Meet Our Doctors
Meet Dr. Michael and Michele Dornbusch, DC
Dr. Michael and Michele Dornbusch are licensed Chiropractors serving the Washougal community. Drs. Michael and Michele have enjoyed practicing in Washougal since early 2009 and have quickly become active members of the community. As Chiropractors with more than 18 years experience, they are committed to promoting optimal health and well being of patients. Dr. Mike has recently implemented his highly successful Wellness Coaching Program where he teaches his patient’s specific techniques to minimize the many lifestyle stresses that can degrade our health.
He is currently working towards his fellowship in Anti Aging and Functional Medicine from George Washington University and is expected to be completed by May, 2019. Dr. Mike also recently completed his certification in Whiplash Traumatology through the prestigious San Diego Spine Research Institute to help patients insure they get the best care possible with the motor vehicle collision injuries. Dr. Mike is also a certified TMJD doctor and can assist you in any jaw complaints that you may have.
Dr. Mike uses a “whole person approach”. This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this unique approach, Dr. Mike is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to optimal health.
Dr. Mike firmly believes in practicing what he preaches, thus he leads a very active lifestyle and has a strong passion for mountain biking and cycling, as well as training and competing in triathlons, half marathons, hockey and lacrosse. When he’s not at the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife Michele and two sons, Owen and Austin.
Dr. Michele is in the office part time and is currently working toward her Diplomate in Functional Nutrition and is leading our lab testing for patients who wish to get to the root of their health conditions. We currently offer Serum(blood), saliva, urine, hair, and stool testing.
Meet Charissa Bausch, ND
Charissa is the newest member of our Wellness team and will be leading our sister office, Washougal Natural Medicine. She recently received her Doctorate at Naturopathic Medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona.
She’s passionate for helping people become the healthiest versions of themselves and recover from diseases. Naturopathic medicine allows her to offer so many different tools to treat patients; these include herbs, IV therapies, supplements, and yes, even medications when appropriate.
She focuses on chronic disease, including chronic infections and autoimmune disorders, and women’s health. However, as a primary care physician She sees and treats many other conditions.
When she’s not seeing patients, she enjoys running, hiking, and hanging out with her husband and two fur babies.
For more information, please visit www.washougalnaturalmed.com