Dr. Brooke Weitz, ND
Dr Weitz is a graduate of Bastyr University and is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the state of Washington.
She practices primary care medicine with a focus on pain management, gastrointestinal health, endocrine conditions and preventative care. Her main modalities include osseous manipulation, myofascial release, neurofascial treatment, cranio-sacral therapy and physical therapy.
With over 15,000 patient contacts, Dr. Weitz takes a personalized approach with each patient, starting with the lowest levels of intervention.
Her extensive knowledge of therapeutic diets, herbs, neutraceuticals,exercise and lifestyle coaching allows her to treat the whole person, treating the cause and educating her patients to be their own health advocates.
The daughter of a Naturopathic doctor, Dr. Weitz was raised walking the path of prevention, wellness and healthy living.
When she is not treating patients, you’ll find her practicing yoga and playing or coaching volleyball.
Dr. Megan Saunders, ND
With a passion for empowering patients with the tools to create a new standard of health and improved quality of life for themselves through natural heath, as a Naturopathic Doctor I meet patients where they are at to create achievable goals and life changes.
I work as a primary care physician treating a variety of health issues ranging from hormonal imbalance to allergies to depression/anxiety. In addition to primary care, many of my patients come seeking care for auto or work related injuries.
I offer a unique combination of skills and treatment options to reduce pain and aid in healing including biopuncture/trigger point injections (TPI), myofascial release and medical massage, craniosacral therapy, nutrient and herbal therapies.
Dr. Megan Saunders is a naturopathic doctor who specializes in primary care, trigger point injections, biofeedback, craniosacral and massage therapy. She practices medicine in Woodinville, Washington at The Natural Path To Healing.
Dr. Heidi Semanie, ND
Dr. Heidi Semanie was born and raised in Massachusetts. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont in Biological Sciences, with minor degrees in English and Anthropology.
She worked as a Paramedic in the Boston metro area and was a member of the Gulf Disaster Response Team in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Working with such limited and rudimentary supplies dramatically shifted her understanding of the therapeutic relationship, which inspired her to move to Seattle and attend Bastyr University.
There she earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Semanie did her clinical training at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health and its many outreach clinics.
Her specialized training includes Pain Mangement, HIV and immune wellness, biofeedback, IV therapy, visceral manipulation, and minor surgery. She also sought additional mentorship and advanced training in spinal and extremity manipulation, hormone therapies, women’s health, and craniosacral therapy.
While on the island of Oahu, Dr. Semanie provided primary care at a wellness retreat as well as in office and at home visits. She received additional training and experience while assisting an ND/midwife with women’s health, pregnancy and post partum care, home births, and early life care.
April Haugen, MSM, LM, CPM
April Haugen fell in love with midwifery at a young age when a local mother introduced her to home birth.
The personalized care she received and the relationship that formed between the mother and her midwife opened April’s eyes to the capacity of what a relationship with your healthcare provider could be like.
She holds the birth space with compassion and patience, believing women are so much stronger then they realize.
April is trained in herbal medicine and uses its ability to support the body’s natural healing in her midwifery care.
April is also a mother of two children, Madisen and Caydyn. In her free time she enjoys gardening, hiking, camping, photography, and spending time with her family.
For women in Central Washington State looking for midwifery care, please visit April’s website for more information.
Dr. Molly Niedermeyer, ND, LM
I graduated in 1984 from John Bastyr College of Naturopathc Medicine with my doctorate degree, and completed my midwifery degree in 1985. I have wanted to be a doctor since I was 6 years old and am grateful to have found my profession. I believe that becoming a doctor is a ‘calling’ and I hold myself and my staff to the highest standard of quality and compassionate health care. Each day I am delighted to help coach my clients to reach their highest health goals and obtain the appropriate tools to take responsibility for their own health. My practice style is to be a true ‘family practice’ doctor, intimately aware of each of my client’s health goals and issues that inhibit them from reaching these goals. I attend families in labor, guardianship the growth of my pediatric clients, and guide women and men in their course of health through their adult lives. I am honored to be part of their health team.
Another strong aspect of my practice is my knowledge of both fields of medicine: allopathic and naturopathic. I have one foot firmly planted in both arenas and shift weight according to the need. I provide the filter that most people need to navigate through their often confusing health decisions. I strongly believe that each person needs a Naturopathic Physician to be their primary care physician because we can help design the preventative course of action and interface with our Medical Doctor colleagues to design the most integrative treatment regime.
In addition to my private practice, I have served my community in a variety of capacities. From 1985-1991, I was a distinguished faculty member at Bastyr College, serving as Dean of Naturopathic Medicine and Chair of the Midwifery Department. From 1987-1993, I was on the Board of the Midwives Association of Washington State (MAWS), and have served as Treasurer to the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP). I continue to teach as a guest instructor at Bastyr University, and publicly lecture and write articles. My philosophical bent towards “physician as teacher” permeates Emerald City Naturopathic Clinic (ECN). It is a cornerstone of the service we provide to teach and inform our clients not only about healthy lifestyles, but also about political activism, networking opportunities, and environmental and spiritual issues.
Dr. Molly Niedermeyer was recently honored as one of Seattle’s “Top Doctors” for 2013 in Seattle Met Magazine. If you reside in the Seattle area please visit her excellent naturopathic clinic, Emerald City Clinic.
Forrest Knutson, Yogi
Forrest Knutson is a lover of the ancient and obscure; who left the safety of the ashram to pursue a self-reliant life as a yogi householder.
Through a lifetime of meditation and study Forrest observed key elements of meditation and simplified them so that anyone who applied themselves could learn and achieve a successful meditative state.
Today Forrest teaches through his books and online through video trainings available on his website and in Learn True Health’s membership.