Dr. Marnie Frisch is often asked what she specializes in. She has come to realize that it is not a population or disease that she specializes in, but in listening to patients and working cooperatively with them to find the best treatment plan.
She is skilled at meeting the patient where they are at, to help them move forward to balanced health. Her specialty is in constitutional homeopathy, but she uses all tools of Naturopathic Medicine.
She has a special interest in supporting families. She loves partnering with patients in their transition stages: from youth to adolescents to all stages of adulthood, including menopause and andropause.
Dr. Frisch has a focus on mental health and neurologic challenges, (psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunology ) which can include work around the MTHFR gene deletions, bio-identical hormone therapy, and amino acid therapy.
Dr. Marnie Frisch is the founder of Whole Health Naturopathy. She is a graduate of Bastyr University. In addition to Naturopathic studies, Dr. Frisch has been studying homeopathy with Dr. Paul Herscu and Dr. Amy Rothenberg of the New England School of Homeopathy since 2004.
Her undergraduate training was at the University of Minnesota where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. There, she spent a year studying communication between medical doctors and patients and wrote, “The Practice of Family Medicine from a Cultural Perspective: A Look at Communication between Health Care Providers and Patient Populations”.
Between her undergraduate and graduate work she worked in patient care for women’s health clinics, community health clinics for homeless youth, and a private urology practice. She also spent 6 years as a bakery owner of a whole-grain, organic bakery in Seattle.
She loves to spend time in nature, to travel with her family, to be involved in the Olympia community, and has embraced the thrill of resting. Her interests in medicine are in primary care, women’s health, pediatrics and the neuro-endo-immune system.