Private Practice Providers

If you prefer to meet with a practitioner one-on-one instead of a Team Care appointment, you may see one of our licensed clinicians during their private practice shifts. Participating insurance plans are accepted, as well as cash, checks, debit cards, Visa and MasterCard. To make a Private Practitioner Care appointment, please call (858) 246-9730.

Private Practice Providers

 

Ryan McNally, ND, MS, PAc

Chief Medical OffierRand McNally, ND

Dr. McNally is a faculty supervisor at Bastyr University Clinic and a core faculty member in the School of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University California. His clinical interests include primary care medicine with a special interest in preventive medicine, disease risk assessment, and therapeutic lifestyle interventions that can prevent disease. Other interests include mental health disorders, autoimmune disorders, weight loss, diabetes, digestive disorders, cardiovascular disease, cancer and skin disorders. He uses nutritional and herbal medicine, exercise and lifestyle prescriptions, pharmaceutical therapy, minor surgery, and injection therapy while focusing on the underlying causes of disease.

 

DeJarra K. Sims, ND

Dr. DJ Sims

Dr. Dejarra Sims is a clinic supervisor at Bastyr University Clinic and a core faculty member at Bastyr University California. She has special interest in diseases of the skin, thyroid, heart disease and digestive disorders as well as training in prolotherapy and addiction medicine.

She received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2009 and holds her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Prairie View A&M University.

She believes that her role as a doctor is to inspire her patients to live more healthy and fulfilled lives. She believes that the “art of medicine” is in the ability of the doctor to meet the patient where they are and give them an understanding of what it truly means to have optimal health. If you couple this knowledge with support and encouragement, patients will make the necessary lifestyle changes to improve their quality of life.

Dr. Sims has authored many articles and has recently published the book Your Healthiest Life Now: Your Key to Total Health Transformation.

 

Nazanin Vassighi, ND

Nazanin Vassighi, ND

Dr. Vassighi is a supervisor at Bastyr University Clinic and an assistant professor at Bastyr University California with a special interest in utilizing homeopathy as the primary treatment for acute and chronic conditions. She is one of a few naturopaths in the nation who has completed a specialized residency focused on homeopathic training, making her part of an elite group of highly skilled homeopaths.

She treats a wide variety of conditions but is particularly interested in treating digestive disorders, including GERD, IBS, SIBO, Crohn's and ulcerative colitis.

Dr. Vassighi received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2010 and completed residencies there in both general medicine and homeopathy. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology as well as a Bachelor of Arts in French Language, both from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

She believes that the combination of natural medicine and a patient-centered approach are integral to true healing. She likes to collaborate with patients to make health care decisions togetherand encourages them to take an active role in their health care.

ND Training and Licensure

Licensed as primary care doctors in California, NDs view themselves as teachers, helping patients understand how to nurture their own health. Our licensed NDs have all graduated from four-year, in-residence, doctoral-level naturopathic medical schools recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and respective regional programmatic accrediting bodies. Throughout their training, NDs are educated in all of the same biomedical sciences as conventional medical students. In addition, ND students study holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness.