Meet the Doc: Dr. Jennifer November, ND

Jennifer November

Next up in our Meet the Doc series, we feature Dr. Jennifer November.  Dr. November enjoys the science and art involved in practicing family medicine.  She has additional training in homeopathy, hydrotherapy, nutrition, and yoga therapy, and enjoys working with patients of all ages.

What are your specialties?

I enjoy the diversity that comes with practicing family medicine, but especially enjoy women’s health, including uncomfortable menses and PMS symptoms, menopausal symptoms, and preconception counseling. I also enjoy working with patients on healing GI symptoms, as the gut really does tie into all other systems within the body.

How did you become a Naturopathic Doctor?

I previously worked in the advertising & marketing industries; naturopathic medicine is my second career path.  Herbal/botanical medicine and the ability to heal oneself through diet and lifestyle, were what drew me to naturopathic medicine.  I loved the idea that treatment can be really tailored to the individual. I heard about the naturopathic medicine curriculum at Bastyr University, and instantly knew that was what I wanted to do.

What is one thing you want patients to know about you?

I strive to meet patients where they are in their life as a means of establishing realistic goals.  I never want my patients to feel overwhelmed by a treatment plan, or leave thinking the changes discussed in-office are too difficult to achieve.  If that is the case, we need to go back to the drawing board to establish a plan that is attainable, and work one step at a time.

Health tip for the Month:

The days are getting longer and weather a bit warmer, try to get outside to enjoy the buds of Spring.  It can be a walk with a friend, a quiet walk after work, or just a trip outside your front door for a few minutes, to feel the rays of sunshine, hear the birds chirping, and see the trees and flowers blooming.  Time in nature (even city nature) can improve mood, decrease anxiety, and is just overall nourishing for the body.