Meet the doctors of Vitalia:

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.

Adam Geiger, ND

Dr. Geiger’s interest in natural medicine began while earning an Honor’s degree in Biochemistry at the University of Michigan. He moved to Seattle to attend the Bastyr University Naturopathic Physician program and completed a residency in nutritional and orthopedic medicine with Thomas Dorman, MD.

Dr. Geiger has advanced training from the Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injection and is certified by the American College for Advancement in Medicine in heavy metal chelation therapy.

He says, “Evaluating a patient’s biochemistry for nutrient deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and toxic exposures allows me to tailor my treatment plan based on individual needs. I find being able to treat the core of a person’s illness immensely rewarding.”