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Teresa True, ND, VNMI

        Dr. True practices the full scope of family medicine, including women's health, pediatric, adolescent and adult care. She has a particular interest in correcting digestive function, endocrine and autoimmune disorders including thyroid disease, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, chronic heartburn, abdominal pain, bloating and other gastrointestinal disorders. 

Dr. True chose to become a doctor because she admires the intricate physiology of the human body and nature.  She decided to become a naturopathic doctor after experiencing working in a medical office and seeing the massive amounts of prescriptions and prescription refills daily.  It just didn't make sense.  She truly believes in the body's ability to heal and the importance of preventative and wellness care.  She is also passionate about helping empower patients in establishing a healthy lifestyle and habits to help prevent disease.

         In her free time, Dr. True enjoys spending time with her husband and their son, Ethan.  They enjoy going for walks around the neighborhood, camping at the coast and reading books.  She is a fan of crafting and can often be found crocheting, beading or scrap-booking.  Although life often gets in the way, she also loves to play golf.

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Naturopathic Medicine

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  • Fellowship:

  • Residency:

    • Family Medicine, Hydrotherapy - National College of Natural Medicine, Portland Clinic of Holistic Health, Portland, OR

  • Medical Degree:

    • ND - Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, AZ

      • Awarded High Academic Honor, Graduated High Honors​

  • Baccalaureate::

    • Human Physiology, Chemistry - University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

  • Memberships:  

    • Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians​

    • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

    • Naturopathic Medicine Institute

  • Research:​

    • Comparison of the anti-Staphylococcus aureus activity of commonly used medicinal plants, J. Altern Complement Med. 2014 May;20(5):375-82. Epub 2014 Mar 17

    • Effects of Reading on Total Distance Traveled while Riding a Stationary Bike, Research Presentation, University of Oregon, Department of Human Physiology, Eugene, OR

  • Additional Training:

    • Intravenous Nutrition

    • Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (AZ)

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Daniel Fargo, ND

Dr. Fargo practices the full scope of family medicine and has a great love for gastrointestinal health. Be it functional disorders like gas, bloating, GERD/heartburn, SIBO, IBS, or IBD, he wants to help people alleviate their ailments, whether they are new or have been endured for years.


His interest in GI health extends beyond digestion into the gut-brain axis, mental/emotional health, the immune system, and how this relates to chronic allergies and skin conditions, sleep, hormones, and more.

Dr. Fargo aims to partner with you in the restoration of your health, wanting you to be informed and involved in the process. His goal will be to see health issues disappear, not because they’ve been covered up, but because the underlying cause has actually been resolved. Dietary and lifestyle changes will play a key role, along with hydrotherapy, homeopathy, auriculotherapy, and botanical medicine, in helping to bring you to your greatest state of health.


In addition to naturopathy, Dr. Fargo’s interests include his partner and their cats, coffee and culinary experimentation, audio books, the NYT’s crossword, travel, and avidly supporting the Portland Thorns and Portland Timbers Football Clubs.

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  • Fellowship:

  • Residency:

    • Family Medicine, Hydrotherapy - Pacific Clinic of Natural Medicine

  • Medical Degree:

    • ND - National University of Natural Medicine​, Portland, OR

  • Baccalaureate:

    • Psychology - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI​

  • Memberships:  

    • Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians

    • Naturopathic Medicine Institute

  • Research:​

    • Advances in SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) Treatment and contributor to the SIBO Specific Food Guide, with Allison Siebecker, ND, LAc​

    • Fred Blum Neighborhood Assistance Center, Neighborhood Grocery Store Distribution and Access or Organic Food, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL

  • Additional Training:​

    • Certified Yoga Teacher ​

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Monica Toth, ND

Dr. Toth provides naturopathic primary care as well as adjunctive care to support her patients in receiving comprehensive wellness. She believes healthcare is to be equitable, individualized, and inclusive, and prioritizes holding a comfortable space for her patients to best understand and support each person in their journey to better health.

Dr. Toth works with many conditions including but not limited to hypertension, diabetes, chronic stress, fatigue, women’s health, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal issues, hormone imbalances, depression, anxiety, and preventative medicine for adults, adolescents and children.


She finds the most valuable means of addressing and resolving the underlying issues is in working as a team with her patient and to support their own exploration in becoming self-sufficient in their health needs. She believes health is feeling at home in your body, being able to live at your most fulfilled expression, without the hindrances of illness.  

In her free time, Dr. Toth enjoys spending time out in the beautiful scenery the Pacific Northwest has to offer, playing music, working on culinary experiments, or biking around the city. 

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  • Residency:

    • Family Medicine, Hormone Replacement Therapy - Bastyr University, Holistic Health Clinic, Tacoma, Washington

  • Medical Degree:

    • ND - National University of Natural Medicine​, Portland, OR

  • Baccalaureate:

    • Biology, Chemistry - University of Portland, Portland, OR

  • Memberships:  

    • Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians

    • Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians

    • Naturopathic Medicine Institute

  • Additional Training:​

    • Auriculotherapy

    • Clinical herbalism certification training- in progress

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Valentina Benitez, ND

Dr. Valentina Benitez, ND, provides an individualized and holistic approach to family medicine, sports medicine, prenatal and postpartum care. She is also trained in holistic pelvic floor and shiatsu massage. Dr. Benitez provides education and insight at every visit. She believes that health and harmony are always possible, and she is here to help you get there.

Dr. Benitez completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Rutgers University in New Jersey and her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine. During her undergraduate, she competed as a division one collegiate springboard and platform diver and worked for several years in an exercise psychophysiology lab, which led to her passion for sports medicine.

