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Best Healthcare Doctors

Our mission is to empower one another in physical, mental, & spiritual self-healing through community, education, & holistic health care.  Our vision is to create a new wave of consciousness by awakening individuals to their infinite potential to heal.

Primary Care & Mental Health

Dr. Ashley Maria Gundermann

 

Primary Care Physician, Functional Medicine Practitioner & Ketamine Therapist

Education:

  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University

  • MSc Candidate in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology, Alef Trust

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Clinical Interests: 

Integrative primary care, holistic psychiatry and mental health care, ketamine therapy, psychedelic integration, mental health counseling and coaching, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, stress management, hormone health, bioidentical HRT, thyroid management, women's health, diabetes management, menstrual health, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), intermittent fasting, acne, headaches/migraines, medical care for Spanish-speaking populations

Biography:

Dr. Gundermann grew up in Washington state and earned her bachelor’s degree at Western Washington University. After completing her undergraduate education, she served two years in the Peace Corps as a Community Health Volunteer in Uganda. She spent an additional three years working in Europe, before returning to Washington to pursue her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University. While at Bastyr, she focused her elective work in nutrition, studying the whole foods approach, intuitive eating, Health at Every Size (HAES), as well as ayurvedic nutrition. 

Dr. Gundermann began her career practicing primary care. Her experience as a primary care physician was a window into the mental health crisis, and helped her understand the extent to which mental, emotional and spiritual imbalances impact the physical body, and an individual's overall sense of wellbeing. This sparked her passion for integrative mental health and holistic psychiatry. 

 

Dr. Gundermann is committed to providing care which addresses physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Her foundation in naturopathic and functional medicine allows her to truly treat the whole person. Furthermore, Dr. Gundermann also incorporates her background in transpersonal psychology, meditation and yoga into her medical practice.

 

Her love for functional medicine has led her to complete several different trainings through the Institute for Functional Medicine. She is also an experienced medical interpreter and available to provide medical care in Spanish. She values an interprofessional approach to medicine and appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with different types of health professionals.​

Dr. Gundermann has been an athlete since her youth, and sports and exercise have always been an important part of her life. She spent years working in the fitness industry and is certified as a personal trainer and yoga instructor. She is always excited when she has the opportunity to assist patients with solutions to exercise obstacles and help them find joy in movement.

Trainings and Certifications:

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy training, Polaris Insight Center

Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy training, Wellness Institute

Hypnotherapy Advanced Internship, Wellness Institute

Brainspotting Phase 1 & 2 training 

200 hr yoga teacher training (YTT), Spira Power Yoga

Professional Affiliations and Memberships: 

Psychopharmacology Institute

Institute for Functional Medicine

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians 

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Speciality Care

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Best Speciality Care Doctor

Dr. Bita Shakib

Primary Care Physician, Ketamine Therapist, Nutritional and Ozone IV practitioner, Medical Weight Management Specialist

 

Education:

  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University

  • Doctorate and Ph.D  Candidate in Integrative Medicine from Quantum University 

Language Spoken: English, Farsi

Clinical Interests: Regenerative and anti-aging medicine, nutrition, weight management, and therapies such as Ketamine, NAD+, and Ozone IV.

 

Biography: 

Dr. Bita Shakib has always had a strong commitment toward helping teach, train, and care for others. Although she began a path towards becoming an elementary school teacher, that focus was derailed when she learned of her partner’s diagnosis of kidney cancer. Without hesitation, Bita tirelessly began searching for answers and ways to help support his upcoming battle. 

 

This wave of new beginnings guided her passion to naturopathic medicine where she was able to find serenity in knowing more and seeking out solutions to so many unanswered problems. After starting from scratch, helping support her partner’s recovery from cancer, and successfully completing medical school, she officially received her Naturopathic Doctorate degree from Bastyr University in 2019.

 

She has since practiced as a licensed Naturopathic Physician in the state of Washington and has worked alongside Dr. Ashley Gundermann since the launch of New Wave Medicine in August 2021. 

 

Dr. Shakib believes that “true health is freedom from limitations and restrictions" and approaches each case by naturopathic principles and the following therapeutic order:

  1. Removing obstacles to health

  2. Stimulating the body’s self-healing mechanisms

  3. Strengthening weakened or damaged Systems – Restore and regenerate

  4. Correcting structural integrity

  5. Using natural therapies to address pathology and symptoms

  6. Using pharmaceutical or synthetic substances, on a case by case basis, to stop progressive pathology

  7. Referring out if high force, invasive therapies are necessary to suppress pathology

 

Outside her Naturopathic passion, Dr. Shakib is an experience junkie, embracing all types of new adventures that help her gain a larger perspective on the world around her. To this day, she lives by naturopathic principles and is confident that many have attributed to her partner's recovery and excellent ongoing health post-cancer.

Nursing Team

Aesthetic Medicine Specialist

Rachele Wright, ARNP

 

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner,  Ketamine Therapist & Cosmetic Injector

Rachele is a Washington native and knew from a young age that she wanted to be in the medical field. After spending 8 years as an ICU nurse, she wanted more autonomy and went back to school for her master’s in nursing to become an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP). For the past 5 years, she has seen cardiology patients both in the hospital setting and in clinics. While she loved her work and patients, she felt called to branch out of traditional medicine and get certified in aesthetics. She has always been passionate about skincare and knew she could put medicine and skincare together! Her goal is to make you feel and look beautiful, well rested, and more youthful, while still maintaining a natural appearance. Outside of work, you will find her with her husband and two bernedoodles, Oscar and Jake. She enjoys plenty of outdoor activities like any true PNW native and trys to travel outside of the country at least once per year.

