Linda Dagenais, ND
Welcome to Integrative Health Partners! My name is Linda Dagenais–I am French Canadian, born near Montreal, Quebec in Canada. I received my Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington after my undergraduate training at the University of British Columbia in Family and Nutritional Sciences. In addition, I have a business degree from Champlain College in Quebec. In 1993, while seeking a vocation I felt passionate about, my naturopathic physician suggested I consider medicine. After eight years of training and education, I have found the career path that is most fulfilling to me and this community that I am excited to serve.
Karen Appel, MBA
Lifestyle Wellness Coach
Karen is a naturopathic medical student at Bastyr University. Before seeking a career in natural medicine, Karen served 14 years in the United States Coast Guard (USCG) including earning her BS in Electrical Engineering at the USCG Academy. Also while serving as an officer, she earned her MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business. She completed her military career as a Certified Public Accountant and Budget Officer for USCG operations in the Pacific Northwest. Passionate about empowering people to take charge of their health, Karen also worked as a Crossfit Level 1 trainer and nutrition counselor for her neighborhood gym. She has competed in local weightlifting events, practices yoga, and is a strong believer in the power of meditation. To recharge Karen loves traveling to tropical destinations to soak up the sun and scuba dive. During shorter breaks, you can find her day hiking, cooking delicious meals, and raising two rambunctious kittens.
Lifestyle Wellness Coach
Alexandra is a student at Bastyr University studying naturopathic medicine. Prior to that, she attended Linfield College where she earned a Bachelor of Science in exercise science. She has had a lifelong interest in medicine, and through personal experience with naturopathic medicine she gained an appreciation for the holistic approach to health and wellness. She is passionate about food as medicine and hopes to help her future patients restore balance through fostering a connection with nature. Additionally, she has a passion for pregnancy and birth and is a trained birth doula. Growing up on an island in Southeast Alaska gave her a passion for the outdoors. In her free time, you can find her backpacking in the mountains, cooking something delicious from her garden, or reading near the ocean.
Alex Guzman, LMP
Licensed Massage Practitioner
I completed my massage training through Bellevue Massage School and I am now completing my fourth year in dual program in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture at Bastyr University. I love the outdoors, learning about bodywork, cooking, and building on my spiritual life. Due to the interconnected nature of mind-emotion-body, releasing physical restrictions and facilitating movement to the body allows for healing on all other levels. I look forward to partnering with you in your health journey!