Our Doctors

MEET OUR DOCTORS

Care As Unique As Your Needs

At ICM we envision a model of healthcare that combines the best of both conventional and natural medicine to benefit your health. Our doctors are highly trained experts in their fields and take the time to listen and properly address your health concerns. They take the time to listen to your story, thoroughly evaluate the cause of symptoms and offer practical solutions to improve your health.

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Janci Karp

ND, LAc

Kelsey Klausmeyer

ND

Kim Celmer

ND

About the Institute of Complementary Medicine

Originally founded in 1994 by Dr. Eileen Stretch and Dr. Cindy Phillips, ICM has become a staple of naturopathic medicine in Seattle. ICM was founded on the principle that naturopathic medicine and conventional medicine work best when combined. Over the years ICM has housed a number of leading naturopathic physicians whom have contributed greatly to the modern practice of naturopathic medicine. Our doctors strive for excellence in the care they provide and attend regular continuing education. They are involved in the leadership of the naturopathic medical profession, contribute their time to the community through teaching and mentoring students. ICM has an accredited naturopathic medical residency program.

— Meet Our Doctors —

Mandy Risley

ND

Dr. Mandy Risley wants to help patients fine-tune their health and uncover potential food and environmental reactions that are keeping them from optimal health. She helps patients see beyond the “food” and start to address the behaviors behind it all.

Dr. Risley specializes in uncovering food sensitivities and allergies in the office. She offers General Naturopathic Care and enjoys supporting patients who already have a primary care practitioner but are seeking out a naturopathic physician.

Areas of Specialization

  • Food Sensitivities,
    Allergies & Intolerance
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Uncovering Patterns
    with Food & Diet

Genevieve Courtney

ND

Dr. Genevieve Courtney is a firm believer that everyone can achieve optimal health with the right tools to fit their lifestyle. As a primary care naturopathic physician with a focus in women’s health and obesity medicine, she has been able to help guide many patients to be a proactive participant in their own health. 

Areas of Specialization

  • Primary Care
  • Women’s Health
  • Weight Loss
  • SIBO & IBS
  • Mental Health

Forest Dobbs

ND

Dr. Forest Dobbs is a naturopathic physician specializing in integrative-pain management and neuromusculoskeletal medicine. He draws from both emerging as well as time-honored technologies to invoke the body’s innate healing faculties for each patient. He utilizes therapeutic exercise, spinal manipulation extensively in his care of patients.

Additional training includes neural therapy, trigger point injections, neural prolotherapy, glenohumeral hydroplasty for frozen shoulder, platelet rich plasma and adipose-derived stem cell therapies.

Areas of Specialization

  • Pain Management
  • Spinal Adjustments
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Craniosacral
  • Regenerative Therapies

Kim Hansen

ND

Dr. Kim Hansen believes in building long-term relationships with her patients and is known to reach out directly. She practices general primary care naturopathic medicine and provides her patients with personalized healthcare using a mix of herbal and conventional modalities with great success helping patients achieve optimal hormone balance.

Dr. Hansen specializes in hormonal imbalances as well as healthy aging, fertility/preconception care, and sexual health for women and men. 

Areas of Specialization

  • Primary Care
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Functional Medicine
    & Integrated Lab work

Sheetal Woods

ND

Dr. Sheetal Woods knows health is a big picture problem, which is why she always looks for the holistic approach to bring people back to wellness. She seamlessly weaves her naturopathic practice along with her Ayurvedic roots to offer her patients a deeper look into where their dis-ease is coming from.

Dr. Woods practices primary care naturopathic medicine at ICM with emphasis in gastrointestinal disorders including IBS, IBD and SIBO, autoimmune diseases, and hormone therapies for men & women with emphasis in genetic testing.

Areas of Specialization

  • Primary Care with
    Ayurvedic Understanding
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Autoimmune Diseases
    & Genetic Testing
  • Hormone Therapy
    & Management

Katherine Carvlin

ND

Dr. Katherine Carvlin knows the air we breathe, food we eat, and water we drink have lasting impacts on our health. She excels at helping patients understand what lifestyle factors are impacting their health and empowering them to make meaningful change.

Dr. Carvlin is naturopathic physician specializing in environmental medicine. She treats adults with conditions such as digestive complaints, asthma and allergies, autoimmune conditions, and environmental illness.

Areas of Specialization

  • Primary Care For All Ages
  • Environmental Medicine
  • Nutrition & Digestion
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • IV Therapy

Amber Sullivan

ND, LAc - Resident

Dr. Amber Sullivan blends her Chinese Medicine background with naturopathic medicine to bring health back to her patients. She is a 2nd-year resident working collaboratively with Drs. Klausmeyer & Celmer. 

Prior to starting naturopathic medical school, Dr. Blankenship owned and operated acupuncture clinics in the Seattle area. Her gentle, perceptive style is particularly welcome for newcomers to acupuncture and natural medicine. She draws upon her ten years of clinical experience to provide outstanding integrative care. 

Areas of Specialization

  • Primary Care
  • Acupuncture
  • Functional Medicine
  • IV Therapy
  • Chinese Medicine