About Kitsap Clinic of Natural Medicine

Dr. Barkshire holds a Naturopathic Medical degree from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. While attending Bastyr she also received her license in massage therapy. During her last year of her medical training Dr. Barkshire was chosen to work as a student counselor in the Bastyr Counseling Center and regards counseling as a corner stone of her practice.

Dr. Barkshire received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Alaska, Anchorage in 1986 and is an RN in Washington State. Her health care experience includes inpatient, intensive care, gynecology, family practice, home health care, urgent care and emergency medicine. Her nursing background combined with her extensive training in Naturopathic Medicine provides her with a great understanding of both conventional and complementary medicine. She has a passion for working with those who have chronic conditions as well as advocating for preventative health care. Dr. Barkshire enjoys living on the Kitsap Peninsula and is excited about the community’s overwhelming response to her practice in Bremerton.

Education and Licensure

In Washington state a Naturopathic Physician (ND) is a licensed primary care physician. Our education includes standard pre-med undergraduate studies, followed by a 4-5 years of academic and clinical study at an accredited school, offering a degree in Naturopathic Medicine. Currently there are seven recognized programs and eight campuses in the United States. Bastyr University is recognized worldwide as a leader in science-based natural medicine education and research.

Dr. Ara Walline

Dr. Ara WallineDr. Walline received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University and her Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. Her clinical training focused on biofeedback and stress reduction techniques, chronic disease management, musculoskeletal pain evaluation, and homeopathy. She completed an additional 2 year certificate program in constitutional homeopathy through the New England School of Homeopathy.

As a naturopathic clinician, Dr. Ara Walline draws upon a wide range of experiences in healthcare to inform her treatment philosophy. As an undergraduate, her interest in public health led her to pursue a Minor in Public Policy as well as to work at a women’s transitional center in Boston and with a non-governmental organization (NGO) focused on Women’s Health at the United Nations in New York City. After graduating from college, she spent 2 years working in pharmaceutical sales where she gained a valuable understanding of the American healthcare and insurance system. It was during her 5 years working in the area of public health for a Native American owned consulting company that she was first exposed to a holistic philosophy of health and wellness. Her desire to integrate this type of philosophy into her own life led her to the practice of yoga, meditation and mindful nutrition. During her time at Bastyr University studying Naturopathic medicine, she also worked at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in a lab focused on understanding the role of the immune system in autoimmune diseases, cancer, and pregnancy-related conditions. These experiences as well as her training in Naturopathic Medicine have deepened her appreciation for both the wisdom of modern medical science and the wisdom of medical traditions as diverse as Western Herbalism, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, and Chinese Medicine. In her practice, she seeks to offer patients a truly integrative approach to health and wellness.

Marcie Keim

Marcie KeimMarcie Keim moved to Washington with her husband in 2006 from the Mojave Desert. She has 7 natural children and 3 step daughters. She currently has 13 grandchildren with more on the way! Marcie’s interest in nutrition and skin care has been lifelong, with passion for helping others. She also enjoys cooking, gardening , reading and family dinners on the weekends. She earned her AA in Business with a Microsoft Business Office Technology Certificate from Cerro Coso Community College. Marcie worked for an Audiologist for 3 years before moving to the NW. Today; Marcie serves as Clinic Manager and is very happy to be part of the team at Kitsap Clinic of Natural Medicine.

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Dr. Heather Morton

Dr. Heather Morton received her doctor of naturopathic medicine degree from Bastyr University in 2015. During her studies, her focus was on primary care, women’s health, environmental medicine, hormone balancing, and mind-body medicine. Her specialty is your health and she is honored to act as primary care physician for many of her patients.

Dr. Heather is comfortable seeing a wide range of conditions both as a solo provider and in conjunction with outside specialists when necessary. As an advanced student clinician, she completed a year-long rotation in mindbody medicine, providing her with direct clinical knowledge of how the mind-body connection can have a significant impact on all aspects of health. She believes chronic stress is the root cause of much dis-ease and includes tools for stress reduction, individualized dietary recommendations and exercise prescriptions in her treatment plans. She is also a lover of botanical medicine, physical medicine, and is comfortable managing a wide range of pharmaceutical interventions. She reviews medical research daily and is committed to remaining current with the latest health interventions.

Heather received her undergraduate degree in business administration from Western Washington University in 2000. She spent nearly a decade working in the financial industry in New York City and Seattle. It was during these years she discovered yoga and Ayurveda, the catalyst for her studies of naturopathic medicine. Dr. Heather has been teaching yoga classes in the area since 2009. Most of her free time is spent outdoors enjoying the bounty of nature the pacific northwest offers, you may find her hiking the coast, competing in a sprint triathlon or skiing the slopes at Stevens Pass. She is a 5th generation resident of Kitsap County and is passionate about the health of its residents.

Andre Frye

Andre Frye

Andre comes to the clinic and supplement shop with a long background in sales and support in the transportation, electronics and building materials industries. He views the customer and their health as his first priority, and believes in offering them the highest quality products possible. Andre can be reached at 360 373 0565, or via email at supshop@kitsapnaturalmedicine.com.