Dr. Brittney Lesher ND

NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

A Bit About Dr. Lesher

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I grew up on the small island of Oahu, Hawaii and struggled with severe asthma, anxiety, and allergies all throughout my childhood.  I spent a lot of time worrying about my health and depended on several medications at a very young age. 

 

As I got older, I learned about all of the other ways that people took care of their health and I became fascinated with natural medicine, so much so that I decided to shadow a naturopathic doctor practicing in Honolulu in hopes of learning more about alternative forms of healthcare.  I saw how much time and care went into each patient’s visit and how each treatment plan was customized to the patient’s unique needs: blending the best of both conventional and natural therapies.  From that day on, I was hooked and decided to become a Naturopathic Doctor.

 

I left Hawaii to follow my dreams and went on to receive my Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington, where I was trained in primary care medicine. 

 

During my medical education to become a primary care provider, I received extra specialized training in rheumatology and autoimmune conditions, allergic and infectious diseases, as well as support for patients undergoing cancer treatment.  I also worked as a licensed massage therapist throughout medical school, developing my ability to help with managing pain and stress naturally.  After medical school, I completed a year of residency through the Institute for Natural Medicine at a group practice in Redmond, WA.  During my residency, I polished my skills as a primary care physician and helped many patients overcome their chronic health conditions by addressing the root cause: chronic inflammation, infections, allergies, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, and/or detoxification. 

 

My main goal as a doctor is to empower and inform each patient so that they are equipped to make the best choices for their individual health journey.  I strongly believe that what fosters true health are the day-to-day decisions that each of us have to make and I want to help you make the most well-informed decisions that work for YOU. 

 

Outside of the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my favorite people, exploring more of Washington and my new neighborhood, and keeping busy with various hobbies.

 

I am very excited to work with you on your health at JNM and look forward to meeting you soon.