Dr. Melinda Bower

Individualized Medicine Just for YOU

Dr Melinda Bower is a Naturopathic Doctor located in Seattle, Washington.

A naturopathic and functional medicine doctor with advanced training in women’s health, autoimmune disorders, nutrigenomics and personalized medicine.  She specializes in identifying hormone imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, food reactions, environmental triggers and overall the prevention of chronic disease.  This approach involves treating the source of the problem/symptom/disease.

Naturopathic Medicine For All

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

  • My education at the world-renowned Bastyr University prepared me to be your doctor and understand complex chronic health problems.

  • As a primary care doctor, I'm trained in gynecology and family medicine and will help you navigate the healthcare network. I can 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 unique blend of herbs specifically for you to support all of YOU.

  • As a Mom of two daughters ages 14 and 19, I believe that everyonel should have the opportunity to feel their best, all the time.


Education and Training

  • Bachelors degree from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.  This gave me a great foundation in the liberal arts.  I graduated with a B.S in Environmental Science

  • I worked in the Environmental Field for 10 years primarily in educating people on environmental issues around recycling, waste reduction and hazardous waste.  I also focused on how chemicals in the environment affect human health and chronic illness.

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

  • Natural Doctors International, Ometepe, Nicaragua, Certificate Program in Global Health

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

  • Internship:  Adrian Whorton, ER Doctor at Evergreen Hospital

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

  • Specialty Shifts at BCNH including Diabetes and Cardiovascular 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)

  •  Bastyr Adjunct Faculty, currently teaching Botanical Medicine and Gynecology courses as well as Clinic Shift Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.

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