Meet the Doctor

Dr. Janel Newman-Kovacev ND


Dr. Janel provides primary care as well as specialty care services to those who already have a primary care physician. She creates individualized treatment plans for you and/or your child utilizing the Naturopathic philosophy and principles that have guided her life. Dr. Janel has been practicing medicine for 10 years and her experience and intuition continue to guide her in her successful community practice.

Her path to Naturopathic medicine

As a young girl of about 9, Janel first discovered her interest in medicine at the school science fair. However, Janel's real discovery of natural medicine began as a young woman just out of high school. She worked for Dr. Jonathan Wright MD and witnessed the true power of what natural medicine can do to heal a variety of illnesses. It was while working here that she lost her fiancé to what conventional medicine deemed an incurable illness. When the conventional medical model failed to offer him treatment options, she began searching for alternative ways of healing. After his passing, she realized the power of the mind and spirit, and its role in physical health.

When she dicovered Bastyr University she knew that to become a Naturopathic physician was her career path. After completing her Bachelor's degree in Botany and 5 years of medical school at Bastyr she set off to heal and educate those interested in a different way. Ultimately, over the years Dr. Janel has realized that both conventional and natural medicine play a pivotal role in the healthcare system. 

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.

– Buddha

Meet the Staff



Rico is Dr. Janel's better half. He is the smiling face you'll see as you enter our front door. He is honored to support her and their family in a true family practice model of medicine. Rico enjoys snowboarding, hiking, camping and spending time with his family and two rescue dogs.

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Andrew Mason


Together we are family!