John Hibbs, ND

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Biography: 

Dr. Hibbs is a clinical supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health and at the community care site at the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center. He also is a professor in the Bastyr University Department of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Hibbs has been a practicing naturopathic physician for 30 years, naturopathic educator for 27 years, and he has maintained a private practice for 25 years. In August 2014, Dr. Hibbs was chosen by his peers as one of the region's Top Doctors in Seattle Metropolitan magazine. He also was a semifinalist in Seattle Magazine's "Top Docs" in the alternative women’s health providers category in 2003.

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Hibbs takes a special interest in family medicine, toxicology, environmental medicine and clinical depuration (elimination of toxic substances), neurodegenerative disorders, endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune disease, viral hepatitis C and B, men’s health, and healing with whole foods and other natural modalities as much as possible. He is experienced in treating hepatitis, digestive problems, cancer, autoimmune diseases and other chronic diseases.

Dr. Hibbs is often invited to lecture and is sought out as an expert by publications such as Fitness magazine; HealthSmart Today; the Seattle P-I; and many others. He authored chapters in the textbook Alternative Medicine (Burton Goldberg Group, 1993) and was co-author of a paper presented on hepatitis C treatment at the National Institutes of Health's conference on chronic liver disease in 1999. In addition, he has authored textbook chapters on environmental allergies, managing colds and influenza naturally, environmental medicine and naturopathic depuration therapies.

Healing Philosophy:

Dr. Hibbs believes that following the principles of naturopathic medicine, most importantly respecting the body's ability to heal itself and the healing powers of nature, when combined with cooperation and coordination of all the patient's health care providers, will bring about the best possible individual care. He uses nutrition, plant medicine, cleansing or depuration therapies, diet and lifestyle modification, counseling and homeopathy in his practice and believes that good food, sleep, exercise and a strong purpose in life are essential for health and happiness.

Education & Affiliations:

Dr. Hibbs received his ND from Bastyr University in 1983 and BAs in pre-medical science and art in 1975 from Colorado College. He is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Watch Dr. Hibbs present a lecture titled, "Healthy Aging and Keys to Longevity":