Aspire Natural Health is a Naturopathic Clinic created by Dr. Tim Gerstmar, ND. At Aspire we embrace a different approach to patient care; we take time to get to know you. We spend 45 minutes or more conversing with you, taking a physical exam, ordering necessary lab work, and crafting treatment plan to fit your needs. Unlike most doctors who try to fix you by brute force methods such as surgery and prescription drugs, our goal is to restore your health via natural therapies like nutrition &, lifestyle changes, vitamins, minerals, and herbal medicines. These therapies modulate instead of force, helping the body return to health.
Meet the Team
Dr. Tim Gerstmar, ND
I studied at Bastyr University and interned at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. When I graduated, I decided to follow my heart, and set up my own practice. I was all too aware of the problems with the conventional system and decided to design something different. Something that took the best of what medicine had to offer and side-stepped many of the problems. Aspire Natural Health is, for me, a labor of love. It is my attempt to be of service to others, and to make the world a better place.
Jayde Douthat - Front Desk Assistant
I moved to Seattle in December 2013 after I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science. I love to walk, read, and play video games.
It's not about high-tech — the latest machines, tests, scans or gizmos — it's about people. We believe medicine should be focused on improving lives and that means human connections and caring about patients like people. Most of our patients have seen 4–10 doctors before they come to us and aren't sure if they can be helped. There is always a reason for what is going on, but it's not always easy to figure out. We are constantly learning, always trying to get better. The average doctor attends about 25-50 hours of continuing education a year. Our goal is to do between 100-200 hours a year.
We offer you a relationship. A space to be listened to and heard. Together we will take the time to get to know one another. Time to develop trust and mutual respect. We will ask you about your hobbies, your family and your life, not just your condition. We will ask you what you love and where your passion lies.
We don't pretend to know all the answers, and we don't believe anyone does. Therefore we use both science and experience. We listen to what science tells us, but use what experience has shown to be effective. We practice service, remain humble, and strive to have fun. Yes this means we can smile, we can laugh, and we can tell jokes. This is what a visit to the doctor can be like, and this is why you should come to see us.