Dr. Andrew Simon named Seattle Met Top Doctor 2017 – Naturopathic Medicine

Seattle Met Top Doctor 2017 Naturopathic Medicine

Congratulations to Fit Naturopathic Center’s clinic director, Dr. Andrew Simon for being named Seattle Met Top Doctor 2017 Naturopathic Medicine Specialty!

Dr. Andrew Simon ND

Dr. Andrew Simon is a Naturopathic Physician Board Certified in Biofeedback and is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practioner

 

Dr. Andrew Simon, ND, BCB

Dr. Andrew Simon is a versatile and integrative medicine practitioner. The simplest way to describe what Dr. Andrew Simon can do is a blend of chiropractic care, physical therapy, primary care health, counseling, nutrition, and life coach all in one. While Dr. Simon is not a chiropractor or physical therapist, he works closely with providers in the Ballard, Fremont, and Wallingford neighborhoods in Seattle to provide the best care regarding musculoskeletal care if not able to achieve results in the office.  Natural Medicine in Ballard - Dr. Andrew Simon Naturopathic PhysicianFounding Fit Naturopathic Center in 2015 Dr. Andrew Simon has developed a one stop location for patients to improve their health through natural health and integrative medicine strategies.

Education

Licensed as a Naturopathic Physician in the state of Washington, Andrew received his degree from Bastyr University. Furthermore, he also completed his residency at Bastyr Center for Natural Health where he received extensive training and experience with a wide population of people and variety of health conditions. Many people are not aware that naturopathic physicians can treat or help manage many difficult conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, allergies, and chronic fatigue.

Mentorship, Training, and Treatment approaches

Dr. Andrew Simon would like to thank the doctors who have directly contributed to much of his training. Firstly, he thanks fellow Seattle Met Top Doctor 2015 Dr. Steven Milkis, ND who specializes in HIV, Primary Care, and Physical Medicine. Through Dr. Milkis, he learned how to truly honor the core principles of being a good primary care physician, the importance of bed side manner and rapport, how to provide valuable education to patients, and how to respect patients with where they are at in their health goals.  Secondly, Dr. Andrew Simon thanks Dr. Brad Lichtenstein, ND, BCB, a leading Seattle expert in breath, yoga, and biofeedback, with whom he received extensive Mind Body Medicine & Biofeedback training. Mind body medicine aims to improve mental and emotional health along with common health conditions by alleviating the burden of chronic stress on the nervous system. Biofeedback for Natural Hypertension TreatmentDr. Simon achieves this goal by integrating tools such as breath work, mindfulness meditation, spinal manipulation and biofeedback.  Biofeedback training allows patients to become aware of their body’s relaxation and stress responses by displaying changes in heart rate, breathing, temperatures, muscle tension, and sweat response. Using this objective biofeedback data and research paired with counseling, patients often find real change in their health often without the need for medication or supplements. Dr. Andrew Simon received his biofeedback board certification in 2016 from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.

Seattle Met Top Doctor 2017 Naturopathic

 

Seattle Met Top Doctor 2017 Naturopathic Medicine

Being recognized as a Seattle Met Top Doctor 2017 Naturopathic Medicine is a privilege and Dr. Andrew Simon would like to thank his peers for voting for him to receive this recognition. Dr. Simon founded Fit Naturopathic Center in 2015, joining Tyler Martin Clinic Director of Fit Acupuncture who was voted Seattle Met Top Doctor for Acupuncture at Fit Wellness Centers in 2014, 2016, and again this year in 2017.

You can read more about Dr. Andrew Simon’s clinical training and background at his about Dr. Simon page, or learn more about Ballard Natural Medicine treatment options and see why his peers voted him for Seattle Met Top Doctor 2017 Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Andrew Simon is currently accepting new patients, taking most major insurances, Regence, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Premera, Lifewise, Aetna, Cigna, Kaiser PPO, United, and Molina Private and Apple Health medicaid plans.

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Self Care in the New year

Self Care, 2017, Acupuncture, New Year Resolutions, Goals

Self Care, 2017, Acupuncture, New Year Resolutions, Goals

As 2016 comes to a close, we look forward to a clean slate and new potentials

 

Many people enjoy keeping with the tradition of making New Year Resolutions. These yearly resolutions are wonderful because they allow us to be mindful of the gifts of both time and self-agency. The transition encourages us to re-assess our lives, be grateful for what we have, and then attempt to improve upon our shortcomings to better ourselves.

 

Unfortunately, many get into the new year almost expecting to fail at their goals. Fortunately, acupuncture is on your side when it comes to self care in 2017! There are several ways acupuncture supports your new year goals no matter what they might be. For example, the most common new year resolutions are some variations of losing weight or getting fit, eating healthier, decreasing stress or increasing mindfulness, and quitting smoking. Acupuncture can help support all of these goals and more.

