Naturopathic Medicine

Why chose the naturopathic physicians at Cascade Natural Medicine?

Naturopathic physicians or naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary care physicians who have graduated from a nationally accredited 4 year naturopathic medical school, are clinically trained in family medicine and work in all aspects of family health. By choosing the physicians at Cascade Natural Medicine, you are getting highly experienced physicians who, in addition to the training above, have completed pediatric residencies and/or are board certified in naturopathic pediatrics, receiving the esteemed designation FABNP or Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Pediatrics.

Our Physicians

Candace Aasan, ND, FABNP

Dr. Aasan 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.  Helping parents navigate through science-based vaccine information is one of the many reasons parents choose Dr. Aasan as their child's provider.  Dr. Aasan teaches Pediatrics and Advanced Pediatrics at Bastyr University. Dr. Aasan has received the award of "Top Doctor" in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine and in 425 Magazine.   

Anna Evershed, ND, FABNP

Dr. Evershed graduated from Bastyr University in 2009 and received the designation Fellow to the American Board of Naturopathic Pediatrics (FABNP) in July 2016.  Dr. Evershed strives to bring a balance of medical interventions and naturopathic treatment to her practice. She loves working with infants and children and believes that working with kids offers the opportunity to look at the health of the whole family.   Her patients describe her as "kind","enthusiastic" and "caring".

Dr. Evershed is a graduate of the Pediatric Residency Program at Cascade Natural Medicine under the supervision of Dr. Candace Aasan.  She is currently only accepting pediatric patients.

Catherine Bereznay, ND, MPH

Dr. Bereznay 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 knew  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 here in Seattle was rich and fulfilling, and she  is delighted to have the opportunity to join Cascade Natural Medicine.   Her passions revolve around supporting growing children, cultivating  healthy families, and helping to create strong communities.

Vivian Sovran, ND

Dr. Vivian Sovran is a Naturopathic Physician, and a Licensed Primary Care Provider in Washington state. As a student at Bastyr University, she also studied Midwifery, which gave her a strong foundation for maternal and infant care. She particularly enjoys working with newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and their families. She considers it a privilege to have the opportunity to promote optimal health to her pediatric patients, starting via their mothers before conception and birth, and continuing through their first days of life and into adulthood. Dr. Sovran speaks French and Italian.  She is an independent contractor at CNM and also sees patients at her Seattle practice location. For more info, please visit her website at