Dr. Connor supervises naturopathic medicine students at the community care site at Consejo Counseling and Referral Services. Dr. Connor also sees patients in private practice at Bastyr Center.
Dr. Connor's areas of interest include physical medicine, pain management, gastroenterology, endocrinology and visceral manipulation.
Education & Affiliations:
Dr. Connor completed a 2-year residency at Bastyr Center for Natural Health and holds an ND from Bastyr University, an MAc from Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and a BS in ecology from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
B.S. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1992 Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, 2001 MAc Northwest Institute for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2003 2 year Residency in Family Medicine at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, 2001-2003
Teaching & Healing Philosophy:
Dr. Connor provides provides primary care, evidence based adjunctive and complimentary care as well as hands on manual therapies. He seeks to inspire and empower patients to be proactive with their health care. Since completing is residency, he has spent his career working in integrated clinics including Seattle Healing Arts and Virginia Mason Medical Center. He encourages patients to seek the best of both conventional and complimentary medicine and helps patients navigate this terrain. He is a leader in the field of Integrative Medicine and his work has helped build bridges between conventional and naturopathic medicine.
Musculoskelatal medicine including sports medicine, injury rehabilitation and chronic pain Rheumatology and Neurological disorders including MS Dr. Connor has a special interest in providing evidence based, adjunctive and supportive care for long term, complex and chronic issues.
Dr. Connor is part of a multi-disciplinary team at Virginia Mason that delivers a quarterly presentation to patients recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He stays up to date with the most current research regarding adjunctive therapies for MS and various disorders within neurology and rheumatology.
Books or Articles Authored:
Dr. Connor has recently teamed up with the Washington State Department of Health and published a one page document on 'Adunctive and Complimentary Strategies for Depression'. This document is being distributed to community clinics statewide.