Dr. Milkis has been a clinical faculty member at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health for more than a decade. He divides his time between supervising naturopathic medicine students in Team Care and his private practice at Bastyr Center, where he works with patients of all ages, including children. In August 2014, Dr. Milkis was chosen by his peers as one of the region's Top Doctors in Seattle Metropolitan magazine.
Dr. Milkis' special interests include men’s health, gastroenterology, endocrinology, infectious disease (including HIV and hepatitis), immune system issues, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, allergies (food and environmental), chronic fatigue, chronic pain and musculoskeletal injuries.
Dr. Milkis is believes in a holistic, patient-centered approach to health care. He views the doctor-patient relationship as a partnership and is interested in all aspects of his patients' lives. He utilizes the Naturopathic Therapeutic Order in his approach to patient care, starting with the fundamentals of diet/nutrition and lifestyle then choosing vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs, homeopathy and other therapies as appropriate. Additionally, he works extensively with physical medicine techniques including massage, facilitated muscle stretching, osseous manipulation, and craniosacral therapy.
Dr. Milkis’ education includes a BA degree in physical anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. After spending the early part of his working life in the television business, he decided to return to school and completed his Doctor in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University. He completed a two-year postgraduate residency and subsequently became a member of the clinical faculty at the Bastyr Center. In his free time he enjoys sailboat racing, hiking, playing guitar and spending time with family and friends.