About Dr. Katie Pickworth
Dr. Katie Pickworth is a licensed naturopathic physician currently completing her first year of residency in an academic setting at the National University of Natural Medicine and is excited to be joining the Northwest Integrative Medicine team. The daughter of a chiropractor and naturopath, she has been studying and living in the way of naturopathic medicine for her entire life.
Dr. Pickworth received a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research in 2019. Her clinical education and residency has focused on mental health, musculoskeletal health (i.e., chronic pain, sports injuries, and athlete care), and naturopathic primary care. She has also completed specialized rotations in women’s health, IV medicine, physical medicine, gastrointestinal health, and homeopathy. She enjoys working with all patients but especially gravitates towards care for underserved and marginalized communities such as the LGBTQIA+ community, highly sensitive individuals, and people in bigger bodies.
Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Pickworth was a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. During her time there, she studied the relationship between depression symptoms and diabetes risk in teenage girls, solidifying her passion for the intersection between psychological and physiological processes and how they influence health. She continues to conduct research at NUNM by heading up the International Cohort on Lifestyle Determinants of Health (INCLD Health) study, which will characterize NUNM students’ lifestyle behaviors and health over the course of their time as a student. She was recently recognized for her work by the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health via the 2020 Ather Ali Scholarship for Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Pickworth loves to use her training in evidence-based decision-making and critical thinking to evaluate for and treat the root cause of mental and physical ailments. Dr. Pickworth is passionate about practicing with a patient-centered, Health at Every Size (HAES)/weight neutral, and trauma-informed approach that incorporates elements of counseling and emphasizes patient-doctor collaboration. Compassionate, authentic, and present, Dr. Pickworth greets every patient with a smile and an open heart.
In her continued efforts to figure out work-life balance, Dr. Pickworth enjoys spending time with her partner and pets, enriching her life with pop culture content, and making elaborate spreadsheets of her OrangeTheory workout results.