Dr. Paul de Jong – BLOG Linked
As a licensed family practice doctor I enjoy seeing a diverse population of both men and women from children to teens, adults, and elders. I can act as your primary care physician or as a consultant when needed. I specialize in traditional natural medicine with a firm foot in contemporary science and training. I listen fully to patients, perform thorough physical exam and back those up with tests if/when necessary. My ultimate goal is to help you make informed decisions about you and your family’s health.
It is important to give you a fish AND teach you how to fish. I would like all my patients to learn and implement some basics to prevent imbalance and promote health, and some easy home treatments for common ailments. I believe that if I can help a person to improve their diet, physical activity, sleep, and connection to their community and the world around them, often their health will be brought into balance. It is also important that patients know ‘what is going on’. I will spend time explaining tests, exams, rationale and choices so YOU are in charge of your health.
Because we are all unique, treatments will reflect this and be specific to you. I will start simply and with least force interventions whenever possible. I tend to use a combination of:
Nutrition and lifestyle analysis and recommendations
Specific targeted nutrients
Physical medicine techniques – massage, stretching, and manipulation
Prescription medication when necessary
Dr. Paul de Jong has training in both Eastern and Western medicines, combining naturopathic medicine with Chinese medicine in his practice.
He attended Bastyr University, one of the world’s leading centers for natural medicine. While there, he received two degrees: Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSA).
Dr. de Jong is nationally board certified as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and he will complete his Acupuncture national board exams during the summer of 2008. Dr. Paul de Jong also attended the University of Washington and graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then worked as a botanist in both the US Forest Service and Rainier National Park. He also worked as an emergency medical technician (EMT) on an ambulance, as a ski patroller and in emergency room settings.
Dr. Paul de Jong is a professional member of:
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP)
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