Referred to by one patient as the "Pendragon of healthcare" due to her efforts to unite the different kingdoms of our healthcare system, Dr. Samantha Desmond is leading Gumshoe Health to become a model of what is possible in quality healthcare for patients. After working her first seven years as a licensed massage therapist and interacting with the healthcare system both professionally, personally, and through her patient's experiences, Dr. Desmond decided to further her education in order to better serve a greater number of people and to effect a positive change in the larger system. She received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Bastyr University, her Business of Healthcare Certification from Johns Hopkins, and is currently finishing both her Masters in Health Administration from the University of Washington and AHIMA Medical Coding Certification programs. Dr. Desmond is past president of the Seattle Storytellers Guild, and plays a variety of instruments including the harp. She has an intense love of travel and the outdoors. She has two cats, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Sage Watson.
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Dr. Desmond's Care Philosophy
Dr. Samantha Desmond ND believes strongly in patient autonomy and education. As a doctor, she discusses the options with her patients so that they can make the best decision for their health. Rooted in the naturopathic therapeutic order, holistic and multi-level approaches are considered. Dr. Desmond will work with you and the rest of your healthcare team to help you realize your optimum health.
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desmond to family and friends is 5 out of 5