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Jana Nalbandian, ND, MT


jana webClinical Expertise:

Dr. Nalbandian has been a practicing Naturopathic Doctor for over 20 years including 15 years teaching at Bastyr University, the largest and most prestigious naturopathic medical school in the United States. Dr. Nalbandian has worked with patients of all ages and managed many conditions including endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, menopausal symptoms, fertility issues, acute illnesses, insomnia, fatigue, weight gain, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, autoimmune conditions, depression and anxiety. She has a wealth of knowledge in women’s health issues, including: routine GYN exams, menopause, menstruation and fertility as well as allergies, food sensitivities and intolerances, digestive complaints, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance & weight management, nutrition, thyroid and adrenal hormone balance, fatigue, and fibromyalgia.

Dr. Nalbandian utilizes a variety of therapies with her patients, including nutritional counseling, therapeutic nutrition, life style modification and counseling, herbal medicine, environmental medicine and homeopathy. She believes that true healing comes when a person feels heard and is empowered with the knowledge and tools to improve their own health.

Philosophy of Care:

“My goal is to help my patients overcome their health challenges and lead richer, more enjoyable lives. I do this by listening to the person and paying attention to each aspect of their health. Identifying and addressing the underlying cause versus just treating symptoms is the first step to wellness and lifelong health. True vitality is achieved when there is balance between a person’s mind, body and spirit. My job is to help my patients learn to live this balance”

Education:

Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine – graduated 1989. Bastyr University, Seattle, WA
Bachelor’s of Science in Social Sciences – Central Washington University
Pre-Med studies with focus on chemistry – Angelo State University, TX
 ASCP certified Medical Technologist

Dr. Nalbandian has lectured extensively throughout Washington State including lectures on menopause and women’s health issues including women and cardiovascular disease, Nutrition, diagnosing metabolic syndrome and naturopathic treatments for fibromyalgia.

Extracurricular Activities & Personal Interests:

Dr. Nalbandian is the current President of the Alaska Association of Naturopathic Physician. She is an active member with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Alaska house delegate representing Alaska’s naturopathic doctors at the national level.

In 2010, Dr. Nalbandian moved to Alaska to join the Avante Medical Center family. She loves the mountains and enjoys the outdoors and finds Alaska a new adventure. At home she loves to cook and create new healthy recipes to share with her patients. Besides exploring Alaska, Dr. Nalbandian enjoys traveling throughout the U.S. and the world with her family.

 

Patient Testimonials

  • "I love going to Avante...they take pride in patient care and are always willing to accommodate... simply the best.."CSL
  • "I have been a patient at Avante for 5 yrs now, and I have only positive things to say about the quality of the care that I receive from the entire facility. From the smiles at the front desk to the efficient lab techs and all of the staff in between. My health has turned around thanks to the care from Kiki Green and Grant Gibbs. Competent, caring and constantly striving for the newest information available to share with me. They embody the best in what I want in Holistic and Modern Medical care - JH 
  • "I came to Avante about 8 months ago when I was looking for a doctor after moving to Alaska, my husband and I saw Dr. Jana.  We were pleased with the office and esp. the care we received from Dr. Jana. It feels good to leave a doctors office not loaded down with lists of new medicines but  positive thoughts of lifestyle changes that will produce better health. I started seeing Tina at the first of November and two days after the first acupuncture treatment I was in the least amount of pain in over 25 years.  Believe me I have tried many different medical treatments some with more success than others.  I am so encouraged to look forward to more mobility and greater health! I feel younger and more energetic. Thank you Avante.  I also love the patient portal and have found that the staff always responds to my online questions." - PM
  • "Finally a doctor is listening to me! I am so very very happy with Avante Medical and so thankful to be getting answers and in the right direction for great health! THANK YOU!" - VW
  • "I have been a patient of Avante's for several years now, and I have only wonderful things to say about their business. The place is beautiful and welcoming, the staff are all very helpful and kind, and the providers, all 3 I have seen, currently Kikki Green and Grant Gibbs, have been intelligent, intuitive and efficient. They care about you and your health. The lab is clean and full service and the nutritional supplements are extensive and high quality. The use of the Patient Portal is outstanding!  Give yourself extra time is my only recommendation as they sometimes get backed up on scheduling." - JH 
I came to Avante about 8 months ago when I was looking for a doctor after moving to Alaska, my husband and I saw Dr. Jana.  We were pleased with the office and esp. the care we received from Dr. Jana. It feels good to leave a doctors office not loaded down with lists of new medicines but  positive thoughts of lifestyle changes that will produce better health.
I started seeing Tina at the first of November and two days after the first acupuncture treatment I was in the least amount of pain in over 25 years.  Believe me I have tried many different medical treatments some with more success than others.  I am so encouraged to look forward to more mobility and greater health! I feel younger and more energetic. Thank you Avante.  I also love the patient portal and have found that the staff always responds to my online questions.