Molly Fox, ND - President
I graduated from Bastyr University in 2013 and in 2015 completed a residency focused on integrative primary care at Seattle Healing Arts under the guidance of Bruce Milliman, ND and Eva Miller, ND. I am a founding board member, and current vice president, of the Naturopathic Academy of Primary Care Physicians, and have been dedicated to promoting the benefits of naturopathic primary care throughout my career. I am also involved in representing the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians at the AMA CPT Editorial Panel.
I currently practice at Water’s Edge Family Practice and Wellness Center in downtown Langley on Whidbey Island where I provide naturopathic primary care services. As a primary care naturopathic physician, I serve as a patient’s home base and point of first contact for patients and their families’ healthcare needs. I understand the importance of assisting patients as they navigate the complex healthcare and insurance systems. I am passionate about helping patients improve the foundations of their health by working to optimize their diets and nutrient intake, sleep, exercise and stress management, as well as providing safe, scientifically proven therapies that fit patients’ lifestyles and individual needs.
Blake Myers, ND - Vice President
Blake Myers, ND graduated from Bastyr University in 2014. He served as a combat medic in the US Army from 2003-2006 and obtained his B.S. in Biology from Iowa State University of Science and Technology in 2010. He currently has a Direct Primary Care practice at Northshore Family Practice in Bothell, WA, where he also provides additction medicine care using a combination of naturopathic medicine, long-acting naltrexone therapy, and medically assisted detox.
Dr. Myers’ clinical passions, aside from providing quality primary care, involve refining his skill and understanding of homeopathy and hormesis, in order to bring a Vitalistic medical approach and philosophy into the primary care setting. He supports the chemical dependency treatment and accelerated opiate detox efforts as the Naturopathic Doctor at Northshore Family Practice. He provides addiction medicine care using a combination of naturopathic medicine, long-acting naltrexone therapy, and medically assisted detox.
Dr. Myers is interested in improving the business/practice models taught to and utilized by Naturopathic Doctors. This is in an effort to put Naturopathic Medicine "on the map" in the U.S. and make it widely accessible and utilized. Dr. Blake Myers educates students and physicians about Direct Care and how to start up a Direct Care practice. The goal is to create patient accessibility to Naturopathic Medicine and for physicians to become financially successful in practice, in order to make Naturopathic medical school a wise investment for future doctors, instead of a financially crushing one.
Dr. Myers is dedicated to making the NAPCP a widely utilized resource in the Naturopathic community. He believes it is a teaching ground where young doctors and elder physicians can commune. In this space, knowledge, experience, and wisdom can be passed down through discussion and example.
Bruce Milliman, ND - Board Member
Bruce Milliman is a 1982 graduate of Bastyr University. He is past president of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP) & past Clinical Director at Bastyr University where he has been ranked an Associate Professor. He is ‘Physician of the Year’ (1996) of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). He has worked extensively to help gain access for both patients and practitioners to health insurance reimbursement for primary care naturopathic and other non-conventional services.
He currently represents the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) on the Health Care Professional Advisory Committee (AMA CPT Editorial Panel/HCPAC). He is past AANP Board Member and Speaker of the AANP House of Delegates. He is the founding and current president of the Naturopathic Academy of Primary Care Physicians (NAPCP). He has been a naturopathic primary care physician for 32 years, now at one of the earliest integrative clinics established in the United States, Seattle Healing Arts Center, with nearly sixty other clinicians. He resides with his wife, Pamela Snider ND (Bastyr, ’82) on the ‘family farm’ in North Bend, WA. They have four grown children, all who live interesting lives and of whom they are quite proud.
Dr. Milliman can be contacted at email@example.com or 206-734-0419
Esteban Ryciak, ND - Board Member
I graduated in the first class of John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine(82) and went on to peruse post graduate studies in the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona.
Early on I served on the WANP Board and was awarded Physician of the Year in Washington (97). I was one of the first HIV/AIDS physicians in the Northwest and have been a primary care provider for 30+ years in Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA with most of my patients being noninsured, underserved and Spanish speaking.
