Dr. Vivian Sovran is a Naturopathic Physician, and a Licensed Primary Care Provider in Washington state. She received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in 2007, and completed a two-year residency in the fields of naturopathic pediatric and women’s health care. While at Bastyr, Dr. Sovran also trained extensively in Midwifery care. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree, specializing in Human Physiology, from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and speaks conversational French and Italian.
Dr. Sovran particularly enjoys working with infants, children, adolescents, and their families. She considers it a privilege to have the opportunity to promote optimal health to her pediatric patients, starting via their mothers before conception and birth, and continuing through their first days of life and into adulthood.
In her practice, Dr. Sovran provides a compassionate, professional and welcoming environment, and takes the time to really listen to her patients. She especially values the naturopathic principle of Docere (doctor as teacher), and believes that people are better able to become healthier when they have an understanding of what is causing them to feel unwell. She also loves the fact that what she learns from her patients about themselves can help her steer them toward optimal health. She makes it a priority to serve as an advocate for her patients and their families, and takes a sensible, flexible and creative approach to treatment, with the belief that each small, lasting step towards an improved state of being should be celebrated as a valuable achievement. Dr. Sovran’s goal is to help improve and maintain the health of her patients and their families through general lifestyle education and counseling, motivation, and naturopathic therapies, while implementing her utmost concern for each individual and our environment. She also recognizes that certain conditions require conventional medical workup and treatment, and incorporates an integrative approach whenever necessary.
When she is not seeing patients, Dr. Sovran serves on the board of directors for the North Seattle French School. She also has a passion for creative pursuits, and loves making wearable art – in the past she participated as a designer in several local “Trash Fashion” shows, having made fashion out of items destined for the landfill. She lives with her husband and young daughter in North Seattle.
Dr. Sovran is accepting new patients and is available at Naturopathic Family Medicine on Mondays and Thursdays.
Dr. Sovran is an in-network provider for the following health plans:
- First Choice Health
- Premera Blue Cross
- Kaiser (PPO plans only)