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Dr. Jeff Metzger, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Professional statement

My approach to medicine and healing is based on the naturopathic principle, Vis Medicatrix Naturae, the “Healing Power of Nature”. The human body is well adapted to heal itself given the proper conditions. In our culture we have lost track of some of the “foundations of health” that allow and support the body’s own healing mechanisms. By reestablishing these foundations, the patient is in a much better position to heal and to lead a healthy life. Jeff Metzger is a provider of primary, naturopathic health care with an emphasis on treating chronic illness. Each appointment typically involves assessment of presenting problems, personal and family history and a physical examination. You and Dr. Metzger will develop a plan together for immediate and long-term treatment.

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Specialties

  • Naturopathic Doctor

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Education and training

  • Bastyr University, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Professional memberships

  • North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1215126669

Office locations

The Seattle Digestive Health Clinic

1417 NW 54th St., #401

Seattle, WA 98107

Patient reviews
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Appreciated the time this doctor took to understand my needs.
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He got us in right away. He was thorough with his initial consultation. I was thrilled he took my daughter’s insurance.
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Dr. Metzger met with me right away even though I was a new patient. I have never had a doctor be so thorough. I was so impressed by how detailed he was about my health history, lifestyle history, and my currentlifestyle. It took me 2 months to get in to see a gastroenterologist and I walked away without the slightest idea what I could do differenlty to feel better. It was the biggest waste of time. Dr. Metzger took his time, asked me real questions, and came up with a plan for me including diet changes I can make to help improve my condition. Dr. Metzger will work with you to find the root cause of your problem, not just suppress your symptoms. Go see him.
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Dr. Metzger was great to visit with as a naturopath and I would reccomend him to others!
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Extremely knowledgeable, attentive, reassuring doc. Can't beat the customized recommendations.
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Dr. Metzger took time to address my concerns and provided me comprehensive information. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Jeff Metzger renewed my confidence in medical practitioners. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Metzger before your regular MD.
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Dr. Metzger is always available and willing to help more than any other doctor I have seen. He researched my issues and offered options that really helped. My gastroenterologist went straight to the expensive procedures and did nothing, butDr. Metzger knew just what to do. I would recommend him to anyone!
More than 1 year ago
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It went good. He gave me a lot of advice & insight as to help me feel better
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Jeff is amazingly knowledgeable, compassionate and kind. I really felt heard and I was given plenty of valuable information and clear path forward towards better health and more energy. : ) I look forward to my next visit.
More than 1 year ago
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Ny bus connections went South But Dr. Jeff was patient!
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Dr. Metzger is a very kind and thorough doctor. I went to see him for my Hashimoto thyroid that I have struggled with for several years.Other doctors swept it under the carpet with the regular treatment but Dr. Metzger had suggestedtreatment with T3. This has made a radical transformation in how I have felt and after a few months another blood test revealed NO H ASHIMOTOS! I thank the Lord for this amazing Doctor and highly recommend him for anything.
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I am a new patient, and live a couple hours away from Dr. Jeff's office. I got side tracked with directions and was about 30 minutes late to my appointment. He didn't mind at all and was totally cool about it.Once I got in he began the appointment immediately and really cared about my health and wanted to listen. This guy is the real deal and knows A TON about health and natural remedies. I can't wait to start following his treatment recommendations and looking forward to future visits with him. Would highly recommend! 10/10 :)
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Dr. Metzger is awesome. Knowledgeable, kind, and extremely helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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Great, he is the best!
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I went to Dr. Metzger a few months ago with an eczema outbreak that was getting out of control. Legs, torso, arms, hands... I was a mess. I had never been to a naturopath (my fiancé encouraged me to go), soI wasn't sure what to expect and honestly didn't expect much. I had resigned myself to the condition after a topical steroid failed to deliver relief. Based on everything I read about the condition, I figured this was just my fate. After a thorough and lengthy initial visit, I felt like I had stepped back in time. There was no rushing hand-on-the-doorknob "I've got to get to the next patient" feeling. Dr. Metzger was confident that we would find a solution. It took a while, but following his regimen very closely, I began to see results. As I sat blowing my nose on one of my visits, Jeff mentioned casually that my allergies would benefit from the strict diet he prescribed. I assured myself the man was mad. I was wrong. After about 4 months, my skin is clear, I've lost 15 pounds, and astonishingly, my lifelong allergies have abated. This man is a healer, pure and simple.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Metzger is terrific! I started working with him about 6 years ago after a recurrence with breast cancer. I was experiencing chronic fatigue. He truly cares about his patients! He listens carefully, does extensive research, and has excellentfollow through. Believing that digestion is at the core of most health problems, if you can help the digestive process you can heal yourself! I am living proof! I would highly recommend Dr. Metzger!
