Northwest Functional Medicine
Dr. Julie Barter, ND currently practices in Whitefish, Montana, serving the entire Flathead Valley as a natural medicine expert She is family doctor who works with everyone from children to seniors. She specializes in women’s and children’s health, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, food allergies, digestive, hormonal and environmental concerns, and chronic illnesses. She is the area's only Lyme and mold-literate physician.
She has extensive experience in resolving most common health complaints using clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathic remedies, and physical medicine for relieving aches and pains. She is fully versed in pharmaceutical options when needed as well.
She enjoyed busy private clinical practices in Maine and Colorado before relocating to Montana. She is a member of ILADS. (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) and has mentored with some of the country's finest Lyme-literate physicians.
As a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, an accredited four-year medical school program, Dr. Julie Barter underwent outstanding clinical training. She completed internships in internal medicine, environmental medicine, gynecology, and acute care for underserved populations. Naturopathic medical school training was not enough to give her all the expertise she desired in physical medicine, so she also attended Western States Chiropractic College for all of her adjusting and biomechanics classes. She takes a special delight in physical medicine, completing over 1000 extra classroom and clinical hours in Applied Kinesiology. She also holds Certificates in Botanical (Herbal) Medicine and Homeopathy. All in all, her formal medical school education encompasses 7 years of doctoral training.
Natural medicine is a second career for Dr. Barter, having worked in research at the University of Colorado, Boulder for nearly 10 years prior to entering medical school. She participated in NIH-funded research in molecular biology, immunology and neuroscience with an emphasis on pain in chronic illness. She managed the laboratory of approximately 50 researchers for five years, teaching others proper laboratory procedure and technique as well as equipment operation. This has put her in a unique position to be able to evaluate the validity and implications of scientific research on current medical issues.
Dr. Julie Barter has also been an avid athlete her entire life. She used to be an elite amateur cyclist, competing at the national level both on-road and off-road. She rode about 10,000 miles per year for over 10 years. These days she sticks to running, enjoying about 20-30 miles per week on both roads and trails. She takes an insider’s interest in helping other athletes to achieve their maximum potential and enjoyment in their sport.
She also finds great satisfaction in gardening, and finds the practice of natural medicine using herbs and homeopathic remedies derived from these beloved plants to be a very natural extension of her love and respect for nature.
5938 South Highway 93 Whitefish, MT 59937
Northwest Functional Medicine
Naturopathic Philosophy, Herbs, Homeopathy, Diet & Lifestyle Evaluation, Women's Health, Physical Medicine, Complex Cases, IV Therapies, Prolozone, Lyme Disease, Mold Illness