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Lose Weight Naturally

lose weight naturally

Lose Weight Naturally with the FIT WELLNESS NOW Program

Lipotropic injection for weight lossLosing weight is a side effect of feeling healthy and having increased energy.  At Fit Wellness Centers in Ballard, physicians take a holistic medical assessment where you are at with your health. Then we match your goals for losing weight, and maximize your body’s ability to handle stress, improve sleep, and encourage a functional digestive system allowing you to lose weight naturally.  We make it as easy as possible for you keep your body moving and feeling well with a customized weight loss plan that fits your schedule and needs to lose weight naturally.

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Natural Anxiety Treatment in Seattle

Natural Anxiety Treatment

Natural Anxiety Treatment

Naturopathic Physicians are uniquely capable of supporting patients with natural anxiety treatment methods as primary care physicians. Utilizing the same methods for assessing anxiety, providing appropriate referrals to counselors, but also integrating several areas of medicine to treat a patient holistically from the beginning.

At Fit Naturopathic Center, licensed Naturopathic Physicians counsel patients about understanding their anxiety triggers. Re-establish the mind body connection, and help create an environment for a patient to recover from periods of anxiety, or stress to the nervous system. Allowing you to recover from the consequences on health this has on the body over time, to digestion, weight gain, headaches, fatigue, and more.

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Chiropractic Alternative

Natural Low Back Pain treatment in Ballard chiropractic

Chiropractic vs Naturopathic Manipulation

Chiropractic Space at Fit Wellness Centers in BallardNaturopathic Physicians can adjust the spine using naturopathic manipulations similar to chiropractic techniques and adjustments many chiropractors commonly employ. Dr. Andrew Simon at Fit Wellness Centers in Ballard provides a wide range of treatment options including, manual manipulation, therapeutic stretching, activator technique, drop table techniques, pelvic blocking, active release techniques and more.  A difference in philosophy guides naturopathic physicians, to restore the root cause of the structural imbalance, and to minimize the force and frequency of spinal manipulations compared to many chiropractors. A Naturopathic Physician has the unique integration of care for patients by being able to order imaging, prescribe medications, and perform manipulations to the spine.

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Natural Hypertension Treatment

Natural Hypertension Treatment

Natural Hypertension Treatment and You: Definition, Causes, and Treatment Options

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is prevalent in about 33.5% of the adult population aged 20 and over. In 2012, 34 million patients visited their doctors with hypertension as their chief complaint. (1)

What is Hypertension?

Natural Hypertension TreatmentBlood pressure is determined by two things: the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower the arteries, the higher the blood pressure. Hypertension can be asymptomatic, but this does not mean it is not damaging. Uncontrolled hypertension can cause serious health complications, including heart attack and stroke. (2)

What Causes Hypertension?

There are two kinds of hypertension: primary (or essential) and secondary. Secondary hypertension is caused by something outside of the cardiovascular system, such as kidney or thyroid disease, sleep apnea, or chronic alcohol use. Essential hypertension is more common, and research shows that dysregulation of the nervous system is largely responsible. Specifically, the sympathetic nervous system (your “fight or flight” response) is overactive, and the parasympathetic nervous system (your “rest and digest” response) is under active. (3)(4) So what can be done?

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Natural Energy Sources Interview

Natural Energy Interview on Q13 Fox News - Ballard Natural Medicine

Here is Dr. Andrew Simon‘s Interview with Q13 Fox News discussing Natural Energy Sources including Vitamin B12 Injections, Nuun Tablets, Avocado, Electrolytes, Water, Sleep, and Exercise! Always check in with your Naturopathic Physician before starting any new herbal supplement to make sure there isn’t any contraindications or unneeded costs. Many times we have low energy because we work our mind & bodies too hard. It is important to make sure you are getting the propper nutrition in a day, sleep, and exercise to maximize your body’s ability to handle your energy naturally.

Natural Energy Sources Interview

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Looking for natural sources of energy other than coffee or tea to improve your energy? Are you tired or fatigued from working too much? Learn more at FIT Naturopathic at FIT Wellness Centers in Ballard about how you can improve your natural energy by decreasing stress with biofeedback training, or using the Healthy FIT Wellness Weight Program to lose weight and gain more energy at the same time.  Whatever is the cause of the fatigue, many patients notice an improvement in energy when they can focus on the foundations of health easier, have less stress, and give their body a chance to relax.

 

 

Vitamin B12 Injections in Ballard for Natural Energy

Vitamin B12 Injections can support many health goals including Increased Natural Energy

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Kinesio Taping Class in Seattle

Kinesio Taping Class in Ballard

Kinesio Taping Class in Seattle

August 6th & September 10th

Are you interested in taking a Kinesio Taping Class in Seattle? Learn the original Kinesio Taping Method taught by Dr. Andrew Simon of FIT Naturopathic Center in Ballard. Are you a coach, athlete, or personal trainer, or above you can become certified as a CKTT, Certified Kinesio Taping Technician! Learn how to decrease either your own, or other’s pain with a few simple taping applications, after you have learned how to tape properly, with a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner.

Learn the CKTT KINESIO TAPING ® METHOD in Ballard, Seattle, Washington

CKTT Level 1

CKTT Level 1 materials

Level 2 Materials

CKTT Level 2 Materials

Level 1 is two hours long and is open to anybody.

