Dr. Priya Walia
Naturopathic & Ayurvedic Physician; Owner & Medical Director at Wellness (Rx)Defined
Dr. Priya Walia’s journey to becoming a Naturopathic and Ayurvedic Physician was propelled both by her innate desire to practice medicine from a young age and a life changing illness that quickly instilled in her the undeniable need to heal fully.
Coming from an East Asian background and being taught about Mother Nature’s wisdom to heal thyself, she explored where she could best learn healing to employ not only for herself but for others. She recognized health as being inherent, and that appropriate guidance is necessary at times.
She completed her undergraduate studies in Human Biology and Health Psychology from Bastyr University where she further understood the mind-body-spirit connection. Her thirst for holistic healing and health promotion led her to naturopathy, where she attained her accredited doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. She further followed her passion for connecting to her roots in East Asian Medicine, Ayurveda, and pursued an accredited Master’s in Ayurvedic Sciences, also at Bastyr University, becoming a graduate of the very first inaugural class.
Through this, she extensively studied in India while then completed a CNME approved residency position that allowed her to enhance her knowledge and practical skill set within Naturopathic Medicine and Ayurveda. Since then, she has gained extensive training in regenerative techniques (trigger point, perineurial injections, platelet rich plasma- PRP) and aesthetic procedures including micro-needling and PRP.
She combines the 5,000 + year old wisdom of Ayurveda, Naturopathic Medicine, and other physical medicine modalities such as yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques, IV and injection therapies, craniosacral therapy, kinesiotaping, and regenerative therapies to help her patients attain and maintain the health that they are rightfully due. Areas of focus include both optimizing the healthy and working with chronic disease, such as: adjunctive oncology support, autoimmune conditions, digestive concerns, endocrinology, women’s health, reproductive health, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and dermatology and aesthetics.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Walia can be found nerding out on science advancements, exploring greenery stemming from her love of nature and home state of Washington, reading, writing, playing her violin, watching movies, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling.
Dr. Walia also speaks Hindi and Punjabi.