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Amy Hobson, ND

Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Hobson is a naturopathic physician practicing primary care medicine. She has practiced in Seattle since 2002, seeing patients of all ages and in all states of health currently at Meridian Medicine. Dr. Hobson earned her Doctorate from Bastyr University and completed an 18-month residency at Seattle Healing Arts. Dr. Hobson is recognized as past-Vice President and past-Governmental Affairs Chair for the WANP. In 2022, Dr. Hobson was awarded the Unsung Hero Award by the WANP Board of Directors for her work on behalf of the profession. Dr. Hobson is also a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and works on their behalf as an Advisor to the American Medical Association’s CPT Editorial Panel. Dr. Hobson is a founding Board member of the Naturopathic Academy of Primary Care Physicians and is an Advisor for the Power of Provider Initiative at the Washington State Department of Health.

Experience Highlights

  • Integrative Primary Care
  • American Medical Association Advisor
  • WANP: Former Vice President, Current Board Member and Governmental Affairs Chair

Expertise Highlights

  • Integrative Naturopathic Medicine
  • Personalized Treatment
  • Collaborative Care

Education Highlights

  • Western Washington University: Degrees in Bio-Anthropology and Community Health Education, with a minor in Chemistry
  • Bastyr University: Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
  • Seattle Healing Arts: 18-month residency

Bio

Dr. Hobson is a naturopathic physician practicing primary care medicine. She has practiced in Seattle since 2002, seeing patients of all ages and in all states of health. Dr Hobson attended Western Washington University and earned degrees in Bio-Anthropology and Community Health Education, minoring in Chemistry. She subsequently earned her Doctorate from Bastyr University and completed an 18-month residency at Seattle Healing Arts.

Dr. Hobson practices integrative naturopathic medicine and truly loves working in a team. She believes there are many solutions to any given problem and looks forward to working with patients to find the right solution(s) for each individual. Dr. Hobson uses nutritional medicine, exercise prescribing, botanical medicine, lifestyle modification, and pharmacologic prescribing to help meet the needs of her patients.

Dr. Hobson has lived in the Pacific NW since 1975. She enjoys spending time with her family and just about anything related to sports and the outdoors. Dr. Hobson is an active member of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP). She is a past-Vice President and past-Governmental Affairs Chair for the WANP. In 2022, Dr. Hobson was awarded the Unsung Hero Award by the WANP Board of Directors for her work on behalf of the profession. Dr. Hobson is also a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and works on their behalf as an Advisor to the American Medical Association’s CPT Editorial Panel. Dr. Hobson is a founding Board member of the Naturopathic Academy of Primary Care Physicians and is an Advisor for the Power of Provider Initiative at the Washington State Department of Health, a vaccination advocacy initiative.

“We did not come to fear the future, we came here to shape it.” – Barack Obama

Experience

Dr. Hobson is a seasoned naturopathic physician specializing in primary care medicine with over two decades of experience. Dr. Hobson is deeply committed to her profession and has been recognized for her outstanding contributions, receiving the Unsung Hero Award from the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians in 2022. As an active member of professional organizations, including the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, she serves as an Advisor to the American Medical Association’s CPT Editorial Panel and plays a crucial role in the Power of Provider Initiative at the Washington State Department of Health.

Expertise

Dr. Hobson practices integrative naturopathic medicine, employing a collaborative approach to address a diverse range of health concerns. Utilizing nutritional medicine, exercise prescription, botanical medicine, lifestyle modification, and pharmacologic prescribing, she tailors her treatments to meet the unique needs of each patient.

Education

Holding degrees in Bio-Anthropology and Community Health Education from Western Washington University, Dr. Hobson earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University and completed an 18-month residency at Seattle Healing Arts.

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