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Dr. Andrew Simon ND

Dr. Andrew Simon founded Rebel Med Northwest to support the working individuals in the Ballard and greater Seattle community with a functional and integrative approach to care. He specializes in Naturopathic Family medicine, Physical Medicine, Mind Body Medicine & Stress Management techniques. He practices by using Behavioral Medicine approaches to help his patients make lasting changes and create sustainable habits of health, including Sleep, Exercise, Nutrition, and Hydration, thereby creating a more balanced Nervous System. Dr. Andrew Simon was voted Seattle Met Top Doctor 2017 and Seattle Met Top Doctor 2018 for Naturopathic Medicine.

Biography

Currently, Dr. Simon is a physician and professor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle, WA where he supervises student physicians at the Naturopathic Medicine Clinic on the Mind Body Medicine shift and the Physical Medicine shifts. Additionally, he assists in didactic teaching in the Physical Medicine, Clinical Medicine, and Mind-Body Medicine classes at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA.

Western Washington University – Exercise Science

Dr. Andrew Simon grew to love holistic health at an early age while playing soccer and running track. Through these activities, he discovered how important and effective it was to take care of his body through regular exercise and a nutritious diet. This led him to study and graduate from Western Washington University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science/Kinesiology. During his studies, he interned with chiropractors in Bellingham and found a new way to take care of the body through structural fitness and spinal manipulations, leading to an interest in chiropractic medicine.

However, his interest in chiropractic medicine evolved into pursuing a path in Naturopathic Medicine because it allowed him greater access to tools such as cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback techniques, nutrition counseling, a comprehensive education in herbs and supplements, and even in the appropriate and optimal use of pharmaceuticals.

Seattle Top Doctor 2018Seattle Met Top Doctor 2017

Bastyr University

Dr. Andrew Simon found an even more innovative way to practice medicine at Bastyr University, a place where he was able to expand his physical medicine modalities alongside other natural and holistic treatments to complement his spinal manipulation skills. Dr. Andrew Simon takes a common sense approach to restore the body to health and enjoys seeing patients at his practice at Rebel Med Northwest in Ballard. He has completed additional training in custom orthotics, Activator Technique, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, and is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner teaching classes to the public.

Residency

Graduating from Bastyr University in 2013 after three years in clinical rotations in IV Nutrient Therapy, Biofeedback, Diabetes Care, and Physical Medicine, Dr. Andrew Simon went on to complete his CMNE accredited Naturopathic Residency the following year at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. As a resident, he saw over 30 patients a week supervising students in the teaching clinic with specialties in Mind Body Medicine & Stress Management, Allergy & Immune health, HIV, and Men’s Health.

Teaching

  • Instructor of Level 1 and Level 2 CKTT Class in Seattle
  • Professor of Biofeedback and Physical Medicine constituting the Mind-Body Medicine philosophy at Bastyr University. He additionally teaches Billing and Coding, Naturopathic Manipulation, and Orthopedics.
  • A former supervisor of the IV nutrient therapy shift, Physical Medicine, and Ballard Senior Center Shifts with Bastyr Center for Natural Health

Professional Affiliations

Community

Dr. Andrew Simon continues to support the Ballard Community by supervising patients at the Ballard NW Senior Center with Bastyr Center for Natural Health’s External Site program. He can be found seeing patients here Tuesday afternoons.

Previously, Dr. Andrew Simon has helped supervise Bastyr’s Sports Medicine Club at the Seattle Marathon and Emerald City Classic Volleyball Tournament each year.

Philosophy

Dr. Andrew Simon takes a common sense approach to health focusing on balancing the nervous system to encourage the body to heal naturally. He believes that helping people learn to manage their health independently improves their ability to recover from injuries or illnesses, and helps remove barriers to exercising, eating well, and decreasing stress.

Dr. Simon applies his teaching abilities to his patients by teaching his patients to utilize natural ways to balance blood sugar, decrease stress, and optimize their health so their bodies can start to heal naturally. Despite complex health conditions, Dr. Andrew Simon has found that small simple changes over time are useful for patients to succeed in making the lasting changes they are looking for. Dr. Andrew Simon finds physical and mental fitness go hand in hand to improve well-being. Dr. Simon enjoys seeing patients at his practice at Rebel Med Northwest in Ballard teaching at Bastyr University.

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