Dr. Melissa Buches, ND

Dr. Melissa Buches, ND

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Dr. Melissa Buches, ND is a naturopath in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from Bastyr University in 1995 and specializes in naturopathy, sports medicine, and more.Read her story

509 Olive Way Ste 755

Seattle, WA 98101

Contact Information

(206) 420-8682

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Dr. Buches' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Buches "Dr. Melissa Buches is a naturopathic doctor who was born in a small town in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Her parents were passionate about gardening, hunting, fishing, and providing good food for their children. Growing up in a rural area meant taking more control over one's own health. Using things at hand, often directly from nature, to help one heal. This was very important in Dr. Melissa's decision to pursue a naturopathic medical school that incorporated natural components of food and nutrition into modern day advances. Today she applies this knowledge in her work as a primary care doctor, focusing on women's health, gastroenterology, and sports medicine. Dr. Melissa Buches ND graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelors in science focusing on genetics, biochemistry and botany. She fell in love with biochemistry, and this is reflected in how she likes to educate her patients about their internal biochemistry. She graduated from Bastyr University in 1995 with her doctorate. She then went on to have a naturopathic practice in Portland, Oregon. She left Portland after three years to pursue the sunshine of southern California. She settled in Westlake Village, California and had a bustling primary care private practice there for 17 years focusing on women's health and sports medicine. Dr. Melissa and her husband David, recently relocated to Seattle, so Dave could pursue his career with Amazon."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Buches "Dr. Melissa is an avid athlete, and knows what it takes to get to the level of pushing the human body to its greatest capacity.  With her focus on sports medicine, many of her patients are professional athletes, including cyclists, runners, swimmers, triathletes, baseball and football players.  She takes great pride in seeing her patients reach optimal levels of feeling well and getting the most out of their body's on a daily basis.

Dr. Melissa is passionate about reaching optimal health both personally and with her patients."

9  Specialties

  • Naturopathy
  • Family Medicine
  • General Medical Practice
  • Men's Health Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
  • Sports Preventive Medicine
  • Women's Health Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Buches does not have any board certifications listed.

25  Conditions Treated

13  Procedures

  • Allergy Treatment
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Detoxification
  • Diet Counseling
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Gynecological Examination
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Tests and Pelvic Exams
  • Stress Management
  • Vitamin B12 Injection
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of British Columbia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Bastyr University
    Medical School | Graduated 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Buches has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Buches has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Buches' Reviews

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10 total reviews (2 have comments)

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Dr. Buches' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Except for Type II Diabetes, my family docs were unable to ID the cause of several of my health symptoms. After meeting Dr. Melissa 15 years ago, we've worked through my fibromyalgia, gluten intolerance and other food sensitivities which were causing nutritional deficiencies. She supported me...more
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Dr. Melissa is outstanding. She's extremely knowledgeable about my health concerns and provides me the medical care that I need. In addition, she spared me the damaging neurological affects of chemotherapy by prescribing me the right supplements. I can't thank her enough!
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