Dr. Sean Peter Horan, ND, MS (He/They)
Naturopathic Physician, Biomedical Ethicist, and Sexual Health and Wellness Educator
We are not merely a collection of symptoms meant for cookie cutter solutions. The healthcare we receive should be empowering of our uniqueness.
I’m Dr. Sean Peter Horan (He/They), Naturopathic Physician, Biomedical Ethicist, and Sexual Health and Wellness Educator. I am passionate about providing the highest quality patient-centered care that meets you where you are at and honors your needs. No lectures. No paternalism. No shame or judgment. I want to be your collaborative partner in your health and wellness process and provide you with the tools to help you meet your needs. Let’s take the next step in your health journey together,
I completed my medical training at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR in 2019 where I earned my Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (ND). I have trained extensively in both Conventional/Allopathic and Naturopathic Primary Care practices, as well as with OBGYNs, Psychiatrists, Midwives, and Pain Management practitioners to provide the highest quality primary care with the largest toolbox available. Prior to moving to Portland, I completed my graduate studies at the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College, in Albany, NY, where I earned a Master of Science in Biomedical Ethics (MS). My research was focused on reproductive health policy, and it was at this time that my passion for sexual and reproductive health needs began. Prior to this I earned my B.A. Summa Cum Laude in Philosophy and Comparative Religious Studies with a focus on Ethics and Values from The College of St. Rose, also in Albany, NY.
I was born in Hartford, CT, but have lived a number of years of my life in the small city Viterbo, about an hour north of Rome, Italy. It was there that my zest for the importance of diet and lifestyle focused preventive medicine began. It was also there that my love for complementary pain management began. I provide services in English and Italian and am currently working towards my medical Spanish certification.
When not seeing patients, you can find me teaching classes around the Pacific Northwest on topics related to sexual health and wellness and open relating styles, running on the trails around town, skating at Oaks Park, on my motorcycle with my pink kitty cat helmet, exploring local hot springs, at various ecstatic dance events and festivals, and searching for the tastiest foods Portland has to offer.
Sex Positive, Kink Aware, LGBTQ+ Informed, Trauma Informed, Body Positive, Poly Aware Professional. To learn more about me, please visit: Dr. Sean Peter Horan ND, MS (drseanhoran.com)
Health Interests and Services I Offer:
- Comprehensive Patient-Centered Primary Care (Ages 16 +)
- Mental Health Diagnosis and Medication Management (Ages 12+)
- STI Testing, PrEP Counseling, Sexual Health Optimization
- Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy
- Diet and Lifestyle Counseling
- Minor Surgical Procedures
- Substance Abuse Support
- Physical Medicine and Manual Manipulation
- Complementary Pain Management Therapies
- Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
Dr. Horan is absolutely amazing! He is skilled, non-intrusive, SO caring and just a good doctor. As a queer person it feels like I have an ally in my health and I feel seen in options for my care without judgment. It feels like he’s really looking out for you, like a true community doctor. Every word in his bio feels true for me.
DR. Sean Horan has been a total god-send to me, and I don’t say that lightly. He has gotten me a place where I’m now the healthiest I have ever been in my adult life! I have suffered with an eating disorder for 15 years, and was destined to carry on this way. until He replaced the former Dr. i had been seeing at the center. He is, i swear, the first doctor to not only confront my situation head on but persuade me to go to the hospital when my condition was critical and life threatening. i listened to him, which is an absolute first for me with dr.’s. He has seen me through the referral process to the specialized institute i am now receiving care and the PCP for all my tests, and any needed correspondence between healthcare providers, (counselors, psychiatrist etc). He is intentional about being ”in the
know” and on top of all my medical and overall health status. He, unlike most western Dr.’s, TRULY CARES. Saying I appreciate him doesn’t cover it, he has been a vital part of rescuing me in the dark time i was in and continues to follow up and see to it that i am maintaining and always improving. I will continue to keep him as my primary care provider for as long as i am allowed to. (also, side note) this is the first time I’ve had a male Dr.and i feel 100% supported and comfortable with it. He has a gentle, yet no-nonsence demeanor and carries himself with a confidence that rubs off onto his patients that will both forbode and secure my peace in moving forward with my health plan. Dr. Horan is a blessing to the health-care world both holistically and medicinally!
