Natural Medicine of Seattle attended the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physician (WANP) Gala, where our own Dr. Kara Menzer was the recipient of the The President’s Award. The President’s Award recognizes a naturopathic physician who has gone “above and beyond” for the betterment of the WANP and its members. She had served on the Board of Directors for four years and actively guided the organization in expansion of the education and policies of the naturopathic community.

The WANP is a nonprofit association for NDs who advocates for naturopathic medicine by increasing public awareness of and access to naturopathic medical services. Current priorities of the WANP include scope expansion, insurance pay parity and ensuring that Naturopathic Doctors are included in the future of Washington as a sanctuary state for abortion and transgender care. If you are passionate about naturopathic medicine in Washington, the WANP can use the support of patient advocates through sharing stories, contacting your representatives and supporting fundraising efforts. See if you want to get involved!



What is the WANP?

The WANP is the non-profit professional association for Naturopathic Physicians (NDs) in the State of Washington, incorporated in 1934. We are supported and funded through annual dues paid by our members, contributions from our corporate partners, and revenue from our educational events.


Mission Statement: The mission of the WANP is to support our members and advocate for naturopathic medicine in Washington State. We work to increase public awareness of and access to naturopathic medical services, and we contribute to quality of care through continuing professional education programs.


What is the purpose of the WANP?


The Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP) represents the interests of its member naturopathic physicians in the state of Washington. Its function is to serve the profession and the community through effective leadership and commitment to excellence in health education and health care services.