So, if you are a weekend
warrior, a coach, a fitness buff,  or engage in any type of physical activity, Level 1 is for you.

Level 2 is four hours long.  This advanced training is designed for fitness or health professionals who have a solid foundation in human anatomy.

Click Here to register!

Pre Registration Required – $10 deposit per class to hold your spot in the class, if you are unable to make the class this deposit is non-refundable, but applies towards the cost of the class if taken at a later date

CKTT Level 1……………….$59

CKTT Level 2……………….$119

CKTT Workshop Brochure

In each of these Kinesio Taping Classes we will learn specific ways to apply the tape, so that you can leave class with a working knowledge of the Kinesio Taping method.  The registration fee for each workshop includes a workbook as well as tape, and included in the fee for the advanced level is the CKTT test and a one-year membership to Kinesio Taping International.  Upon completion, you will be able to say that you have had official training in the Kinesio Taping method and can call yourself a Certified Kinesio Taping Technician!

Up Coming Summer 2016 Schedule:

August 6th, 2016

September 10th, 2016

Interested in having Dr. Andrew Simon come to your facility to teach Kinesio Taping? Please Email, Group Discount option available.

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Molina Naturopathic Physician Coverage

Molina Naturopathic Physician

Molina Naturopathic Physician Coverage

Molina Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Andrew Simon accepts Molina through washington apple health medicaid

Dr. Andrew Simon is a Molina Naturopathic Physician, meaning he is in network with Molina Healthcare of Washington for coverage of Naturopathic Medicine. Molina Healthcare of Washington provides both Washington Apple Health Medicaid and Marketplace insurance plans. While Dr. Simon can provide primary care coverage to some capacity, he recommends using both your assigned care provider or will work with your primary care physician to provide adjunctive care in an integrative approach. This provides the patients with the best care possible.

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Dr. Simon performing a spinal adjustment to improve back pain

With Molina patients are provided with 10 visits per year for spinal manipulation coverage with a Naturopathic Physician.  Much like seeing a Chiropractor, you can see a naturopathic physician like Dr. Andrew Simon for integrated physical medicine care including spinal adjustment, therapeutic stretching, rehabilitaiton, and kinesio taping.

Looking to switch to Molina? check with any other providers including your current primary care physician’s office to confirm they take Molina, if you are on a different managed plan through medicaid, then go to www.waproviderone.org/client to make the switch. Typically Molina coverage begins the first of the following month.

Not all services are covered under washington apple health, these may include weight loss, vitamin injections, and prescriptions for herbal or dietary supplements. Dr. Andrew Simon provides reduced cost dietary supplements by prescription only for medical purposes for low income and medicaid patients. Waiver required for non-covered services, with payment due time of service for discounted rates for non-coversed services or non-molina medicaid or low income patients.

Interested in meeting Dr. Andrew Simon? Schedule a 15 minute free consult or appointment at 206-297-6013 or email fitnaturopathic@gmail.com

FIT Naturopathic is located at FIT Wellness Centers in Ballard, Seattle, Washington across the street from the Olympic Athletic Club and above Massage Heights.

 

Seasonal Allergies in Seattle

Seasonal Allergies in Seattle

seasonal allergies in seattle

Photo taken from Seattle Magazine – Sneezin’ Season: Seattle’s Seasonal Allergies – May 2016 – Interview with Dr. Andrew Simon

Want help managing your seasonal allergies in Seattle? Check out Dr. Andrew Simon’s recent interview with Seattle Magazine titled, “Sneezin’ Season: Seattle’s Seasonal Allergies” with some simple comparison’s to traditional allergy medications.  Not every one reacts to the same allergens, while it is important to identify potentially triggering allergens from the trees or plants in your neighborhood. Treating allergies with natural medicine, is also about identifying the total load on the immune system, that causes the hyper reactive allergy response in the first place, and about bringing down the total load on the body over time, so you can continue enjoying the outdoors without having to rely on antihistamines, or even herbal supplements over time.

The total body load includes the contributions of stress, diet, food intolerances, hydration, current health conditions, and your overall immune system

Seasonal Allergies in Seattle and Natural Medicine

The concept of Total Load and Allergies

health, including your digestive bacteria and microbiome! At Fit Naturopathic, we use a blend of therapies to help achieve quick symptomatic relief, but also build a plan to rebuild your immune system to function normally again and reduce your reliance on medications or supplements so you can breathe and see well again even when seasonal allergies in Seattle take their toll.

Before trying anything, always check with a licensed Naturopathic Physician, who can take into account your total health history and build a holistic plan that fits your body, and fits your health. It is important to use high quality, researched, and sustainable herbs or nutrients when using natural health remedies. There is rarely equivalent medications to herbs due to concentration and dosage, it is not recommended to decrease a medication unless approved by a physician, particularly if you have asthma, or any other conditions that affect breathing and respiratory function.

If you have any questions about Seasonal Allergies in Seattle, asthma, or how other allergies affect your immune system, respiratory system, or digestive system, schedule a free 15 min online telemedicine consultation or in person consultation with Dr. Andrew Simon, at 206-297-6013 or fitnaturopathic@gmail.com.

 

 

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