Dr. Gerstmar (everyone calls him DrG) has spent the past 10 years specializing in helping people with digestive and autoimmune issues.
After his father suffered a severe stroke and DrG became one of his main caretakers, he began obsessively studying medicine, learning about the best of both conventional and natural treatments. He went on to graduate from the most prestigious naturopathic medical school in the world, Bastyr University.
DrG has spoken for audiences both nationally and internationally, and is a member of the Affiliate Clinical Faculty of The School of Naturopathic Medicine of Bastyr University where he helps to train and mentor senior medical students to practice as doctors.
A big sci-fi and fantasy nerd, DrG and his wife live in the Seattle area with their two children, one dog, and three cats.
A few of the things DrG likes:
Food: Great BBQ
Vacation: His family trip around Oregon to see the 2017 full solar eclipse
TV Show: Firefly (cancelled way too soon!)
Movie: The Princess Bride (“You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means”)
Band / Group: Nirvana
Book: An Epidemic of Absence (health); Stephen King’s Dark Tower series (fiction)
Game: Dark Tower (an epic, hard-to-find 1982 board game), Dungeons & Dragons and role-playing games
Hobbies: Hiking, reading, RPG’s, archery, gardening, spending time with family & friends
Loralei is one of the friendliest people you’ll meet, and one of her favorite things in life is meeting new people and making new friends.
DrG hand-picked Loralei to join the team after she came to the office with a Myers-Briggs profile and a strength analysis showing why she’d be a perfect addition to the practice.
Loralei had a stroke at 8 years old after suffering a traumatic brain injury and grew up in England to the age of 21. She, her husband and four kids ran an organic farm until an unfortunate series of events, including a house contaminated with toxic mold forced them to close their farm.
Loralei is the warm and welcoming voice on the phone and through emails, who’s always ready to have a chat with you.
A few of the things Loralei likes:
Place: Anywhere – laughing with friends
Movies and TV shows: 300, Central Intelligence and documentaries
Food: Steak with butter…YUM!
Restaurant: Any Brazilian Steakhouse
Stuff outside: Crossfit and hiking
Quote: “You were born with the ability to change someone’s life. Don’t ever waste it” -unknown
Books: Chase the Lion by Mark Batterson, and Unstoppable by Christine Caine
Groups: Maroon 5
Hobbies: “I’ve got to say that one of my hobbies has to be my two sets of twins…they are both under 10 right now and hectic and FUN little people. (Yes…you DID read that right…TWO sets of twins!) Eating has to be another fave of mine! lol! (Nom nom!) I also LOVE hiking on my own, going where I want to go and seeing how far I can hike whilst listening to fun music. Above all, I am a real extrovert and love spending time with people.”
Handpicked by DrG, Jim has earned a reputation as one of the finest health coaches in the Pacific Northwest, working with a wide variety of clients over the past eight years.
After helping himself and his team recover from burnout, discouragement, sickness and weight issues, Jim left Microsoft to become a health coach. Jim graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and has gone on to do extensive continuing education including working with the Institute for Functional Medicine to become an expert health coach.
Jim works alongside DrG with a proven track record of helping people with digestive and autoimmune issues get better results much faster.
A few of the things Jim likes:
Food: Ethnic food of all kinds
City: Scottsdale, AZ
TV show: “The Good Doctor” Film: Gladiator, but have many favorites, like sci-fi, animation, and inspiring true stories.
Book: It’s a list, not one book, just ask him for recommendations!
Hobbies: Reading, writing, speaking, hiking, camping, golf, racquetball, snorkeling or scuba diving, movies.
Beth has lived in the state of Washington her whole life and spent half of it on the east side of the mountains growing up in Spokane and the other half here on the west side of the mountains. She lives in Redmond with her husband, three childdren, and her dog. After spending many years as a stay at home mom, when Beth decided she wanted to return to work, she knew she wanted to work for a naturopathic doctor. She has always had an interest and knowledge in natural and functional medicine and treating the whole body.
A few of the things Beth likes:
Favorite place: The Caribbean
Favorite movie: The Fast & Furious series
Favorite TV show: Shark Tank
Favorite food: Anything Italian or tacos
Favorite restaurant: Daniel’s Broiler
Favorite sports: Football and basketball
Favorite Bands: Guns n’ Roses, Bon Jovi, Journey
Favorite books: Water For Elephants (by Sara Gruen) Eagle in the Sky (by Wilbur Smith)
Favorite quote: “After all, tomorrow is another day” (Gone with the Wind)
Hobbies: Riding horses, snorkeling, mountain biking, running, CrossFit, wine tasting, snow skiing, and karaoke.BACK TO TOP
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"Before I saw Dr Gerstmar I had been following the GAPS diet, but unfortunately after a year and a half I found things were getting worse for me, instead of better. Dr Gerstmar was very helpful in helping me get my digestion and my health back on track. He zeroed in on the problem right away, was knowledgeable and friendly and helped lay out logical and reasonable treatment plans that have me feeling so much better and back to recovering my health. I would happily recommend anyone having digestive troubles seek out Dr Gerstmar for care."