Heather Tick M.D., M.A.

Heather Tick M.D., M.A.

Specialties and Expertise

Family Medicine - Primary Care, Integrated Holistic Medicine, Pain Medicine, Primary Care




Primary Location

Center for Pain Relief at UWMC-Roosevelt

4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 401
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.598.4282|Map It 


Heather Tick M.A., M.D., is the first holder of the Gunn-Loke Endowed Professorship of Integrative Pain Medicine at the University of Washington. She has been an integrative pain practitioner for over 20 years. She is a UW clinical associate professor in both the Departments of Family Medicine, and Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. She is an adjunct professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). She has been involved with research with the University of Waterloo, Department of Kinesiology, the University of Washington and University of Arizona. She was the director of the Integrative Pain Clinic at the University of Arizona in the Department of Family and Community Medicine until Dec 2011. She was recruited by the University of Arizona Health Plan to start this integrative medicine pain clinic for Medicaid patients. This clinic grew to service other populations as well and was covered by insurance carriers.

Patient Care Philosophy

I approach each patient as a unique individual whose optimal health depends on many factors in his or her lifestyle, genetics and life experience. It is my job to help patients to be as healthy as possible and to search for barriers to healing. I focus on health creation rather than disease management.

Personal Interests

Reading, hiking, pottery.

Clinical Interests

Integrative pain medicine

Research Interests

Interprofessional collaborations for comprehensive care of patients; study of novel therapies.


University of TorontoMedical education1982
Scarborough General HospitalInternship
University of Toronto, Wellesley HospitalResidencyFamily Medicine

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