JoAnna Forwell, ND
Originally from Canada, Dr. Forwell came to Seattle to study naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University. She graduated in 1992 and has been practicing medicine in the Emerald City ever since. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia, and has both a Bachelor’s in Health Science and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr.
She quips that she will address any condition that walks in the door, but her specialty areas are that of women’s medicine, hormonal imbalances, gastro-intestinal disorders, injury, and pain management. She has been using various injection techniques, commencing with neural therapy and trigger point injection therapy, since the outset. She mentored with Dietrich Klinghardt and Rick Marinelli studying neural and regenerative injection therapies and studied mesotherapy in France. She is a former board member of both the American and Washington Associations of Naturopathic Physicians, is an American Academy of Pain Management diplomat, and is a current NATI board member and adjunct faculty teaching prolotherapy and other therapeutic modalities.
In her spare time she plays soccer, skis and hikes the Cascade mountains, dances, and plays to Latin rhythms.