Natalie Freedman, ND
Dr. Freedman is a primary care physician at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. She has practiced for 18 years in Melbourne, Australia, Greenwich, Connecticut, and Seattle. She also serves as adjunct faculty at Bastyr University, managing a Diabetes and Cardiovascular Wellness Clinic and overseeing third-, fourth- and fifth-year medical students as they provide patient care at Bastyr Center.
Her clinical interests include:
- 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
Dr. Freedman enjoys forming lasting relationships with her patients and strives 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.
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 Washington State.
Education & Affiliations
Dr. Freedman graduated from Bastyr University with a degree in naturopathic medicine. She completed two years of Family Practice residency at Bastyr University.