Noor Amro, FNP

 

Family Nurse Practitioner, Aesthetics Specialist 

Language spoken: English, Arabic, Spanish (general)

 

Noor is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a minor in Studio Arts and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Memphis. Noor was born and raised in Memphis,TN. As the eldest daughter of six in a Palestinian-immigrant family, Noor felt the need to take advantage of the opportunities afforded to her that her parents did not have. This inspired her to pursue a career in healthcare, so she could give back to her community. Her journey started as an emergency room scribe during nursing school, which progressed to becoming an ICU nurse after graduating. Finally, after a few years in ICU, she chose to advance her career as a nurse practitioner. 

 

After spending the year navigating ICU through the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Noor decided it was time to explore new opportunities in healthcare. This prompted her to pack her bags and move to Seattle, WA, where she currently works as a telehealth provider in mental health and as a post-acute care nurse practitioner in multiple Seattle skilled nursing facilities. Additionally, she began working in aesthetic clinics where she specialized in popular services such as laser hair removal, BBL photo facials, CoolSculpting, CoolTone, PDO threads, and Botox. 

 

Noor’s passion in the aesthetic industry has been present since her undergraduate years, when she was a studio arts major. She derived her technique and precision in aesthetic services from hundreds of hours spent portrait painting, ceramic sculpting, and drawing during her art program. Both her art and healthcare experiences built the foundation of her hands-on skillset in aesthetic services. Noor’s compassion and consistent communication prioritize the client’s safety and desired goals for the most effective treatment session. 

 

On her time off, Noor spends her days exploring the city of Seattle. She enjoys shopping at local businesses, trying out new restaurants, and boxing at her local gym. Other days, you may find Noor wheel throwing at a ceramics studio or having a quiet evening inside with her cat, Waffle.  

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Alisa Shchavlinskiy, RN

 

Registered Nurse & Cosmetic Injector

Alisa’s healthcare journey began long before she graduated Seattle Central College in 2020 with her Associate of Science in Nursing. With over 7 years experience in the medical profession, primarily in emergency medicine, Alisa has cultivated skills that allow her to bring a gentle touch, compassion and great care to each patient experience. 

 

Her nursing career began in plastic surgery where she was a circulating, recovery and clinic nurse. Working alongside highly skilled and knowledgeable surgeons she discovered her true passion for aesthetics. Alisa was able to perfect her skill and eye for a natural, refreshed approach to facial rejuvenation. Her favorite aspect of her work is helping individuals find their confidence and feel their best in their own skin. She enjoys educating her patients on different treatment options and providing them with the tools necessary to make informed decisions about their care. Alisa is committed to safety through continued education to bring her patients the best possible outcomes.

 

On her days off, you can find Alisa hanging out with her husband, Roman and their two pups, Lexa (Lab) and Samson (Husky). She is a big foodie so enjoying a good meal in the city with friends is always on the menu. And after a long day she likes to unwind with a good weight lifting session at the gym. Alisa is thrilled to be a part of the New Wave Medicine team and cannot wait to connect with you for all of your aesthetic needs. 

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Bodywork

Fabiola Garcia

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

 

Fabiola is a dentist from Mexico City with a background in biochemistry. In addition to her work in dentistry, she has also worked at The University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau, AK as a physiology and anatomy teacher’s assistant. She also spent time at Bayridge Residency in Boston, MA, a dorm for single women, and a place she considers to be second home.

 

Fabiola is an open-minded person who always wants to get to the root of the issue at hand. What can’t be seen, touched or heard is as crucial as what can be.  She has experience using different modalities to promote healing through emotional release. 

 

She is dedicated to awakening awareness in others and believes that people who are ready will receive the message. Her spiritual mentor has been by her side for the last several years, which has led her to where she is now.  

 

She has a son, Che, who is 16 years old, and causes her soul to elevate at a higher vibrational frequency. What kids see is what they learn - not what they hear. In her spare time, she enjoys doing yoga, traveling, reading metaphysics books, going to spiritual retreats and gathering with friends.

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Jessica Pierce, RN

 

Registered Nurse & DNP candidate 

Jessica grew up in southern California and has been living in Washington for the past 5 years. She is a United States Navy Veteran and served in the Nurse Corps at Naval Hospital 29 Palms, and Naval Medical Center San Diego, where she took care of combat veterans and active-duty service members, and their family. She has worked as an Emergency Room/Trauma RN for the past 13 years and through her experiences, she developed a passion for caring for a person’s physical and also mental wellbeing.
 

She will be graduating with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the University of Arizona in December of 2023, and specializing in primary and preventive care. Her other passions include psychedelic medicine and ayurvedic nutrition. She provides a holistic approach to the medical and mental health needs of an individual by focusing on their physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. She believes that good medicine is empowering individuals to improve their overall health and wellness.
 

Outside of work, you will find Jessica at a hot vinyasa yoga class or barre class. She loves to travel to new places and loves the beach, so she returns back to southern California as often as she can to visit. One of her newly discovered loves is going on yoga/spiritual retreats. Jessica is so excited to be a part of the New Wave Medicine team and to partner with patients on their journey to wellbeing.

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