Dr. Michal Pearl Waldfogel (she/her) is a licensed naturopathic doctor (Washington State) who brings two decades of experience in education, facilitation and community-building to her work in healthcare. By leveraging her advanced training in integrative primary care, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine and biofeedback, she works together with patients to create personalized treatment plans that are safe, effective, affordable (and even fun!). 

In addition to providing one-on-one care, she is passionate about treating isolation and loneliness with community-as-medicine through Group Medical Visits. Dr. Michal considers mental health to be a major driver of overall well being and enjoys working collaboratively with therapists and prescribing providers to help patients find balance and heal from anxiety, depression, insomnia, substance use and other mental health challenges. 

Outside of the office, Dr. Michal is a singer-songwriter and encourages creative expression and humor as part of the healing process.  

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Education + Training

University Training

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine: Bastyr University, Seattle, WA (2013-2017)

  • Student Clinician: Participated in supervised evidence-based naturopathic clinical practice on patient care, physical medicine, specialty and off-site shifts totaling over 1000 hours. Duties included patient intake, focused physical exam, annual exam, ordering labs and imaging, diagnosing conditions, developing treatment plans, prescribing natural and pharmaceutical medications, electronic health record charting (Epic), insurance billing and patient follow-up. Specialty shifts included Mindbody medicine/Biofeedback (2 terms), Environmental Medicine (1 term) and Oncology (1 term). Off-site shifts included Mary’s Place shelters (2 terms), Consejo Hispanic Resource Center (1 term).
  • Counseling Intern: Provided one-hour counseling sessions to first year naturopathic medical and other students at the Bastyr University Counseling Center totaling over 65 hours. Duties included scheduling, counseling, paper charting and weekly supervision sessions with Counseling Center Director.

Naturopathic Primary Care Residency: Institute of Natural Medicine (location: Fern Valley Natural Health, Bellevue, WA) (October 2018-September 2020)

  • Practiced full-time at a busy primary care clinic as a resident through the Institute of Natural Medicine two-year residency program. Worked collaboratively with a team of naturopathic doctors and saw patients of all genders from across the lifespan. Offered annual exams, problem-focused visits, well child visits, acute care, physical medicine and other services. Other responsibilities included medical supply ordering, supporting other clinicians, on-call pager rotation and general maintenance of the clinic.

Bachelor of Arts: McGill University, Montreal, QC 

  • Capstone seminar: Health, Social Justice and Democracy
  • Other significant seminars: Gender, Sexuality and Medicine + Social History of Medicine
  • Pre-Med coursework: Physics, Chemistry + (post-baccalaureate: Biology, Organic Chemistry)

Bodywork Training

  • Craniosacral Therapy 1: Upledger Institute
  • Craniosacral Therapy 2: Upledger Institute
  • SomatoEmotional Release: Upledger Institute

Yoga Training

  • Yoga Teacher Certification: Wake Up Yoga, Philadelphia, PA
  • Yin Yoga Teacher Certification: Wake Up Yoga, Philadelphia, PA
  • Yoga Therapy Training: Yoga Re:source, Montreal, QC, Canada