I view myself as a primary-care physician first, and a naturopath second. Some may use me as a “general practitioner,” others will work with me as a “naturopathic specialist”.
After graduation from the Naturopathic Medicine program at BastyrUniversity, I went on to complete a residency at the BastyrCenter for Natural Health. During both school and residency, several rotations in Seattle area hospitals helped expand my knowledge of conventional medicine. Prior to naturopathic school, my work as a massage therapist and bodyworker taught me the value of physical medicine as a key component in people's healing process.
In addition to ‘old-fashioned’ naturopathic primary care (with its emphasis on foundational lifestyle and nutrition) my major clinical interests are cardiovascular health (including support for blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes), chronic infectious disease (HIV and HCV), stress reduction, pain management, environmental toxicity, and digestive disorders.
Approaches that I’m likely to use are lifestyle counseling, biofeedback and stress reduction, massage and manipulation therapy, herbal medicine, supplemental nutrition, and, when appropriate, pharmaceutical drugs and IV nutrition. In cases of serious or advanced illness, I enjoy working closely with conventional specialists to provide the best possible care.
Dr. Kimberly Foster is a licensed Naturopathic Physician. Her education includes receiving a Bachelor’s of Science Degree with a double major in General Science and Psychology at the University of Oregon in 2003, a Massage Therapy Certification at Brenneke School of Massage in 2005, and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in 2008.
Her clinical experience as a physician includes helping her patients resolve (not just tolerate!) their health challenges including pain, infections, allergies, anxiety, stress, fatigue, depression, anxiety, skin conditions, digestive disorders and more. The modalities that Dr. Kim uses to help her patients achieve their health goals include Neuromodulation Technique, Matrix Energetics, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Nutrition, and Wellness Counseling.
She believes in taking a personal interest in each patient, listening to their concerns and educating them about their options for care. She works with her patients to find acceptable solutions to their problems and customizes treatment plans to fit their individual needs, with a focus on getting results! Her goal is to assist her patients in achieving their health goals so they can live the highest quality life possible.