Natural Primary Care

Healthy Kids, Healthy Families

Where Patients Are Family

Naturopathic Family Medicine
4411 Fremont Ave North
Seattle, WA  98103
tel 206.683.4495
info@naturopathicfamilymedicine.com

Natural Healthcare NW
Medical Dental Building
509 Olive Way, Suite 1315
Seattle, WA  98101
tel 206.683.4495
info@naturopathicfamilymedicine.com

Physician Schedules

Dr. Krystal Richardson
Fremont Office

  • Mon 8am-5pm
  • Wed 8am-12pm
  • Thu 2pm-5pm
  • Fri 8am-12pm

Dr. Krystal Richardson
Downtown Office

  • Tue 8am-5:30pm
  • Wed 2pm-5:30pm
  • Thu 8am-1pm

Dr. Vivian Sovran
Fremont Office

  • Mon 9am-12pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm

Dr. Alyssa Kelly
Fremont Office

  • Mon 12:30m-4pm
  • Wed 12:30pm-4pm
  • Fri 8am-12pm

Dr. Jennifer November
Fremont Office

  • Mon 1pm-7pm
  • Tue 3pm-7pm
  • Wed 3pm-5pm
  • Fri 1pm-5pm
  • Sat 10a-12p

Latest News

Seattle Smoke Wave

By: Alyssa Kelly, ND

Seattle is in the midst of a smoke wave. A severe one, at that. Climate Central describes a smoke wave as two consecutive days with an EPA Air Quality Index of 67. Seattle’s AQI today is 185.

At AQI level 67, the particles in the air, called PM2.5, reach a concentration that can start causing adverse health effects. Some of these effects include “slowing blood flow and oxygen to the heart, developing plaque on the inner walls of arteries, and interfering with liver functions” (Climate Central). These are relatively invisible yet serious effects. One symptom of these effects can be feeling more fatigued than usual or lowered exercise tolerance. People are certainly experiencing other ill effects from the particles as well, such as cough, wheezing, difficulty breathing, headaches, and more. People who already have lung or heart diseases such as asthma, emphysema, COPD, angina, and ischemic heart disease are at risk of worsening of their disease due to the particles and their effects on blood and oxygen flow.

My new year’s resolution: self-care (in small pieces)

By: Jennifer November, ND

January 1. Time to exercise more, eat healthier, drink more water, drink less alcohol, read more, less television… I’m already over it.  What’s the deal behind new year’s resolutions? Ultimately, these are the things that if we change them about ourselves, we believe will make us stellar human beings. Business Insider says that “80% of new years resolutions fail by February”. Is this because they are goals designed to make us appear better on the outside?  Is it because they tend to be activities we don’t really enjoy?  Is it because we already cram too much into our day that adding one more activity will make the bubble burst?

Yes. To all of the above, yes.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy: is it the right fit for you?

By: Kim Hansen, ND

The menopausal transition is unique to each individual woman. Some women experience minor symptoms while others suffer from a variety of different ailments. These symptoms can impact their wellbeing and quality of life from the beginning stages of menopause through several years after its onset. Menopause occurs when the body is no longer in “reproductive mode” and the amount of estrogen and progesterone produced by the body begins to decline. Not only can this drop in hormones lead to uncomfortable symptoms, but it also puts women at a greater risk of developing certain diseases, such as osteoporosis and heart disease. Common symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, anxiety and/or depression, vaginal dryness, thinning skin, weight gain, and urinary changes. Now that women are living 30 to 40 years after menopause, these effects can last months to several years after menstruation ends. A common approach to treating these symptoms is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).

Our Physicians

NFM Seattle is proud to provide the services of Seattle’s best independent medical practitioners.

Dr. Krystal Richardson

Dr. Krystal Richardson is a naturopathic doctor who is an expert in integrative medicine. She is passionate about family medicine and enjoys working with all ages. She believes in creating a relationship with her patients that focuses on a partnership where patient and doctor can work together towards achievable goals.

Dr. Jennifer November

Naturopathic medicine is Dr. November’s second career path. Prior to studying at Bastyr University, she received a BA in Communications from Washington State University, and was in the advertising and marketing industries. While she found much success and excitement in the corporate world, her passion for healing and helping others lead her to naturopathic medicine.

Dr. Vivian Sovran

In her practice, Dr. Sovran strives to provide a compassionate, professional and welcoming environment. She takes the time to really listen to her patients. She particularly values the naturopathic principle of Docere (doctor as teacher), and is pleased to find that she often learns just as much from her patients as they learn from her.

Dr. Alyssa Kelly

What Dr. Kelly loves about medicine is empowering others to feel confident in their medical decisions and treatments. She feels strongly about equipping her patients with the knowledge to promote their own health and safety in addition to understanding when to seek medical attention.

Dr. Tamara Cullen Evans (retired)

Dr. Evans is a different kind of physician. She takes time to know her patients. She is diligent in searching for answers and connections. She listens to what her patients need and together they find the right path.

Our Patients

  • I've never encountered another provider with the same degree of follow-through, personal attention, and consistency that Dr. Maximo has given me. She's the first and only provider to take care of me--the whole me.


  • I want to let you know that you have been a very important influence in our lives as a family and provided a turning point that changed the course of my parenting journey for the better.


  • I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you in writing for all you have done to help me in my quest to feel better. When I came to see you in July of 2004, I was feeling overwhelmed with how sick I was. I will never forget crying in your office on that first visit, and how you told me you would help me to feel better and that you were committed to finding both answers and solutions. You kept that promise from the start.


  • It was a difficult to diagnose type of cancer, but she identified it in time for intervention and now, thanks to Dr. Evans, I'm healthy, feeling well, and have a great prognosis. I feel very lucky that she's now my doctor.


  • The doctors here are incredibly genuine, thorough, and knowledgeable. I always feel well taken care of and like my opinions and ideas about my own body are respected and valued.