Dr. Brittney Lesher ND
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.
Please note that Dr. Lesher is no longer accepting new patients for primary care and will be transitioning away from Junction Naturopathic Medicine on November 21.