Our Practitioners

Dr. Alycia Policani

Dr. Policani a licensed Naturopathic Physician. She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from Eastern Washington University in 1996 and her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from National College of Naturopathic medicine in Portland, OR in 2000.

Naturopathic medicine is about respecting the body’s intelligence. Every symptom you experience is your body’s way of telling you that you are doing something to cause imbalance. If you continue to ignore your body’s messages you will spiral farther down the slope into chronic disease. By choosing to follow the appropriate diet and lifestyle plan for your body, decreasing stress, and nutritionally supporting your weak areas, you can achieve optimal wellness.


Dr. Tanya Paynter

Dr. Tanya Paynter has long had a passion for medicine.  She made the decision to pursue a career in the medical field and attended the University of Washington for her undergraduate work.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology with a minor in Inorganic Chemistry in 2000.  She returned to Spokane and decided to enter the work force before continuing with her medical studies.  She became a Deputy Sheriff with the Spokane County Sherrif’s Office where she was a patrol deputy, a criminal law instructor for the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy, and a field training officer for newly hired deputies.  In 2008, she returned to school to pursue her medical degree.  She attended Bastyr University for her graduate studies in Naturopathic Medicine and completed her internship at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle, Washington.  She graduated from Bastyr in 2012 as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Paynter firmly believes that the beginning of healing starts with the basics - healthy food, proper breathing, sound sleep, and a balance between work and play. She feels that many of today’s health problems can be stopped, and even reversed, with simple changes to the way we live.  She enjoys helping support and guide her patients in those changes, leading them back to a health they once enjoyed. Dr. Paynter employs multiple methods, including dietary recommendations, biofeedback and counseling, nutraceuticals, physical medicine, lifestyle changes, herbs, and pharmaceuticals.


Dr. Michael Lehman ~ Currently Scheduling For 2020

Dr. Lehman is a licensed Naturopathic Physician specializing in the care of patients wrestling with chronic illness/infections and metabolic/digestive conditions. As such, he understands and empathizes with the specific needs of this patient population including the optimization of compromised immune function and mitigating the systemic signs & symptoms often associated with these conditions (i.e. — chronic fatigue, cognition/brain fog, anxiety/depression, muscle/joint pain, weight gain, and gastrointestinal concerns) by employing various naturally holistic therapies. He has taken a deep interest in the care and treatment of patients battling Lyme disease and other chronic infections that are increasing in prevalence throughout our community.

Having earned his naturopathic medical degree from Bastyr University in San Diego, CA, Dr. Lehman enriched his education with additional elective coursework emphasizing botanical medicine, holistic care of autoimmune conditions, individualized intravenous therapies, and personalized nutrition counseling. Prior to moving to San Diego, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology and Human Biology from Bastyr University’s primary campus in Seattle, WA.