Physicians and Staff

Michael Baker ND, MS, DHANP

Michael Baker, ND, MS, DHANP

Dr. Baker is a graduate of Bastyr University and is board certified in the practice of homeopathy. Previous to his naturopathic training he studied and completed research in the field of neuroendocrinology.  When not seeing patients in clinic, Dr. Baker is a professor of homeopathy for naturopathic medical students at Bastyr.  He has previously served as a board member for the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Baker is interested in the role of inflammation and its influence on the emotional lives of children.

 

 

Ryan Robbins ND

Ryan Robbins, ND

Dr. Robbins trained as a naturopathic physician in the interest of pairing healing medicines from nature with the study of what makes each person unique in their health journey.

Philosophy
His core therapeutic philosophy is centered around supporting the patient’s ability to heal, self-regulate, and restore balance. He prescribes individualized nutritional plans, physical activity, connection to nature, and natural medicines (whenever possible), and pharmaceuticals (only when necessary).

Dr. Robbins loves working with patients who are willing to consider with him that their symptoms signify an imbalance in their body, mind, or lifestyle – and that they can improve or correct this in many cases without suppressing or palliating symptoms. This approach serves patients best when they are referred to him after careful workup, and then collaboratively followed up to track outcomes.

Dr. Robbins works with children, adolescents, and adults seeking holistic remedies for acute and chronic complaints. His clinical interests include mood disorders, men’s health, the reversal of chronic disease, and particularly, familial patterns of mental and physical illness.

Path to Medical School
Before deciding to attend naturopathic medical school, Dr. Robbins managed a North Minneapolis community clinic. When he asked the seasoned family medicine doctors for advice on pursuing a medical career for himself, they told him that conventional medical school wasn’t worth it anymore. They said that insurance and drug companies stood between the doctors and their patients and that they no longer developed long-term patient relationships as they had in their earlier careers. They also said that they had no time to adequately care for the patients in their charge. For several years, Dr. Robbins sought alternatives, finally deciding on naturopathic medicine for its commitment to the intrinsic oneness of mind, body and spirit, and the belief in the ability of the individual to heal.

Practice
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Robbins serves as adjunct clinical faculty at Bastyr Center for Natural Health and Country Doctor Community Clinic in Seattle. He is also one of a small number of integrative practitioners at The Polyclinic Madison Center in Seattle.

Home Life
When not seeing patients, he enjoys singing, camping, bike commuting, and growing delicious things in the garden.

Education
Bastyr University, ND, 2010.
Residency: Naturopathic Family Medicine, Bastyr University, 2010-2012.
New England School of Homeopathy, 2007-2009.
Carleton College, BA Psychology.