Throughout my professional career, along with other's, I have been committed to doing whatever it takes to support our profession, whether it was lobbying our state legislature for a broader scope of practice, expanding our formulary, working with the state insurance commissioner to gain the "any willing provider" proviso, which allowed us to be covered, and reimbursed by 3rd party payers.
Finally, the relentless pursuit to instill the necessity for the teaching and practicing of naturopathic primary care and to convey the rewards and satisfaction that are afforded to physicians who have acquired primary care skills, is my charge...
The Academy is the culmination of a long, and fruitful journey. In the early 1980's, legally speaking, we could barely prescribe water or air and were not even allowed to draw blood, etc. Looking back, we have earned our way. How sweet it is! We still have a ways to go. I am still committed to our naturopathic primary care vision and if re-elected to the board, will endeavor to continue to support this vision, so all who follow can experience the joy and fulfillment that I have had in my professional life---almost every day I can't wait to get to the office!
Tom Bell, ND Student - Board Member
I grew up just outside of Seattle on Bainbridge Island. Growing up in the Northwest has been a special experience.
I spent time doing public health related research overseas in college. At the time I considered going on to do an MPH/PhD in Public Health. I thought a lot about working on health issues in the international development and consulting world. But I realized that more than research, I really enjoyed working with people one on one. I think there is something really special, even sacred, about the doctor patient relationship. I want to be the kind of doctor who really honors patient stories and struggles.
As a student I am really focused on creating more integrative clinical training and residencies for ND students.
I also have experience working as a wilderness guide, and working with at risk youth. I am a trail runner, swimmer, and first time dad.
Ian McLogan, ND - Board Member (No Photo)
Associate Physician at Natural Medicine of Seattle
3513 NE 45th st suite 2 west
Seattle, WA 98105
B.S in Psychology Wayne State University completed 2008
Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine completed 2013
President of Nature Cure Club at Bastyr University 2011-2012
2 year residency at Natural Medicine of Seattle 2014-2016
Associate Physician at Natural Medicine of Seattle 2016-present
Throughout my education at Bastyr, during my residency and as an associate I have had a strong interest in Naturopathic Primary Care. I manage a range of conditions with my patients, but my current patient base is heavily composed of patients with chronic disease’s and multiple co-morbidities. I believe strongly in providing up to date information to my patients and in educating my patients to make them advocates for their health. I especially enjoy working with young patients focusing on preventative strategies.
Andrew Day, ND - Board Member (NO PHOTO)
Dr. Andrew Day is a resident at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. He practices primary care medicine that emphasizes shared decision making and uniting conventional and alternative medicine practices. He is actively involved in research through the Bastyr Research Institute. His current research focuses on characterizing the treatment methods used by naturopaths to manage IBS. He is a life-long Seattle native and lives in a log cabin in Shoreline with his wife and two dogs.
As an NAPCP board director, I will be an advocate for promoting the advancement of naturopathic primary care. I believe that having an association that actively advocates for and defends our ability to practice primary care medicine is essential. In the short history of the NAPCP, it has already propelled the profession forward by taking bold positions that help integrate naturopathic philosophy with public health. I will continue to push our profession to grapple with the paradox of uniting public health goals with individualized medicine. Taking these positions is essential to maintaining our scope of practice, as primary care physicians are increasingly becoming the frontline providers for public health initiatives. If we fail to adopt these scientifically sound, almost universally accepted practices, our ability to act as primary care physicians will be threatened. As naturopaths continue the process of integrating into the wider medical community, our identity must not be lost. We must continue to clarify the role of naturopathic physicians and continue to practice medicine that addresses the whole person. Reconciling naturopathic philosophy with the ever-expanding responsibilities of the modern primary care physician is a tall order. I believe that the NAPCP is uniquely situated to facilitate discussions, provide education and take stances that will help us define our role as both primary care physicians and naturopaths. I am excited for the opportunity to provide leadership in this pursuit.