Having practiced for over 20 years as a Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist, Dr. Philp has significant expertise in treating complex medical pictures and enjoys working with patients to find solutions to their healthcare needs. With additional experience as an athlete and coach, Dr. Philp appreciates the value of team work and the importance of working with each patient to realize and achieve their healthcare goals. Dedicated to helping patients become healthy and maintain wellness throughout their lives, Dr. Philp partners with her patients in becoming the healthiest they can be.
In addition to Primary Care, Dr. Philp specializes in the following areas:
- Transgender Health Services (hormone therapy, sexual health and fertility counseling, preventative services, nutritional counseling, etc.)
- LGBTQ Health
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Immune Support
- Chronic Illnesses including Chronic Pain
- Women’s Health
- Primary Care (annual exams, blood work, referrals, etc.)
- Chronic or Acute digestive conditions (IBS, SIBO, UC, Crohn’s Dz, etc.)
Dr. Philp believes in the partnership between patient and doctor on the journey towards healing and long-term, sustainable, wellness. Armed with an innate sensitivity to the individual needs of the patient, compassion, and the medical knowledge from 20+ years of experience, Dr. Philp has a unique ability to get to the root of a complicated medical picture.
In her free time, Dr. Philp enjoys hiking with her dog Hannah, staying fit and healthy, cooking, spending quality time with loved ones, and has recently taken up fly fishing.
Dr. Philp has been a professor at Bastyr University, the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences. She was a technical advisor and senior editor for Thorne Research and served as a natural medicine consultant to organizations striving to present natural medicine accurately to health professionals and the public. She has written and edited articles for Alternative Medicine Review. She was recently a public health advisor for the state of Washington and chair of the Naturopathic Advisory Committee (NAC) for the Washington Department of Health’s Quality Assurance Program.
Education and Affiliations:
Dr. Philp earned her ND, MS in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine from Bastyr University. She also has a BA in art history and English literature from the University of Washington. Dr. Philp is a member of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians.