The Patient Experience

Structure

The Community Teaching Clinic interns work in pairs to take patients’ medical histories, perform examinations and testing, and to generate and manage a treatment/wellness plan which is individually designed for each patient. Patients are seen in consultation for 30 or 60 minutes. During the last part of each visit Dr. Milner and/or a naturopathic resident work with the interns and patient to finalize the assessment and treatment plan. Before and after each shift the interns, resident, and Dr. Milner meet to review patient management and further optimize patient care.

Who is this program for?

This program is ideal for anyone who experiences the symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing, heart palpitations, heart rate or rhythm disturbances, poor circulation or leg swelling. We also offer primary care/general medicine services to the public and have additional expertise in hormone and brain neurotransmitter balancing.

Why choose this program?

True health comes from treating the underlying causes of disease and rebuilding health while treating symptoms. We spend a great deal of time with our patients, getting to know and understand them while searching for the underlying causes of their disease. Our goal is to build treatment plans which manage the disease process and foster the restoration of health simultaneously.

Our program can be either a complement or an alternative to conventional medicine. We work collaboratively with primary care medical providers and medical specialists. We can also function as primary care medical providers, as an alternative to a conventional providers and medical doctors.

Naturopathic physicians in Oregon are licensed to prescribe conventional drugs and perform minor surgical procedures. We also provide physical medicine, skeletal manipulation, and physical therapy modalities. Such a broad expertise makes naturopathic physicians ideal providers able to address a wide range of concerns.

Benefits

Are you at high risk for heart or lung disease?

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in the United States; it is often a silent killer. If you have a family history of heart or lung disease, diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or triglycerides, obesity or a sedentary lifestyle we can help improve your health and reduce your risk of disease and complications. Cardiovascular screening needs to start at age 40 or even earlier if you have a strong family history or high risk factors.

Asthma and chronic lung diseases are on the rise. We can help assess risks and identify the underlying causes of acute or chronic lung diseases. We build effective treatment plans to improve function or reverse disease while optimizing overall health and wellness.