Dr. Alexandra Porter


About me

I am a naturopathic physician. I received my naturopathic degree from Bastyr University in 2006 after completing my undergraduate degree in nutrition from The University of Arizona. I also have a background in personal training, a master’s level in Reiki, and have continued education in the areas of Ayurveda and IV nutritional therapy. These professional endeavors reflect my belief that in order to achieve health one must be fit in mind, body and spirit.

My approach

I use both alternative and conventional medical tools to assess, diagnose and treat chronic or acute disease. For example, I will use herbs and physical medicine for the common cold or flu, but if such a situation arises that require further treatments, I will also prescribe antibiotics.

Additionally, I practice primary health care, which includes screening procedures such as annual exams, sports physical exams, basic eye exams, blood sugar and cholesterol checks, just to name a few.

Assessment tools

  • Healt​h history analysis and physical
  • Food allergy testing 
  • Mineral analysis 
  • Hormone and adrenal stress (cortisol) testing 
  • Heavy metal testing and stool analysis 
  • Conventional testing: lipids, iron, blood glucose, urinalysis, acute illness, etc... 
  • Referral for diagnostic imaging: X-ray, MRI, CT

Treatments utilized

  • Ayurvedic & western herbs, vitamins & supplements 
  • Lifestyle balancing techniques (based on dosha/constitution determination) 
  • Traditional ayurvedic body therapies (abhyanga oil, steam swedena, shirodhara) 
  • Therapeutic ultrasound 
  • Hydrotherapy (contrast and constitutional) 
  • IV therapy 
    Exercise prescription & personal training 
  • Bowenwork and LIFT therapies: neuromuscular re-education 
  • Homeopathy

Insurance accepted

  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence BlueShield
  • Lifewise Of Washington
  • Aetna, Inc
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • First Choice Health Network Plans

My hours

Dr. Porter works one week a month in Seattle.  Please call for appointments