Meet the team at Vitalia:

JoAnna Forwell, ND

Originally from Canada, Dr Forwell came to Seattle to study naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University, 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 has mentored with Dietrich Klinghardt and Rick Marinelli studying neural and rejenerative injection therapies and has studied mesotherapy in France. She is a former member of the board of both the American and Washington Associations of Naturopathic Physicians, is a Diplomate with the American Academy of Pain Management and is a current NATI board member and adjunct faculty teaching prolotherapy and other therapeutic modalities.

In her spare time she plays soccer, ski’s & hikes the Cascade mountains, dances and plays to latin rhythms and drives around on her motorcycle.

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 then 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.

“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.”