We teach the necessary fundamentals and downright joy of self healing.
Erin Westaway is a naturopathic physician with a private practice in Seattle, WA, where she focuses on fertility, preconception care, and teaching parents how to grow healthy families. A portion of her practice is dedicated to primary care medicine for the whole family.
Dr. Westaway came to medicine through her love of learning, her fascination with the impeccable balance of nature, and her curiosity about the human condition. She studied English literature at Bowdoin College and taught public school Arts and Humanities before returning to school to become a physician. After graduating from Bastyr University, she completed a two year residency under Dr. Molly (Linton) Niedermeyer at one of the oldest naturopathic clinics in the country, where she continued to practice for several years.
It didn’t take long in practice before she realized that education and deep listening was, more than anything she could prescribe, what would help her patients heal. The more they understood about how to care for themselves, the deeper they looked into what worked and didn’t work in their lives, the better results her patients had.
Prescribe Life Medicine was born out of a desire to create a medical practice that allowed enough time and support for deep change and transformation of health. To accomplish this, Dr. Westaway draws on her extensive knowledge of physiology and biochemistry, her awe of human capacity, her love of story, and her first hand knowledge of dealing with chronic illness. She lives what she teaches and she hopes you’ll be inspired to find your own path to health.
In addition to her medical training, Dr. Westaway has extra training in nutrition, biofeedback, homeopathy, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, herbal medicine, and counseling, and environmental medicine.
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Dr. Westaway serves as the PCP for many of her clients and is shifting her practice to focus more on her passion and skills around preconception care and fertility. At this time she is not accepting new clients in the role of primary care provider.
Dr. Westaway is not contracted with any insurance companies. She can provide a superbill, which will allow you to receive reimbursement for a portion of your care if your insurance covers out of network naturopathic care. Please note that out of network care is often subject to a separate deductible.
In order to provide the level of care that she does, it is important that Dr. Westaway be able to spend quite a bit of time with her patients. The current insurance reimbursement system does not provide reimbursement at a rate that would allow her to practice in this way.
You are free to purchase anything Dr. Westaway prescribes wherever you like. It is very important that you not look for inexpensive alternative brands. Many supplement companies have been found to provide products that do not contain the active ingredients advertised and contain other contaminants that can be harmful to your health. The brands that Dr. Westaway recommends test each batch of materials for purity and each batch of finished product for purity and potency. Please use the brands prescribed. Dr. Westaway provides some supplements in house as a matter of convenience for her patients so that they may get started right away with a treatment plan for an acute illness. She also provides some supplements that are difficult to find over the counter. Dr. Westaway also provides an online dispensary option for many other supplements in order to provide access to the level of quality that she feels is important for achieving treatment goals.