Our Mission

Located in Seattle, Washington, we provide holistic natural health care focusing on the whole person. Our goals include empowering the patient through education. To this end, we believe in a therapeutic partnership between doctor and patient.

We strive to promote balance, creativity, optimal health and wellness in the patient’s life on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual realms. We endeavor to honor each person’s uniqueness and to respect the healing power of nature by promoting the patient’s own natural healing abilities and by utilizing healing properties of natural therapies. These therapies include Nutrition, Lifestyle counseling, Herbal medicine, Acupuncture, Physical Medicine and Homeopathy.

Our Practitioners

Cynthia Buxton, ND, LAc

Dr. Cynthia Buxton received her Masters of Science degree in Acupuncture and her Naturopathic Doctorate from Bastyr University. Dr. Buxton brings an ability to listen from the heart and to create a sacred, caring space for healing to begin. Her gentle, compassionate approach ensures that clients feel thoroughly relaxed and comfortable. Dr. Buxton’s mission is to provide holistic natural health care focusing on the whole person. She utilizes nutrition, therapeutic supplementation, acupuncture, Western and Chinese herbal medicine, homeopathic medicine, and healthful lifestyle counseling to relieve disease, restore balance, creativity and optimal health. Dr. Buxton also considers the freedom to express creativity and joy to be critical to vibrant health. To this end, she enjoys dancing, singing and music in the maintenance of her own well-being.Dr. Buxton is licensed as a Naturopathic Physician and an Acupuncturist in Washington state, and is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Washington, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and backgrounds.

René Munday, MS, CN

René earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in nutrition with an added focus in herbal sciences and culinary arts from Bastyr University. She is certified as a nutritionist by the Washington Department of Health and Human Services. René also studied ayurvedic medicine at Kerala Ayurveda Academy. Her variety of studies brings the best balance of eastern and western nutrition.René believes that what we eat has the greatest impact on our health and is vital in the prevention of illness. The right foods should always be complimentary with the treatment of any health condition.

All consultations are personalized and there is no “one size fits all” approach. René does not recommend traditional restrictive dieting or calorie counting. Intuitive eating using whole foods is introduced so the client does not feel deprived, but enjoys their food while being nourished and feeling satisfied.

René enjoys working with people of all ages and stages of life, and supporting many conditions through diet and small lifestyle changes, including but not limited to:

  • Infants starting solids
  • Picky toddlers & children
  • Fertility & optimum pre-pregnancy health
  • Prenatal
  • Postnatal & breastfeeding
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Sleep problems
  • Skin conditions
  • Fatigue & Low energy
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Allergies
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Weight loss

When not working she enjoys a variety of exercise, preparing meals and spending time with her family, especially her 3 year old daughter.

Nina S. Paroo, ND

Dr. Nina Paroo earned her pre-medical degree from Queen’s University in Ontario Canada, and her doctorate degree from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.After receiving her medical degree, she completed an intensive residency in family medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

Philosophy:

Dr. Paroo believes that commitment to one’s health is essential for achieving and maintaining optimal wellness. Her responsibility is to help each patient realize their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual potential.

Health is not just freedom from disease; it is the state in which body, mind and spirit are able to achieve their full potential.

Symptoms are an indication of a greater health imbalance; it is the root cause of symptoms that should be addressed

Practice:

As a general family physician, Dr. Paroo treats acute and chronic disease, as well as focusing on disease prevention. Her methods address factors that contribute to physical and emotional imbalance. Education is a fundamental approach, as she works with patients to incorporate lifestyle changes to address their concerns.

As part of your experience with Dr. Paroo, she may perform women’s annual health exams, routine blood work and additional diagnostic procedures to gather more information. Dr. Paroo believes patient’s personal goals are best achieved by developing individualized programs in the areas of nutrition, homeopathy, biotherapeutic drainage, herbal medicine, hydrotherapy and lifestyle modification.

Dr. Paroo served on the executive board of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Krystal Richardson, ND

Dr. Richardson is a graduate of Bastyr University and completed a one year residency with a focus in pediatrics. She is passionate about family medicine and enjoys working with all ages. She believes in creating a relationship with her patients that focuses on a partnership where patient and doctor can work together towards achievable goals.

Dr. Richardson is very honored to have joined Dr. Tamara Cullen Evan’s as her business partner. She couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with one of the most caring and compassionate doctors and business women in the field. It is her goal to bring more services to her practice to allow patients greater access to treatment modalities they need to heal and feel better.

Dr. Richardson is a regular contributor to the pediatric section of NaturalPath – a national health blog written solely by Naturopathic Doctors. Click here to see her recent articles.

Dr. Richardson is available for appointments at Naturopathic Family Medicine Monday- Friday.

Dr. Richardson is an in-network provider for the following health plans:

  • First Choice Health
  • Lifewise
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Moda Health
  • Group Health Options (PPO plans only)
  • Regence

Please contact the clinic for additional information and to learn about our financial assistance programs.

Jennifer November, ND

Dr. Jennifer November believes in health empowerment and her patients playing an active role in their wellness. She strives to establish a partnership with her patients, working toward setting realistic, attainable goals.  Dr. November follows the philosophy that the body has its own powerful healing abilities; it is our job to enable it to do so by creating the optimal environment.  To that note, Dr. November’s treatment recommendations integrate diet and lifestyle modifications, botanicals, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and energetics.

Dr. November enjoys working with patients of all ages.  In addition to family medicine, she has a  particular interest in women’s health, including uncomfortable menses and PMS symptoms, menopausal symptoms, hormone balancing and preconception counseling.  Dr. November has additional training in homeopathy, hydrotherapy, nutrition, and yoga therapy.

Naturopathic medicine is Dr. November’s second career path.  Prior to studying at Bastyr University, she received a BA in Communications from Washington State University, and was in the advertising and marketing industries.  While she found much success and excitement in the corporate world, her passion for healing and helping others lead her to naturopathic medicine. Dr. November is also a mom, a cook, a yoga instructor, and (when she finds time) an explorer of the sites of the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. November is accepting new patients and is available at Naturopathic Family Medicine on Monday afternoons, Thursday evenings, and Friday afternoons. Dr. November is an in-network provider for the following health plans:

  • First Choice Health
  • Lifewise
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Group Health Options (PPO plans only)

Kim Hansen, ND

Dr. Hansen is a naturopathic doctor who is interested in providing her patients with personalized health care using a mix of herbal and conventional modalities. Her practice focuses largely on women’s health with a specialty in hormone management. Dr. Hansen strives to help women rebalance their hormones, from regulating menstrual cycles to ensuring a smooth transition into menopause via use of herbal treatments as well as bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. She understands that each patients experience with menopause is unique and she will strive to develop an individualized treatment plan based on her patient’s specific needs. Common symptoms addressed by Dr. Hansen include hot flashes, insomnia, mood changes, low libido and hormone-related weight gain.

Her interest in naturopathic medicine stemmed from her background in massage therapy. Being a massage therapist for many years helped her to recognize the positive impact that physical touch had on her client’s overall health, which encouraged her to advance her training in natural health modalities. This led her to Bastyr University where she earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Now she is able to integrate several different modalities to address all aspects of her patient’s health.

Dr. Hansen is available for appointments at Naturopathic Family Medicine on Monday evenings, from 5-9 pm. Dr. Hansen is credentialed with Regence and is in the process of credentialing with Premera. Stay tuned for updates!