Kris Somol (Somol Hamasaki), ND
Dr. Somol is an adjunct academic and clinical faculty member at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. She also teaches gynecology for naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University, supervises the clinical education of Bastyr University clinicians at West Seattle High School’s Neighborcare clinic and facilitates the University's Naturopathic Grand Rounds series. She has been actively involved in issues of cultural competency and advanced clinical skills at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
Dr. Somol takes a special interest in women’s health and adolescent medicine. She is especially focused on preventative care and sees a wide range of acute and chronic conditions.
Dr. Somol has spent 20 years in the healing profession and ten years as a public educator on botanical medicine. She has been practicing primary care family medicine since 2005. She completed a two-year residency at Bastyr Center and has fostered many collaborative relationships within the medical community. She served as an intern in pediatrics, women’s health, tropical diseases and travel medicine, community health and acute and urgent conditions.
Dr. Somol has lectured on natural approaches to healthy sleep at the Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse’s (AAPPN) annual convention. Since 2008, she has spoken on asthma in adolescence, Food allergies and food allergy testing, and updates in approaches to women's health issues at the Pacific Northwest's Advanced Practices in Primary and Acute Care Convention and at other medical conferences in the area. She has written articles for the Seattle Times on women’s health and has been consulted for multiple online publications on health and wellness.
Education & Affiliations
Dr. Somol received an ND from Bastyr University and a BA in Russian language and literature from Wesleyan University. She currently serves as secretary on the board of directors for the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians.