Paul S. Anderson, NMD
“The best medicine, in fact the only kind that makes sense, is the medicine that fits your needs and desires in service to your health and healing.”
Paul S. Anderson, N.M.D, is a naturopathic physician, Medical Director & Founder of Anderson Medical Specialty Associates (AMSA). He is a recognized authority in the field of integrative cancer research and the treatment of chronic diseases, genomic conditions, and auto-immune and infectious disorders.
Dr. Anderson began his initial work in medicine in laboratory services during the mid-1970s. From that base he became well known in the Optical Physics industry and worked on a team which developed early flat screen display systems. Even that long ago, through his work in patient care in ophthalmologic medical clinic settings, he saw that the practice of conventional medicine had become disjointed; and he began envisioning plans for an integrative medical center. Building on his experiences in the life sciences and biomedical engineering, Dr. Anderson opted to study naturopathic medicine for its distinctive philosophy and treatment approach. After teaching there in the early 1990’s and concurrently becoming a student, he graduated as an N.M.D. with Honors in Research from The National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
As a naturopath, Dr. Anderson began his career as a family practitioner in Canby and Salem, Oregon. For many years he has trained students and clinicians at a number of naturopathic medical schools and other higher education institutions, with a specialization in intravenous (IV) therapy formulation and infusion techniques as well as clinical approaches to complicated illness. Most recently Dr. Anderson spent seven years at Bastyr University in Seattle on the faculties of both its School of Naturopathic Medicine and the Bastyr University Research Institute. He was the Chief of Intravenous Services at the Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research Center (BIORC) from 2009-2013, where he remains an adjunct research professor involved in prospective NIH and other grants. As an instructor he continues to provide popular annual board review courses for the leading US and Canadian naturopathic medical schools. In addition to other recognition among his peers, in 2013 the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians named him the “Vis” award recipient (began in honor of the late Dr. William Mitchell) for service to the education of physicians and students in Naturopathy. Dr. Anderson has been named to the list of “Best Physicians” in Seattle in 2011, 2013 and 2014.
After years of private practice in Oregon, Arizona and then during his tenure at Bastyr University, Dr. Anderson established AMSA in 2010, to focus on more intensive patient care and medical research.
As a physician-scientist, Dr. Anderson is interested in immunologic, genomic, and metabolic repair; fields that are considered to be at the leading edge of medical inquiry for many disease processes. His longtime work on the development and standardization of pharmacologically significant micronutrient IV therapies bridges naturopathic to conventional medicine, merging the benefits of both, from diagnosis to treatment, with an expert understanding of the underlying biochemical and genetic causes that contribute to illness. Dr. Anderson has collaborated with many notable physicians, researchers and professors in his career and continues to do so in his current work.
For his patients, Dr. Anderson seeks those underlying and often multiple causes, in order to address problems at their root. And because every person is different, he designs customized care that treats the particular expression of a condition as it presents in each individual.
Dr. Anderson’s combined experience in teaching, clinical practice, and research equally inform AMSA’s approach to health care: treating the whole person and not just the disease, with evidence-based integrative medicine that is tailored to each patient’s unique constitution, history, and present needs.
Dr. Anderson currently splits his time between his AMSA practice, his ongoing work in research, and training physicians. As a medical author his areas of expertise include an upcoming textbook on IV micronutrient therapy protocols, as well as influential studies on Vitamin C infusion in cancer treatment, genomic medicine (such as MTHFR methylation pathway defects), and other promising pharmaco-botanical extracts, including many compounds formerly only used only orally, for mitochondrial restoration, oxidative stress therapies and supportive cancer care. He lectures internationally at many oncology, medical and genomic conferences, and consults regularly with other physicians on a wide range of cases.