About Barbara de la Torre


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Barbara de la Torre is an experienced physician, artist, writer, and educator. She is board certified in Family Medicine and Medical Acupuncture, and she has extensive training in Chinese medicine, Qigong, Urgent Care, and Psychiatry. For years, she has cultivated right and left-brained interests to deliver integrative healthcare in a style tailored for compassionate and individualized care. Dr. de la Torre approaches every patient encounter with a clean slate of curiosity. She believes that every person has an incredible story and a purpose.

Dr. de la Torre lectures on a new creative approach to healthcare, and is committed to empowering people to tap into their own healing potential. She provides group classes and workshops as well as individual qigong instruction.

Currently, she practices clinical medicine as a lead physician at one of the local urgent care clinics with Kaiser and Northwest Permanente. She is working on developing a new system to fully integrate acupuncture into a traditional urgent care setting. Later this year, she will be expanding her leadership role to join as faculty to teaching wellness and professional development as a part of Northwest Permanente’s robust education program.


“Health can be a simple journey. It starts with listening to your heart.

–Barbara de la Torre, MD

Dr. de la Torre was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and raised in the United States. She is both English and Spanish speaking. She continues to pursue interests in writing, music and the visual arts, and she loves to hike in the Northwest.