Loren Riccio, ND, LM

Current Roles

•    Founder, Naturopathic Doctor, Primary Care Clinical Director, Fern Valley Natural Health
•    Adjunct faculty, Bastyr University Department of Midwifery
•    Adjunct faculty, clinical preceptor and residency site director, Bastyr University Department of Naturopathic Medicine


•    Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University 2004
•    Certificate of Naturopathic Midwifery, Bastyr University 2004
•    Bachelor of Science- Biology, Binghamton University 1996
•    Bachelor of Science- Psychobiology with Honors, Binghamton University 1996

Past Experience

•    Midwives Association of Washington State (MAWS), Quality Management Program (QMP) committee member 2010- present
•    Midwife, Eastside Birth Center 2006-2013
•    Naturopathic Doctor and Midwife, Emerald City Clinic 2004-2012
•    Founder, Doctor, Full Circle Clinic a subsidiary of Emerald City Clinic providing free, sliding scale and pay if forward care to individuals and families with reduced or limited access to care 2006-2012
•    Speaker at conferences/events sponsored by AANMC, Bastyr University, Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, Institute for Natural Medicine, MAWS, and WANP
•    Midwife, Villa Central Hospital, Vanuatu 2004
•    Recipient of Bastyr University Student Council’s Venture Grant to study and work in rural clinics in India through Child, Family, Health International 2000

Classes Taught

Bastyr University Department of Midwifery 
•    Botanical Medicine for Midwifery Care (six course series)

Bastyr University Department of Naturopathic Medicine
•    Pediatrics
•    Normal Maternity
•    Gastroenterology, guest lecturer

Former Bastyr University Department of Naturopathic Midwifery
•    Prenatal Complications
•    Advanced Normal Maternity
•    Postpartum Complications, guest lecturer

Clinical Interests

•    Pediatrics
•    Holistic Gynecologic Health
•    Midwifery
•    Botanical Medicine


When she is not busy at her clinic or teaching, Dr Loren loves road trips, snuggling with her dogs, and playing roller derby.  

Loren Riccio, ND, LM
Loren Riccio ND, LM
School of Natural Health Arts & Sciences
Department of Midwifery