Dr Jillian Stansbury is a naturopathic physician who has practiced in SW Washington for almost 25 years specializing in women’s health, mental health, and chronic disease. She holds undergraduate degrees in Medical Illustration and Medical Assisting and graduated with honors in both programs. Dr Stansbury chaired the Botanical Medicine Program at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine for over 25 years and remains on the faculty.
In addition to her medical practice and teaching position, Dr Stansbury also writes and serves as a consultant and medical editor for numerous professional journals and organizations, plus teaches natural products chemistry and herbal medicine around the country and abroad.
Dr Stansbury also has been studying with several indigenous tribes in the Peruvian Amazon for the past 6 years, learning the medicinal plants and the philosophical ideas on health, disease, and spirituality. She leads classes and Ethnobotany trips in the Andes and Manu region of the Amazon in Peru. Dr Stansbury has built a humble adobe house in Cuzco and is involved with community projects in her neighborhood.
Dr Stansbury is the mother of two adult children, and her hobbies include art, photography, playing the guitar and singing with friends, gardening, camping, cooking and especially eating, studying quantum and metaphysics and international travel. When she’s not traveling or working, she can most likely be found in her garden.