About Dr. Morris
I believe in the body’s potential to heal itself and exist in an optimal state of health. My job as your physician is to partner with you to develop diet & lifestyle habits which promote health and also avoid and reverse illness to the extent possible. This means giving our bodies what they need, and taking away what they don’t need. Modern medicine fails us when it tries to treat everyone the same, and mask symptoms with drugs. True medicine involves personalized treatment.
When symptom relief is indicated, I always work to identify and treat the root cause of your ailments–not simply mask the presenting symptoms. At times, the use of nutritional supplements, herbs, hormones or even pharmaceutical drugs may be appropriate. Whatever the case, I will work with you to find the most gentle and effective therapies available while helping you to build a lifestyle that will support your optimal health naturally.
Primary Care; Physical Medicine (including spinal manipulations); Chronic Conditions; Specialty Diets; Toxicity Assessments & Detoxification Protocols; Nutritional Mood & Neurotransmitter Support; Counseling; Conventional Laboratory Diagnosis; Genetic Testing; Alternatives to Pharmaceutical Drugs.
In addition to my private practice, I am frequently called upon to teach Nutrition, Genetics, Physiology, and Advanced Naturopathic Therapeutics at Bastyr University and other medical programs around the Puget Sound. I was previously the medical director of an integrated clinic in Redmond which focused on both physical medicine complaints and primary care. I have also helped to launch two new medical laboratories covering convention lab diagnosis, alternative testing, and cutting-edge genetic tests. I was recently the Senior Research Fellow in Environmental Medicine for the Optimal Health Foundation. I am currently consultant for the Institute of Functional Medicine assisting the development of their certification program, and I am on the faculty for their advanced Detoxification Module.
ND: Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, 2002
BS: Environmental Science & Policy from Western Washington University, 1993
WA State Naturopathic Physician #NT00001144
National Provider Identifier (NPI) #1033319348
North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE) Certified, 2002.
Years in Practice: 10