What is Offered with Naturopathic Primary Care?
Through careful history taking, physical exam, cutting-edge laboratory testing, and ancient Chinese diagnostic methods, our practitioners determine the root of health issues and best methods to promote healing. Utilizing a variety of treatment methods including clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic remedies, biotherapeutic drainage, flower essences, acupuncture, energetic bodywork, lifestyle counseling, low dose immunotherapy/low dose antigen therapy, biopuncture, compounded medicines, and pharmaceuticals.
We believe it is important to address the many aspects of health, encompassing: physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Our goal is to help patients cultivate their own joy in finding their personal passions and purpose, and provide high-quality care for people experiencing any health problem. On a daily basis, we see a wide range of patients with different health issues, including: anxiety, depression, fatigue, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, transgender care, auto-immune disease, allergies, menopausal complaints, infertility, stress-related issues, and smoking cessation.
There are four general pillars to health, and when they are found in balance, freedom will be found and health restored. These pillars are:
- Eating - "You are what you eat." It is of primary importance to eat correctly. This is an individual need, choice, and experience. Node will almost always work with a new patient to develop a specific diet that is right for them. Within this pillar also includes any supplemental nutrition that may be necessary.
- Movement – Movement does NOT mean "exercise." The body is very dynamic and needs to move throughout the day to get the blood and lymph flowing. It also needs periods of rest – which would constitute sleeping. Often this is an area where cultural shaming and judgment have done a real disservice for individuals, telling them that they need to exercise a certain way, have a certain kind of body, sleep a specific amount, and enjoy it. These myths need to be addressed and overcome.
- Thinking - The way we think about health, about ourselves, and about reality impact everything in our lives. This is often an area, that when addressed, yields the highest amount of positive results.
- Relating – The way that we relate to others, to our environment, and to our work is often an area of intense conflict, and often hinders growth and healing.
Will My Insurance Cover Primary Care at 2bwell?
The services we provide are covered by most health insurance companies with a small co-payment, or co-insurance from the patient. In the case of a personal injury due to work or motor vehicle accidents, some of the treatments need to be prescribed by a the attending physician, related to that accident. The best practice is to contact our front desk prior to making your first appointment and let us verify your coverage before you come in.
Here is a list of health insurances providers that often cover most services:
- American Specialty Health
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Care Oregon
- Cigna Greatwest
- FamilyCare (with referral only)
- Moda / ODS
- Oregon Health Co-op
- Oregon Health Plan
- Pacific Source
- Reliant Behavioral Health
How Does it Work?
Acupuncture works by stimulating the meridians that either end or begin at the face and balancing the flow of energy at the same time. Cosmetic acupuncture treats the underlying factors that contribute to the aging process. This involves the insertion of hair-thin disposable needles into specific areas on the face, ears, and hands. The needles are inserted into the energy pathways or meridians to improve the flow of Qi.
As the movement of energy improves, a greater amount of energy and blood are circulated to the face, nourishing, hydrating, toning and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles. At the same time we attend to the outside (what you see) and use some additional acupuncture points (usually on the arms and around ankles) to work on the inside. This works holistically, both on the physical appearance and on the underlying factors which influence that.
Julie Brush grew up eating farm-fresh produce and bicycling in the flat countryside. As a NCNM (National College of Naturopathic Medicine) graduate, Julie has completed extensive medical training as a primary care physician and practices under a new paradigm in which patients are listened to, given the tools to achieve optimum health and are an active participant in their own health care.
She is well-prepared to address a myriad of conditions including women's health, pediatrics, allergies, chronic disease, weight loss, and immune, digestive, and neurological health. Her modalities include homeopathy, botanicals, nutrition, lifestyle changes, hydrotherapy, flower essences, UNDA drainage and Bowen therapy. Read more
Naturopathic Primary Care Physician
Dr. Brooke Huffman is a naturopathic physician committed to helping people enhance their lives by optimizing their health. She works closely with patients to help them remove obstacles to their health as a primary means of resolving their wellness challenges and restoring their health. She facilitates this by providing a foundation for health & wellness through nutrition and lifestyle suggestions as well as customized, targeted therapies that unravel the disease process. Read more
Naturopathic Primary Care Physician
Dr. Rachael focuses on treating the whole body, working hard to discover the origin of your medical obstacles. She realized that each patient has a different narrative and needs time to be heard. She spends her time to create a tailored health plan for each individual. She is ready and excited to become your healthcare resource, utilizing an open communication style while tending to her patients at 2BWell Clinics. Her goal is to empower her patients to be closely involved in making their own healthcare decisions. Read more
Dr. Rebecca Jennings is a licensed naturopathic physician, who is passionate about educating and empowering others to reach their full potential in health, wellness, and life. Dr. Jennings was attracted to naturopathic medicine because it combined her passions of helping others and learning about the intricacies of human health and physiology. Dr. Jennings takes a functional medicine approach to practicing, focusing on finding the root cause of dysfunction, not merely treating symptoms. Read more
Dr. Bethany Tennant is a licensed Naturopathic Physician. She graduated with a with honors in research from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Following graduation she went on to complete a post-doctoral research fellowship in the area of Parkinson's disease and nutrition. She is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist and sports massage therapist (trained in New York). Natural sports medicine is her specialty and she deals with matters of prevention, performance, recovery, pain management, and injury rehabilitation. She has had the privilege of working with elementary, high-school, college, and professional level athletes (USATF, D-League, FIBA, NBA, NFL). Read more
Certified Nutrition Specialist
With a passion for health and healing, Dr. Mary Attwood is a general practice naturopathic physician with a focus on family medicine, including female and pediatric health. Trying always to use the least invasive approach possible, Dr. Attwood listens with an open ear and ready mind as she helps patients get to the heart of what is troubling their health and wellbeing. A kid at heart herself, she is easily approachable to patients of all ages, and especially children and young adults. Dr. Attwood believes all patients have a right to share input and ownership over their treatment options. Together, she crafts treatment plans each patient feels capable of including into their lives and offers support with any hard-to-make changes. Conditions she has experience helping patients improve or reverse include type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension/high blood pressure, thyroid imbalance, cervical dysplasia and neoplasia, and musculoskeletal pain or malignment. She also brings a heart of understanding to patients with cancer and offers complementary naturopathic therapies to those in conventional care. Read more
Licensed Massage Therapist
Michael Crupper is a Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist practicing primary care family medicine at the 2BWell Group. Dual medical degrees give him the unique ability to evaluate patients using both Eastern and Western medical traditions and choose the best treatment for each individual. Read more