Nichole Thorsvik, DO
Where are you originally from?
I was born in Southern California, attended most of elementary and middle school in Idaho, and completed high school and my undergraduate degree in Washington State.
Western Washington University
Where did you attend Medical School?
Midwestern University's Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Arizona
Where did you go to Residency?
St. Barnabas Health, Bronx, NY
Why did you choose PTHA?
My family and I were looking to move back to the west coast from central Virginia but we were having trouble deciding where. I was guided to PTHA through a series of meaningful events that kept reminding me of a good friend of mine from medical school. I made a mental note to reach out to her at some point. One day, while driving down the road, the license plate on the car in front of me had her first initial and last name on it, bringing me the sense of urgency I needed to finally call her. In doing so, I learned that PTHA was looking for someone to provide osteopathic treatment for its patients and to teach osteopathic medicine to its residents. The strong culture of community, respect for tradition and commitment to well-rounded, holistic care provided me with an exciting opportunity to share my practice of medicine in an environment where I could also continue learning.
What are your interests?
I enjoy traveling to new places, spending time with my family, resting and recharging in nature, exploring the mind, body, spirit connection in health and healing, and studying birth psychology- understanding how pregnancy, birth and attachment shape our lives.
What are some fun facts about you?
I recently moved back to the PNW after 18 years living elsewhere. I am the first person in my family to complete my college degree. I decided to go to medical school to become an osteopathic physician after receiving my first osteopathic treatment. I love hosting and gathering people together.