An End, and a Beginning

Update 3/1/2019:

It’s never easy to close my own practice, or to leave practice. I want you, my patients, to know that what made practice worthwhile was the chance to work with you. I thank all of my patients who have shared their time, stories and lives with me.

Les Witherspoon ND

As of March 2019 I have left the practice of naturopathic medicine and I am not practicing in any location. Please see the below for information on continuing care. I cannot provide refills, referrals, labs or care. If you have lab orders from when you saw me at my downtown location, do not run them. If you have seen me at Bastyr Center for Natural Health or Rain City, please continue care with the other providers there. If you have not found a new provider, please find one. For obtaining your medical records, please see the contact page .

A personal note: in mid-February I suffered an injury from a fall, which prevented me from coming in and seeing patients. If you are a patient who was scheduled to see me at Rain City Integrative or Bastyr, please know that I was physically unable to make your appointment.

I thank you all for the opportunity to work with you. Going forward I look to be able to continue advocacy for better healthcare for the transgender/gender-non-conforming & general LGBTQ community and other under-served communities. I will also continue to advocate for vaccines and evidence-based/science-based healthcare.

Original post:

While parts of this no longer apply, I have left the bulk of it in place for legacy purposes.

I have joined the practice of Rain City Integrative Clinic, together with Dr. Chrysalis Sabatinos and Dr. Virginia Morris. I will start there on December 10, 2018. This means that Meditrinalia Naturopathic will close its doors on November 21, 2018. [Update: I am no longer in practice at Rain City as of March 2019.]

I invite current patients to contact Rain City Integrative Clinic to continue their care. They offer greatly expanded services: 

  • Dr. Sabatinos and Dr. Morris see children as well as adults;
  • Onsite mental health professionals for visits and counseling;
  • The ability to collect labs on-site;
  • Well-person exams (e.g. pelvics, Pap smears, etc.);
  • Vaccines on-site for children (and some adult vaccines as well);
  • A greater variety of services, such as IUD placements and minor procedures.
  • Located on the shores of Lake Union near the Aurora and Fremont bridges, it has free parking (let’s prioritize here!), and is reachable by public transit. Plus, a gorgeous location: 2730 Westlake Ave N, Unit 4
    Seattle, WA 98109.

If you have seen me in the last few years, a letter was sent out to you. If you did not receive one, please send me a patient portal message or call the office. Please note that after January 31, 2019 I will be unable to provide refills, referrals or phone consults unless you are seen at my new location.

Meditrinalia Naturopathic’s phone number, fax number, email and patient portal will stay “live” for the next year during the transition. The patient portal and email will likely stay “live” for longer. After November 21, 2018, mail for Meditrinalia Naturopathic may be sent directly to PO Box 94423, 2420 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98124. Records will be retained per Washington state law for 10 years. 

It has not been easy to reach this decision. I thank all of my patients who have shared their time, stories and lives with me. I hope to see you again at Rain City Integrative. For an appointment there, book online at http://www.raincityintegrative.com/ or call the office at 206-352-9000. 

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