Resident Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Lyndsay Richey is the newest addition to the AIM team as our first-year naturopathic resident doctor. We’re excited to be her guide as she enters her career as a Naturopathic Physician.
Dr. Richey was born and raised in California, but now living in Washington state for almost a decade, she considers the Pacific Northwest her home. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Bastyr University, completing a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Culinary Arts and a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine. Previous to her pursuit of holistic health, she contributed to the conventional medical establishment as a hospital phlebotomist and laboratory assistant. Her passion for naturopathy has evolved through the lens of food and nutrition, is framed by the philosophy that food is medicine and fueled by the fact that all organisms are self-regulating and self-healing when we create the proper or optimal conditions for health.
Health is not a given, particularly as we age, and in an environment saturated with obstacles to healing. From an increasingly toxic and processed food system, to nutrient depleted soils, to artificial inputs disrupting our natural circadian rhythms, the terrain we call healthcare is complex and demands tending and nurturing. Dr. Richey is committed to helping her patients identify their individual obstacles to health and through health literacy, mutual respect, and shared decision making, she aims to empower them to trust in their own ability to effect change in their health outcomes and personal health goals.
Dr. Richey’s clinical interests are many but include adult primary care, cardiometabolic health, diabetes, disorders of the thyroid, hormone optimization, women’s health, GI concerns, sleep disturbances, obesity and longevity medicine, migraines, nutrition, food allergies/sensitivities, and environmental medicine.
In her free time, Dr. Richey enjoys going to the spa, creating food and sharing meals with friends and family, outdoor activities, traveling, and loving her kitty of 18 years.