Dr Marianna Abrams
ND, MD (ECFMG), MSAOM
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
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
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.