Dr. Edward Szymczak
Dr. Szymczak (pronounced Sim-zack) was born and raised in northern MN. In 2005, he completed his undergraduate degree in Pre-Medical Studies and Fine Arts at the University of Minnesota-Duluth on Lake Superior. He spent the early years of his career working in the mental health field as a children’s counselor, supervisor, and therapeutic foster parent.
Dr. Jess Ardern-Wilson
A 2014 graduate of Seattle's esteemed Bastyr University, Dr. Jess Ardern-Wilson, brings a fresh perspective to natural medicine in Bellingham, WA. Her main clinical areas of interest include women's health, cardiovascular disease and mental health, but Dr. Jess Ardern-Wilson, has experience working with a variety of conditions and in many areas of medicine.
What Is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a system of health care that utilizes the inherent healing power of Nature, including each individual’s ability to heal themselves. A Naturopathic Physician (N.D.) is a general practitioner trained in the practice of Natural Medicine. Most insurance companies will cover our services.
The Principles of Natural Healing
The Naturopathic Physician will follow the principles of natural healing, which include the following:
- Use the body’s own ability to heal itself.
- Use the least invasive therapies in an attempt to eliminate the need for potentially harmful drugs or surgery.
- Individualize treatment recognizing the emotional and biochemical differences in us all.
- Identify and treat the cause, not just the symptoms.
- Prevention is the best treatment.
Naturopathic Physicians consult with all other health practitioners and will refer for treatment or diagnostic procedures when appropriate.