SUCCESS STORIES

Graduates of our accredited schools share their stories of success – from schooling to their careers.

Dr. Lily Stokely – Bastyr

Dr. Lily Stokely – Bastyr

“Before discovering naturopathic medicine, I felt a hunger for more information about the human body in both physical and emotional states. I felt torn between more mental/emotional healthcare fields and the physical. It seemed confusing that they were separated in conventional medicine. Naturopathic medicine is the only healthcare profession that I know of that has the ability to fully support all aspects of health.”

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Dr. Tracy Wooten – SCNM

Dr. Tracy Wooten – SCNM

“I encourage you not to chase after money or fame, but after a respectable reputation. When you provide the best care to your patients, your reward will soon follow.”

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Dr. Miranda LaBant – NUHS

Dr. Miranda LaBant – NUHS

“I always thought I knew what the term ‘doctor’ meant, but it wasn’t until I started seeing patients on my own, that I really understood the true meaning of docere – to instruct or teach. Behind the doors of the patient-doctor relationship is where the healing begins.”

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Dr. Doni Wilson – Bastyr

Dr. Doni Wilson – Bastyr

“I like to help the underdog because I’ve been the underdog. The one who is not feeling well, hasn’t found an answer, who wants to feel better and will do what it takes, even if that means facing fears of how their life may change and that they may actually get what they want – whether that is a baby, a relationship, a new job, or the ability to travel.”

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Dr. Jolene Brighten – NUNM

Dr. Jolene Brighten – NUNM

“Throughout school through today, I have maintained a growth mindset, a gratitude practice, and had faith in my ability to create my own success. I coach many practitioners in business, and mindset is always a foundational piece that has been in place for me in order to succeed.”

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Dr. Jessica Cooper – SCNM

Dr. Jessica Cooper – SCNM

“I knew naturopathic medicine was the right path for me because of the philosophy behind the medicine. It made so much more sense to use natural substances to support distressed organ systems and to teach people how to take care of themselves rather than having them rely on a medication.”

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Dr. Kim Bretz – CCNM

Dr. Kim Bretz – CCNM

“I strongly believe that there is a huge difference between living a long life and dying a long life. We have become very adept at keeping people alive with amazing, life-saving medications and techniques, but have fallen behind in our focus on optimal health and disease prevention.” Kim Bretz, ND sees the value that naturopathic medicine offers in its approach to preventative health care and healthy living.

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Dr. Chris Habib – CCNM

Dr. Chris Habib – CCNM

“When you become an ND, you are automatically an entrepreneur. That means you can start any business that interests you and nurture it into something that can make a real impact for others.”

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Dr. John Finnell – Bastyr

Dr. John Finnell – Bastyr

“As the first naturopathic physician and acupuncturist appointed to lead a Veterans Affairs Whole Health program, I will do my best to represent our professions and medicine in the best way.” Learn about Dr. Finnell’s path to naturopathic medicine, successes, and his advice for prospective students.

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Dr. Casey Seenauth – SCNM

Dr. Casey Seenauth – SCNM

“I love being able to offer patients a new perspective on their health care. Many patients come to my office after being told that they have exhausted all the options that conventional medicine has to offer.” Learn about Dr. Casey Seenauth’s path to naturopathic medicine and how he treats pain patients naturally.

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Dr. Jacqueline Yang – SCNM

Dr. Jacqueline Yang – SCNM

“I always knew I wanted to be a doctor, but when I was college, I started to ask myself what kind of doctor do I really want to be? How do I want to help people?  I see my work as my purpose, so these questions hit me hard.” With that, Dr. Jacqueline Yang began researching other approaches to care and discovered her calling in naturopathic medicine.

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