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Naturopathic Specialists in Washington

Offices in Tacoma, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, Federal Way, Olympia & Bonney Lake

Northwest Medical Specialties (NWMS) clinicians are all dedicated to providing excellence in patient care and understanding your individual needs. Our naturopathic physicians specialize in finding alternative medicine and complementary therapies for patients who have suffered from adverse affects of conventional medical treatments. For more information, please contact our office at 253-428-8700 and schedule an appointment.

Dan Labriola, ND, PEng

Dr. Dan Labriola

Voted among “Seattle’s Top Doctors” in Seattle and Seattle Met Magazines

Dr. Labriola founded Northwest Natural Health Specialty Care Clinic in 1985, and currently serves as clinic Director.

A graduate of Syracuse University and Bastyr University, Dr. Labriola is a pioneer in integrative care. He is the recipient of many awards, has served in government and non-profit leadership positions, published several highly-respected scientific papers and is a consultant for a number of area hospitals specializing in the appropriate use of alternative medicine and complementary therapies for patients currently involved in conventional medical treatments.

Summer Baptist, ND, L.Ac., MPH

Dr. Summer Baptist

Integrative Medicine Adjunctive Oncology Lead Provider
Integrative Medicine Medical Director, Women’s Health

Dr. Summer is an experienced and respected naturopathic physician with more than 17 years’ clinical experience including hospital oncology programs. She is knowledgeable and proficient in providing care for cancer survivors before, during and after treatment, addressing Quality of Life, Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), pre-existing complaints and treatment adverse effects while carefully avoiding interference with cancer treatment. She is also a skilled Diplomate practitioner of acupuncture including with cancer treatment.

Dr. Summer has a special interest in Women’s Health practice and research and is considered an authority in finding safe, effective strategies for hormonal issues both with and without cancer.

She is best known for connecting with her patients, listening and partnering with them to provide safe, effective treatment plans with the objective of thriving, not just surviving.

Her hobbies are sailing, surfing, hiking, sprint triathlons, yoga and cooking.


  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Natural Health Sciences, Nutrition, Bastyr University
  • Master of Science (MS) Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – Honolulu, HI
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) University of Massachusetts
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine


  • Certificate of Global Health, University of Massachusetts
  • Acupuncturist Without Borders: Healing Community Trauma Certification
  • Hospital and Cancer Center leadership positions include:
  • Lead Project Manager, Inpatient Department, Integrative Medicine
  • Naturopathic Representative, Prostate Cancer Steering Committee