Water's Edge Natural Medicine

At Water's Edge Natural Medicine we offer highly personalized health care, gently treating disease at the root cause and strengthening the body's own innate ability to heal. We work closely with you to develop treatments customized to meet your specific needs and goals, to help you optimize your health with Natural Medicine now and for many years to come.

At Water's Edge Natural Medicine, our staff is caring, experienced and dedicated to guiding and supporting your journey to vibrant health. We take time to listen to your concerns and help you with treatment plans that best meet your needs and health goals.

Our Team

Dr Marianna Abrams<br><span class="title">ND, MD (ECFMG), MSAOM</span>

Dr Marianna Abrams

Dr. Marianna Abrams leads a team of outstanding Bastyr graduate naturopathic doctors and acupuncturists at Water’s Edge Natural Medicine. Dr. Abrams oversees the care of every patient, blending her background in naturopathic medicine and Oriental medicine/acupuncture with traditional western-allopathic medicine to offer complete, comprehensive, and effective healing approaches for her patients.

She specializes in health rebuilding and endocrine disorders with emphasis on hormone balancing, weight loss and longevity.

She is a licensed primary care physician, a licensed Naturopathic Physician (ND), and a licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Washington.

Specialist in Bioidentical Hormone Balancing

In Seattle since 1996, Dr. Abrams confirmed her U.S. medical diploma in 1999 successfully passing the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam and Clinical Skills Assessment exam. She went on to study naturopathy at Bastyr University, and graduated with a Doctorate in Natural Medicine and a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

In her clinical studies at Bastyr, Dr. Abrams focused on treating endocrine (hormone) pathologies and on diet and weight loss therapy. She also had a fellowship in Oriental Medicine at the Longhua Hospital, Shanghai, and Shanghai University of TCM, China, where she specialized in endocrine challenges such as thyroid disorders, diabetes and menopause.

Expert in Critical Care

Dr. Abrams originally graduated traditional medical school from the Pavlov Institute (former Soviet Union) with high honors; completed an internship in internal medicine and residency in anesthesiology and intensive care. She’s also taught medical students and published research papers, and worked as supervising physician in the Intensive Care Unit resuscitating and stabilizing critically ill patients.

Teacher & Health Advocate

Dr. Abrams is a professional member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, as well as a Diplomat of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Dr. Abrams has a love and passion for medicine and science, and is deeply committed to the well-being of her patients.

Dr. Marianna Abrams is a sought after lecturer on topics of naturopathic approaches to total health and vitality.

Dr. Jennifer Clay<br><span class="title">ND</span>

Dr. Jennifer Clay

Dr. Clay graduated with honors from Bastyr University in 2005 with a doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Clay is an expert in the application of Bio-Identical Hormone treatments. She joined Water’s Edge in 2006 to pursue her interests in women’s health, nutrition, metabolic detoxification, and herbal medicine.

Dr. Clay grew up in the Puget Sound region and graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Pre-Physical Therapy and minors in Biology and Chemistry. She lives near Seattle and enjoys spending time outdoors, including running, snowboarding, hiking, and chasing after her two children.

Dr. Kim King<br><span class="title">ND</span>

Dr. Kim King

Dr. King graduated with honors from Bastyr University with a dual degree in Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture. She earned a BS in cell biology from the University of Washington. At Water's Edge, she helps treat conditions related to menopause and hormonal imbalances, and her goal is to become an expert in bio-identical hormone therapies.

Monique Woods<br><span class="title">Medical Assistant and Back Office Coordinator</span>

Monique Woods
Medical Assistant and Back Office Coordinator

Monique is the face of the front office and back office. She is the lead in assisting the physicians and tending to all patient questions and concerns. Monique started her career at Water's Edge in 2010 where she has grown in patient care and expanded her skills including weight loss programs for patients and specialized procedures.

Monique spends her time enjoying natural vitamin D, the company of friendship, and gas powered vehicles. Monique has been on the Lake City Western Vigilantes Sidekicks since 2007 helping raise money for local kids.

Monica Silva<br><span class="title">Master Esthetician</span>

Monica Silva
Master Esthetician

Monica joins Water’s Edge Natural Medicine as both a Master Esthetician and Certified Medical Assistant. In 2002, Monica graduated as an Esthetician from the Euro Institute of Skin Care, which is recognized as one of the finest esthetics training centers in North America. She furthered her education in 2013 by earning her Master Esthetician’s certificate.

She is an active participant in the Northwest Aestheticians Guild, as well as a member of the Associated Skin Care Professionals. Monica specializes in results-oriented skin care treatments where she uses a variety of modalities to help transform the patient’s skin. She spends her time traveling, hiking, skiing and spending time with family and friends.

Deborah Blake<br><span class="title">Nutrition Consultant</span>

Deborah Blake
Nutrition Consultant

Deborah is a Nutrition Consultant at our Menlo Park, CA office. She is a graduate of the Nutrition Consulting program at Bauman College in Berkeley,CA. Bauman is recognized as being on the forefront of the holistic approach to nutrition as it contributes to the prevention of illness and the promotion of optimal health. Deborah also co-authors Bites Beyond Limits, a food blog dedicated to allergy-free eating. Deborah is passionate about empowering clients with nutritional education and support; creating new habits to reach desired health goals.

Ashley Fletcher<br><span class="title">Receptionist</span>

Ashley Fletcher

Ashley joined the Water’s Edge team as a Receptionist in June of 2016. With many years of experience in customer service, she assists patients at the front desk while expediting medical needs.

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Ashley enjoys exploring outdoors, hiking, and spending quality time with her family and her dog.

Ana Theunkham<br><span class="title">Clinic Manager</span>

Ana Theunkham
Clinic Manager

Ana graduated from PIMA Medical School in 2006 and has a diverse background in the medical field. Ana joined Water's Edge Natural Medicine as the Front Office Coordinator in 2015, and as our Clinic Manager she is now the main point of contact for all of our patients.

Ana was raised in the Southwest, but has always had a love for the Pacific Northwest. She spends her time outdoors as often as possible, refurbishing furniture, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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