MEET OUR TEAM
SNAC has been an established family medicine clinic since 1987, providing service for naturopathic primary care, acupuncture, physical & sports medicine, women’s health, and pediatrics. We are a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community and affirm that Black lives matter. Together, our team of doctors are able to care for all aspects of one’s health and for every member of the family.
DR. TRESSA PINKLETON
Tressa Pinkleton, ND, a graduate of Bastyr University, is a naturopathic primary care physician who specializes in chronic health conditions, mental wellness, digestive complaints such as IBS, and preventative care. She utilizes botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, and lifestyle counseling as primary modalities in her practice. A passionate advocate for the body’s natural healing abilities, Dr. Pinkleton enjoys teaching her patients how to achieve and maintain optimal wellness and approaches each visit with enthusiasm and compassion.
Dr. Pinkleton looks forward to meeting you and helping you start your journey towards wellness.
DR. FELICE BARNOW
Felice Barnow, ND is a graduate of Bastyr University with degrees in naturopathic medicine, midwifery, and nursing. Dr. Barnow has been practicing naturopathic medicine and midwifery since 1986. In 2015 she stopped delivering babies and has happily associated with Emi Yamasaki McLaughlin of Journey Midwifery to take over the birthing practice. She specializes in women’s health care, pediatrics including immunizations, fertility issues, preconception counseling, IUDs and birth control, offers intrauterine inseminations, and provides LGBQT care.
DR. RICK POSMANTUR
Rick Posmantur, ND., LAc is also a graduate of Bastyr University with degrees in naturopathic medicine and midwifery. Dr. Posmantur also graduated from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and completed an internship in acupuncture in China. He has a degree in psychology from Cornell University and extensive experience in counseling. He specializes in musculoskeletal complaints, pediatric care, general naturopathic family medicine, acupuncture for a wide variety of issues, spinal manipulation, low testosterone treatment, LBGQ and transgender care and infertility related problems. He has been practicing since 1986.
Dr. Enrica Rowse
Dr. Enrica Rowse (née Maffucci) is a naturopathic primary care physician with a focus in conditions of the nervous system (including mental health concerns) and digestive health. A graduate of Bastyr University, she works primarily with botanical medicines, hydrotherapy, visceral manipulation, homeopathy, and supporting her patients in their foundations of health to help treat the cause of their concerns. Dr. Rowse knows that healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and she works with her patients to help them better understand their bodies and to find and maintain their own optimal health.
Dr. Paris Preston
Dr. Paris Preston was born and raised in the Berkshire Mountains of New England. There she developed a deep and abiding love of nature. She went to the University of Massachusetts and received her BS in Zoology. In 1988 she moved to Seattle to follow a call of the heart to go to Naturopathic Medical School. Since graduating in 1992 from Bastyr University, Dr. Preston has been providing Family Practice medical care to people of all ages. Practicing for 28 years, Dr. Preston still finds deep joy in her work and passion for helping people restore health and balance in their lives.
Symptoms (dis-ease) are an expression of the imbalances in our lives. Using her understanding of nature as the guide, Dr. Preston looks to see where people’s lives are no longer in balance and as a result symptoms have occurred. With her knowledge in the medical sciences and her training as a Plant Spirit Medicine practitioner, Dr. Preston works to weave together a process of healing that is unique for each client. By addressing the source of the imbalance the result is the restoration of health and wellness on all levels.
In her free time Dr. Preston enjoys going for walks, reading books, cooking and spending time with friends.
Dr. Paris Preston brings another level of committed care to Seattle Naturopathy & Acupuncture Center as she is contracted with most insurance companies. Please inquire when calling to schedule an appointment about which companies she works with specifically.
Dr. Charles Thorpe
Dr. Thorpe, ND LAc believes in simple medicine and small steps that work. A graduate of Bastyr University with degrees in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture, he also has a neuroscience degree from Vanderbilt University, extensive training in a variety of physical medicine modalities, and has trained in childhood neurodevelopmental disorders with Dr. Robert Melillo. Specialties of his practice include musculoskeletal problems (low/upper back, neck, and knee pain), men’s health (low testosterone treatment), body composition (weight management, exercise, and dietary intervention), and mental health (anxiety, ADHD, dyslexia).
Stress or anxiety? Aches or pains? Come on in. Acupuncture is excellent for modern pain management and stress reduction. Utilize the full benefit of your acupuncture insurance coverage. Our front desk can check how many treatments you have covered per year, so your visits don’t go unused.
Dr. Thorpe is honored to continue the work of Dr. Rick Posmantur at SNAC and strives to provide physical medicine and acupuncture treatment in a very similar style. He recommends weekly or bi-weekly acupuncture for stress & pain management and regular naturopathic check-ins to monitor your more complicated long-term health goals.