About Angela Ross,
Naturopathic Physician and Founder
Dr. Angela Ross is the founder and owner of Lifespan Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Angela has lived in West Seattle since 2005 and is thrilled to serve the community by offering another health care option. She absolutely loves living and working (and playing and dining and shopping) in West Seattle (and avoiding the West Seattle Bridge traffic whenever possible)!
This is a second career for Dr. Ross, who spent 8 years conducting security investigations on behalf of the federal government before beginning medical school at Bastyr University. It turns out that investigating backgrounds of job applicants is surprisingly similar to the work of being a doctor and investigating health histories of patients, so Dr. Angela was well-prepared for the interviewing and investigation necessary in her work as a physician.
It is actually the investigative aspect of medicine that Dr. Ross finds most invigorating. She loves a challenge and is particularly interested in patients with complex symptom pictures and case presentations. She enjoys considering the whole person and figuring out connections across body systems to get to the root cause of symptoms. She will happily delve into the research long after an appointment has ended to better understand mechanisms of disease and treatment options – both conventional and not. Dr. Ross firmly believes that knowledge is power and she is deeply committed to empowering both her patients and herself through education, explanation, and information-sharing.
When she is not closing charts, writing referral letters, returning phone calls, researching conditions and treatment options, or calling in prescription refills, Angela enjoys working on remodeling her house, practicing meditation and qigong, cuddling with her two cats, socializing with her friends and family, dancing to her boyfriend’s band (Holy Pistola!), exploring the greater Seattle area, engaging in meaningful conversation, and traveling to “the other Washington” to visit her three (yes, three) niblings (official term for one’s sibling’s offspring). Nearly every Wednesday throughout hiking season, she drags her mother (and sometimes other friends) out to the mountains to breathe in and explore nature during day-long hikes. She also identifies as an “on-again/off-again” jogger and really enjoys exploring neighborhoods and parks by foot.
Dr. Ross currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP). She sits on the Legislative Affairs committee there, working to expand access to high quality naturopathic care, improve insurance reimbursement for naturopathic physicians, and educate legislators about the benefits of naturopathic medicine. She also focuses on the health of the Board and the Association through her work on the Governance committee. She is a current member of a West Seattle chapter of Business Networking International (BNI).
Dr. Ross is incredibly passionate about naturopathic medicine and believes it has something to offer everybody. She is honored and delighted to be able to share this passion and knowledge with her patients.
Angela Ross, N.D.
A graduate of Bastyr University, Dr. Angela Ross became fully licensed as a primary care physician by the Washington State Department of Health in October 2013. She officially opened the doors to Lifespan Naturopathic Medicine in February 2014 and her practice has been growing ever since.