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Dr. Metzger saved my life, literally! First time I got there, I could barely stand (my wife had to drive me there). After few failed attempts with general GI, I started seeing immediate improvements, and soon after was off my medsback to normal life. I continue visiting Dr. Metzger every 6 months or so for general checkups, but thanks to him my health now even better before I got sick.
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My visit was a nice one in comparison to others i have had with past physicians. Dr. Metzger was not only professional, but also was an approachable, kind man. He easily allowed for some coversation not pertaining to the visit tohelp break the ice. I appreciated that he went further into explinations than a couple of past doctors i have had. Very nice, the environment was calm and comfortable, a definite recomendation from me!
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Dr. Metzger has been very helpful for myself and my children. He always finds the core to our health issues, relating to diet and gut health. I've learned so much that I can use in my everyday life. He has impressedme with his dedication to our health, he even visited my daughter in the hospital! I would definitely recommend him to anyone, pretty much for anything...as gut health is the core to overall health!!!
More than 1 year ago
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This was my initial visit. Dr Metzger is very professional and intelligent. I don't have any major ailments, so my physician is more of a good health mentor and occassional help for a bad cold and such. I immediately get theimpression that he has a passion for helping people stay in good health by using naturopathic practices. Thumbs up!
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Dr. Metzger is what I would consider a good old fashioned doctor. He is a doctor that you would expect to find in a quaint, country town. I can see him walking around with an old black bag and walking upto your door. I felt like I was at home speaking with him. He is very detailed and looks at the whole picture, not just trying to cover up the symptoms but looking for the underlying cause. This is the type of doctor more doctors should try to be like. It seems as though his main purpose is to help heal your whole body. I believe I have found a doctor for life. Best thing about it is he takes my insurance too!!! Great Doc!!
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I have been seeing Dr. Metzger for several years. We met when I was experiencing "after effects" from cancer treatment i.e. chronic fatigue, fluid retention, pain, etc....By "tweeking" my diet and adding some supplements, along with differentforms of stretching and exercise, my quality of life is really good. Dr. Metzger is conscientious, very knowledgeable, and loyal to his patients. He has excellent bedside manner as well as follow up. I appreciate how he has met me where I am as a patient and helped to come alongside me (without judgment) and work together as a team to help me get better. He is excellent and I recommend him all the time to people who ask me how I am doing so well.
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The guy is nice but had old school equipment, unprofessional demeanor and attire does not match profession. He seemed medically lackluster regarding concerns. I'm leary regarding whether I'll return.
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He was easy to talk to and seemed to care about what I was trying to figure out. Knowledgeable and nice.
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He gave me positive feed back, made me feel I could do the things I wanted to do and enjoyed. That it was ok, that I am successful by pointing out little things I'm doing. Knowledgeable he's not intimidating :) andreally tries to look at all things mental, spirit, physical emotional.
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Great! Laid back and proffessional. Easy to talk to.
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He seemed very knowledgeable and had really good tips. He was not the most socially graceful person, but was efficient and got the job done.
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It was nice being treated as a patient AND a person and not just a list of symptoms -> prescription -> paycheck. Very friendly and very professional.
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I feel Dr. Metzger has helped me considerably with my clinically diagnosed Hashimoto's disease. I am still in treatment, though progressing. I have been seeing him for approximately one and one half years.
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I felt Jeff listened and proceeded with his exam and gave informed and measured recommendations,
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Dr Jeff is very nice, very helpful, and very smart. His follow through with me was surprisingly excellent. They challenge is in following the treatment plan. But even with habit imperfection, I have begun to see improvements. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to a friend.
More than 1 year ago
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Very thorough. He listened to my concerns and gave me great advice!
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Great guy, gave very insightful advice. Would recommend to anyone.
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He was very kind, informative, thorough, and genuinely wanted to solve my medical problems. He is the best doctor I have ever been to.
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Dr. Metzger was very professional and attentive towards my needs as a patient suffering from IBS and also he addressed my headache issue as well. he listened to my concerns and then addressed them appropriately....I just wish my insurance coveredhim... but worth the out of pocket expense... two thumbs up Dr. Metzger....
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If you are looking for naturopathic care I would recommend Dr. Metzger. When I first came to doctor Metzger I was extremely sick with ulcerative colitis. I felt as if western medicine had little more to offer me besides colon removal,which I was not thrilled about. I found Dr. Metzger to be genuinely caring and extremely concerned with my wellbeing. Under his knowledgeable guidance I have since made a full recovery. I truly believe Dr. Metzger worked very hard to provide me with the best care he could and it made a huge impact.
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Very knowledgeable and open.
More than 1 year ago
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He was friendly, professional, and I loved his approach to medicine. I would definitely go back and recommend him to anyone seeking a good naturopath.
More than 1 year ago
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Bright, composed, and thoughtful!
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