Neighborhood Naturopathic: Welcome, new WSB sponsor!

Today we’re welcoming a new WSB sponsor, Neighborhood Naturopathic. New sponsors get the chance to tell you what they’re all about – here’s the message from Neighborhood Naturopathic (5410 California SW):

(Neighborhood Naturopathic’s Dr. Megan Taylor, Dr. Allison Middleman, Dr. Emily Lesnak, Dr. Arika Dortero)

Local to West Seattle, Neighborhood Naturopathic is a small, woman-owned, physician-owned clinic that provides both primary care and specialized services to patients of all ages. Whether you are due for a general screening exam or seeking help with specific health concerns, we will take the time to truly understand and address the roots of any symptoms or imbalances you may be experiencing — and to thoroughly explore preventative strategies for the benefit of your present and future health.

In what is often an inaccessible, hurry-up-and-wait health-care system, we offer longer appointment times, attentive follow-ups, and quick responses to urgent needs. Through direct messaging with doctors, friendly and responsive staff communication, telemedicine options, opportunities for same-day appointments, and Saturday openings, we make ourselves available for your care and for the care of your family.

Beyond wellness visits, Neighborhood Naturopathic services also include: recommendations for comprehensive lab work and imaging; functional testing, such as stool analysis, hormone evaluation, and vitamin/mineral-level assessment; in-house adult and pediatric blood draws; allergy testing and allergy shots; pediatric vaccinations; evidence-based natural treatments and supplements; B-12 shots; and specialized guidance around digestive health, fertility, postpartum care, and pediatrics, among other areas. We look forward to fully exploring your health concerns – from insomnia to digestive distress to menstrual-cycle dysregulation – and to collaborating with you on a holistic approach to your wellness as a whole.

We’re called Neighborhood Naturopathic for a reason. We live here. And we are committed to investing in the community where we live and practice.

**Please note that we are in network with many major insurance companies and offer time-of-service discounts for patients paying out of pocket.**

We thank Neighborhood Naturopathic for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.

11 Replies to "Neighborhood Naturopathic: Welcome, new WSB sponsor!"

  • M. Donner April 13, 2022 (1:15 pm)

    Just for clarity, are these people naturopathic doctors (i.e. medically trained and licensed physicians) or just unlicensed people calling themselves naturopaths?

    • WSB April 13, 2022 (3:41 pm)

      All four are fully licensed naturopathic physicians. You can easily verify providers’ credentials here:

    • JMR April 20, 2022 (6:44 pm)

      Literally all 4 doctors are referenced by DR in the caption under their photo. 😉

  • Zipda April 13, 2022 (7:12 pm)

    Can Naturopaths  prescribe meds? Limitations to what can be prescribed? 

  • Erin98126 April 13, 2022 (7:39 pm)

    I am a patient here and highly recommend this clinic. The doctors actually listen to your concerns and work to find the root of your health problems rather than just writing a prescription and sending you on your way. 

  • Lina April 13, 2022 (7:48 pm)

    I and my 11 year old son see Dr Dortero, he has been with her since he was born.  She is awesome and has been able to address all sorts of health stuff with both of us over the years.  I’m so grateful she is practicing in West Seattle.  Yay to neighborhood naturopathic, a great team of docs.

  • Suzan April 13, 2022 (9:40 pm)

    My four children and I see Dr. Dortero, and I would highly recommend her and any of the doctors at Neighborhood Naturopathic if you’re looking for a doctor. It’s wonderful having our doctor here in West Seattle.

  • Sue H April 14, 2022 (4:35 am)

    I love Neighborhood Naturopathic. I used to see Dr. Taylor at her previous location, and then moved with her when she opened up NN. I’ve also seen Dr. Dotero. Everyone there is so knowledgeable and friendly, and I feel like I get really good care where medical professionals actually listen to me and try and figure out why I’m having an issue, rather than just prescribing medications to make it go away. They do prescribe medication when necessary though, so it’s not just all natural healing. I love the client portal where I can message doctors and staff and get fairly prompt responses, as well as access to lab results and visit summaries. It’s a really great clinic and I highly recommend it. 

  • Scubafrog April 14, 2022 (8:16 pm)

    Welcome!  What a great addition to our community!

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