Dr. Rachel Erickson graduated from Bastyr University with her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. She is licensed as a primary care physician in the state of Washington and specializes in women’s health, gastroenterology and endocrinology. She now works at Emerald City Naturopath Clinic with her mentor, Dr. Molly Niedermeyer. Dr. Erickson completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington with a BS in Botany, and has a passion for herbal medicine. She is a continuing member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians and supports lobbying efforts to license naturopathic medicine in other states.
“The amazing thing about medicine is that it’s not just the physiology and biology that matters; that isn’t the totality of your health. The heart and soul of every patient I see tells me as much about their ailments and struggles as the answers hidden in their bodies. I tell every new patient who walks in my door that we are on a road to optimal health. It is not a pill, it’s not a quick fix, and I work as a detective, guide and ally alongside each of you to discover what is blocking your way to the fullest chance at healing and balance. It’s about bringing science to the art of healing.Above all else, I see myself as a family doctor, here to guide and inspire people to live a healthier and more heartful life.”