Stephen Phipps, PhD, ND



Dr. Phipps is a second-year clinical resident at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, where he supervises student physicians in the Department of Naturopathic Medicine. He also sees patients in private practice at Bastyr Center.

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Phipps's clinic interests include family medicine, men’s health, mental health, botanical medicine, and dietary/lifestyle support for chronic diseases. His research interests and expertise relate to herbal medicine and novel mechanisms for treatment in mental health complaints including anxiety, depression and insomnia.

Healing Philosophy:

"I believe that health and wellness in this day and age can be complex, so why use only one tool? That’s the beauty of naturopathic medicine: It allows us (the patient and provider) to come together and create plans and goals that start the patient on the right track to optimal wellness. Utilizing all of our tools such as nutrition, herbs and nutrient therapy and responsible pharmacological interventions, if needed, decreases adverse effects and more importantly addresses the fact that health and wellness is a multifaceted issue."

Education & Affiliations:
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine; Bastyr University (Kenmore, WA) 2009-2013
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences; University of Florida (Ganiesville Florida) 2004- 2009
  • Bachelor of Science in Botany; University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) 2002-2004
  • Member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians