As naturopathic physicians, we are fully trained in all areas
of primary care for all age groups from infants up through seniors.
Just like primary-care allopathic doctors, we act as “gatekeeper
physicians” seeing people for annual physical exams, non-emergency
illnesses, and routine health issues. We collect a thorough medical
history, examine our patients carefully, and order lab tests
if needed. We refer our patients to other medical specialists
We believe there are many advantages to using a naturopathic
physician as your primary-care doctor. Among the most important
of these is that we offer longer appointment times. Generally,
we spend at least half an hour with our full attention on a patient
in order to make sure that all aspects of his or her health condition
along with all concerns and questions are addressed.
Another extremely valuable advantage to seeing a naturopathic
physician is the emphasis we place on the patient attaining full
wellness and the prevention of health problems in the future.
As well as addressing specific health complaints, we encourage
all the positive things a patient can do to be well with optimal
health, happiness, physical fitness, and mental balance. In addition,
we consider your family and personal health history and educate
you on how best to prevent familial diseases such as diabetes,
heart disease or cancer.
Lastly, we feel that it is important to work with our patients
as a team. We make sure that you understand your health plan.
We present all treatment options to our patients, both naturopathic
and allopathic, consider the risks and benefits of each, and
allow you to make a decision for yourself. We then consider any
difficulties you may have in implementing the plan, and help
you to find a way to make the plan work for you.
Please note that, at this time in Washington state, naturopathic
physicians do not hold hospital privileges. If you have insurance,
both Dr. Rogers and Dr. Capsey strongly encourage you to also
maintain a relationship with a practitioner credentialed with
your insurance carrier and with hospital admitting privileges,
such as an MD, DO, or Nurse Practitioner. We have relationships
with other area physicians with hospital privileges but these
cannot be guaranteed due to vacations, insurance incompatibilities,
etc. Patients needing urgent care in these situations will be
admitted to a hospital through the emergency room.
Many patients have a traditional MD or DO as their primary care
physician and elect to use a naturopathic doctor as a specialist
for a certain medical condition that has not responded to conventional
treatments. Some patients want medical advice from a naturopathic
perspective. We are happy to provide naturopathic specialty care
and will work in coordination with your primary care practitioner.
Because many HMO insurance companies will require that you have
a referral to a naturopathic physician from your primary care
MD, it is a good idea to always check with your insurance carrier
before self -referring.
We provide the service of annual exams: PAP smears, breast exams
and STD testing, referral for mammography testing, pelvic ultrasound,
bone density testing, and pregnancy care. In addition, we specialize
in the natural treatment of many common women’s
health disorders, such as PMS, menopause, hypothyroidism, migraines,
fibrocystic breasts, fibroids (depending on size), and ovarian
Dr. Capsey regularly sees children for Well Child exams and
specializes in natural care for minor childhood illnesses such
as colds and flu, environmental and food allergies, and suspected
behavioral problems. We refer out if parents desire vaccinations.
We perform routine physical exam and labs for sports physicals,
employment physicals or drug testing.
Natural medicine has much to offer those who seek to slow the
aging process. Our physicians are knowledgeable regarding anti-oxidant
therapies, skin treatments, cancer and cardiovascular prevention
programs and hormone optimization including natural bio-identical
hormone replacement. We also have natural alternatives to increase
and maintain sexual drive.
Our physicians can set you on a natural and comprehensive weight
loss program that addresses all facets of burning fat through
diet: good and bad carbohydrate and fat distinction and control,
optimizing metabolism and fuel efficiency, controlling hunger
and impulse eating. Proper and adequate exercise is an integral
part of any weight loss program and is often difficult for those
who are out of condition. A personal trainer can provide valuable
assistance with this aspect of weight loss. Carefully chosen
supplements are added to your personal program to control hunger,
optimize blood sugar, decrease conversion of sugars to fats,
and stimulate metabolism without causing increased cardiovascular
Dr. Rogers offers mesotherapy for cellulite removal. His other
aesthetic specialty is lipotherapy for spot fat reduction. Areas
that can be treated include double chins, tired puffy eyes, nasal/
cheek creases, abdomen, “love handles,” backs, buttocks,
thighs, and arms.
Please note that lipotherapy is not intended as a weight loss
program and is only available for people with 30% or less body
fat. Many of our patients first decide to follow our weight loss
program and then become eligible for spot fat reduction with
We provide cancer patients with natural treatment protocols
for cancer care support. For example, botanical programs can
be used to increase the efficacy of chemotherapy, to decrease
side effects of radiation or chemotherapy, to prevent nausea
or gastrointestinal irritation. High dose intravenous Vitamin
C can prolong survival times and improve treatment outcomes.
We can also test for cancer screening markers and create customized
natural cancer prevention protocols tailored specifically for