About Dr. Jen Bentch
“Most people live “outside of the box”, so let’s think outside of the box.”
Dr. Jennifer Bentch is a licensed naturopathic physician and a first-year resident at Northwest Integrative Medicine. Dr. Jen graduated from National University of Natural Medicine, focusing her studies on neurodiversity, cardiometabolic disorders, type 2 diabetes, pediatrics, kidney disorders and urology. She has a passion for treating those on the spectrum of neurodivergence, including autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and ADHD. Dr. Jen works with families affected by neurodivergence to find what works best for them and connect them with invaluable resources. Since these families live “outside of the box”, Dr. Jen likes to think outside of the box with neurodiverse individuals to provide the best possible care.
Before attending NUNM, Dr. Jen graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Comparative Biology, focusing on cellular and molecular evolution. Shortly after, while applying for medical schools, she realized that there was something missing in the traditional medical education and decided to pursue other interests. Many years (not revealing how many) and three children later, she found naturopathic medicine and knew immediately that was the type of medicine she was meant to practice. Outside of medical school, Dr. Jen has worked with pediatricians, mental health specialists and practitioners focused on cardiometabolic and kidney disorders.
Dr. Jen takes a multi-modal approach to her treatment plans, strongly believing that most illness is the result of many smaller factors. In a visit with her, you can expect her to incorporate anything from medication to meditation, depending on the needs and preferences of the patient. She utilizes botanical medicine, lifestyle recommendations, pharmacologic medicine, physical medicine, movement, hydrotherapy, mindfulness, and humor to support her patients.
Outside of NWIM, Dr. Jen loves teaching yoga, cycling, and hanging with her husband and three kids. On the weekends she can often be found floating on a river in her kayak or knitting on her couch with her two pit bulls snuggled up next to her.