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Horan for about a year now. He is amazing. He is thoughtful, non-judgemental, and as kind as can be. I’ve had some negative experiences with doctors being pushy and I have never felt that way with Sean.
Dr. Sean Horan has been a total god-send to me, and I don’t say that lightly. He has gotten me to a place where I’m now the healthiest I have ever been in my adult life!
Dr. Sean Horan approached each of the (many) concerns I had with an openness and candid approach unfamiliar to me in healthcare settings. He listened and educated me consistently while showing compassion and humility that made treatments much more comfortable. Over the course of a few months I’m feeling confident in my care and health and am very grateful to Dr. Horan for that.
Never have I received such thoughtful and comprehensive healthcare from a primary care physician than with Dr. Sean Horan. They have a thorough, compassionate and professional way of addressing my health concerns. They share their wide breadth of knowledge and have referred me to specialists when my concerns fall outside their function as primary care physicians. Thank you for all your hard work and care!
Dr. Sean Horan is the most thorough and knowledgeable doctor I have ever had. He genuinely cares about your health and well being, and spends the time needed to ensure that you fully understand your treatment plan. He’s very caring and personable.
If I could give Dr. Sean Horan 100 stars I would. He is hands down the best doctor I have ever seen. Without publicly posting my health issues, I can tell you that he is 100% passionate about providing his patients the best care that we all deserve. Every time we meet, virtually or in-person, I feel so seen. It’s unlike any experience I’ve ever had with any doctor where you just feel like you’re “next”. ALSO, I have NEVER had to wait for him to arrive to an appointment which is unheard of in my experience (and yours probably). If my appointment is at 9am, he is there at 9am, virtual or in-person. If he is ever running late for you, I can only assume it’s because he is spending more time with the patient before you because that’s how much he cares. He deserves an award for Best Doctor on the Planet. The Universe Even. Thank you Dr. Horan.
Dr. Horan is the best primary doctor I’ve ever had. All my previous doctors, never heard what I had to say and dismissed all my concerns, pain, and health issues. My experience with Dr. Horan has been completely different. He listens to every word I say, validates my experience and is very professional. He crosses all his T’s and dot’s his I’s, by trying to not only help with symptoms, but get to the main source of the problem and work towards healing. I feel heard, treated with respect, and above all else, treated like a human being. Thank you Dr. Horan!!
Dr. Horan is an absolute gem in the Portland medical community. Not only is he kind, compassionate, and extremely intelligent, but he also encourages his patients to be an active part of the healing process. His treatment plans are created with your sovereignty in mind: he understand that you, the patient, knows your body best. He informs me about the research and reasons behind his recommendations and doesn’t treat me like I won’t understand. He has been totally transparent with me throughout the process and never tries to illusion me into starting new medicines or buying some product. In fact, he has been actively working with me to reduce the amount of pills I am taking and to find a treatment approach that is affordable, holistic, and can meet where I’m at in my healing. If you are looking for a Dr. that truly is in service to his practice and his patients and weaves both a western medical approach with a whole body perspective- schedule an appointment. It might be the best first step you’ve taken to getting your body and mind well!
Dr. Horan is not only incredibly knowledgeable, but also has fantastic communication skills and my experience with him so far as a care provider has always left me feeling safe and excited about my care. I highly recommend A Balanced Life Health Care as a place to escape the less personalized and often cookie cutter health care experience.
Dr.Horan has been a fantastic provider. I was looking for a holistic doctor that also uses western medicine in teatment plans. I always feel heard and never feel like medicine is being pushed on me or being used to Bandaid a problem. I have had some issues resolved that other doctors have just told me to live with and manage. My partner has even switched over to Dr.Horan because she sees how much he has helped me. I 100% would recommend Dr.Horan to others, especially if you are in the LQBTQIA+ community.
So glad I found Dr. Horan! His care has been great, as well as a comfortable environment.
This is the first doctors office I’ve seen in about a decade due to lack of insurance. There was a lot to catch up on and many concerns built over time. Dr. Sean Horan approached each of the (many) concerns I had with an openness and candid approach unfamiliar to me in healthcare settings. He listened and educated me consistently while showing compassion and humility that made treatments much more comfortable. Over the course of a few months I’m feeling confident in my care and health and am very grateful to Dr. Horan for that.