medicine in ERs throughout Pennsylvania and Washington during which time I began a private practice in Family Medicine. When I began private practice in 1981, I found practitioners of other disciplines to join me (acupuncturists, physical therapists, naturopaths, midwives, and physicians in other specialties), and the collective of Seattle Healing Arts Center was born."
Jeana Kimball, ND, MPH
Jeana Kimball, ND, MPH trusts and uses the healing power of nature to help her patients find balance, get healthier and live life to its fullest. She believes relationships are central to healing processes. Believing that doctors should know how to deliver babies and desiring to learn the skills, she pursued a midwifery degree (LM, Bastyr, 1991). She travelled around the world after graduation from Bastyr, living and doing births in southern Texas, India, Holland and England. She soaked up different cultures while circumnavigating the globe.
Dr. Jared Zeff, ND, LAc
Dr. Jared Zeff is a licensed doctor of naturopathic medicine and a licensed acupuncturist. In addition to maintaining a private practice, Dr. Jared Zeff currently teaches at the Bastyr University, College of Naturopathic Medicine in Seattle.
Dr. Zeff is considered a traditionalist, practicing a classical form of naturopathic medicine. He began a private practice in McMinnville, Oregon, based around obstetrics and family medicine. In 1993 he moved his practice to the Portland area, and in 2001 moved to Vancouver. He currently works primarily with chronic disease.
Louise Edwards, ND, LAc
Dr. Edwards hails from a generation that began a "back to earth" movement. Deciding she wanted to help transform adverse influences in ecology that resulted in adverse effects on human health, she realized that the field of natural medicine would allow her to do both. In 1988, she took the very first NPLEX exams. She was present at the first meeting of the AANP and served on the board during the mid'90s as a legislative chair when very few states had licensure laws for naturopathic physicians. Dr. Edwards was also a part of a team involved in political efforts that resulted in a big jump in the number of licensed states in the '90s.
Karim Abdullah, ND
"When I look back on the path that has led me here, there have been many important elements and experiences which have motivated me along this wonderful road. Primary among them have been my interests in learning about Nature, Humanity, the Sciences and the Source of all Life and Creation. I have great respect for the efforts and advances in conventional (allopathic) medicine and enjoy collaborating with Medical Doctors and Specialists to help a human being regain the gift of good health on all of its refined dimensions of well-being: spiritually, psychologically, emotionally and physically."
Raymond Diaz, ND
"I’ve been seeking the truth for as long as I’ve been conscious of awareness. It seems such a paradox that the more of a nobody I am, and don’t know, the more functional and useful and loving a being I have become, and true self-esteem blossoms. “I’m a Cuban man” is one of the stories. Son, brother, father, doctor, group leader, spiritual counselor, minister, recovering addict, divorced, remarried, stepfather, mentor, friend, disabled, faced death, sat with many who have died, singer, athlete. All stories, all useful, and all in the way. All grist for the engines of acceptance, surrender, and letting go. The present moment rises to be what it is."
Marlene Ehrler, ND
Dr. Ehrler is the founder of Motherhood Medicine™ Naturopathic Corporation, and the My Medicine™ program. She is a licensed naturopathic doctor, professor, and mentor who aims to keep intuitive and lineage based medicine alive. “My journey from being a new doc to where I am now is quite the story. My practice took many turns, helped thousands of people, and now all that experience has alchemized into the most beautiful offering--The My Medicine™ program!
Jim Massey, ND, DHANP
Dr. Massey cofounded the Wellness Program at NCNM in 1983, and graduated from NCNM in 1985. He was one of the first licensed naturopathic doctors to practice in NC, and cofounded the NCANP. He served as an AANP board member from 1994-1996, chairing the Public Relations department and working with Bob Timberlake on state licensing. He and wife, Karen, founded Mountain Peak Nutritionals in 1996, which specializes in “condition specific formulas” for healthcare professionals. Dr. Massey has taught clinical nutrition, homeopathy, and mind-body medicine, and co-founded the Naturopathic Psychospiritual Collaborative in 2014.
Katie Carter, ND
Throughout Western Montana she is known for her expertise in pain, autoimmune and endocrine disorders. With more than 30 years of experience with hormone testing and the use of nutrients and herbal formulas to support optimal hormone production, as well as the use of bioidentical hormones. Utilizing Naturopathic Medicine for the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as Graves Disease, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Dr. Carter has several cured cases of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy of recent diagnosis.