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Teresa True, ND, VNMI

       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 - isn't the point of medicine to make people better?  Why should you have to take it forever?  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.

        Dr. True practices the full scope of family medicine, including women's health, pediatric, adolescent and adult care and is trained in many outpatient clinic procedures in addition to Hydrotherapy and Chinese Medicine to help establish foundations for health.

         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 like "Dragons Love Tacos".  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.

​DR. TRUE'S EXPERIENCE:

  • 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​

  • Undergrad:

    • 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)

Katherine Souza, ND, LAc, LMT

     Dr. Souza is passionate about seeing the bigger picture. She does this through connecting, pattern observation, diligent study, and taking a step back to see you, a whole human being, beautifully intricate.

 

     Dr. Souza wants to be your point person, advocate, resource, and cheerleader.  From a common cold to chronic illness, or a big life transition such as pregnancy to surgery, Dr. Souza is here for you. She will meet you where you're at and PCNM is an ADA accessible, non-judgmental, all inclusive, safe space.

 

     Dr. Souza is a licensed naturopathic physician, acupuncturist, and massage therapist.  She also practices the full scope of family medicine including women's health, pediatric, adolescent and adult care and is trained in many outpatient clinic procedures.  

 

     She was drawn to this medicine by way of philosophy, particularly a reverence for nature and its inherent intelligence. Other things that spark joy for Dr. Souza include: soccer, mushrooms, surfing, reality TV, and dogs. 

 

​DR. SOUZA'S EXPERIENCE:

  • Fellowship:

  • Residency:

    • Family Medicine, Hydrotherapy - Pacific Clinic of Natural Medicine - in progress

  • Medical Degree and Acupuncture Training:

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

  • Massage Therapy Training:​

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

  • Undergrad:

    • Japanese Language - San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

  • Memberships:  

    • Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians​

    • Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians

    • Naturopathic Medicine Institute

  • Additional Training:

    • Abdominal Visceral Manipulation, Barral Institute

    • NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Provider Education

    • Empress Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Dr. Guangying Zhou

    • Integrated Visceral Techniques l, Moving Mountain Institute, Michael McMahon, LAc, LMT

    • Cranial Sacral l & ll, Moving Mountain Institute, Michael McMahon, LAc, LMT

    • Myofascial Release l, Moving Mountain Institute, Michael McMahon, LAc, LMT

Nicole Priscal, ND

Dr. Priscal practices holistic healthcare and focuses on treating and correcting the underlying causes of diseases, not just symptoms. Her journey as a runner helped foster her love for using proper nutrition, exercise and the body’s ability to heal naturally to maintain optimal health.  

Dr. Priscal has a special interest in women’s health as well as providing integrative care for people with complex medical issues, including fatigue, asthma, autoimmune illness, food allergies/sensitivities, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and environmental illness. She is passionate about educating patients on the importance of food as medicine and the foundations of health. Using naturally focused methods rooted in science, she creates individualized treatment plans incorporating botanical medicine, lifestyle modification, dietary interventions, hydrotherapy, and pelvic floor therapy. 

 

Outside of the office, Dr. Priscal enjoys experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen and soaking in hot springs. She is a proponent of daily movement and some of her favorite activities include yoga, running, hiking and cycling.

 Dra. Priscal habla español.

 

​DR. PRISCAL'S EXPERIENCE:

  • Fellowship:

  • Residency:

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

  • Medical Degree:

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

  • Undergrad:

    • Biopsychology and Child Development - Tufts University, Medford, MA

  • Memberships:  

    • Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians​

    • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

    • Naturopathic Medicine Institute

  • Research:​

    • Clinical Research Assistant - Amenda Clinic, Portland, OR​

  • Additional Training:

    • Pelvic Floor and Uterine Myofascial Release

    • Myofascial Release for the Back Body, Moving Mountain Institute

    • Active Isolated Stretching, Moving Mountain Institute

    • The Art of Needling, Soft Tissue Injection, Core Wellness Clinic

    • Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Level 1, Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute 

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