Chris Farrelly, ND, First-Year Resident

Specialties:

Biography: 

Dr. Farrelly is a First-Year Resident at Bastyr University Clinic and a teaching assistant in the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program at Bastyr University California.

He sees patients on team care shifts with the primary focus of helping individuals find and remove obstacles to wellness, while promoting proper functioning of the body by using various modalities. His therapeutic approach includes utilizing botanical medicine, homeopathy, hands-on physical medicine techniques including craniosacral therapy and massage, along with nutrition and lifestyle counseling to bring about optimal health in his patients.

Clinical Interests:

His main focus in clinical care is on digestive health, including IBS, IBD, SIBO and “leaky gut” also know as intestinal hyper-permeability. A second area of focus is on dermatological conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis, and the connection between gut-skin health and the microbiome. Other clinical interests include primary care and family medicine, auto-immune disorders, endocrine abnormalities, integrative oncology, men’s health, and minor office procedures. He also enjoys employing homeopathic care into treatment plans to bring about healing.

Healing Philosophy:

Dr. Farrelly believes in treating the person as a whole, integrating the physical body in proper balance with the environment, mind and spirit. He practices informed consent with patients and enjoys utilizing patient education tools to empower patients to take charge of their health. This way patients can bring about their desired health outcomes, and create the life they aspire to. He also enjoys working in collaboration with other medical providers and can serve as adjunctive support in an integrative care team.

Past Experience:

Dr. Farrelly completed two years of general medicine clinical rotations at Bastyr University Clinic with focused clinical experience in treatment of autoimmune disease, gastroenterology, endocrinology, and pain management. He completed several off-site rotations, including an internships at the world renowned True North Health Center, and has volunteered at community health clinics working with diverse populations. He completed additional training in IV therapy, regenerative joint injections, and classical homeopathy under the instruction of Dr. André Saine, ND, DC. He is actively pursuing research opportunities involving the microbiome, probiotics and how they can benefit various aspects of health.

Education & Affiliations:

Dr. Farrelly received his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Bastyr University California, and is currently completing his medical residency at Bastyr University Clinic in San Diego, California. He is a student of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and holds a 500+ hour license in massage therapy in the State of California. His Bachelor of Arts is in Spanish with a concentration in molecular biology from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. Dr. Farrelly is a licensed naturopathic doctor and a member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association. Additionally, he is a certified yoga instructor with trainings in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative yoga.