Ballard Neighborhood Doctors has been offering unique relationship-based family medicine since 2007. Drs. Bell and Weakland have fused traditional Western and naturopathic care to offer the highest quality medical care, individualized to your needs. We work respectfully together to become a place you trust--a true medical home.

We provide the same high quality of care to all patients regardless of their ability to pay. We accept private and state insurance and Medicare, and have a sliding scale for those who don't have insurance.

Our practice is based on a low overhead model that allows for longer visits with patients and more personalized care. By keeping staffing costs low we have more time for you. This means that typically in the office you only see Drs. Bell and Weakland. We have part-time staff who help us with all of the many insurance issues, patient logistics and our medical billing.

You can reach us during our business hours via phone or portal.

For current patients in need of after hours help, please call the regular office phone for information on how to contact the physician on call.

New patients can establish themselves at

Our Doctors
Dr. Melissa Weakland MD
  • Board certified family physician

  • Graduated from University of Washington School of Medicine, ranked #1 in primary care in the country for 18 consecutive years

  • Family Medicine residency, University of Rochester (NY)

  • Reproductive Health fellowship, University of Rochester (NY)

  • Past president of Ideal Medical Practices, a national non-profit supporting small independent practices

Dr. Jonathan Bell ND
  • Primary care naturopathic physician

  • Graduate of Bastyr University, the largest university for natural health and arts in the United States

  • Past Vice President Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians 

  • Served on Washington State Vaccine Advisory Committee 

  • Founding member of the Naturopathic Academy of Primary Care Physicians

  • Former board member of the Alternative Healthcare Access Campaign

Latest Clinic News


Flu vaccine

Fall 2022


  • We encourage vaccination for everyone. 

  • We have vaccines for 6 months to 18 years old. Nasal vaccine is available for those 2 years and above. 

  • Please send a portal message letting us know your child still needs a vaccine. We will help you arrange this.

  • Adults can go to the pharmacy for their vaccines. They have the same vaccines as physician clinics and can bill your insurance. 

Covid bivalent vaccine

Fall 2022

  • We encourage vaccination for everyone. 
  • We encourage everyone 5 years and older to get the bivalent vaccine this fall. 
  • The vaccine is available at your local pharmacy. This one has so far been easy to schedule and get. 
  • Please message us if you have questions about the bivalent vaccine. We believe it is important for everyone to get. 

Covid prevention

Fall 2022

  • Please continue to wear masks when in public places. Let's not repeat history this winter. 

  • We continue to have large numbers of patients testing positive for Covid.

  • Paxlovid is available. Please remember it is to decrease rates of complications for those at risk (ie keep you out of the hospital). It doesn't help  you feel better.

  • Over the counter medications are most helpful in helping you feel better. 

  • Please contact us for a virtual visit if you want to discuss paxlovid or would like help managing your symptoms.