Dr. Born is a naturopathic physician, certified nutrition specialist (CNS), co-owner and medical director of Born Integrative Medicine Specialists, PLLC in Gig Harbor, WA. Dr. Born has over 15 years experience in the nutraceutical industry as a Director of Product Development, Scientific and Clinical Education, and as a Scientific Advisor. Dr. Born is also a medical wellness advisor for the International Medical Wellness Association and a key opinion leader for Augurex Life Sciences Corp. Dr. Born and his wife, Dr. Lindsay Jones-Born, previously practiced in Seattle, WA, Avon, CT and Alameda, CA.
Before moving to Connecticut from Seattle, Dr. Born completed 415 hours precepting with other healthcare providers—including DCs, DPMs, NDs, and MDs—in the areas of geriatric medicine, family medicine, cardiology, urology, men’s health, physical medicine, and emergency medicine at Evergreen Hospital Emergency Department. During his residency, his integrative medicine expertise was further honed with rotations in Virginia Mason Hospital’s department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Spine Clinic, Swedish Family Medicine’s department of Integrative Medicine, and Harborview Medical Center’s Emergency Department. Dr. Born also volunteered as an attending physician for the Alternative Healthcare Access Campaign (AHAC), which serves indigent populations.
He has been published in Naturopathic Doctor News and Reviews, Townsend Letter, Integrative Medicine Alert, Natural Medicine Journal, Holistic Primary Care, Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, and the Natural Nutmeg. He has appeared on KRON4 News, multiple national radio shows, and lectured as an expert for the National Psoriasis Foundation and National Arthritis Foundation, across the country and internationally, at various medical conferences.
Past accomplishments include the Bastyr University Graduate Fund Scholarship; a venture grant to the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in London; and the Outstanding Teaching Award from Hess Educational Organization in Taichung City, Taiwan. He was a volunteer at North Country Community Health Center in Flagstaff, Arizona and research assistant for Alan R. Gaby, MD.
Dr. Born’s clinical focus is utilizing integrative medicine to treat chronic disease. He has a strong interest in difficult and refractory cases, allergies, gastrointestinal issues, neurological and neurodegenerative disorders, endocrinology, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, autoimmune disease, development and behavioral issues, HIV/AIDS, and geriatrics. He has extensive knowledge and training in the basic medical sciences, physical medicine (osseous manipulation, craniosacral therapy, hydrotherapy and physiotherapy), botanical medicine, homeopathy, biotherapeutic drainage, Ayurveda, counseling, pharmacology, and diet and nutrient therapies.
Dr. Born believes that ultimately, we are all responsible for our own health and well-being, but at times we need some guidance to get back on the road to optimal health. He pledges to work with you and your other healthcare practitioners to help you achieve that goal.
Dr. Born earned a BS in biology, with an emphasis in human physiology and functional morphology, from Northern Arizona University and his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from Bastyr University. He also completed a semester abroad at the School of Science and Technology, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. He has advanced training and certification in homeopathy, completing an 18-month course at the New England School of Homeopathy.
Clinical focus is utilizing integrative medicine to treat families of all ages who have complex chronic diseases, with a strong interest in difficult and refractory cases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease, allergies, endocrine, neurological, pediatric, and GI issues. He sees patients all over the US and globally.
When he’s not working, Dr. Born enjoys spending time with his wife, three sons and daughter, being in the great outdoors, reading, writing, lecturing, traveling.