Dr. Melinda Bower

Individualized Medicine Just for YOU

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Dr. Melinda Bower is a naturopathic and functional medicine doctor located in Seattle, Washington.

With advanced training in women’s health, autoimmune disorders, nutrigenomics, and personalized medicine, Dr. Bower specializes in identifying hormone imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, food reactions, environmental triggers, and the prevention of chronic disease overall.

This approach involves finding and treating the source of the problem, symptoms, or disease, rather than just the treating the symptoms, in order to create sustained healing.

Naturopathic Medicine For All

Through your journey towards optimal health, I can offer you a unique set of experiences:

  • As a doctoral graduate of the world-renowned Bastyr University, I am prepared to be your doctor and am armed with an understanding of complex chronic health problems.

  • As a Primary Care Doctor, I'm trained in gynecology and family medicine and can help you navigate the healthcare network and prescribe most medications, if you need them, so all of your healthcare needs are addressed in one place.

  • As a Naturopathic Doctor, I offer the least invasive therapies for you on your journey towards health. These therapies consist of nutrition, lifestyle, herbal medicine, hands-on therapies like CranioSacral, stress reduction, and others.

  • As an Herbalist, I enjoy creating a personalized blend of herbs specifically for you and your unique needs.

  • As a Mom of two daughters, I have a sensitivity for family life and the importance of health for all ages.


Education and Training

  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington

  • B.S. in Environmental Science from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, giving me a great foundation in the liberal arts and environmental science

  • 10 years in the environmental field primarily educating people on environmental issues around recycling, waste reduction, and hazardous waste and also focusing on how chemicals in the environment affect human health and chronic illness, knowledge I apply to my work with clients today

  • Certificate in Global Health from Natural Doctors International out of Ometepe, Nicaragua

  • Internship: Pat Dawson, Breast Cancer Surgeon at Swedish First Hill, True Family Women’s Cancer Center

  • Internship: Adrian Whorton, ER Doctor at Evergreen Hospital

  • One year residency at Bastyr Center for Natural Health (BCNH) where I focused on family medicine and women’s health

  • Specialty shifts at BCNH focused on topics including diabetes, cardiovascular health, and environmental medicine

  • Member of the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), and the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP)

  • Adjunct Faculty for Bastyr University, currently teaching Botanical Medicine and Gynecology courses

  • Clinic Shift Supervisor at BCNH

  • Advanced training from Dale Bredesen aimed at the prevention and reversal of Alzheimer’s Disease (ReCODE)