Skagit Valley Primary Care Providers
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916 South 3rd Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Naturopathic Medicine

Dripping herbal essence of a vial over a spoon
Michelle Antonich and Lydia LaSalle are our 2 providers trained in naturopathic medicine.

Naturopathic physicians (ND’s) are licensed as primary health care providers in the State of Washington. They receive four to five years of medical training, including a two-year clinical internship. Therapies focus on the natural healing art and include, but are not limited to: preventative medicine, herbal medicine, nutrition, orthomolecular medicine, environmental medicine, counseling, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, pharmaceutical prescribing, minor surgery and physical medicine.

Natural medicine has been effectively used for centuries and modern naturopathic medicine is based on sound science. The guiding principles of naturopathic medicine are:

The Healing Power of Nature: The body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health.

First, Do No Harm: Naturopathic physicians use safe, effective, less invasive, and more natural therapies.

Identify and Treat the Cause: Naturopathic physicians search for underlying causes of illness and use treatments that address the root cause rather than simply suppressing symptoms.

Treat the Whole Person: Health and disease are conditions of the whole organism, involving a complex interaction of physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, and social-economic factors.

Physician as Teacher: Naturopathic physicians educate, empower, and motivate individuals to understand and take responsibility for their health.

Prevention is the Best Cure: The emphasis is on promoting health and preventing disease, rather than only fighting disease.

Establish Health and Wellness: Naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to establish and maintain optimum health and wellness.