‘Dr. Kat’ takes patients down a natural path

Kathleen Flewelling in her Seaside office.

SEASIDE — The first thing you notice entering A Natural Path is the serene and friendly atmosphere.

Dr. Kathleen Flewelling, or “Dr. Kat” as her clients call her, did her residency in family medicine and has created an environment that is warm and inviting.

Offering a combination of alternative and conventional care, Flewelling is a graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland. “True healing and disease prevention comes from a healthy lifestyle,” she said.

She opened this office in July after being in practice in Seaside since 1998. She is a specialist in the management of menopausal issues, and, most recently, genomic medicine. Since moving to her new location, Flewelling hopes to bring in a lab for diagnostic testing and screening blood work.

“Many people do not like to go to the hospital lab and there is no independent lab in south Clatsop County,” she said. “I’m also hoping to bring in more physicians and an acupuncturist.”

Flewelling is originally from Iowa. She married an Oregon guy. A year into traditional med school, she had an epiphany, deciding naturopathic medicine was more to her liking.

Flewelling is a smiling person, which also sums up a lot of her philosophy how to live a happy, healthy life.

“Have fun and laugh every day,” she said.

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