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Dr. Michelle Sexton

~ Enhancing the landscape of the mind/body
           thru. . . 
                    ~   ritual
                    ~   storytelling
                    ~   botanical medicine
                    ~   augmented nutrition
                    ~   transformative change

If you are highly motivated to be an egalitarian partner in achieving the highest level of wellness available to you,  to develop your personal health integrity and to make deliberate execution of a thoughtful and collaborative healthcare plan,   Dr. Sexton is eager to work with you!

Dr. Sexton is a Naturopathic Doctor and clinical research scientist at the University of Washington, where she has studied neuro-inflammatory and neurodegenerative disease since 2004.   Prior to this, she practiced midwifery and as an herbalist in Texas for ten years.  Her undergraduate degree was in horticulture where she specialized in the phytochemistry of plant medicine.

From this background, a unique approach has emerged which fuses her keen interest in patients with the natural pharmacy of plants.  Each patient has a story, both in physical symptoms and personal narrative.  With a focus on close listening to and interpretation of the underlying themes in the patient’s life, the imperative of ‘treating the whole person’ begins with creating a new script for life!

Current clinical interests: 

  • Complementary Neurology and Pain Management
  • Peri-menopause
  • Chronic Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Elimination of poly-pharmacy

Appointments
Dr. Sexton accepts most medical insurance and cash (no debit cards).  Please find out if your insurance company covers her care, or make other payment arrangements prior to the visit. First office calls are 1 hour and 15 minutes, and return visits are 30 minutes in length.  Please provide in advance any relevant medical records (laboratory reports, x-rays, doctor’s chart notes etc. . . )  She will make every effort to work with other care providers and with your current financial status to meet your needs!

A lifelong Texan,  Dr. Sexton received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University, a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University.  She maintains a membership with the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, American Association of Naturopathic Medicine,  Society for Orthomolecular medicine, International Cannabinoid Research Society, and the International Association of Cannabinoid Medicine. 

Dr. Sexton’s hobbies include:  her grandbaby, rockclimbing, songwriting, cooking, cycling and doing as little as possible!