Education: Dr. McDaniel graduated from Bastyr University in 2002 with her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, and received additional Certification in Naturopathic Midwifery in 2003. She completed advanced training in breastfeeding support through Evergreen Hospital’s Lactation program.
Practice Interests and Style: “My passion is providing naturopathic primary care for women and children. Having practiced midwifery for over 10 years, I have a special love of caring for newborns and their moms, and providing support to the whole family during the postpartum period. I also love working with women in the areas of fertility and preconception care, contraception, anxiety and depression, food allergy and intolerance and menopause. I am passionate about preventive care and believe that not only is prevention important, but that it can also be fun! Naturopathic diet and lifestyle recommendations weave their way into almost every visit, and medications and procedures are used when they are the needed for more significant problems. Visits for newborns and babies are geared toward monitoring and celebrating growth and development and providing breastfeeding support. I love to help parents learn to be confident caregivers for their kids at home when they are sick, and offer same day appointments for kids when they need office care. I offer an individualized approach to planning and administering vaccinations, and am happy to work with families who chose not to vaccinate according to the routine schedule.”
Professional background: Dr. McDaniel founded Seattle Natural Family Medicine in 2002 and was in private practice there until she joined the One Sky family in 2008. She practiced midwifery, attending families birthing at home and in free-standing birth centers, until 2014. She has taught at both Bastyr University and the former Seattle Midwifery School. She also served on the boards of both the Midwives Association of Washington State and the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. McDaniel lives in Seattle with her husband Nick, teenage son Charlie, young daughter Lucy and mastiff Rhea. She enjoys gardening, hiking, reading and road trips.