Dr. Serena McKenzie

About Serena McKenzie

Dr. Serena McKenzie has worked in healthcare since 1992. She obtained her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in 2004, and completed a family medicine residency at the Bastyr Center for natural health. She served as clinical and academic adjunct faculty at Bastyr University before entering private practice. Dr. McKenzie is board certified in integrative medicine through the American Board of Integrative Medicine, and her philosophy is founded in the combination of clinical science with the art of medicine to deliver holistic and integrative care for both men and women’s health needs. (read full bio)

Certified NAMS Menopause Practitioner


Dr. McKenzie is pleased to announce she is now a certified NAMS Menopause Practitioner, which designates her as having expertise in the area of women’s health midlife and beyond. Dr McKenzie is committed to providing the highest clinical care standards for menopause practice, and providing optimal menopause-related health care. Read more at The North American Menopause [...]

Certified NAMS Menopause Practitioner2019-12-14T23:56:50+00:00

New Address for the Northwest Institute for Healthy Sexuality


The Northwest Institute for Healthy Sexuality is moving to 13126 120th Ave NE Kirkland, WA 98034. We will be seeing patients at our new Kirkland location starting on Monday, November 5, 2018. Our new phone number is 425.398.9355 and the fax is 425.453.2827. View Google Map location and directions here.

New Address for the Northwest Institute for Healthy Sexuality2019-12-14T23:58:30+00:00

6 Surprising Insights About Sex From A Sex Doctor


Many people are desperately seeking great sex in ordinary life but are entirely at a loss of how to achieve it. Our culture today is riddled with contrasting and confusing messages about sexuality. Beer commercials insist everyone is having spontaneous, sexy fun at every given moment. Institutions ranging from religious leaders, politicians, to our parents [...]

6 Surprising Insights About Sex From A Sex Doctor2019-12-14T16:18:06+00:00

The ‘One Minute Man’ — More about Premature Ejaculation


Concern about sex is a common experience for men. Early or uncontrollable ejaculation is one of the most frequent sexual concerns men worry about. Premature ejaculation (PE) is reported by around one-third of men, although only around one in ten will be bothered enough by it to seek professional advice or treatment. As I explained [...]

The ‘One Minute Man’ — More about Premature Ejaculation2019-12-14T16:18:26+00:00

Shedding Light on the Invisibility of Asexuality


"Jane" is a pretty young woman in her 30s who came to see me for disinterest in sex. She is married with two children, and explains that she loves her husband but has no interest whatsoever in having sex with him, which is problematic in their marriage. In fact, she reports never having an interest [...]

Shedding Light on the Invisibility of Asexuality2019-12-14T16:18:42+00:00

Captive in a Sex-Starved Marriage


Reclaiming Desire in Long Term Relationships While men and women at any age or partner status can experience distressing low levels of sexual interest, it is a common complaint in long term relationships that desire wanes over time. Many people experience the stress of modern day life including long work hours, never ending family responsibilities, [...]

Captive in a Sex-Starved Marriage2019-12-14T16:19:12+00:00

Why Erectile Dysfunction Matters More than You Think


It's time to start seeing ED as your Everyday Health Dipstick “Bill” is a man in his 40s who came to see me about two months ago for erectile dysfunction. As I always do when a patient brings up an ED complaint, I discussed Bill’s health outside of his erectile concerns with him. He had [...]

Why Erectile Dysfunction Matters More than You Think2019-12-14T16:19:32+00:00

Operation Big O: Understanding female orgasm disorders


You can do it too: Orgasm disorders in women can usually be overcome -- with a little help Do you remember how intimidated you once were at the prospect of learning how to drive a car for the first time? You may have been overwhelmed with initial questions like how do the gear shifts work; [...]

Operation Big O: Understanding female orgasm disorders2019-12-14T16:19:58+00:00

Putting the ‘Her’ in Androgen Therapy: Try Testosterone Therapy for Older Women’s Sex Drive, say new global consensus guidelines


The use of Androgen Therapy in women's health is a hotly debated topic. Here's what we know today. Androgens are typically recognized as male hormones, but in fact testosterone and its biochemical precursor dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) are also very important in women’s health. Androgens have been studied in various gynecological and sexual disorders since the late [...]

Putting the ‘Her’ in Androgen Therapy: Try Testosterone Therapy for Older Women’s Sex Drive, say new global consensus guidelines2020-01-16T16:06:39+00:00

First Cancer, Now This


How to improve intimacy and sexual function after cancer Many men and women struggle with intimate and sexual concerns during diagnosis, treatment, and remission of cancer. This can occur for numerous reasons, including physiological changes that occur with cancer treatment resulting in low libido, loss of erectile function, and pain with intercourse, as well as [...]

First Cancer, Now This2019-12-14T16:20:48+00:00
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