Brenden Cochran, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
"I am excited to work with you to address your health needs."
I would like to share with you my life’s journey. Born in California, my mother raised me as “earthy baby.” My mom prepared my baby food, pureeing it by hand. My family moved to Port Angeles, Washington when I was three and I was raised most of my life on a small farm. As a child my playground was nature. I commonly explored the field, pond, creek and forest. My family became increasingly interested in growing our own fruits and vegetables and raising our own cattle. Nature surrounded me every day and night. As I grew up I lived life with the support and true love of my family.
When I entered middle school at the age of twelve I had a devastating setback, losing my father to melanoma skin cancer. Truly struck with sadness I searched my soul to find my inner healer. As I grew older I felt a true calling to help people. This calling first brought me to the University of Washington in pursuit of medical school. While working toward my degree in chemistry I discovered another passion, teaching.
I began student teaching high school and pre nursing student’s chemistry at the University of Washington during my last year. But near the end of my undergraduate, I experienced my own health challenge. With my mother’s encouragement I sought care from an Acupuncturist and Chiropractor. Both of these individuals helped direct me toward seeking care from a Naturopathic Doctor, who truly worked with me to explore and overcome my health challenges. This experience of addressing me as a whole person and truly taking the time to listen and understand who I am, led me to the decision to pursue a Naturopathic Doctorate degree.
I attended Bastyr University, in Kenmore, Washington, the leading naturopathic medical school in the world. I received my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the four year accredited Naturopathic Medical School with training focused in prevention and promotion of wellness in a primary care setting. Once graduating I co-founded Interactive Health Clinic PLLC., a family practice that integrates the roots of ancient medicine with the philosophies of modern medicine - with the goal of promoting health.
I am dedicated to listening and hearing each individual’s needs. My passion is to create a space for health to occur. I do this by creating a partnership between doctor and patient. I encourage each of my patients to be proactive with their own health, and I strive to be more than just a doctor. I am a coach, a supporter, and a healer...and I am here to serve you. We may share both laughs and tears as we journey through your health challenges; but my goal is to guide your journey to find balance on all levels of healing.
I practice in Lynnwood/Mill Creek, Washington where I strive to make my patients and community feel welcome. I treat more than symptoms, instead looking at indications of your state of health and using them as a guide to address the cause of your health issues. I am committed to identifying the root cause of your health issues and will work tirelessly with you until we do.
I am passionate about the career I have chosen, work with people of all ages, and treat both acute and chronic illness.
Dr. Brenden Cochran
Dr. Brenden Cochran's Training
I have received over 1500 clinical hours of training including:
- -Primary Care Medicine/Family Medicine: Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Seattle, WA
- -Primary Care Medicine/Family Medicine/IV Therapy: Dr. Jeff Harris ND, Naturopathic Healthcare Services, Seattle, WA
- -Emergency Medicine Rotation: Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, Kirkland, WA
- -Primary Care Medicine/Physical Medicine: Dr. Doug Lewis ND, Seattle, WA
- -Primary Care Medicine/Family Medicine/IV Therapy: Dr. Margie Ikeda, Vitale Medical Oasis, Seattle, WA
- -Primary Care Medicine/Family Medicine: Dr. Dickson Thom ND, Bambu Clinic, Portland, OR
- -Primary Care Medicine/IV therapy: Dr. Paul Anderson, ND, Anderson Medical Specialty Associates, Seattle WA
- -Acupuncture care: Patricia Food, Olympic Acupuncture Natural Wellness Clinic, Port Angeles, WA
- -Master Training in Neural Prolotherapy: Dr. John Lyftogt, MD, Christchurch, New Zealand
- -Chelation Certification: Dr. Paul Anderson, ND and Dr. Virginia Osborne, Int'l IV Nutritional Therapy for Professionals,
- International IV Nutritional Therapy for Professionals, San Francisco CA
I have received additional training in general family medicine, intravenous therapies, neural therapy, neural prolotherapy, trigger point therapy, biotherapeutic drainage, cancer support, cardiovascular management, pain management, chronic disease management, physical medicine, Kinesio Taping, and HIV support.
I currently teach Anatomy and Physiology to students training to become nurses at Everett Community College. I also teach courses at Bastyr University, including Advanced IV Therapy. In addition, I assist in teaching neural therapy and neural prolotherapy to doctors around the world.
I currently see patients in my home town of Port Angeles, Washington a few times per month out of the office of Pat Flood at Olympic Acupuncture Natural Wellness Clinic. (Map here).
I also serve as research doctor of IV(intravenous therapy) at the Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research Center (BIORC), Bastyr University’s cancer research center.