Medical Director, Water’s Edge Natural Medicine
Dr. Marianna Abrams leads a team of outstanding Bastyr graduate naturopathic doctors and acupuncturists at Water’s Edge Natural Medicine. Dr. Abrams oversees the care of every patient, blending her background in naturopathic medicine and Oriental medicine/acupuncture with traditional western-allopathic medicine to offer complete, comprehensive, and effective healing approaches for her patients.
She specializes in health rebuilding and endocrine disorders with emphasis on hormone balancing, weight loss and longevity.
She is a licensed primary care physician, a licensed Naturopathic Physician (ND), and a licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Washington.
Specialist in Bioidentical Hormone Balancing
In Seattle since 1996, Dr. Abrams confirmed her U.S. medical diploma in 1999 successfully passing the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam and Clinical Skills Assessment exam. She went on to study naturopathy at Bastyr University, and graduated with a Doctorate in Natural Medicine and a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
In her clinical studies at Bastyr, Dr. Abrams focused on treating endocrine (hormone) pathologies and on diet and weight loss therapy. She also had a fellowship in Oriental Medicine at the Longhua Hospital, Shanghai, and Shanghai University of TCM, China, where she specialized in endocrine challenges such as thyroid disorders, diabetes and menopause.
Expert in Critical Care
Dr. Abrams originally graduated traditional medical school from the Pavlov Institute (former Soviet Union) with high honors; completed an internship in internal medicine and residency in anesthesiology and intensive care. She’s also taught medical students and published research papers, and worked as supervising physician in the Intensive Care Unit resuscitating and stabilizing critically ill patients.
Teacher & Health Advocate
In addition to helping patients at Water’s Edge, Dr. Abrams holds an adjunct faculty position at Bastyr University.
She is a professional member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, as well as a Diplomat of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She and her husband, Dr. Ronald Abrams, live in Seattle, and together they share a love and passion for medicine and science, and are deeply committed to their jobs as physicians and to the well being of their patients.
Dr. Marianna Abrams is a sought after lecturer, speaking to groups interested in hearing more about the innovative and naturopathic approaches to total health and vitality offered by Water’s Edge Natural Medicine.