Dr. Benitez focuses on restoring the body’s innate ability to heal with gentle restorative therapies like herbs, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, and nutrition. She serves all individuals and children. Dr. Benitez is a good fit for anyone looking for an integrated and holistic approach to their health, those who are seeking pelvic floor, and athletes who are looking for injury prevention or treatment for acute and chronic injuries.

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  • Residency:

    • Family Medicine and Naturopathic Primary Care - National University of Natural Medicine

  • Medical Degree:

    • ND - National University of Natural Medicine​, Portland, OR

  • Baccalaureate:

    • Human Physiology - Rutger's University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • Memberships:  

    • Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians

    • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

    • Naturopathic Medicine Institute

  • Research:​

    • Neurophysiological and behavioral correlates of cognitive control during low and moderate intensity exercise, Olson, R. L., Chang, Y. K., Brush, C. J., Kwok, A. N., Gordon, V. X., & Alderman, B. L. (2015).  NeuroImage​

  • Additional Training:​

    • Holistic Pelvic floor training

    • Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, National College of Natural Medicine - in progress

Functional Nutrition

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Dani Gaudet, MScN

.  Dani relocated to Portland from New Orleans in 2013. At that time, she began working in the Portland restaurant industry.  She realized that here in Portland, every detail of how the food gets to the plate, was carefully curated and she had the opportunity to work with some of the most inspiring chefs and food creatives in the Pacific Northwest.  With a background in Psychology and a passion for food, she sought to combine the two, and that is what led her down the path of holistic nutrition. 

Each person’s unique upbringing, culture, geographic location, mental health, and finances, plays a significant role in how they eat and the labels they give to food.  Her goal is to help others understand that food does not need to be extreme, it does not need to be good or bad.  Together, we simply need to discover what will support, nourish, and heal our individual bodies.  Behavior changes and goal setting is an integral piece of her approach. Her approach takes all aspects of health and lifestyle into consideration.


Dani is here to help you with any aspect of nutritional counseling - meal planning, recipe ideas, food relationship coaching, navigating food preparation/ingredient lists with of allergies, sensitives, and/or intolerances in mind. 

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  • Master’s Degree::

    • Nutrition, MScN, National University of Natural Medicine

    • Dietetics, RDN, Oregon State University, in progress

  • Baccalaureate​

    • Psychology, B.S., Louisiana State University​

  • Research

    • Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia with department of Tropical Medicine. Local food processing, traditional diets, and the non-communicable diseases.​

  • Additional Training:​

    • CPC, Certified Personal Chef

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

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J. H. Shade, LAc (Shade) is a licensed acupuncturist practitioner and a Chinese herbalist of the classical style.  Shade became an Acupuncturist because of a lifelong search to understand how the disparate parts of a human being are connected.  He has found that a clear understanding these works can provide the various details governing the relationships between the different organs of the body that allow emotional suffering and chronic illness to be treated as efficiently and effectively as physical injury or common illnesses.


He believes that disease and suffering may only be diagnosed by looking at a person in the context of the life and the world that person occupies, and therefore every person must be treated as a unique individual, with their own specific set of circumstances.  In addition to nutritional and herbal consultations, he incorporates a spectrum of techniques, both ancient and modern, in order to address the multiple layers of the emotional and physical person during treatment.


Shade believes the experience of feeling whole and healthy is the pinnacle of the human experience and being able to support others in their quest is his passion.

J.H. Shade, LAc


  • Master’s Degree::

    • Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM), National College of Naturopathic Medicine

  • Baccalaureate​

    • Classical Chinese Language and Literature, Portland State University

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Dr. Bradley provides a range of orthopedic injury and internal medicine treatments, helping patients navigate all types of health challenges. The goal is always to relieve symptoms, as well as address root causes of problems.  


Dr. Capron uses various acupuncture techniques to help many types of pain and inflammatory conditions, nervous system disorders, and a variety of other issues. His background in organic farming provides unique dietary insight for incorporating local, seasonal, and interesting culinary fare. Herbal medicine is a passion of Dr. Capron, and he offers clinically dosed, customized herbal formulas and supplement plans, for all kinds of internal health issues, with a focus on auto-immune problems and chronic disease.  


In his spare time, he enjoys helping with his wife’s botanical fragrance and skincare company, creating herbal products, playing and listening to music, gardening, and long peaceful hikes through the Oregon woods. He also works at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine as adjunctive faculty in the Herbal department and a clinical supervisor.

Bradley Capron, DACM, LAc


  • Doctorate:

    • Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine - Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

  • Internship:​

    • Focus on chronic disease, auto-immune conditions, custom modular herbal prescriptions, and auricular acupuncture.

  • Master’s Degree::

    • Traditional Chinese Medicine - Traditional Chinese Medical College of Hawaii

  • Baccalaureate​

    • Communications - University of Texas

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We are hiring!
Front Office Assistant

Come work with a group dedicated to supporting our patients and their healing journeys as a team.  You can submit your application and cover letter via email to

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Medical Assistant

Bio coming soon!

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Patient Insurance Advocate

Katrina comes from a family of caregivers, but followed a little bit different path into medical billing. After her sister became a naturopathic physician, Katrina saw the need for a billing specialist to help this subset of doctors. She wanted to be able to be an advocate, not only for physicians but also their patients, ensuring the fair
treatment and respect of everyone.


Katrina enjoys working directly with patients to help them navigate the confusing world of insurance and answer any questions they may have.


She currently lives in Wisconsin with her German Shepherd, Ava. Family is very important to Katrina and she tries to spend as much time with them as possible. She also enjoys painting, baking, and exploring the great outdoors.

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