Meet Dr. Jennifer Daniels

Naturopathic Physician
& Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer believes in a relationship-based collaboration with her patients, making them active participants in their healing process and treatment plans.

Jennifer is coming to Village Medicine after spending the last 11 years working in community health. While her roots have always been in naturopathic medicine, these past 11 years honed her medical skills serving a medically complex and diverse patient population in South Seattle. Additionally, she has had many years of focus on Naturopathic Medicine including her residency at Bastyr Center Natural Health (BCNH) as well as her time working as an adjunct professor at BCNH and further specializing at a pediatric integrative clinic.

With a unique blend of Naturopathic and Nurse Practitioner training, Jennifer Daniels offers a comprehensive approach to patient care. She seamlessly combines treatment options for patients from botanicals to mainstream medications, meeting patients where they are and utilizing a full spectrum of medical tools.

Jennifer’s experience in both allopathic and naturopathic medicine has allowed her to develop a unique approach, integrating both philosophies to provide optimal care. She is excited to bring her extensive knowledge and skills to Village Medicine.

Jen’s Philosophy of Medicine

Jennifer believes in a relationship-based collaboration with her patients, making them active participants in their healing process and treatment plans. Jennifer’s background enables her to maintain a delicate balance of western medical practices with natural remedies and healing modalities. Her approach is patient-centered, creating meticulous assessment plans that empower patients to heal from the inside out.

Jennifer’s passions extend beyond medicine. In 2001 she became a certified power yoga instructor and now spends her time practicing Ashtanga and Aerial yoga. If you’re a Peloton fan, look for her on the leaderboard as jendaniels18. She is an avid backcountry skier and loves a multi day white water rafting adventure.

Her commitment to wellness extends to her home life, where she enjoys urban flower gardening and interior decorating. She has hosted a CSA for organic farmers for 15 years. You might also find her walking her beloved Bernese Mountain Dog, Huxley, around the city, whom she hopes you can meet at the clinic someday.

Education & Training

  • Primary care provider at NeighborCare Health for 11 years serving a marginalized diverse and at-risk patient population in community health.
  • Integrative pediatric primary care practice
  • Adjunct Professor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health
  • UCLA: Bachelor’s Degree, Psychobiology
  • Naturopathic Doctorate ND: Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA, 2007 (Dr. Tara Shelby’s Cohort) followed by a two-year residency at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
  • Family Nurse Practitioner: Master’s Degree, Seattle University, 2012

Jennifer’s Special Interests

Full-scope primary care (infancy to geriatrics)

Pediatric medicine

Gender-affirming healthcare

Menopausal hormone therapy

Jennifer’s Unique Skills

IUD, Nexplanon insertion/removal

Weight loss medical therapy

Rejuvenation via Emsculpt, Emsella, Emface

Suboxone treatment for opiate use disorder

Isotretinoin for severe scarring acne

Are you sunrise, daylight, twilight, or night? Why?

Night. I love a late night to unleash my inner creativity.

If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?

28, life was easy and free. I was working as a river raft guide in the summer and a ski patroller in the winter. In the shoulder seasons, I traveled all over the world. It was the year I met my husband ski patrolling at Palisades Tahoe.

Which is your favorite way to dance: with others or alone?

Just like Elaine on Seinfeld, I am the first on the dance floor and love to start off the dance party and get everyone shaking their booty.

What superhero do you most resonate with and why?

While I have never watched any shows on superheroes, it would be Wonder Woman. As a child, I was confident that if I just tried hard enough, I would be able to fly. I would open up these giant windows in my mom’s bedroom, run from one end of the house, and fly onto her bed. I was sure that one day I would just fly right out of those windows. To this day I am always flying in my dreams.

If you were a vegetable, which one would you be and why?

Radicchio, I love all things bitter. Although, beets are a close runner-up. I have been known to put a raw beet in my pocket skiing and eat it like an apple.

If you were to geek out on something, what would you geek out on?

Dahlias and interior design. I have the most stunning Dahlia garden; the different varieties are incredible. Interior design, I love finding local artists and all of the most beautiful handmade pottery. I have been tempted to work at Room and Board on the weekends for fun, but that would just cut into my ski schedule.