Eric Yarnell is a core faculty member in the Department of Botanical Medicine and a clinical supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. He is also president of Heron Botanicals, president of the Botanical Medicine Academy in Seattle and chief financial officer of Healing Mountain Publishing. Dr. Yarnell has also published and co-authored numerous books and articles.
Gastroenterology; Urology; Pharmacognosy; Introduction to Herb-drug Interactions; Medicinal Field Botany; Integrative Case Studies; Integrative Therapeutics; Southwest Herb Experience.
Dr. Yarnell's clinical work specializes in men’s health, urology, nephrology, gastroenterology and botanical medicine. Dr. Yarnell is has a special interest in foreign languages, kung fu, native plants, writing and changing the world
He was awarded a sabbatical from teaching for the 2013-2014 school year during which time he is completing several textbooks and a faculty seed grant researching use of herbs for kidney disease in ancient Greek medicine in collaboration with the Institute for Preservation of Medical Traditions.
Dr. Yarnell applies the Socratic method and uses interactive approaches in his teaching. In treating patients, he employs a comprehensive naturopathic approach with heavy reliance on botanical medicine.