Dr. Naydis has always thought that separating modern and traditional medicine would not work for her as a physician. She grew up in Odessa, Ukraine, and was lucky to have a grandmother as a family doctor. Natural remedies were used freely in their household, while medications only when necessary, respecting the body’s resilience and wisdom.
With that experience, Dr. Naydis was looking for an education that would allow her to shift between traditional and conventional therapies based on her patients’ needs. She was inspired and drawn to the naturopathic medicine philosophy of healing. Bastyr University with its diverse and strong science-based curriculum was a perfect match. After graduating as a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Naydis has been in Woodinville since 2005.
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Naydis had worked as an attending physician at Bastyr Integrative Cancer Research Center, and has since become one of the few naturopathic doctors in the country to hold board certification in naturopathic oncology. While seeing many patients for complementary cancer care, she also tends to people with a variety of both acute and chronic health problems.
Constantly learning, Dr. Naydis shares her knowledge by teaching her patients and public about healthy living through classes, educational articles, and everyday interactions. She is an active member of the following professional organizations: American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and The Institute for Functional Medicine.
Outside of work, she is happy spending time outdoors, on a yoga mat, or reading a good book, anything from non-fiction to sci-fi. She lives in Bothell with her husband and their two children who are growing way too fast. She is fluent in Russian.