Passionate about health and healing
Dr. Lauren Wilson is passionate about health and healing. He strongly believes that we all have the inherent ability to heal and transform our minds and bodies to achieve dramatic improvements in quality of life. He believes that our hopes, dreams and pleasures in life light the way to better health.
He believes that there is not a clear line between standard medicine and alternative medicine. Good medicine uses the least intervention to generate the best results. Natural medicines are often especially gentle and safe, so he tends to go to these treatments first.
“What we are looking for is the best results with the least risk and inconvenience. Sometimes this means using herbs and sometimes this means resorting to pharmaceuticals or surgery. Every person is different, so finding the right medicine is a collaborative process between myself and the person I am supporting.”
Dr. Wilson grew up in Washington and Hawaii where his love of the environment inspired him to become a naturalist. His initial fascination with botany and molecular biology led him to work in sustainable agriculture and ultimately to the practice of naturopathic medicine.
As a lifelong student of health and nature, Dr. Wilson is passionate about protection of human rights and environmental justice. He volunteers with Frontline Wellness United, an international nonprofit that provides free medical care and mental health services to people involved in nonviolent political action.
The direct primary care movement inspired Dr. Wilson to structure Olympic Direct Care, PLLC in a way that makes the doctor accountable to the community and no one else. He believes that community is at the heart of good business and wants to be an integrated part of the Port Townsend community.
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington, USA, 2016
Certificate of Massage Therapy, Bellevue, Washington, USA, 2012
BA in Biology, University of Hawaii at Hilo, USA, 2000
Certificate of Permaculture Design, Permaculture Institute, NSW Australia, 1995