Dr. Kelsey Barnett is a naturopathic primary care physician whose practice is established on compassion, curiosity, and empowerment. Born and raised in the east San Francisco Bay Area, she headed north to Chico, to pursue her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. There she spent her days dog-walking, mountain-biking, health-food-making, swimming-hole exploring, playing in the dirt, and studying all there is to know about human physiology. This is where she began to discover her interest in holistic medicine. Once finished with her Bachelor’s degree, she traveled farther north to pursue her passion and earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR.
After graduating, Dr. Kelsey continued her education with a 2-year family practice residency, working with a largely underserved community, which provided her with primary care experience. She accepted additional rotations in women’s health, endocrinology, pain management, and integrative mental health.
Dr. Kelsey provides naturopathic primary care with an emphasis on lifestyle medicine and finds joy in helping her patients develop comprehensive health care treatment options that best suit their unique needs. She can offer an array of treatment options including pharmaceutical therapy, botanical medicine, nutritional therapy, adjunctive pain management, and various physical modalities such as craniosacral massage therapy.
Dr. Kelsey is profoundly grateful to have found a career that aligns so well with her values; a career that is centered around compassion for fellow humans that emphasizes the foundation necessary for health. She loves to empower people to reconnect with what brings joy and wholeness to their life. Her approach to healthcare takes into consideration all aspects of what it is to be human: how we move, feel, think, eat, sleep, socialize, work, and occupy time.
In addition, Dr. Kelsey has earned certifications in Craniosacral Therapy and Perineural Injection Therapy for chronic pain management.