Dr. Janel provides primary care for infants, toddlers, kids, and teens (17 years of age and under.) Dr. Janel enjoys consulting and providing a specialty/Naturopathic perspective and recommendations for adults who already have a primary care physician. Dr. Janel creates individualized treatment plans utilizing the Naturopathic philosophy and principles that have guided her life. Dr. Janel has been in practice for 15 years and her experience and intuition continues to guide her daily in her successful community practice.
Dr. Janel's true discovery of natural medicine began as a young woman just out of high school. She witnessed the true power of what natural medicine could do to heal a variety of illnesses. It was in her early adult life that she lost her fiancé to what conventional medicine deemed an incurable illness. When this medical model failed to offer him treatment options, she began searching for alternative ways of healing illness. After his passing, she realized the power and interconnectedness of the mind, spirit, and physical body in relation to disease.
When she found Bastyr University she knew that to become a Naturopathic physician was her dream. After completing her bachelor's degree in plant biology at WWU and then attending 5 years of medical school at Bastyr she set off to educate those interested in a more natural way to heal themselves. Ultimately, over the years Dr. Janel has realized that both conventional and natural medicine play a pivotal role in the healthcare system.
Rico is Dr. Janel's better half. He is the friendly and helpful voice you will hear when calling Generations. He is honored to support Dr. Janel (his wife) 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.