Naturopathic Medicine

A functional and integrative approach to health and wellness.

Fit Wellness Centers - Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture in Ballard and FremontFit Naturopathic Center

Fit Naturopathic Center is a medical practice in Ballard, Seattle, WA focused on improving the health and wellness of the community naturally and sustainably. Learn more about how FIT Naturopathic providers can be your medical health coach and partner in wellness. Offering medical evaluation, nutrition, specialist referrals, therapeutic body work including spinal manipulation, therapeutic stretching, and hands on body work. Schedule a free 15 minute consult to begin today!

Herbal Medicine

Ballard Natural MedicineFit Naturopathic providers use herbal and botanical medicine to help facilitate improved awareness of natural remedies and their place in optimizing and maintaining health. Safe, and effective use of herbs recommended by a physician trained in herbal medicine is recommended to prevent interactions and use the most appropriate herb that fits your health.


Medication & Dietary Supplements

The unique prescribing ability of a Naturopathic Physician allows your care to be safely and appropriately integrated with your current primary care physician, or transitioned to a Naturopathic physician if deemed appropriate. Trained in both pharmacology and researched dietary supplements, a physician at Fit Wellness Centers treat’s the whole person, when making recommendations based on your physiology, risk factors, and safety.


Labs & Diagnostic Evaluation

Fit Naturopathic physicians follow the same traditional approach to evaluating and diagnosing disease, while focusing on treating the whole person. Fit Naturopathic physicians can additionally write referrals to specialists and work with your insurance company to provide the best care possible. Located 2 blocks from Swedish in Ballard


Doctor as Teacher

Fit Naturopathic physicians educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship. This is important to help sustain your health, save money, and keep you well longer.


Treatment options

Fit Naturopathic physicians treat each patient by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors. At Fit Naturopathic we provide multiple treatment options including, counseling, nutrition, exercise guidance, spinal manipulations, cranio sacral, visceral manipulation, hydrotherapy, and nutrient and vitamin injections.


Genetic & Environmental Health

Naturopathic physicians emphasize the prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and by making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness. Learn more about how you interact with your health through genetic testing and environmental health and detox treatments.


YOUR FIRST VISIT with FIT Naturopathic:

During your first appointment, your doctor will take your health history, find out about your diet, stress levels, use of tobacco and alcohol, physical activity, and discuss your health goals. He or she will perform a physical examination, order diagnostic tests, make referrals or make the most specific recommendation for you to improve your health and well-being. FIT Naturopathic physicians pride themselves in following up-to-date on the latest scientific research and incorporate this evidence into their treatments regularly so you can expect the most precise recommendations for your health.

A first visit with a patient is typically one hour depending on complexity and education provided in office.  Follow-up visits range from 30 to 60 minutes, although this varies depending on the topic discussed and procedures performed in office.  At Fit Naturopathic we build a plan together that incorporates both traditional medicine and researched natural medicine therapies. A Fit ND may also use diagnostic tests to fully understand their patient’s health status. Besides taking the time to carefully and fully assess a patient’s root problem, NDs speak and understand the language of conventional medicine. They can diagnose the way MDs do—yet, they bring to the patient a whole new arsenal of treatments and insights. Instead of waiting for a disease to emerge, NDs work to prevent disease naturally.

 

NDs treat all medical conditions and can provide both individual and family health care. Among the most common ailments they treat are allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. NDs can perform minor surgeries, such as removing cysts or stitching up superficial wounds. However, they do not practice major surgery. At Fit Naturopathic, the NDs additionally specialize in musculoskeletal disorders that are treated through spinal manipulation, stretching techniques similar to a chiropractor, or more gentle approaches including hydrotherapy, cranio sacral, and visceral manipulation.

Schedule a free 15 minute meeting with one of our Naturopathic Physicians in person or over the phone:

Providers:

Dr. Claire Zimmerman ND

Claire Zimmerman, Naturopathic Doctor

Andrew Simon, Ballard Naturopathic Doctor at Fit Wellness Centers

Andrew Simon, Naturopathic Doctor




Insurance/Fee Information

Naturopathic medicine provides safe, effective, and affordable methods of care. Many insurance plans cover these services and often require no referral. Our providers are “in-network” with most major insurance companies and can bill your insurance for you. If you have questions about your insurance coverage or how insurance billing works, please give us a call at 206-297-6013 and our office manager will be happy to help.

Here are a few of the insurance companies that we are “in-network” providers for:

Aetna, Cigna, Uniform, United Healthcare, Lifewise, Regence Blue Shield, Premera Blue Cross, Kaiser Network(PPO only), First Choice, Molina, PIP (Personal Injury Claims) and Washington Apple Health Medicaid with Molina.

If you would like to find out if your insurance plan covers Naturopathic Medicine, please click the “Verify My Insurance Benefits” button and we’ll get back to you.  Not all services provided by Fit Naturopathic Center may be covered by your insurance company, but we do our best to assist in the process when determining benefits.


Fit Naturopathic’s Online Dispensary:
Purchase products through our Fullscript virtual dispensary.

KLARA ONLINE PORTAL

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