B.A. in Secondary Education, University of Rhode Island, 1974
M.A. in Counselor Education, University of Rhode Island, 1975
L.M.T., Licensed Massage Therapist, States of Hawaii 1978, Oregon, 1982
N.D., Naturopathic Physician, NCNM, Board Certification in Oregon, 1983
CEO, Medical Director, Center for Natural Medicine Inc., Portland, OR. since 1983
Professor, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine, NCNM, Portland, OR. since 1986
Guest Professor, Endocrinology, NCNM, since 2006
Medical Advisor, Health Sciences Institute, Baltimore, MD, since 1996
Dr. Milner received his N.D. in 1983 from NCNM in 1983. He has remained at his alma mater since 1986 as Professor of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Milner is also the CEO and medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine (1983-1991) and Center for Natural Medicine (CNM), Inc. (1991-present). Established in 1991, CNM is the first and one of the largest ongoing, integrated health care facilities in the Northwest. The Heart and Lung Wellness program is the newest addition in Dr. Milner’s professional life, linking his identities as professor and doctor. This exciting program started in 1999 provides a clinical training ground for 24 senior naturopathic medical student interns and resident doctors, supervised by Dr. Milner. This experience engages medical students and patients in collaborative, complementary and alternative health care of cardiovascular, pulmonary disease and primary care conditions. In this capacity CNM functions as a teaching clinic of NCNM.
Dr. Milner has treated over 25,000 patients with heart disease alone over the course of his career. He is world renown for his natural treatment protocols for heart disease, menopause and hypothyroidism. Over 10% of his patients come from around the country outside of Oregon to seek his expertise. He has international patients coming for treatment from the far reaches of the globe including Germany, England and Western Europe, Japan, Pakistan, India, Africa, Australia and South America.
Dr. Milner has evolved a very effective protocol using amino acids and nutritional cofactors in the management of neurotransmitter deficiency diseases including adrenal exhaustion, fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, tremors, concentration and memory impairment, chronic pain, unresponsive allergies and stress decompensation.
Dr. Milner is well published with texts, medical journal articles and studies in cardiology, endocrinology, pulmonology, oncology, and environmental medicine. Dr. Milner published in May 2005, Menopause Revolution: Smashing the HRT Myth- Alternatives to Manufactured Drug Therapy , Agora Health Books. He enjoys what he calls practicing “integrated endocrinology” balancing all the endocrine hormones using bio-identical hormone replacement and amino acid neurotransmitter precursors.
Dr. Milner has published several articles on new treatment protocols for hypothyroidism. Most recently, ” Hypothyroidism: Optimizing Medication with Slow-Release Compounded Thyroid Replacement” was published in the peer review journal of compounding pharmacists, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding (IJPC) Vol. 9 No. 4 July/August 2005. In 2006 and 2007 he lectured around the United States guiding physicians and compounding pharmacists in the management of hypothyroidism using his protocol of slow released compounded thyroid replacement. Also to his credit are “Wilson’s Syndrome and T3 therapy – A Clinical Guide to Safe and Effective Patient Management” IJPC Vol. 3 No. 5, Sept/Oct 1999, p. 344-349 and Assessment and Management of Thermoregulation, IJPC Vol. 3 No. 5, Sept/Oct 1999, p. 350-351. Reprints of many of these and other Dr. Milner articles are available at CNMWellness.com, the medical education website of the Center for Natural Medicine. Dr. Milner co-authored chapter 14 in An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer by J. Diamond and W.L. Cowden, the most definitive text on alternative cancer therapies. He also served as the primary consulting physician for Judith Sach’s book Natural Medicine for Heart Disease. The has authored many articles over the years in cardiology.
Dr. Milner has been the medical advisor for the Health Sciences Institute (H.S.I.) and its publications since 1996. H.S.I.’s monthly newsletter circulates to approximately 100,000 subscribers around the world introducing cutting edge, breakthrough and well research nutraceuticals to the readership. He has delivered a compelling presentation titled “ADDSOIL- 7 Keys to Optimal Health” available as a self help resource guide with companion audio tapes through Health Sciences Institute, Agora Publications, 1999.
Dr. Milner has offered his expertise to many supplement companies in the design and development of dietary supplements and homeopathic medications for the treatment of a wide range of conditions including allergies and heart disease. His feature article “Natto and Its Active Ingredient Nattokinase.” Alternative and Complementary Therapies (June 2002) introduced the use of Nattokinase into the United States. He recently completed the design and development of a cutting edge product for cardiovascular health, CardioGOLD, Arista Nutraceuticals, 2007. The product is marketed through a thirty minute education infomercial where Dr. Milner is interviewed as the featured speaker. This is available free as a DVD upon request. Further information on CardioGOLD is also available at our online store at www.NaturalMedicineWellness.com.
Dr. Milner is actively involved in using a pulsed electro magnetic field cellular exerciser as a wellness adjunct to the services offered at CNM. Feel free to contact CNM for additional information concerning this exciting new technology.
Dr. Milner is a dynamic speaker with a bachelors and masters degree in education from the University of Rhode Island. He brings a fresh, enjoyable and comprehensive approach to his lectures. He has lectured extensively for over 30 years nationally and internationally to physicians groups and public audiences alike.