Dr. Joseph Wessels ND
Founder of NCNM


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.

Dr. Wessel's Services

  • Annual Exams
  • Sick visits - Cold, flu, cough, seasonal allergies, shingles
  • Chronic care visits - Digestive issues, food allergies, hormone regulation, weight loss, autoimmune conditions

Specialty Labs

  • Comprehensive Stool Analysis
  • Food Allergy & Sensitivity
  • Comprehensive Nutritional Analysis
  • Fecal Occult Blood
  • Saliva & Urinary Hormones