How does Naturopathic Medicine differ from conventional medicine?
Naturopathic medicine strives to prevent disease and, when present, treats the root cause of disease rather than simply mask the symptoms that come with it.
I’ve never worked with a Naturopathic Physician and I’m not sure it’s for me?
No problem – Dr. Robyn offers complimentary 15 min consults to discuss her approach to your health concerns and determine if the relationship will be a good fit.
What types of health concerns can Dr. Robyn treat with Naturopathic Medicine?
Virtually all chronic and most acute concerns! Dr. Robyn works with teens through adults for complaints ranging from fatigue, to digestive problems, menstrual irregularities, thyroid imbalance, mood concerns, diabetes, weight concerns, PMS, menopause, high cholesterol, prostate cancer, sleep disturbances, and more!
What treatments does Dr. Robyn use?
Dr. Robyn offers many different treatment approaches depending on what’s most appropriate and patient preference. Examples include: clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling, bioidentical hormones, homeopathy, and pharmaceuticals.
I use prescription medications. Do I have to stop taking those if I work with Dr. Robyn?
No. However, Dr. Robyn’s approach to healthcare frequently reduces the need for prescription medications.
If I need prescription medications can Dr. Robyn prescribe them?
Yes; from antibiotics to antidepressants, Dr. Robyn has full prescribing rights and can prescribe these when needed.
If I already have a primary care provider, can I still see Dr. Robyn?
Absolutely! While Dr. Robyn is licensed as a primary care physician in the state of Oregon and serves this role for many of her patients, for others she serves as an additional member of their healthcare team providing a holistic perspective and additional approach to optimize their health.
Can I use my insurance?
All major insurances are accepted. For those who may not have insurance coverage, we offer a 30% time of service discount for all visits. Call your insurance company or our office (503-406-8748) to verify your coverage benefits.
How long is an office visit?
Dr. Robyn takes ample time to understand her patients’ concerns and goals and, as a result, often spends more time with her patients than their previous healthcare experiences. A new patient office visit lasts approximately 60 minutes with follow ups generally taking 30-45 minutes.
Does Dr. Robyn offer bloodwork in office?
Yes; blood draws are offered on site and, for our patients’ convenience, we offer mobile phlebotomy at the location of your choice – home, work, etc…