Meet Dr. Jennifer Read
Combining conventional, naturopathic, and Eastern philosophies to treat you.
Dr. Jennifer Read is one of few physicians that is trained to use a combination of conventional, naturopathic, and Eastern philosophies. She uses her unique training to create a personalized treatment plan for each of her patients. She challenges patients to place their healthcare into their own hands, and ensures that each person understands the “why” behind each recommendation . Her goal is to promote confidence while guiding patients and their families toward optimal health.
Dr. Read was born in Cambodia, where traditional natural medicine plays a pivotal role in daily living. While raised in the Pacific Northwest, naturopathic medical school was a fitting step for Dr. Read, as it allowed her to embrace her Cambodian roots. She earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, and went on to work at Dana Farber, a top rated cancer institute in Boston. After spending several years in Boston, she returned to Seattle to attend Bastyr University.
While completing her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters of Science in acupuncture, Dr. Read discovered a love for treating children, women, and couples wishing to conceive. Based on these interests, she sought out additional training in pediatrics, women's health, and fertility. As a holistic practitioner and mother, she believes in starting each life off on the right foot. This involves optimizing the health of parents before conception and treating babies using a holistic approach beginning at birth. Dr. Read considers laughter a cornerstone to health, and incorporates humor and laughter into her practice and into her relationships with patients.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Read enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, watching movies, and spending time with her husband, 3 children, dog and cat. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is currently accepting new patients and invites you to come explore a healthier, happier life for yourself and your family.
Dr. Read focuses on creating personalized treatment plans for each patient, indicating a value for individualized care and attention to each person's unique health needs.
She encourages patients to take charge of their own healthcare, demonstrating a value for patient empowerment and education about the reasons behind each healthcare recommendation.
With training in a range of medical philosophies and a particular interest in treating children, women, and couples, Dr. Read values holistic health, starting from before conception and continuing throughout life.
Joy and Humor
Recognizing laughter as a cornerstone to health, Dr. Read values incorporating joy and humor into her practice, which speaks to the importance she places on mental and emotional well-being as part of overall health.
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