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Lyn Hanshew, M.D.

Dr. Hanshew was born in Yakima, WA. The eldest of five children, she was raised with a heightened sense of responsibility and awareness of health and safety issues. She grew up in the south end of Seattle and attended St. Anthony's Elementary school in Renton and JFK Memorial High School in Burien. She was a participant in the first Junior Admit Program to Seattle University in 1972, majoring in Biology. She graduated with Honors from Drake University in Des Moines, IA in 1976 with a B.A. in Biology.

In 1982, Dr. Hanshew graduated with Honors from Drake University with a Master of Arts Degree in Genetics and Microbiology. Jennifer Lyn was born in 1980 and was a constant companion in graduate school to Dr, Hanshew. Her students were very fond of the baby girl and would compete for the privilege of holding and playing with the baby during class.

During this time, Dr. Hanshew also worked full-time as a research Scientist for Syntex Laboratories in Vaccine research and development. She then applied to the University of Washington School of Medicine and was accepted. She graduated in 1987 with Honors, completing the arduous four-year program in only three years. She was the recipient of the prestigious Excellence in Physical and Medical Rehabilitation Award as a second year medical student and the Merck Manual Award in recognition of her outstanding academic and clerkship performance in graduating with Honors in only three years. Again, Jennifer was a favorite in class, as well as on the clinical rotations.

Dr. Hanshew attended the Swedish Hospital Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program from 1987-1989. She has practiced medicine on the eastside of Seattle since 1989. She is Board-Certified in Family Medicine and Bariatric Medicine (Weight Management). She has achieved specialized training in Anti-Aging Medicine, Natural Hormone Replacement and Environmental Toxicity issues relating to the exponential rise in the incidence and successful treatment of Autism, Fibromyalgia , ADD, Chronic Fatigue, Multiple Sclerosis, Obesity, Anxiety, Depression and Cancer. She is a national recognized speaker, published author, and has testified before the EPA demanding a ban on the "legal" practice of allowing toxic heavy metals to be "recycled" in our fertilizer and food supply.

Jennifer graduated from the University of Washington in June 2002, with a B.A. in English and Education. She enjoys teaching elementary school and is happily married to a wonderful man who is a Business curriculum high school teacher.

Lyn M. Hanshew, MD


American Board of Bariatric Medicine 1999 Board-certified Bariatric Medicine

American Association of Physician Specialists 1997 Board-certified Family Medicine

Swedish Hospital Medical Center, Seattle, WA 1987 – 89 Family Practice Residency

University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1984 – 87 M.D. with Honors

Drakeniversity, Des Moines, IA 1976 – 82 M.A. Genetics/Microbiology with Honors

Drake University, Des Moines, IA 1974 – 76 B.A. Biology with Honors

Seattle University, Seattle, WA 1972 – 74 Biology Major




2002 –2004 Solo practice at Longevity & Environmental Medicine Clinic, Bellevue, WA.

Treatment of immuno-suppression, autism, learning disabilities, and neurochemical imbalances due to environmental toxicity. Specialized in Anti-Aging Medicine and Bariatric Medicine with emphasis on Neuro-endocrine, carcinogenic and metabolic abnormalities.

1993 – 2002 Solo practice at Lakeside Family Medicine, Issaquah, WA.

Specialized treatment of chemical/hormonal imbalances relating to metabolic disorders,

i.e. Obesity, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia and M.S.

1990 – 1992 Chec Medical Center, Bellevue, WA – Full-time physician in Family Practice and

Urgent Care and Television Spokesperson.

1989 – 1990 Village Family Medicine, Issaquah, WA – Full-time physician in Family Medicine.

1982 – 1983 College of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA – Instructor

of students in Medical, Podiatric and Nurse Practitioner programs. Responsible for

teaching Neuroanatomy, Microbiology laboratory sciences, prepared human neuro-

anatomy slides and maintained preserved human brain specimens.

1980 – 1982 Drake University, Des Moines, IA – Academic Tutor for the Athletic Department

and the physically-disabled students in the Biology Department.

1978 – 1980 Syntex, Inc., Des Moines, IA – Staff Scientist in research and development of vaccines.

1977 – 1979 Iowa State Regional Genetics program, Des Moines, IA – Genetic Counselor.

