Meet the Doctor
Dr. Aurora Sedmak, ND
Naturopathic Physician, Washington State
Chronic Disease and Chronic Conditions
- American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
- Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP)
- Doctoral Degree:
- Undergraduate Degrees:
- Bachelor of Science, Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Washington
- Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University of Washington
Dr. Sedmak's Background
Growing up, Dr. Sedmak was interested in becoming a doctor. She had always liked science and enjoyed working with people. However, when she was experiencing chronic pain from multiple injuries, conventional medicine could not help her. She finally turned to alternative medicine and was amazed with how well natural therapies reduced her pain. Understandably, this experience significantly altered her views on health and healthcare. She decided to become a naturopathic doctor and was accepted into the prestigious Bastyr University.
As a doctor, her particular interests are chronic conditions and chronic disease. With each patient, she first asks the question: Why does this particular person have this particular problem? Asking this question focuses her attention on the person rather than simply on the condition he or she has. Discovering the answer to this question involves investigating physical, biochemical, mental, emotional and other aspects of the person. She enjoys being able to give immediate relief through safer treatments than drugs and surgery as well as helping each person obtain optimal health.
In addition to health and science, Dr. Sedmak also enjoys sports and exercise, reading, volunteering and fundraising. Throughout her youth she played basketball and was a walk-on player for the University of Washington women's basketball team. Currently, she enjoys cardiovascular exercise and strength training at the gym, doing yoga, gardening and going for walks. She also enjoys reading all kinds literature but enjoys fictional literature the most. Always interested in giving back to the community, she has volunteered in the Harborview Emergency Room (the only Level One trauma center serving the states of Montana, Idaho, Alaska and Washington), at the Cascade Vista Retirement Center, as a counselor for the Association of Washington School Principals High School Leadership Program, as an overnight leader for the University Youth Shelter and as a coach for numerous elementary school basketball camps. She also helped raise funds for Service for Sight and Aid to the Blind through her college sorority, Delta Gamma.