Jana Nalbandian

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Nalbandian has been a practising 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 counselling, therapeutic nutrition, lifestyle modification and counselling, herbal medicine, environmental medicine and homoeopathy. 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 a 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 a 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 Physicians. She is an active member of 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 travelling throughout the U.S. and the world with her family.