Our Mission

Located in downtown Seattle, Washington, we provide holistic health care focusing on the whole person. Our goals include patient empowerment through education to ensure each patient’s health and safety.

We strive to promote optimal health and wellness in patients’ lives. We endeavor to honor each person’s individuality and promote their natural healing abilities as much as possible. We customize treatment plans using therapies such as nutrition, lifestyle counseling, herbal medicine, acupuncture, physical medicine, and pharmaceuticals.

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.

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:

I believe that a high level of commitment to your health is essential for achieving and maintaining optimal wellness. Often it is helpful to have a guide to help uncover blocks that could be preventing you from improving your health. My hope in working with patients is to partner with them and help each person realize his or her physical, emotional, mental and spiritual potential.

I truly believe that health is not just freedom from disease, rather it is the state in which body, mind and spirit are able to achieve full potential. I look at symptoms as an indication of a greater health imbalance and by finding and addressing the root cause of symptoms, health will be restored.

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

Practice:

I treat adults with acute and chronic disease, as well as focus on disease prevention. My methods address factors that contribute to physical, emotional and chemical imbalances. I believe it is best to intervene in the most non-toxic and least invasive way that I can. I put a lot of emphasis on teaching my patients how to incorporate healthy diet and lifestyle habits to improve their health. I successfully help patient’s achieve their health goals by creating individualized programs using nutritional therapy, homeopathy, Biotherapeutic Drainage, herbal medicine, and lifestyle modification.

As part of your experience I may suggest blood work as well as other functional testing in order to gather more information about you and provide you with the best possible care.

Dr. Paroo is currently not accepting patients at Natural Healthcare Northwest.

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 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 Natural Healthcare Northwest Tuesday – 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

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 Natural Healthcare Northwest on Thursday afternoons. Dr. November is an in-network provider for the following health plans:

  • First Choice Health
  • Regence
  • Lifewise
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Kaiser (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 Natural Healthcare Northwest on Thursdays and Fridays. She is an in-network provider for the following health plans:

  • Regence
  • Premera
  • First Choice
  • Kaiser (PPO plans)
  • LifeWise

Alyssa Kelly, ND

What Dr. Kelly loves about medicine is empowering others to feel confident in their medical decisions and treatments. She feels strongly about equipping her patients with the knowledge to promote their own health and safety in addition to understanding when to seek medical attention.

Dr. Kelly sees patients school-age and beyond. Her clinical interests include primary care, sports medicine, adolescent medicine, sexual health, oncology and survivorship. She has completed additional training in concussion management and adjunctive oncology care.

She is also available for educational presentations regarding concussions. Please contact the front desk with requests.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing, coaching, and watching sports, supporting local organizations investing in leadership and education opportunities for youth and women, and working toward increased healthcare access in the south end of Seattle.

Dr. Kelly is available for appointments at Natural Healthcare Northwest on Wednesday afternoons. She is currently an in-network provider for the following health plans:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna