NATALIE FREEDMAN, ND, PT
Dr. Natalie Freedman practices as a Primary Care Physician. In additional to Integrative Family Practice, Dr. Freedman takes a special interest in the treatment of chronic illness, particularly Auto-Immune disease, Gastrointestinal disorders, Rheumatologic conditions, Diabetes, Endocrine and Cardiovascular disease. Dr. Freedman has practiced for 18 years, in private practices in Melbourne, Australia, Greenwich, CT, and Seattle, WA. She additionally serves as Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr University, managing a Diabetes and Cardiovascular Wellness Clinic and working with 3rd, 4th and 5th year medical students in the teaching clinic, overseeing patient care.
Dr. Freedman enjoys forming lasting relationships with her patients and striving to uncover the underlying factors contributing to their health concerns. She believes that as part of restoring health, it is crucial to understand each individual as a whole rather than focusing on the disease.
Education and Experience
Dr. Freedman graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA with a degree in Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Freedman completed two years of Family Practice residency at Bastyr University, and opened a private practice at the Bastyr Centre for Natural Health, where she continues today as Adjunct Faculty.
Dr. Freedman started her professional career by attaining a post-graduate degree in Physiotherapy from LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia in 1992. She completed her residency in several of Melbourne's major hospitals, including rotations in cardiac, respiratory, ICU and spinal cord injury units at the Austin Hospital and Monash Medical Center. She focused much of her earlier practice on Orthopedics, Peripheral Neurology, Sports Medicine, and Chronic Pain, and lectured extensively around the country. She has worked with the National Hockey League (NHL) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and is also a licensed Physical Therapist in WA State.
- Family practice and primary care medicine
- Digestive and gastrointestinal disorders
- Cardiovascular medicine
- Rheumatologic diseases
- Autoimmune disease and allergies
- Endocrine disorders, including Women's Health
- Musculoskeletal and peripheral neurologic issues