Primary Care/Naturopath Physician
What can you see a licensed naturopathic doctor for?
We treat and screen for the following health concerns: Food and chemical sensitivity testing, prescriptions and refills, environmental medicine screenings (including heavy metals, molds and chemicals used in agriculture) infectious diseases, autoimmune disease, bioidentical hormone replacement, cold and flu treatment.
Dr. Richelle Vawter, joining Northwest Wellness August 2nd, 2018!
Dr. Vawter provides the following services:
Mind Body Medicine
- Psychotherapy (Individual, Family, Couples)
- Nutritional Psychiatry
- Visceral Manipulation
- Yoga Therapy
- Ozone Therapy
- Perineural Therapy
- Neural Therapy
- Nutritional Therapy
- Infra-red Sauna
- Ozone Therapy
- Nutritional Therapy
- Intra-cranial stimulation
- Adrenal Health Optimization
- Kinesio Taping
Dr. Jeff Thomas
Dr. Jeff Thomas is a licensed naturopathic doctor providing integrative medical approaches to a myriad of clinical presentations ranging from the most common to difficult and obstinate of cases. Dr. Thomas is also the medical educator and product development specialist for Deseret Biologicals. Throughout the year in addition to seeing patients and incorporating the latest nutritional innovation into product concepts. Dr. Thomas lectures across the country speaking to health practitioners on the latest trends in disease assessment and nutritional approaches.
Dr. Thomas received his Naturopathic doctoral degree from the prestigious Bastyr University, in Seattle WA in 2013. Prior to that he received his Bachelor of Science at the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Tx, and his Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from St. Phillip’s College. During his clinical rotations Dr. Thomas worked with various providers including clinical dietitians, medical doctors, naturopathic oncologists, chiropractors, and naturopathic physicians.
Dr. Thomas utilizes the following therapies to support his patient’s health: detoxification support, diet and lifestyle counseling, botanical medicine, homeopathy, nutritional supplementation, bio-identical hormone replacement, weight loss, and counseling.
Dr. Thomas has completed continuing education on the following areas of interest:
- Advanced IV Therapy
- Advanced gynecological conditions
- Personalized Genetics
- Lyme disease and related co-infections
- Weight loss
- Thyroid disorders
When not helping patients, Dr. Thomas enjoys spending time with his family and friends, rock climbing, backpacking, and snowboarding.
Dr. Safiya McCarter
Dr. Safiya McCarter is a Naturopathic Physician licensed to practice medicine in the state of Washington. Her clinical interests include pediatrics and women’s health (preventative and screening examinations, contraception and menstrual disorders). Her clinical approach incorporates psychological and emotional health and forming a partnership with her patients.
Dr. McCarter received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2010 and her Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree in 2015 from Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA. Her undergraduate education was completed at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Mathematics.
Dr. McCarter currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) and holds professional membership in the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Why should you see a naturopathic physician?
Our current mainstream system of healthcare is entirely lacking in offering patient-centered, patient-driven, and patient-advocated medicine. Conventional medicine reduces a complex, unique human being to a list of lifeless symptoms, absent of any concern for the body and it’s environment.
Naturopathic medicine sets itself apart by investing time and energy into understanding the many variables that contribute to a person’s health. Rarely, it if ever, is optimal health and the path to attaining it, a one size fit’s all.
Through an ever growing body of research in medical literature, clinicians are beginning to understand the importance of foundational health as a means to not only treat disease, but prevent it as well. This is exactly the heart and soul of naturopathic medicine.
Our providers will thoroughly assess your body’s ability to overcome illness and thrive by evaluating your health history and current lifestyle. After a detailed intake and review of laboratory findings, we design a treatment approach that not only helps to manage symptoms, but minimize the likelihood of future disease. Our tools are simple, yet incredibly effective. With compassion, an open heart, the latest evidence-based approaches, herbs, nutrients, and mind-body practices we facilitate change not only in your physical body, but mental, emotional and spiritual as well.
Highlights of choosing to see a naturopathic doctor include: You want a doctor who will treat all of you, not just your illness, personalized treatment, treat the root cause of illness, not just symptoms, to actively participate in managing your own health, not wanting to use pharmaceutical drugs such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or highly addictive opioids to manage pain or you have tried all conventional medical options for diagnosing and treating a health condition.