Joie Meissner, ND
Philosophy of Care
As a naturopathic physician, I strive to provide the best healthcare possible to my patients as well as to help create a healthy planet in which all may thrive. I honor the ideas, sentiments and beliefs of my patients. I seek to offer my training, experience and encouraging support to help patients obtain the understanding they need to make truly informed decisions that match their preferences, personality and perspectives. I work to support patients in gaining access to their full potential to form and reach their health goals. One of my greatest joys is witnessing the process in which old destructive health habits are abandoned, long suffered blockages are removed, freeing patients to live the health behaviors that best facilitate attaining and maintaining optimal health, wellness and being fully alive to their meaning and purpose.
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University
Bachelor of Science, Summa cum Laude, Award in General Chemistry, Seattle University
Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Group Health Cooperative
Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Zion, IL
Clinical Research Bastyr University
Clinical Interests: clinical research, stress-related illness, cardiovascular disease, digestive issues, IBS, food intolerances, mind-body medicine, mood problems, anxiety and depression, addiction medicine, substance abuse, smoking cessation, addictions and disorders, compulsive eating, sexual and romantic compulsions, health behavior change, preventive medicine, plantar fasciitis, osteoporosis, allergies, liver related complaints, environmental medicine and detoxification
Special Skills: Craniosacral Therapy, Botanical Medicine, Diet and Nutrient Therapy, Exercise Prescription, Behavioral Medicine/Health Behavior Change –helping patients live the healthy lifestyle they love
Affiliations: Former Board of Directors Physicians for a National Health Program of Western Washington (PNHP-WW), member Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP), Founding Member and Board of Directors Health Care Professionals for a Safe & Healthy Sustainable Food Supply, Member Food and Water Watch
Consulting and Research: Medical topics, botanical and other natural products, environmental medicine, food safety and other related issues
Member of Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP)
Clinical research, mathematics and science, public health, food safety, international cuisine, healthy eating, pilates, personal growth, activism and health care reform.
Clinical Research– multiple sclerosis, mind-body medicine and other complimentary & alternative therapies. I am very excited to be a part of the growing number of clinical research teams at Bastyr University.
Food Safety & Social Justice-It is my hope that my efforts on food safety issues will help to usher out the reign of big corporations and their longstanding practice of overriding our right to choose food products that are safe for our bodies and our planet.
Healthcare for the 99%-30 million people will still be without healthcare in 2022. As a board member of PNHP-WW, I am dedicated to securing a healthcare system that leaves no one out.