Meet Dr. Brooke Azie-Rentz, ND

AIM Founder and Medical Director
Naturopathic Physician
Primary Care, Hormone Therapies including bHRT, Women’s Health

I grew up on the East Coast with a profound connection to sports, where an early injury and the care I received ignited my passion for medicine. This journey led me to explore athletic training and physical therapy during my undergrad years, but I soon realized my aspirations might be limited by prevailing gender norms in professional sports environments. Redirecting my focus to general medicine, I embarked on a path that has never led me back. 

My interest in medicine began on the sports field at a soccer camp when I was a little girl.  I injured myself on the first day of the camp, but, rather than let my week be spoiled, the camp athletic trainer took me under her wing, and showed me how she cared for athletes.  I was hooked.  In undergrad, I actually pursued my passion for athletic training and Physical Therapy until I realized that, as a woman, I would probably never rise to the heights that I wanted.  After all, if you are a trainer, you want to work for a professional sports team.  Unfortunately, they didn’t let women in the locker rooms then. 

After graduating from Bastyr University and a serendipitous turn of life events, including meeting my future husband, I solidified my roots in the Pacific Northwest. My medical career evolved from practicing in Redmond to establishing Alpine Integrated Medicine (AIM) in 2011, where my vision for a unique collaborative care model came to fruition. This model has not only allowed our clinic to thrive but also enabled me to mentor aspiring naturopaths, sharing with them the essence of truly patient-centered care.

Since then, the clinic has grown to become one of the best ND Clinics in the Seattle Area, and my role has shifted somewhat from “the clinic’s only doctor” to my current role as Medical Director of a staff of several doctors, and developing AIM’s unique collaborative care model.  Sort of like the ND version of the TV show House, I lead our team of doctors through collaborative discussions of challenging cases in our weekly Grand Rounds sessions. 

Specializing in Women’s Health and Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (bHRT), I’ve dedicated myself to transforming the health and lives of every person who puts their trust in my and my team. My approach transcends conventional treatments, emphasizing education, prevention, and a comprehensive care model that considers diet, lifestyle, and holistic therapies.

I was going to my conventional physician trying to get help dealing with menopause, hot flashes, weight gain with absolutely zero help. I heard about Dr. Brooke, saw her and thanked her for finally being the Dr. to listen to me and help me! She’s the best! She was recommend to me by another professional who was just so convincing of her talents that I called and made the appointment. Never going back to my ‘regular’ Primary Care Provider.

– Dr. Brooke Patient

As our clinic has grown, our primary challenge has been to “have enough Brooke to go around.”  The solution to that is the critical mentoring and training I personally do with each of our Physicians, and our Collaborative Care model, which creates a consistency of care here, and allows us to serve more people in our community, while staying true to the level of care that I have come to be known for.

I like to think of myself as a “green allopath”.  A Naturopathic Primary Care Physician with a specialty in Women’s Health and Bio-identical Hormone Therapies, I have helped thousands of people to live younger, healthier, and happier lives.  I employ several modalities to treat my patients including diet and lifestyle changes, nutritional and hormonal supplementation, hands on manual therapies and various rehab modalities such as therapeutic ultrasound, IFC/TENS, hydrotherapy, trigger point injections and therapeutic exercise.  Going beyond just symptomatic fixes, I try to educate my patients about their health and promote not only optimal healing but the importance of prevention-based medicine.

My other passion is to continue to facilitate the growth and development of Naturopathic Medicine as a whole, and to educate medical students and our local community about natural ways to promote health and wellness.  I work as a mentor to residents, preceptors and students from Bastyr University, and have been awarded the prestigious Stair Residency.  Now a key part of the INM (Institute for Natural Medicine) Residency Program, I continue to work toward the betterment of our profession through improved post graduate training.  Beyond that, I also served on the Board of Directors for the WANP, taking an active role in the ND profession in our state. I currently sit on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Natural Medicine.

Everyone at AIM, myself included, is passionate about community education.  Whether working with universities, mentoring new doctors, writing blog posts and articles, or giving talks and lectures, I believe that you get back what you give.

I live near Redmond Ridge, in Carnation with my husband, Jashar, our two beautiful children, Irie and Bodhi, and our dog Huckleberry.  I like to spend my free time enjoying the great outdoors and spending time with friends, and also crushing the latest release of Assassin’s Creed.

Luckily, out in the Duvall and Carnation area, there is plenty of opportunity to keep busy with gardening and home improvement!

As I continue to mentor and educate within and beyond our clinic walls, I’m reminded of the power of giving back to the community and the profession. Living and working in a community that values health, education, and natural beauty, I am committed to advancing naturopathic medicine and ensuring accessible, compassionate care for all who walk through our doors.

Dr. Brooke closed to new patients currently. Interested patients can contact us to get on her waiting list.

While many of our AIM providers accept patients at any tier of our Concierge program, Dr. Brooke, due to her high degree of expertise, and incredibly busy schedule, is only accepting patients who wish to sign up for our WellnessPLUS tier of Concierge care here at AIM, and is only available through internal referral. That means that currently, new patients would need to establish with another AIM provider, and could be referred to Dr. Brooke if needed. This is a choice that helps keep Dr. Brooke accessible, and allows her to provide the comprehensive and personalized care that her patients have come to expect.

If you would like to sign up to be a patient of Dr. Brooke, please contact our front desk to get on her waiting list by clicking here.

Learn more about Women’s Health at AIM by clicking here.