Hello! I'm Dr. Lindsey Youngquist (she/her), a board-certified Family Medicine physician with specialty training in integrative and holistic medicine.
Growing up in Juneau, Alaska and on San Juan Island in Washington State, I was immersed in nature and the power of close community. I studied Ecology as an undergraduate student at Seattle University, spent a year in Nepal studying community health, and did gender equity research at UC San Diego, where I received my medical degree. Returning to Seattle, I completed Family Medicine residency at Swedish Medical Center, drawn by their social justice focus and anti-racism training. I then worked as a primary care doctor at HealthPoint Community Health Center in SeaTac, primarily serving the local refugee and immigrant community.
I completed a Fellowship in Integrative and Holistic Medicine through the Academy for Integrative and Holistic Medicine (AIHM) which was a joyful and exciting opportunity to dive into the wisdom that I've been called to throughout my life.
I am grateful to work at the AIMS Institute with an interdisciplinary team of wise and compassionate healers, offering quality whole person care to the community.
I live and work on the land of the Duwamish Tribe and Coast Salish people, also known as Seattle.
Healing is Possible
It is easy to become off balance in our world today, particularly due to stress, low nutrient food, trauma, toxin exposure, isolation, and so many more elements of life. I am here to provide compassionate listening, wise medical guidance, and an open mind to understanding your unique healing path. Your body and mind have a tremendous capacity to heal.
Healing Takes Time
I'm not here to offer a quick fix. My goal is deeply understand who you are and how we can transform your health through building strong foundations in physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Our work together will give you lifelong tools to care for yourself. My appointments are longer than a typical medical doctor, in order for me to understand your experience and to create a plan based on your goals.
Community is Powerful
While there is great empowerment in learning to optimize our own health, my interest also expands beyond this towards the collective change and movements that sustainably support human health, community connection, and a healthy planet. I provide group visits at AIMS and lead community medicine events, collaborating with local healers and leaders.
My ecology and social justice training both illuminate the profound interdependence in the web of life. I am interested in the multiple intersecting influences on your health: which span from the level of tissues and organs, to microbiomes, to exposures to toxins in our food, water, and products, to emotional traumas, to experiences of systemic oppression and marginalization. Understanding these connections helps me understand your health and make a whole person treatment plan.
Evidence Based Science
I love science and care deeply about evidence-based medicine. My medical guidance is grounded in well-researched science emphasizing effectiveness and safety. There is so much information on the internet, especially around holistic medicine, and I am here to discern which healing methods, medicines, and approaches will be relevant and cost-effective for you.
Being a physician is incredibly meaningful work and I love what I do. Practicing "slow medicine" where we can take our time is a gift for both myself and my patients. The medical system rarely allows doctors or patients to have the time they need for a thorough medical visit, this leads to over-medicated patients and burned out doctors. I look forward to building a relationship and bringing creativity and compassion to your medical care.
Fellowship: Academy for Integrative and Holistic Medicine (AIHM)
Family Medicine Residency: Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill
Area of Concentration: Integrative Medicine
Medical School: University of California San Diego
Certificate of Community Global Health: Kathmandu University of Medical Sciences, Nepal
Bachelors Degree in Biology/Ecology: Seattle University
National Association of Detoxification Acupuncture (NADA) - Auricular (ear) acupuncture for anxiety, stress, addiction recovery, chronic pain
Healing Touch Therapy
Reiki Level 1
"Truly holistic health must contend with the elements that continue to make all people unwell, locating the disease-causing entities in social structures and the grave misunderstandings that created them. Systems that position humans as supreme over the entire web of life, settler over Indigenous, a singular religion over all other world-views, male over female and nonbinary understandings of gender, white over every other shade of skin - these must be dismantled and composted. We must reimagine our wellness collectively, not simply as individuals or communities but in relation to all the entities that support the possibility of healthy lives. These relationships, precisely because they are vital for health, are worthy of our care."
- exerpt from Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice
by Dr Rupa Marya and Raj Patel