Chenelle Roberts, ND, LM


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Dr. Chenelle A. Roberts is the founder and medical director of Docere Center for Natural Medicine. She is currently practicing as one of the naturopathic physicians (ND) at Docere Center. She actively practiced as a licensed midwife (LM) for 12 years. She specializes in naturopathic family medicine as both a primary care provider and specialist in pediatrics and frenotomy services. Her special interests are in women’s health, natural family planning, preconception and fertility, tongue tie and frenotomy, and breastfeeding medicine.

Dr. Chenelle is a Seattle native and currently resides in Ballard with her two school-aged sons. Both her boys were born at home. As an attachment parent, she has personal experience with extended (full-term) breastfeeding, child-led weaning, cloth diapering, early elimination communication (infant potty training) and positive potty training, baby-led weaning solids introduction, baby sign language, and co-sleeping/family bed. She is happy to share her natural parenting philosophy with those interested. She loves to hike, take photos, camp/explore the outdoors, bike, run, ski, play games and ultimately spend quality time with her family.


Dr. Chenelle A. Roberts received her doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine and certificate in naturopathic midwifery from Bastyr University in 2005. She is licensed as a naturopathic physician (ND) in Washington State. She actively practiced as a licensed midwife for 12 years attending home and birth center deliveries in the Seattle-area. Dr. Roberts received a Bachelor of Science degree in premedical studies from The Evergreen State College in 1999. In her undergraduate studies, she focused on the natural health sciences with an emphasis in the ecology and ethnobotany of the Pacific Northwest.

Professional Associations

Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PedANP)
Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP)
Affiliate Clinical Faculty, Bastyr University

Taylor Kaufmann Summers, ND

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Dr Taylor Kaufmann Summers, ND is a licensed naturopathic family physician at Docere Center for Natural Medicine. Dr Taylor practices in an integrative manner, utilizing both evidence based natural and conventional treatments. She has a passion for primary care medicine, as well as pediatrics, women’s health, endocrine disorders (thyroid conditions, hormonal imbalances, diabetes), and cardiovascular disease. Dr Taylor has a special interest in working with the entire family unit, supporting the whole family in their collective and individual health, from preconception and fertility to later stages of life. Outside of the office, Dr. Taylor enjoys exploring all the mountains the pacific northwest has to offer through camping, hiking, and rock climbing with her husband, daughter, and dog.


Dr. Taylor Summers is a licensed primary care provider and naturopathic physician in the state of Washington. She is a graduate of Bastyr University’s Naturopathic Medical Program and completed a nationally accredited residency in general family practice medicine at Bastyr University’s teaching clinic, the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Dr. Taylor completed her undergraduate and premedical studies at the University of Colorado. Dr. Taylor has completed extra training in women’s health, adolescent/pediatric health, chronic and acute disease management, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as in physical medicine, physical manipulation, and botanical medicine. She continues to be a clinical teacher and supervisor in Bastyr University’s community teaching clinic where she is able to work with students and a diverse patient community.

Professional Associations

Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PedANP)
Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP)

Sarah Parsons, ND

Dr. Sarah M Parsons is the ND resident physician at the Docere Center for Natural Medicine. She graduated in 2021 from Bastyr University (WA) with a certificate in pediatrics and is completing a two-year pediatric-focused residency with our clinic. She treats people of all ages and genders. Her special interests include: primary care including preventative medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, preconception and fertility, postpartum care, breastfeeding medicine, gastroenterology, endocrinology, diabetes, cardiovascular disease management, and more.

Dr. Sarah is a Michigan native who moved to Seattle for medical school and fell in love with the natural beauty of the PNW. She began the Naturopathic Medicine program at Bastyr while 6 months pregnant, and gave birth to her first child at the end of the first quarter of her first year – the Friday before her first set of final exams no less! She went on to have a second child midway through the program. She deeply understands the struggle of parents juggling work, life, and relationships while transitioning to parenthood. She has personal experience with both home and hospital birthing experiences, extended breast/chestfeeding, cloth diapering, cosleeping, gentle parenting, and alternative education models. She currently resides in the Maple Leaf neighborhood.


Dr. Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in women’s studies (gender and health) from the University of Michigan and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine with a Certificate in Pediatrics from Bastyr University. While attending medical school, she attended several additional specialized seminars, including a course on nutrition and cancer prevention at the NIH, advanced gynecology, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and more.

Tessa Vogel, MA-R, IBCLC


Tessa Vogel (she/her), of Seattle Babyfeeding, is a board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). She offers in-office lactation & feeding consultations and telehealth “home” visits that are billable to Docere in-network insurance plans. 

She joined Docere Center in 2021, after completion of her clinical internship in lactation in 2018. She received her Certified Lactation Educator (CLE) from Bastyr University in 2016 and received lactation specific education through Portland State University’s Human Lactation program.  Her undergraduate degree is in Philosophy with a minor in Jewish Studies, and an honors focus in Media Studies.  

Tessa’s interest in lactation began after having difficulty breastfeeding her son and daughter. Between low milk supply, formula supplementation, tongue tie, and mastitis, there is a good chance she’s been in your shoes.  She enjoys supporting families throughout their feeding journey, whether breastfeeding or body feeding, exclusively pumping,  formula feeding, or some combination of those.   Tessa’s style of clinical care is truly patient-centered.  She creates user-friendly care plans with the patient’s input and offers continued support long after the appointment.   Tessa acknowledges that she is a privileged white woman and is continually working on her biases. She strives to be an advocate for the “other” or members of the non-dominant culture.  She is a safe space.  

Originally from Pittsburgh, Tessa and her husband Dan moved to Seattle over 12 years ago. A self-described homebody, Tessa recently challenged herself to learn how to ski. This process has delighted her children and spouse, as they’re all avid skiers.  Maybe she’ll run into you (hopefully not literally) on the slopes.  

Recent Professional Development

Breastfeeding Without Birthing 2021
Member of the monthly Seattle Lactation Journal Club, hosted by Seattle Children’s
Herbal Support in Lactation and Infant Care for the Health Professional 2021
Gold Learning Tongue Tie Symposium 2019
Gold Lactation Conferences, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020
The Art of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Supporting Breastfeeding Workshop 2019
Lactation Consultants in Private Practice Conference 2018 and 2019