Michelle Winchell, ND, MSAOM

Hey there, I’m Dr. Michelle – SO glad you found me!
 
Most days, you can find me hanging out in my mid-century modern-inspired home office. I’m a comfy-pants-wearing functional medicine maven who loves nerding out on herbal remedies… healing foods… and all things hormone-related.
That’s right, I run my virtual practice from home, and I must say that it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I get to sip on oolong tea (or butter coffee) and help women reconnect with their body, their mind, and their purpose. My goal is to help guide them towards becoming their best self – radiant, fulfilled, and focused.
 
Through helping women reclaim their health, I’m also challenging the current medical paradigm. One where YOU’RE in charge.
 
Most of my clients describe me as gentle but direct with a no BS-type attitude – I value quality and accuracy. Unlike other docs, I won’t waste your time, your finances, or your sanity by throwing darts and hoping for the best.
 
If you’re wanting another pill or supplement or elixir to help “cure” you, then keep on movin’ – because that’s not how I roll.
 
BUT, if you want to get to the root cause and use strategies and tactics that work, I’m your gal. Together, we’ll create a streamlined process that’s not only efficient, but also effective.

I’ve been seeing Dr. Michelle as my primary care provider for about 3 years.  From the first appointment with her, I felt valued and appreciated.  She treats people with respect and love.  That is rare, in my experience.  I feel like I matter to her, and that means a lot.  Her knowledge of the human body, health and healing are vast and it is growing.  She is a true healer, in the best sense of the word.

- Kirsten in Portland, OR

If you’re a high-achieving lady, but something is holding you back, keep reading. I teach, coach, inspire, and serve women who struggle with hormone issues. Women who are working towards their goals, but know their body is a bit out of whack.
 
It’s time to bring the radiance and joy back into your life.
 
The thing is, we’ve all got a case of information overload. Dr. Google and the oodles of information you can find online is crazy. Some of the advice I see (and hear) is not only confusing but outright dangerous. My guess is that you don’t need any more stress, anxiety, or worry in your life – especially when it comes to your health.
 
The women I work with are looking for a different approach. One that’s simple, consistent, and transparent. Imagine starting your journey with confidence and staying motivated by your results… sustained energy, sharp mental focus, and a lust for life.
 
I can identify with these women, because I’ve been there. Being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and PCOS within the span of a couple years can be a real wake-up call. Taking medications wasn’t an option I wanted to consider, so I found a more holistic approach. Through healing foods, specific nutrients, and simple lifestyle modifications, I was able to heal from the inside out. I was able to decrease my thyroid antibodies and reduced the excess androgens (testosterone) in my body. My “diagnosis” no longer defined me.
 
Everything happens for a reason. I was in the trenches, and now I’m able to share my experience, and walk you through the holistic strategies that have helped hundreds of women.
 
I’m on a mission to share my clinical wisdom, so you can stop searching, and finally get the answers you deserve.
 
If you feel like I’m speaking your language and you’ve been experiencing any of these symptoms, let’s chat:

MIND

Poor Sleep, Insomnia, Anxiety, Irritability, Mood Swings, Mild-to-Moderate Depression, Chronic Stress, Neurotransmitter Imbalances, Nervousness, Excessive Worry, Feeling “Tired + Wired”

HORMONES

Fatigue, Heavy or Painful Periods, Tender Breasts, Thyroid Imbalances, Irregular Periods, PMS, PCOS, PMDD, Menopause, Low Sex Drive, Infertility, Temperature Imbalances, Sugar + Salt Cravings, Unwanted Hair Growth

AUTOIMMUNITY

Hashimoto’s, Early-Onset Arthritis, Grave’s, Digestive Issues, Frequent Colds & Flus, Allergies, Dry Skin, Brittle Nails, Thinning Hair, Food Sensitivities, Leaky Gut, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

Before we get started, I want to make sure it’s a good match for us both. If this piques your interest, schedule a complimentary 20-minute phone consult. During our chat, we can dive deeper into your personal concerns, and I can answer any lingering questions. Then, if it feels right, we can get started.
 
When I’m not consulting, planning a new online course, or recording my next podcast episode, you can catch me soaking in the forest, Netflixin’ with my partner, or playing with my pooches. We live on a 10 acre farm in rural Washington, where we have a couple dozen chickens and high hopes for some four-legged critters (including a llama!). We’re also self-sustainability nerds, so we’re often planning our next homesteading activity – thins like jarring, canning, and fermenting.
 
If you’re dying to hear more (ha!), here are three things you might not know about me:
 
  1. My partner cooks pretty much ALL my meals. I swear, if it weren’t for him, I would not have the brain power to fuel my passion and purpose. He’s an amazing cook and blows my mind with his nutrient-dense innovative recipes. Filled with so much gratitude!
  2. For my 29th birthday, during my last year of med school, I flew to Barcelona on a solo trip for two weeks. I was pretty decent at speaking Spanish (although a not-so-secret goal of mine is to become fluent!), but I didn’t realize that the majority of people there spoke Catalan (brain fart!). So, I cried for two days straight before I picked my butt up and started to soak in the city. If you want to feel crazy empowered, I definitely recommend taking a solo trip.
  3. I used to be a pretty decent guitar player. When I was still in high school, I was taking an “Advanced Guitar Techniques” course at the local community college with only four other students. To be honest, I haven’t picked it up for years, but who knows, I may get the itch soon.
 
If you’re still here, then I’m guessing you’re picking up what I’m putting down, so let’s connect! Click the button below to schedule your complimentary 20-minute phone consult. Can’t wait to chat!

Dr. Michelle is, first of all, a beautiful soul. She is kind, patient, and a wonderful listener. I can FEEL her healing energy and that she truly cares about her patients and colleagues. I have come to her often with questions about how to manage complex patients. Her insights and experiences are always excellent, well supported and patient centered.

Her go getter attitude, amazing discipline, organizational skills and professionalism will continue to serve her in her medical practice, as will her vast knowledge base in both Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, and Functional Medicine. She is a scholar and is committed to furthering her knowledge base through continuing medical education and seminars. I have been very impressed by her patient protocols–she has put great thought and energy into each of them.

Dr. Michelle is a natural born healer, of that I have no doubt. I am blessed to know her and clients are lucky to meet her because she will do everything in her power to help them become the best versions of themselves.

- Dr. Maysa Alavi in Los Angeles, CA

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