Cascade Natural 
Medicine
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Candace Aasan, ND, FABNP is the Clinical Director of Cascade Natural Medicine and supervises a nationally accredited Pediatric Residency Program.  She is the Vice President and a founding board member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, which is the national specialty organization for Naturopathic Physicians who are Board Certified in pediatric primary care medicine.  Dr. Aasan has extensive training and experience in the care of newborns, infants, and toddlers.  She most enjoys the “well child” visits, where she gets to personally know each and every child and family.  Helping parents navigate through vaccine information and alternative vaccination schedules is one of the many reasons parents choose Dr. Aasan as their child's provider.  Dr. Aasan also specializes in treating children with neurodevelopmental and behavior disorders such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Aasan teaches Pediatrics and Advanced Pediatrics at Bastyr University and is Adjunct Faculty in the Botanical Medicine Department.  She is also an Affiliate Clinical Faculty member of Bastyr University.

Dr. Candace Aasan is a Naturopathic Physician, and is a Licensed Primary Care Provider in Washington State. She was awarded her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and certificate in Midwifery from Bastyr University in 2002. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Western Washington University.
Before becoming a physician, Dr. Aasan worked in the healthcare field for 15 years, where she gained an appreciation for preventive medicine and the body’s inherent ability to heal. She integrates conventional medical knowledge with her Naturopathic Medical expertise to create individualized treatments for each patient. Emphasis is placed on the importance of health promotion and disease prevention, and patients are encouraged to take an active role in their health and healing. Dr. Aasan takes the time to understand her patients, integrating symptomatic treatment with preventive medicine.

Dr. Aasan has received the award of "Top Doctor" in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine and in 425 Magazine.  She is a founding Board Member and Vice President of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PedANP), a member of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP), American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), and the Midwives Association of Washington State (MAWS). Her hobbies include paddle boarding, hiking, and watching her girls play soccer and lacrosse. 

New patients:  Dr. Aasan is only accepting newborns at this time in her medical practice.  


Anna Evershed ND, FABNP
graduated from Bastyr University with her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and is a Licensed Primary Care Provider in Washington State. She holds a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Mandarin Chinese from Arizona State University.  During her time at Bastyr University, Dr. Evershed narrowed her studies to naturopathic pediatrics.  She received the designation Fellow to the American Board of Naturopathic Pediatrics (FABNP) in July 2016.
 
Drawing upon her experiences with both naturopathic and allopathic practices, Dr. Evershed brings a balance of medical interventions and naturopathic treatment to her treatment practices. Dr. Evershed loves working with infants and children and feels that it is the way to a healthier future for all.  Much as holistic medicine looks at the health of the whole person, Dr. Evershed believes that working with kids offers the opportunity to look at the health of the whole family.  
 
In addition to her love of pediatrics, Dr. Evershed is very politically active in the healthcare arena, and is passionate about promoting naturopathic medicine on the national level.  She is an active member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and was the Bastyr University representative to the AANP for two years while in medical school.  She is former committee chair of the AANP Practice Development Committee.  Dr. Evershed is also a member of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP) and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PedANP).
 
Dr. Evershed is a graduate of the Pediatric Residency Program at Cascade Natural Medicine under the supervision of Dr. Candace Aasan.   She provides naturopathic pediatric care including well-child checks, guidance on alternative vaccination schedules and addressing childhood issues such as asthma, ear infections, eczema, special diets and food introduction.  She is currently only accepting pediatric patients.


Cate Bereznay, ND
Is a Licensed Naturopathic Physician who grew up in sunny Southern California but moved to the East Coast after college to study at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and later at Georgetown University.  When she learned about naturopathic medicine, she know right away this was the medicine she wanted to practice, as she felt strongly that it was what the health care system was missing and so desperately needed.  Her time at the renowned Bastyr University School of Naturopathic Medicine her in Seattle was rich and fulfilling, and she is delighted to have the opportunity to joint Cascade Natural Medicine.  Her passions revolve around supporting growing children, cultivating healthy families, and helping to create strong communities.

Vivian Sovran, ND is a Licensed Primary Care Provider in Washington state and received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University.   After graduation, she completed a two-year residency with Dr. Candace Aasan at Cascade Natural Medicine, during which she gained invaluable experience, mentorship, and knowledge in the fields of naturopathic pediatric and women’s health care.  In addition, Dr. Sovran has extensive training in Midwifery care, also acquired while at Bastyr.   She earned her Bachelor of Science degree, specializing in Human Physiology, from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and is a fluent French speaker.

 

In her practice, Dr. Sovran strives to provide a compassionate, professional, friendly, and welcoming environment.  She makes it a priority to serve as an advocate for her patients and their families, and takes a sensible, yet flexible approach to treatment, with the belief that each little, lasting step towards improved health should be celebrated as a valuable achievement. Dr. Sovran's goal is to help her patients achieve optimal health for themselves and their families through general lifestyle education and counseling, encouragement and empowerment, and traditional naturopathic therapies, while employing her utmost concern for each individual and our environment.  She considers it a privilege to have the opportunity to promote optimal health in a new child, starting before conception and birth, and continuing through the first days of life and beyond.

 

Dr. Sovran is currently accepting new patients, and also sees patients in her Seattle office.

 

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