Meet the Doctor
Dr. Valerie Ferdinand
PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Valerie Ferdinand is only seeing patients at her east side office at this time. Her contact info is:
4938 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97206
I am a Naturopathic Physician licensed by the State of Oregon. My education includes a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and Micro/Molecular Biology from Portland State University and a Doctorate in Naturopathy from The National College of Natural Medicine.
My journey to becoming a naturopath started from a very young age. My mother was a Type 1 Diabetic who also happened to be a nurse. Through her health experiences and her education as a medical professional I developed a different perspective on nutrition than other children. Naturopathic medicine can be utilized for many different health issues. From the common cold to complex medical issues I use a combination of nutrition, herbal medicine, detoxification, and lifestyle changes to greatly improve your state of wellness. While it is not my focus to rely on pharmaceuticals, if your best treatment includes the use of a prescription medication I will prescribe a medication while advising on how to reduce any potential side effects. My goal is to help you achieve your optimal level of health while living a balanced life.
Today’s world offers many confusing and conflicting messages as to how to approach our health issues. Should I be vegetarian? Should I take a multivitamin? What should I know about food allergies? I hope to work with you to develop an individualized plan for you to achieve your best level of health. I am honored to be on this journey with you.
Some of the issue I deal with include:
- Endocrinology – Diabetic, Thyroid, Hormone balancing
- Cardiovascular Health – High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Heart Attack Risk Reduction
- Nutrition – Choosing a way to nourish the body can be confusing. Together we will find the diet right for your lifestyle and health needs.
- Women’s Health – hormone balancing, infertility, menstrual disorders
- Dermatology – eczema, psoriasis, acne