I went to Dr. Bachman after my second baby was born due to issues related to adrenal fatigue, insomnia, and thyroid imbalance. I drove all the way from Redmond to see him regularly for two years. He was expensive, but knowledgeable; and besides prescribing huge amounts of supplements, he also agreed to prescribe some pharmaceuticals I could not live without due to my severe insomnia. However, his care and driving so far became too expensive for me and I had to discontinue. I was searching for a ND closer to home, and meanwhile ran out of my sleeping meds. Dr. Bachman knew my history and how absolutely dependent I was on those meds, but when I asked him if he would please renew my prescription until I found another ND he refused. I felt extremely betrayed by his unsympathetic and uncaring behavior. I was forced to BEG him to give me that renewal after two years of prescribing it for me and thousands of dollars spent with him. He was unfriendly and surly, as though he had lost all interest in me since I was now seeking care elsewhere and he was done with me. I became convinced that he was only interested in the money he got from me, since providing a renewed prescription after all this time was hardly a hardship for him. He finally agreed to it, since I was desperate, but told me under no uncertain terms it was the last time and basically he didn't care what happened to me. After that I found an ND who actually cared, and who was far less expensive. She also prescribed whatever I needed without me being forced to beg or see her often, until I actually was well enough to stop needing them. I was sad that my relationship with Dr. Bachman ended in such a harsh, uncaring way. I was very disappointed in his behavior. He's a very able doctor, but don't expect him to care too much.
P.O. Box 464Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Dr. Bachman and his staff at the Skagit Naturopathic Clinic are highly professional, very accessible, and willing to listen. The process for care is thorough and individualized. I am sensitive to pharmaceuticals, and can't take many of them. The natural approach works for me. Some small changes dietarily coupled with a well-crafted vitamin and supplement program resolved some nagging medical issues. My energy level is boosted, and my knowledge of how to manage my own health is greatly expanded. I have heard medical professionals in the mainstream realm say of naturopathic medicine that "it has its place." I now believe that general practitioners "have their place." I now use my N.D. as the starting point - he is more than willing to send me to a specialist when needed.