Dr. Andrew Lucking was born in Benson, Minnesota and he comes from a long history of medical, religious and legal professionals. In 1982, he graduated from North Dakota School of Pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in health services management and a minor in Chemistry. While an undergraduate, he conducted research in a host of subjects including botanical pharmacognosy, environmental & food allergies and the immune system. Upon graduating from N.D.S.U., he began working with the Anchorage Neuro-Spinal clinic in Anchorage, Alaska. There he performed exams, interpreted x-rays and did massage therapy, all while earning a certification as a radiographic technician.
In 1989 he graduated from Bastyr University, a four-year medical school in Seattle, Washington. Bastyr University is one of four fully accredited universities in the United States offering a doctoral degree level program in Naturopathic Medicine. Bastyr is considered the most prestigious of those schools.