- Naturopathic Physician focusing on family practice, women’s health, and sexual medicine.
Whole Life Medicine @ Balancing Health
Dr. Serena is a naturopathic physician licensed as a Primary Care Provider (PCP) in the state of Washington. She practices primary care and holistic family medicine with an emphasis on the integration between conventional and complimentary care. She has a special interest in women’s health and sexuality.
Dr. Serena’s mission as a naturopathic physician is to empower others to be fully alive. Her vision is to combine clinical science with the art of medicine to deliver holistic and integrative care for the body and beyond. By facilitating self-exploration & self-discovery, and directing appropriate medical interventions when necessary, she evokes life-enhancing changes that nurture extraordinary health.
She views the goal of medicine to be quality of life improvement, which includes the physical, environmental, mental, spiritual, & social experience. To accomplish this goal, she believes the most effective tools she has to offer patients are her foundation of clinical knowledge in addition to being an inspirational life coach who supports life changes that lead to greater self-awareness & fulfillment in all aspects of living.
Dr. Serena has been in health care for over 12 years. She is native to the Pacific Northwest, and as an undergraduate attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA where she obtained a comprehensive degree in the biological sciences with emphasis in botany, evolution theory, and medical ethics. During her college years she worked in multiple capacities as a sexuality counselor and health coach, including HIV Test Counseling, Sexual Assault Advocate, and social support to individuals living with AIDS. These experiences began her development of a playful yet effective communication style around sensitive topics regarding sexuality.
After completing her Bachelor of Science degree, Dr. Serena enjoyed world travel, living throughout Europe and the Caribbean. She gained experience in emergency medicine serving as an Emergency Medical Technician at the Orcas Island Fire Department.
Dr. Serena then entered the Doctorate Program of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. She completed 315 credits, and 4,100 hours of coursework of study and supervised primary care clinical practice with emphasis in Botanical Medicine, Counseling, Nutritional Therapies, and Physical Medicine. During her time as a medical student, she served as Student Counselor and was trained extensively in general practice and family care. Her clinical training emphasized HIV/AIDS care, endocrinology, laboratory diagnostics, underserved population care, infectious disease, as well as exhaustive study with multiple physicians renowned for women’s health care.
Upon graduation with her doctorate degree, Dr. Serena successfully completed a rigorous Family Medicine Residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, a multi-disciplinary primary care clinic, where she independently & collaboratively managed diverse patient presentations, supervised student clinicians, and managed after-hours urgent patient care responsibilities. She served as Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr University, both in a clinical and academic capacity, before entering private practice.
Dr. Serena enjoys teaching, and has lectured extensively in the community and classroom on sexuality and holistic medicine. She has served as an instructor for a Sexuality and Sex Therapy course for graduate students, and has given talks such as “Sexual Medicine in Primary Care”, “Ten Components of Healthy HIV Positive Living”, and “Endocrinology of Sexual Medicine” for both medical professionals and community members.
Dr. Serena lives with her husband and children in Woodinville, is an avid nature enthusiast and loves mountain hiking, long beach walks, and ocean camping. She also enjoys gardening, poetry, and playful living.
Dr. Serena is an Active Physician Member of the National Association of Naturopathic Medicine, Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and is a nationally certified Sex Counselor through the American Association of Sex Educations and Therapists.
Dr. Serena has co-hosted several radio talk shows about sexuality, intimacy, and other sexual issues. Click the links below to listen to her discussions:
Dr. Diana Wiley’s Radio Show:
8 Dimensions of Great Sex, 10/04/11
Mating in Captivity- Unlocking Erotic Intelligence, 10/01/10
Sexual Truth and Freedom, 9/17/10
Amy and Kim’s Radio BlogTalkRadio:
Getting your Groove Back On, 11/29/11
See what some of our patients have to say about our practice:
- “I have been coming to Dr. Serena McKenzie for about five years and I absolutely love her and the Balancing Health office. I love that the office is clean and organized and the office staff are always warm and welcoming. Regarding Dr. McKenzie, I think she is amazing. She’s very loving and caring, listens to various issues and concerns going on in my life, and always provides honest feedback and healthy solutions. I’ve moved numerous times over the last five years, from Redmond to Mill Creek to downtown Seattle, and its always worth the drive to Woodinville and Balancing Health!” -KS, 30 years old
- “I cannot say enough about Balancing Health and the practice of Dr. Serena McKenzie. Dr. McKenzie has helped get my life back! I have never felt so comfortable with a practice, they make you feel like a person and not a number. The support and direction they give is amazing! I have beem a patient of Dr. McKenzie for over 4 years and during those years, I have lost close to 100lbs, became physically and mentally healthy, and have the confidence to continue a healthy lifestyle – thanks to this practice and Dr. McKenzie!!” -HC, 34 years old
- “My experience with Doctor McKenzie and her staff has been delightful. She and they go out of thier way to take good care of me and my family. Her commen sense advice has been espically helpful when raising daughters and I highly recommend her for anyone with questions or concerns around women’s isues as well.” -KH, 56 years old
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