1976 – 1978 Drake University, Des Moines, IA – Graduate Assistant responsible for teaching

laboratory courses in the Biological Sciences, maintaining equipment, supplies and microbiological cultures.





Assessment of the Obese Patient and Treatment Protocol Selection in My Family Medicine

Practice. Journal of Bariatric Medicine. Fall, 1999.

The Effect of Spermine of Sister Chromatid Exchanges in Human Lymphocytes.

Master’s Thesis, Drake University, 1982.

Foreword for Mercury, The Winged Messenger. A Story of Corporate Greed and Political

Corruption. Zietzke, Courtney, First Books. Seattle. 2004.


2001-04  Monthly public and physician seminars presented in Seattle, Bellevue, Maple Valley, Tri-Cities, WA and Portland, OR on topics ranging from environmental toxicity effects on the neuroendocrine system to environmental toxicity effects resulting in breast cancer, autism and neurodevelopmental delay.

2003 Well Mind Association - Seattle: Environmental Neurotoxic Effects on Cognition, Learning and Behavior.

2001  Well Mind Symposium – Seattle: The Eight Modifiable Risk Factors of Aging.

2001  Well Mind Symposium – Seattle: The Effects of Environmental Toxicity on Neuro-Cognitive Function.

2001 Pfizer certified speaker for Viagra. Presented public education seminars on erectile dysfunction.

2000 Pharmacia certified speaker for Celebrex, San Diego, CA. Presented physician education seminars on inflammatory pathways and Cox-2 pathways.

1999  Testified before the EPA regarding proposed regulations for Zinc Fertilizers made from Hazardous Waste.

1999  Searle certified speaker for Ambien. Presented physician education seminars on sleep cycle.

1999  GalaxoSmithKline certified speaker for Wellbutrin SR, New York, New York. Presented physician education seminars throughout Washington State.

1999  Kiwanis International Convention, Montreal, Canada. Presented AIDS Education and Prevention program.

1996  Certified speaker for Pharmaceutical Management of Obesity. Presented physician education seminars throughout Washington State.

Post Marketing Studies

Imitrex Injectable Post Marketing Surveillance Study. Glaxo. 1993.

Redux Post Marketing Surveillance Study. American Home Products. 1997.



Televison Appearances

Arsenic Poisoning in Children Due to Toxic Timber – Channel 7 Investigative Reports. 2002.

Report on Viral Illnesses in School Children – Channel 5 Health Report. 2002.

Report on Leukemia Cluster on Issaquah Plateau – Channel 13. 2002.




2002 – Current Kiwanis Board Member Emeritus, Bellevue Kiwanis Club, WA.

2001-2002 Served as Community Representative on the Curriculum Review Committee for the Issaquah School District, reviewed and approved all new teaching materials.

1998 – 2002 Kiwanis Advisor for the Key Club of Issaquah High School, Issaquah, WA.

1998 – 2002 Key Club Area Administrator for 15 High Schools, WA.

1998 – 2001 AMA Physician’s Recognition Award for Continuing Medical Education.

1996 – 2002 Kiwanis Board Member Emeritus, Issaquah Kiwanis Club, WA.

1996 – 1997 Pacific Northwest District Kiwanis, District Chair, Promotion of Sponsored Youth,

George F. Hixson Award for World Community Service.

1995 – 1996 Pacific Northwest District Kiwanis Lt. Governor, Division 28.

Distinguished Service Award.

1994 – 1995 Volunteer of the Year for the City of Issaquah, awarded by the Chamber of Commerce.

1993 – 1994 President of Kiwanis Club of Issaquah.

1991 – 1992 Chair of Kiwanis World Wide Service Project, Issaquah Kiwanis Club, WA.

1991 – 1997 Volunteer for the Issaquah Juvenile Court Diversion Committee.

1991 – 1992 Kiwanian of the Year.

1989 – 2002 Member and Officer for the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah, WA.

1989 – 2002 Physician Advisor to the Issaquah School District for creation of AIDS Curriculum,

including Public Meetings, School Board Presentations and Teacher/Student Seminars.

1987 University of Washington School of Medicine Merck Manual Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Awarded in recognition of graduating from U.W. School of Medicine with Honors in only three years

1986 University of Washington School of Medicine Award for Excellence in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.




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