Note : Dr. Evans is not currently accepting new patients, but will evaluate her wait list regularly. Please call if you’d like to be put on the waitlist: 503-974-0914
Since the age of 4, I knew I would be a physician.
I just did not know exactly how that journey would play out. As a pre-med student at the University of Michigan, I was working in the university hospital observing a model of medicine which felt like it was based on managing diseases rather than asking the question “why”. At the same time, I began being curious about more gentle ways to support the body in its innate ability to heal itself. These two paths intersected in the discovery of integrative medicine.
I deeply believe in working as a team with my patients to meet them where they are and finding the gentlest means possible to treat the cause of the disease, not simply symptoms.
I practice integrative family medicine. What does this mean?
- I use the gentlest medicine with the least harm.
- I search for and treat the root cause of disease rather than chasing symptoms.
- I believe in removing the obstacle to vitality rather than minimizing symptoms of the blockage.
- I honor the patient’s inner knowing of themselves and their autonomy and sovereignty in medical decision-making. We work as a team, not a hierarchy.
- I practice individualized medicine. As human beings, we all have a unique blueprint, we all get sick in unique ways and require treatment plans to match that.
- I believe in an approach to medicine that integrates both western and Naturopathic medicine and celebrates what each has to offer.
- Annual exams – check-ups, paps, well child exams, well woman exams
- Lab work – performed in clinic
- Family planning, contraception (including IUDs), STD testing
- Chronic disease management
- Acute care/Urgent care – as available
- Hormone management – menopause, gender confirming care
- Mental health – including ketamine therapy and functional labs
- Referrals to specialists
- Prescription management – including customized compounded prescriptions
- Functional lab testing/ Functional medicine
Naturopathic Medicine Facts
- Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are trained in both Western and Naturopathic medicine
- In Oregon, NDs are considered PCPs just as MDs, DOs and other primary care providers
- NDs are in network with most major insurance companies
- NDs can perform labs, write prescriptions and order imaging studies as well as refer to specialists. Not all Naturopaths choose to offer these services, but it is possible with our training & licensure in Oregon.
- NDs have additional training in botanical medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, and some other specialized modalities.
- Learn more about Naturopathic medicine.