Dr. David Zamechek is a Naturopathic Physician at Fern Valley Natural Health. He graduated from Bastyr University with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters in Nutrition. After growing up in New York and completing his Bachelors in Psychology at The University at Buffalo, Dr. David followed his heart to the Pacific Northwest.
The mountains and forests around Mt. Baker became home as Dr. David dedicated himself to climbing and snowboarding, spending 8 years in the mountains. Realizing how important proper nutrition was to his performance, Dr. David decided to dedicate the next chapter of his life to learning about food and health.
This belief that food is the foundation for health and happiness drove Dr. David to pursue a Masters in Nutrition. Once in practice, he soon realized that to help his patients he needed to learn more and studied to become a Naturopathic Physician.
As a Primary Care Physician, Dr. David loves using food, but utilizes other modalities such as Botanical Medicine, Counseling, Physical Medicine, Exercise and prescription medicines as needed. He enjoys seeing children and adults for wellness and annual exams, and to address chronic illness and acute care needs.
In addition to nutrition, Dr. David has a clinical interest in Botanical Medicine. While climbing, he spent a lot of time among the trees and plants of the PNW. This helped Dr. David unearth a passion for plants. During his time at Bastyr, Dr. David also studied Herbal Sciences and discovered his love and talent for working with herbs and has been teaching herbal medicine making ever since.
Dr. David has been a guest lecturer for herbal medicine making classes at Bastyr University and loves teaching about herbs and healing. He believes strongly that we are in this journey together and enjoys emphasizing his role as teacher in the doctor patient relationship. He loves working with patients to educate them about their health concerns while at the same time learning about their history, goals and motivations. Collaborating, we create a plan to work towards those goals and provide patients the support and expertise they need in their journey to wellness.
Dr. David Zamechek ND, CN