Dr. Destia Skinner, ND, CST

I began my quest for knowledge at the University of Washington in Seattle where I studied molecular biology. It was there that my dream of becoming an Obstetrician took a very different turn. I had only known of standard care western medicine while growing up. When my husband suffered a health crisis we turned to his doctor for answers. We were told that, “he was healty”, even though he was struggling in so many ways. So began my quest for understanding the underlying causes of illness and powerful solutions to support the body's own healing capacity. This changed the course of our future. After receiving my Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology, I began working as a clinical research coordinator in asthma pharmaceutical research and as a public school teacher. I wanted to mentor and inspire people to become their own best health advocate. As my passion for health and healing ignited, I continued my educational journey by attending Bastyr University, the foremost institution for Naturopathic medical education in the country, where I received my Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine. I have further expanded my education in craniosacral therapy, bio-identical hormone therapy, women’s health, nutrition, and powerful tools to impact the mind-body connection. I believe we all need a trusted guide to help us get to the root of our problem. As a child and young adult I struggled with severe allergies, chronic infections, migraines, severe PMS, and severe fatigue. I just figured that these symptoms were just part of the genetic hand I had been dealt and was resigned to the idea that I would have to live with these issues for the rest of my life. Through functional and lifestyle medicine I found solutions and healing. I am happy to say that the regular need for allergy medications, antibiotics, and pain medication was no longer required. Now instead of feeling hopeless, I feel peaceful and happy in my body. Instead of being exhausted, I have the energy to live my best life. Instead of feeling out of control, I feel ready to take on anything in my life. One thing we all need is a trusted guide to help get to the root of the problem. Teaching the healthy habits needed to live your best life and supporting you in becoming your own best health advocate is my passion. I would be honored to support you on this journey.

Dr. Destia Skinner, ND, CST

Dr. Bryan Skinner, ND

I have always had a strong curiosity in knowing how things work and solving complex problems by analyzing them from various angles. In the field of medicine specifically, I work in a way that is analogous to putting a puzzle together. There is typically a lot of previous lab results, chart notes, and reports that are available, but I find that no other practitioner has really listened to what is going on for the patient. What is their experience of their issues? By combining all of this information, I work to uncover the common thread that ties all of those pieces together in order to find underlying causes and the most indicated treatments. What I most enjoy about practicing naturopathic medicine is that the human body is a three dimensional puzzle where the pieces are always moving independent of one another and a simple algorithm will not suffice to create a long term solution. This is typically the treatment model in the field of medicine as a whole. The intersection of my curiosity in how the body works and my own journey with chronic illness led me into the field of naturopathic medicine. Beginning in my early teens, I began experiencing frequent abdominal pain, a few episodes here and there progressed to daily struggles. A few of these episodes even warranted my parents to take me to the ER. After several visits to the doctor over the pursuant years and different prescription medications, there was no change in my health. At this point, I was losing weight, had become avoidant of eating for fear of pain, having severe insomnia, and doing poorly in school because I could not concentrate. I also began to withdraw and became depressed and anxious for which I was referred to a psychiatrist for further medication. The mom of my girlfriend at the time was a nurse with a strong interest in alternative medicine. She suggested I go and see a naturopathic doctor that she had heard of for possible answers. This experience opened my eyes and reignited my curiosity to an entirely new paradigm in medicine. It was the first time I became passionate about health and medicine as my health steadily improved. It was that journey that completely changed the course of my life. I went on to receive my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Washington and my doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. I have now been in clinical practice for over 20 years and remain dedicated to improving the health of patients of any age. I have always had a strong interest in the merging of technology and medicine and am always searching for new technologies that can provide more accuracy, efficiency, and paradigm disrupting methods to the diagnosing and treatment of patients.

Dr. Bryan Skinner, ND