Founded upon a holistic philosophy, naturopathic medicine combines safe and effective traditional therapies with the most current advances in modern medicine. Naturopathic medicine is appropriate for the management of a broad range of health conditions affecting all people of all ages.
Naturopathic physicians (N.D.s) are the highest trained practitioners in the broadest scope of naturopathic medical modalities. In addition to the basic medical sciences and conventional diagnostics, naturopathic education includes therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, natural childbirth, classical Chinese medicine, hydrotherapy, naturopathic manipulative therapy, pharmacology and minor surgery.
Tori Hudson, ND
Dr. Tori Hudson graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1984 where she has since served in many capacities: Professor, Medical Director, Associate Academic Dean, and Academic Dean. In 1990, she was awarded the American Association of Naturopathic Physician’s President’s Award, in 1999, Naturopathic Physician of the Year, in 2003 the NCNM Pioneer award, in 2009, the Natural Products Association Pioneer Award and in 2012 was inducted into the NCNM Hall of Fame.
Dr. Hudson is a national lecturer, contributor to many magazines and books, author, educator and researcher. She has over 30 years of experience and expertise in women’s health utilizing nutrition, nutraceuticals, herbs, bio-identical hormones and other therapies to treat all gynecological and primary care conditions for women. She is the medical director of A Woman’s Time clinic in Portland, Oregon. She is author of the book, Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine in it’s second edition, 2008.
Margaret Beeson, ND
The founder and owner of Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic, Dr. Beeson is a national leader in efforts to advance the quality of naturopathic care and integrate conventional and alternative medicine for patient benefit. She brings 40 years of medical experience to her practice, including a 20-year career as a nurse, certified midwife, physician assistant, and nutritional consultant. Before completing her naturopathic training at Bastyr University, she served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, and worked as a hospital and private practice nurse involved in surgery, recovery, acute and chronic care, ICU, psychiatry, allergies, nutrition, and environmental medicine. Dr. Beeson is committed to her Montana community, advancing clinical training for NDs, and collaborating with the conventional medical community.
Martin Milner, ND
Dr. Milner received his N.D. in 1983 from NCNM. He has remained at his alma mater for the past 23 years as Professor of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Milner is also the CEO and medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine (1983-1991) and Center for Natural Medicine (CNM), Inc. (1991-present). Established in 1991, CNM is the first and one of the largest ongoing, integrated healthcare facilities in the Northwest.
The Heart and Lung Wellness program is the newest addition in Dr. Milner’s professional life, linking his identities as professor and doctor. This exciting program is in its ninth year providing a clinical training ground for 14-24 fourth year naturopathic medical student interns and resident doctors, supervised by Dr. Milner. This experience engages medical students and patients in collaborative, complimentary and alternative health care of cardiovascular, pulmonary disease and primary care conditions. In this capacity CNM functions as a teaching clinic of NCNM. Dr. Milner is well published with texts, medical journal articles and studies in endocrinology, cardiology, pulmonology, oncology and environmental medicine. He has also authored “Menopause Revolution: Smashing the HRT Myth- Alternatives to Manufactured Drug Therapy”, Agora Health Books.
Chad Aschtgen, ND, FABNO
Dr. Aschtgen is board certified in naturopathic oncology and specializes in integrative cancer care. He received his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington and subsequently completed a two-year, hospital-based naturopathic medical residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), near Chicago, Illinois.
Upon returning to the Pacific Northwest in 2008, Dr. Aschtgen founded Seattle Integrative Oncology, which serves patients in Seattle, as well as Olympia and Everett – at Providence Regional Cancer Systems.
Dr. Aschtgen is an active member of numerous professional organizations:
- Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP)
- Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO)
- American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
- Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP)
- Washington State Board of Naturopathy
Finally, he serves as the Washington State Governor appointed chair of the state Board of Naturopathy.
Ian Bier, ND, LAc, PhD, FABNO
Dr. Ian D. Bier is a naturopathic doctor, a licensed acupuncturist, has a Doctorate in Human Services with a focus on Therapeutic Nutrition, and is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology.
He is in private practice at Human Nature Natural Health in Portsmouth, NH, a 5,000 square foot facility focused on chronic disease care and Integrative Oncology Support. He and his practice were recently chosen to receive, “Best for Holistic Cancer Care Treatments NH for 2018,” “Best of Portsmouth Ambulatory Care” for 2017, and as one of Portsmouth’s “Top Docs” in 2016. He is Vice-chair of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology, and an active member of the Oncological Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He regularly lectures at national conferences on using primary research literature to provide evidence-based care to cancer patients.
Dr. Bier has held various research and academic positions including Director, Southwest College Research Institute; Associate Professor of Research and founding Dean, School of Acupuncture, Interim Clinic Director, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, founding Dean, School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine at Rainstar University, as well as contributing towards the Naturopathic and Acupuncture National Board Examinations. As Dean he guided both programs through successful State and National Accreditation applications. He also completed the faculty certification program and briefly taught research for the University of Phoenix.
He has served as a Board member of the non-profit Society for Acupuncture Research; as a Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board for the journal Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and as a grant reviewer for the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Bier is the author of papers and book chapters on subjects ranging from the physical chemistry of Oil-Spill Dispersants, the use of Total Quality Management principles for curriculum development, to the effects of nutrition on behavior. He is a contributor to several chapters in the upcoming Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine textbook. He has been actively involved in funded research, acting in various capacities including grant writer, statistician, and principal investigator. He has had several successful national and international industry, and government research grants, including securing successive state grants investigating the role of Acupuncture in smoking cessation.
Gurdev Parmar, ND, FABNO
Dr. Gurdev Parmar and his wife Dr. Karen Parmar, ND launched the Integrated Health Clinic (IHC) in 2000, and have facilitated its growth into the largest naturopathic health care facility in Canada. Dr. Parmar works closely with many oncologists and receives patient referrals from across Canada and internationally. Dr. Parmar became a consulting naturopathic physician at the Lions Gate Hospital chemotherapy clinic from 2008 to 2012. He continues working towards gaining recognition in B.C. for a cancer care specialty designation for the naturopathic profession.
Dr. Parmar is active in writing and lecturing in the fields of clinical hyperthermia, the tumour microenvironment, and integrative cancer care. He serves on the editorial board of several medical journals and has recently completed a Textbook of Naturopathic Oncology. He completed a 5-year retrospective study on his integrative approach to cancer, which has been presented internationally. The IHC was also chosen as one of seven original clinics in North America to be included in the Canadian and U.S. Integrative Oncology Study (CUSIOS), a very exciting prospective trial. Dr. Parmar is now an affiliate residency director and primary teaching supervisor of a naturopathic oncology resident.
Kasra Pournadeali, ND
Dr. Kasra Pournadeali is a graduate of Bastyr University's 4-year Naturopathic Medicine program (one of only a few accredited Naturopathic programs in the United States).
He received his undergraduate degree in Radiologic Technology (BSRT) from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center,licensure as a naturopathic physician through the American the Washington State Department of Health.
Stefani Hayes, ND, LAC
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Whitney Hayes, ND, LAC
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