Melinda Bower 2007 Scholar

Dr. Melinda Bower and Susan Bone O’Brien, ARNP, MN at March 2023 AAUW PT program

We were thrilled to have our March 2023 program centered around Jefferson Women’s health care, and speaker Dr. Melinda Bower who currently works with Jefferson County Health Department. She was our UWF 2007 Elmira K. Beyer Endowed Scholar. UWF aims to support women who will contribute in the future to Jefferson County, and Dr. Bower certainly fits that wish.

Dr. Melinda Bower is a naturopathic doctor who received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Bower completed a one-year residency at Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle, rotating through community health centers and major regional hospitals.  Prior to medical school, she received her BS in Environmental Science from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH.  Dr. Bower also teaches herbal medicine and gynecology at Bastyr University.  In 2015, she was recognized by her peers as one of Seattle’s “Top Doctors.”

Dr. Bower practices with a focus on family medicine and women’s health. She has special interests in treating thyroid disorders, women’s health, autoimmune diseases, and digestive disorders. She works with people to optimize health while utilizing a variety of tools including nutritional support, botanical medicine, and the foundations of health to achieve health. Dr. Bower’s integrative approach to medicine focuses on addressing the root cause of illness rather than just looking at the symptoms. Through this work, she is dedicated to helping her patients restore health and well-being in their life.