Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is the medicine of getting well, of taking whatever health challenge you have faced or are facing, and making a plan to take back your life. It provides a paradigm to treat disease, but imagines farther. Naturopathic medicine offers a framework for creating a vision for future health. Your optimal health.

Mission

To empower patients in this journey toward optimal health.

Specialties

  • Menopause
  • Peri-menopause
  • Anti-aging medicine
  • Andropause
  • Natural hormone replacement therapy including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone
  • Hormonal imbalance and irregular menstrual cycles
  • PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Thyroid management
  • Infertility
  • Common symptoms of these disorders include: fatigue, insomnia, hot flashes, night sweats, irregular periods, weight gain, acne, loss of muscle mass, low libido, vaginal dryness, and lack of motivation around exercise

About Dr. Hirst

Dr. Hirst has been practicing since 2007 in the Seattle area. She is a graduate of Bastyr Center for Health's Clinical Residency program in Naturopathic Family Medicine. Dr. Hirst interned with the Family Medicine Service of Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Highline Cancer Center in Burien, and with public health physicians in Ecuador and Mexico. Previous to studying natuRopathic medicine, Dr. Hirst received a B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Western Washington University and worked in a wide variety of research settings including: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Corixa Corporation, the US Forest Service Pacific Research Station, and for the Washington State Parks in the San Juan Islands.