The NCNM Team

We are here to serve.

Don’t you wish you had a guide to help you filter through the maze
of self-help tips and health fads on today's market?
Our in house doctors can lead the way!
Suited with a wealth of knowledge of both traditional and modern medicine,
they tailor fit treatment plans that make sense for you. 

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Medical Director 
Dr. Camille Koontz ND, RN

Dr. Camille Koontz offers her medical expertise to all patients looking for lasting, proactive solutions to their health goals and concerns. She pulls from her years as a Registered Nurse and her training in traditional naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University to build a bridge for patients between the conventional side and alternative side of medicine today.

Dr. Koontz prefers to exhaust non-toxic and safer approaches to medical issues before reaching for pharmaceuticals to manage disease. She sees evidence in her practice that most conditions respond to nutritional, lifestyle, and herbal support that builds health in the individual.

Dr. Koontz enjoys collaborating with her patients to create individualized treatment plans that are cohesive with their lifestyle and budget. Specializing in preventive family care, she has a particular interest in autoimmunity, hormone-related symptoms, anxiety and depression, and digestive health.

Dr. Koontz and her husband live aboard their 35 foot sailboat in the Bellingham harbor and if she isn't in her office she can probably be found sailing in the San Juan Islands.

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Director of Hydrotherapy 
Dr. Kelsi Ervin ND

Dr. Ervin, also known as Dr. Sunshine, has been said to be "kind and direct, passionate yet practical." 

Dr. Ervin will engage you in understanding the unique needs of your body and create sustainable ways to get those needs met. Specializing in autoimmune conditions, hormone balancing, stress recovery, and gut health, Dr. Ervin incorporates eclectic self-care practices into treatment plans that are easy yet comprehensive.

Dr. Ervin is tireless in searching for the cause of disorder in the body. People of all walks of life can expect to be warmly welcomed and challenged in their growth. Dr. Ervin’s doctorate from Bastyr University, background in pharmaceutical research and ten years of experience with teaching Yi Ren Medical Qigong provide a wealth of perspective in each consultation.

Dr. Ervin is passionate about hydrotherapy and has traveled to many international destinations to train and experience the many ways to heal with water.

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Pediatrician  
Dr. Rachel Culleton ND

Dr. Rachel Culleton works closely with her patients to determine the underlying cause of illness and establish what wellness means to each individual. She places heavy emphasis on preventative medicine and encourages her patients to actively participate in their healthcare. 

Dr. Culleton meets her patients where they are at in their wellness journey. She provides a warm and welcoming space for her patients work through any barriers that are inhibiting their ability to thrive. Specializing in pediatrics and preventative family medicine, she has a particular interest in neurodevelopment in children, symptoms management in pregnancy, digestive disorders, allergies, and auto-immunity. 
Dr. Culleton completed a one and a half year residency in physical medicine and primary care.  Her practice focused on lactation support and symptom management in pregnancy through adjustments (craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, and spinal manipulation), natural therapies (herbal and homeopathic), diet and lifestyle support, and nervous system support in children. 
When not at the office, you will likely find Dr. Culleton mucking around in the garden or attempting to go on hikes with her husband and 2-year-old son.
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Founder
Dr. Joseph Wessels ND

As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Joe Wessels strongly believes in the role of a doctor as a teacher and encourages his patients to make active decisions in their health.

Dr. Joe graduated in 1976 from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and moving to Bellingham in September of 1976, he established the first naturopathic medical practice in Whatcom County, NCNM! Since the opening of NCNM, he has served thousands of patients of all ages, and was voted Best Naturopathic Doctor of Bellingham two years in a row.

Dr. Joe is a past board member of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is a member in good standing of both the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Washington Association. In conjunction, he served 15 years as a board member on the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education, the accrediting body of the educational institutions throughout North America.

Presently, Dr. Joe, associate professor for Bastyr University, mentors naturopathic medical students in the preceptor program. He also features in webinars for health care practitioners, as a member of the scientific advisory board of Biogenesis. He can be found spending time with his 5 children and 3 grandchildren or cycling around town.

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Monica
Office Manager 

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