Dr. Steven Milkis

About Dr. Milkis

For nearly two decades, Dr. Steven Milkis has brought his distinct patient-centric approach and passion for holistic healing to the practice of naturopathic medicine.  His expertise stems from his years as a clinical faculty member at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, where he balanced his time between supervising the education of new naturopathic doctors and operating his private practice.
Seattle Met Top Docs 2014
In August 2014, Dr. Milkis was chosen by his peers as one of the region’s Top Doctors in Seattle Metropolitan magazine.

Since 2015, he has served on the King County Council — Seattle Transitional Grant Area HIV Planning Council, which is responsible for the allocation of Ryan White Federal Funds earmarked for local HIV Care.

Dr. Milkis is the co-author of the chapter on HIV/AIDS in the Textbook of Natural Medicine, 3rd and 4th editions, the definitive resource on naturopathic care and treatment.

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Milkis enjoys working with patients of all sexes and genders from pediatrics through geriatrics. Dr. Milkis’ special interests include primary care, gastroenterology, endocrinology, men’s health, hormone support, infectious disease (including HIV and hepatitis), immune system issues, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, allergies (food and environmental), chronic fatigue, chronic pain/fibromyalgia, musculoskeletal injuries, osteoarthritis, and skin issues.  His approach to medicine is rooted in the style of family practice doctors of the past, caring comprehensively for all aspects of each individual patient’s health and life.

Healing Philosophy:

Dr. Steven Milkis believes in a holistic, patient-centered approach to health care.  He views the doctor-patient relationship as a partnership and is interested in all aspects of his patients’ lives.  Utilizing the Naturopathic Therapeutic Order in his approach to patient care, Dr. Milkis begins with the fundamentals of diet, nutrition and lifestyle, then introduces vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs, homeopathy and other therapies (including pharmaceuticals) as appropriate.  First and foremost, he considers and supports treatment that is safe, appropriate, and intelligent for any given issue.  Additionally, he works extensively with physical medicine techniques including massage, facilitated muscle stretching, osseous manipulation, and cranio-sacral therapy.

Education & Affiliations:

Dr. Milkis’ education includes a BA degree in Physical Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.  After spending the early part of his working life in the television business, he realized that was not his calling, deciding to return to school to complete his Doctor in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University.  After a two-year postgraduate residency, he became a member of the clinical faculty at the Bastyr Center, while devoting time to his private practice.

In his free time he enjoys sailboat racing, playing guitar, hiking, doing yoga, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with family and friends.