Integrative Holistic medicine for your entire family!
A Message from Dr. Yates:
I'm excited to offer primary care in the Portland, metropolitan area.
It is my goal as a physician to work with each patient to facilitate optimal health via the body’s innate resources. Through my training in naturopathy, classical Chinese medicine, and modern evidence-based medicine, I give my patients the tools they need to regain vitality no matter where they are on the road to wellness. I strive to understand each individual and get to the root of his or her health concerns. Through personalized and practical treatment plans, I am able to help people of all ages with a variety of health conditions.
Health is one of our most important assets, and I'm so happy that I get to help people reclaim their health on a daily basis. As a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, I am trained to provide personalized primary care to my patients. This means I can help patients with a wide array of conditions. By treating patients as individuals rather than a disease, I am able to address functional changes in physiology and not just pathological states. What that means for you is that I can help you feel your best, not just treat your "disease".
My approach to medicine is to understand you and your journey, to get to the root of your health concerns. It is my job as a physician to educate you about your body, give you all of the choices available, and empower you to take charge of your health. I create personalized and practical treatment plans that are designed to fit your state of health, your busy schedule, and your budget. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been sick for as long as you can remember or you simply want to feel your best, we will work together to get you to your full potential so you can enjoy life on your terms.
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic illness like hypothyroidism, diabetes, heart disease, or an autoimmune disease or you have nagging symptoms with seemingly no underlying cause like headaches, digestive upset, or pain, your body is always working to move back into a state of optimal function. Through my training in naturopathy, classical Chinese medicine, and modern evidence-based medicine, I will help you discover the tools you need to regain your innate vitality. I am trained to understand the changes that occur when someone moves from a state of health to a state of illness. This means I can treat a wide array of conditions and symptoms, even if you've been told "there is nothing wrong with you".
Using a combination of a thorough medical history, modern diagnostic tools, classical Chinese medicine diagnosis, and physical exams, we will find the underlying obstacle to your good health. By combining clinical nutrition with lifestyle modification, many common complaints can be easily addressed. Beyond lifestyle changes, I use acupuncture, massage and other physical medicine modalities to align the body and mind. I employ botanicals (Western and Chinese herbs), homeopathy, and nutritional supplements for many patients whenever possible before using prescription medicine. I have advanced training in botanical medicine and regard herbs as one of our most powerful and safe medicinals. Nonetheless, sometimes pharmaceuticals are necessary based on individual conditions and will be utilized if required. Please click here to learn more about services I provide.
I believe that everyone deserves to feel his or her very best and I'm here to build a partnership to help get you there.
Conditions I treat (not a comprehensive list):
By treating you and not a condition, I'm able to treat many symptoms and disease states that might not be listed here.
Acute conditions: Colds, flus, sore throats, sinus infections, ear aches, strains/sprains, etc
Endocrine disorders: Diabetes, thyroid disease, adrenal imbalance, osteoporosis
Pain management: joint or muscle pain and spasm, arthritis, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, sciatica
Auto-immune conditions: lupus, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Sjogren's disease
Sleep disturbance: insomnia, easy waking, fatigue
Cardiovascular disease: hypertension, high cholesterol, arrhythmia
Respiratory complaints: asthma, infections, allergies, bronchitis
Digestive complaints: irritable bowel syndrome, constipation/diarrhea, acid reflux, leaky gut, nausea
Urinary complaints: bladder infections, urinary incontinence, prostate disease
Skin problems: Atopic dermatitis/eczema, rashes, moles, acne, itching
Mood disturbance: anxiety, depression
Brain & Nervous System Issues: Poor memory, brain fog, multiple sclerosis, dementia, peripheral neuropathy
Symptoms that have no known underlying cause and have not been helped with conventional treatments.
General screening labs and/or imaging and physical exams
I have interest and additional training in the following areas:
Menstrual irregularities: PMS, heavy menses, irregular cycles
Breast tenderness, fibroids
Hormone balancing, endocrine imbalance (adrenal dysfunction, thyroid disease)
Vaginitis, urinary tract infections
Menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, headaches, etc.
Well women exams (pelvic exam and clinical breast exam)
Male and Female fertility
- Optimizing health prior to conception
- Preparation to become pregnant
- Difficulty becoming pregnant
- History of miscarriage
- History of pregnancy complications
- Planning to begin IVF
- Low sperm count
- Hormonal imbalances
Problems with nursing or feeding
Mood disturbances, behavioral problems, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder
Skin abnormalities, rashes
Gastrointestinal symptoms and/or bowel abnormalities
Well baby/child exams