Natural Primary Care

With access to your doctor 24/7 through direct messaging, our providers offer personalized service to individuals and families in Seattle that fosters a healing partnership and provides both conventional and alternative treatment options.

With access to your doctor 24/7 through direct messaging, our providers offer personalized service to individuals and families in Seattle that fosters a healing partnership and provides both conventional and alternative treatment options.

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Locations

Fremont

Downtown

(Dr. Richardson only)

Naturopathic Family Medicine
4411 Fremont Ave North
Seattle, WA  98103
tel 206.683.4495
fax 888.519.9390
info@naturopathicfamilymedicine.com

Natural Healthcare NW
Medical Dental Building
509 Olive Way, Suite 1645
Seattle, WA  98101
tel 206.683.4495
fax 888.519.9390
info@naturopathicfamilymedicine.com

Parking

Street parking only.

There are no time limits or fees for parking on the side streets around the clinic. Please do not park in the VIF parking lot next to the clinic.

Parking

PACIFIC PLACE PARKING GARAGE

6th Ave between Pine St. and Olive Way (on the right, across from Nordstrom).

TO THE OFFICE FROM PACIFIC PLACE

Take 6th Avenue elevator to C level, take an immediate left, out door into parking garage entrance, go left up to 6th Ave (the Medical Dental Building is across the street), cross the street, you will be walking west on Olive Way. The entrance is halfway up the block through the double glass doors.

MEDICAL DENTAL BUILDING

6th Ave between Pine St. and Olive Way (on the left, directly after Nordstrom & before the Verizon Wireless store).

TO THE OFFICE FROM MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG
Take the elevators on your right to the 16th floor. Walk down the hall to your right. We are in suite 1645 with City Chiropractic.

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

Introducing Constitutional Hydrotherapy

By: Jennifer November, ND One of the things I love most about naturopathic medicine is the intertwining of ancient practices with modern treatments. One such ancient modality, is hydrotherapy, the use of water in the treatment of pathology. More eloquently put, hydrotherapy, by definition, is: the use of water for the maintenance of health or the treatment of disease by stimulating the body’s own self-healing mechanisms.  Within the category of hydrotherapy lies constitutional hydrotherapy, which originated in Europe, and was made popular in the United States by Dr. O.G. Carroll, in the 1940’s. In constitutional hydrotherapy, the use of alternating hot and cold towels to the skin, along with a gentle electrical sine wave (so gentle it feels like a tingling to the skin), increases circulation of blood and lymphatic flow.  The beauty of this process is that the treatment used by Dr. Carroll remains precisely intact, and is as effective today as it was in the past.  Constitutional hydrotherapy is a relaxing treatment beneficial for many complaints, including: digestive issues (acid reflux, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, constipation); immune system challenges (mononucleosis, autoimmune thyroiditis, lingering or frequent colds or bronchitis), female reproductive concerns (PMS, menstrual pain, irregular menses), fatigue, anxiety, depression and, detoxification. A treatment last approximately 60 minutes, with a series of treatments generally recommended. It is a relaxing, lovely conjunctive therapy to other modalities, such as botanicals, nutraceuticals, massage, acupuncture, or chiropractics.   Curious to find out if hydrotherapy is a good fit for you?  Or, have questions about hydrotherapy?  Click on the “Schedule An Appointment” bar at the top of our homepage, to schedule a a free 15-minute consult with Dr. November.  Dr. Jennifer November is a naturopathic doctor currently practicing at Naturopathic Family Medicine in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle.  She believes in health empowerment and…

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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.

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.