Dr. Katie Ferree
Dr. Katie Ferree grew up in Warrenville, Illinois - a small town 30 miles west of Chicago. She is a licensed naturopathic doctor in Washington. Dr. Katie, as her patients call her, earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences (Lombard, Illinois), a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a double minor in Sociology and Anthropology from Monmouth College, completed a Master of Science in Acupuncture, and holds a Certification in IV Therapy. Following medical school, she completed a residency at The Center A Place of Hope in Edmonds, WA – a PHP treatment center caring for patients experiencing poor mental health, trauma, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. In practice, she sees patients of all ages and is most interested in mental health, substance use disorders, women’s health, digestive health, and endocrine health (including thyroid conditions and diabetes).
A note from Dr. Katie:
I resonate with nature cure, also known as vitalistic, naturopathic medicine. This particular focus in medicine emphasizes the body's innate, self-healing capacity when the proper conditions for health are established. It also honors utilizing natural means to help promote sustained health. I believe we are born with the strength and ability to heal ourselves when living within the laws of nature. Life choices rooted in nutrition, hydration, movement, sleep, and relationships have the ability to damage our health and prevent our healing process; which also means these choices have the ability to benefit health and healing! It is likely your treatment plan will include prescriptions to spend time in nature, drink more water, have a tough conversation you've been avoiding, put on ice cold socks before bed, incorporate protein into your breakfast, or add a supplement to your daily regimen.
Our society has grown accustomed to quick "fixes" with synthetic/pharmaceutical medication only to be ailed with adverse reactions or feeling duped after their treatment didn't work/didn't cure their ailment/ended up making them feel worse. Naturopathic medicine is more than treating signs and symptoms of illness. In fact, naturopathic medicine is never that. Signs and symptoms indicate a deeper disturbance in your health and naturopathic medicine is focused on discovering what that disturbance is by treating the person, not the disease. We call this "root cause medicine" - as in, let's find the root of your problems! The signs and symptoms you're experiencing are clues to what organ systems need attention, which allows naturopathic doctors to customize a treatment plan just for you. What worked for your friend may not be best for you and it takes a trained eye to spot these differences.
Whatever you're experiencing, whatever is weighing heavy on your heart, whatever attention you're in need of - I'm here with you, alongside you, and for you.