Dr. Allison Apfelbaum is a licensed naturopathic doctor who graduated in 2013 from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biobehavioral Health at the Pennsylvania State University. Upon graduating from the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program, Dr. Apfelbaum completed an accredited two year residency program through Bastyr University at Northwest Center for Optimal Health. She has spent the last four years working in Marysville as a primary care doctor. She is very excited to return to the Woodinville area where she spends much of her time.
Dr. Apfelbaum is a primary care physician with special interest in women’s health, nutrition, weight loss, pain management, autoimmune disease, and allergies. Dr. Apfelbaum always knew she wanted to go into the healthcare field, but did not think prescription medications should be the only choice for treatment of chronic illness. Naturopathic medicine allows her to use many different treatment options for healing, such as diet, nutrition, supplements, hands-on manual therapy, and lifestyle modifications with good success. She believes every person has a unique healing journey and should be treated individually.
Having additional training in pain management, she uses many different tools in physical medicine, including trigger point injections, manual therapy, and nutritional supplements to manage pain, rarely having to rely on prescription medications. While studying naturopathic medicine, Dr. Apfelbaum completed the coursework for a massage therapy and incorporates this knowledge into her treatments.
Dr. Apfelbaum grew up outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her parents. She spent time working in the medical field at her dad’s dental office, and gets creativity from her mom who is an artist. She currently lives in Bothell with her husband and cat Leo. In her free time you can find Dr. Apfelbaum kayaking, running outside, snowboarding, painting and cooking. Visit her food blog for healthy recipe ideas!
Check our Facebook page for regular updates about upcoming events and health articles. Dr. Apfelbaum likes to spend time in the community giving health presentations, attending events, and spreading wellness education to others. She has experience in public radio, and writes a monthly health column for the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter and Woodinville Weekly newspapers. She is an active member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the Puget Sound Functional medicine group, and participates in Evergreen Hospital Wellness Outreach program.