Dr. Michele Grindstaff, ND
Dr. Michele Grindstaff is a Washington State Board Licensed Naturopathic Physician. After completing her undergraduate studies at Colorado State University, and receiving a B.S. in Nutritional Science, she then went on to study at Bastyr University where she received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Upon graduation from Bastyr, she was one of the select few chosen for an accredited residency position at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
During her residency, she had the opportunity to further her training in General Medicine, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Environmental Medicine, Cardiovascular Wellness, and ADHD. Upon completion of her residency at Bastyr, Dr. Grindstaff was offered the opportunity for additional post graduate training with Dr. Klinghardt, MD, PhD. After completing extensive training directly with Dr. Klinghardt in the management of complex chronic illnesses, she went on to work within his practice as a staff physician for several years. She has also had the opportunity to speak on several occasions for the Klinghardt Academy, educating both patients and other medical professionals.
Dr. Grindstaff enjoys working with people of all ages, and uses an integrated approach and combination of therapies to create personalized treatment protocols. The variety of recommendations correlates to each case whether it is to optimize general health, or manage more complex chronic illness. Treatments may include therapeutic injections or Neural Therapy, IV therapies, detox support, nutritional recommendations, homeopathy, and the use of botanical and nutritional supplements as well as lifestyle modifications.
Areas of particular interest include Environmental Medicine and detoxification, chronic infections and immune dysfunction, preconception and fertility support, autoimmune disorders, and hormone balancing. She continues to attend conferences and learn from the others whenever possible, bringing into practice those things which may most benefit her patients.
Her goal is to work closely with each individual, prioritizing what is most important for their unique situation to improve their health, and support the body’s innate desire and ability to move in the direction of wellness. She focuses on finding and addressing the underlying cause of illness whenever possible, while recognizing that chronic disease often has multiple factors that need to be addressed simultaneously. This often requires an integrative approach utilizing the best of what conventional and alternative medicine has to offer. In addition to other diagnostic techniques, she utilizes Autonomic Response Testing, as developed by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, as a tool to help find what the body is prioritizing at any given time on its path to healing.