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the third level of healthcare

You’ve been to your primary-care doctor. You’ve been to a specialist. Maybe you’ve even been to multiple specialists.

 

And they’ve given you bad news, or confusing news, or they say there’s nothing wrong when clearly something is.

 

That’s where the third level of care comes in. And that’s my specialty.

 

 

If you’ve got health issues and aren’t sure where to go, consider naturopathic medicine. You can even book your appointment online. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Learn more about naturopathic medicine here.

 

 

 

flower essence training with Dr. Izakson

It’s no secret I’m a plant lover. It’s why I went into medicine.

 

I love that plants reinforce our connection to nature, while helping us navigate the modern world. Nearly every patient I treat gets some kind of plant-based prescription, whether it’s a powdered herb, a tea or an herbal extract such as a tincture or a gemmo.

 

The plant medicines I use most in practice are flower essences. They’re safe and gentle, don’t interfere with any other prescriptions and reliably make big changes in my patients’ well being.

 

Here’s one patient’s testimonial: (more…)

insurance update

November 15, 2016

Filed under: blogs,clinic updates,Uncategorized — Orna @ 7:41 am

It only took six years, but we recently got some good news: Your office visits are now covered by Moda insurance!

 

We recently learned that Dr. Izakson is an in-network provider with the following Moda plans:

  • Beacon
  • Community Care Network
  • Connexus
  • Connexus Alternative Care, and
  • Rose City Network

To double check your coverage, check on the Moda provider page or call the company using our handy insurance-verification form.

 

If you’ve been waiting to schedule an appointment, now’s the time. You can even book your time online.

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

come out and play!

Dr. Izakson has some speaking gigs coming up, and she’d love to meet you.

 

First up, Dr. Izakson is talking about vital living at the Inspiring Woman Leaders Fifth Annual Women’s Leadership Conference on March 5 at the McMenamin’s Kennedy School. The event is even near the office, for those of you who love the Alberta/Concordia neighborhood.

 

One week later, check out the Women in Balance Institute’s Women’s Health Day. Dr. Izakson will be talking about detoxification — with a twist.

 

Both promise to be fun events. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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new year’s resolutions: biotransformation in 2014

December 31, 2013

 

Wishing you joy, laughter, freedom and light in 2014.

‘Tis the season to make resolutions. A time to reevaluate our choices, to envision a hopeful future in which we move forward into more perfect lives.

 

Although it hasn’t always been this way, as the Atlantic magazine explains in a Dec. 31 article, many of us make resolutions around our health. If you follow any blogs, Facebook pages or tweets on the subject, this is the time of year when you’ll be overwhelmed with possibilities for a New Year’s cleanse or detox program. You’ll lose weight! You’ll have more energy! That brain fog? Gone!

 

My friend and colleague Dr. Mahalia Freed wrote about this phenomenon on Facebook this time last year. Paraphrased (she said it so much better than I): You are not dirty, you don’t need to cleanse.

 

To which I said — and say again — hallelujah.

 

Health is not about fitting into your high-school prom dress. It’s not about just not being sick. We all have our definitions, but mine, today, is this: Health is enjoying our minds and our bodies, connecting with individuals and community and place, and fully living a life animated with meaning and purpose. (more…)

Navigating CoverOregon and Obamacare

December 11, 2013

Filed under: blogs,clinic updates,in the news,Uncategorized — Orna @ 10:02 pm

 

So many options. Which is the best fit for you?

Like so many Americans, I’ve been tearing my hair out trying to figure out my personal medical-insurance options under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare). My priorities: Overall coverage, a broad network and access to naturopaths, chiropractors and acupuncturists. (Every single option saves me $200 to $300 over my existing insurance.) 

 

From a professional perspective, the ACA had great promise for people looking for naturopathic care. (more…)

may insurance update

Filed under: clinic updates,Uncategorized — Tags: — Orna @ 7:50 pm

We are pleased to announce that Dr. O is now a preferred provider with Regence/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon! Despite the state name in the title, this new affiliation covers anyone in Regence or BCBS networks with naturopathic coverage. We are also in network with PacificSource and LifeWise.

 

Celilo Natural Health Center has also contracted with a local expert in naturopathic insurance billing to ensure you get the most out of your insurance.

 

What’s up with ODS? Still no joy on that front. We applied for preferred provider status, but the company is still not adding naturopaths in Portland. If you or someone you know is on ODS, call and ask them to add Dr. Orna Izakson to their network. Their customer-service number is 503-243-3962 or 877-605-3229.

GardenMedicine talk Feb. 15

Filed under: clinic updates,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Orna @ 12:10 am
Bush beans and oregano.

Bush beans and oregano.

When we learn about Permaculture — or any kind of gardening, for that matter — we often see that certain plants are listed as medicinal. But do you ever wonder what part of the plant to use? When to pick it? What kind of health issues the plant medicine is used for? Would it be handy to get some ideas about this before spring planting?

 

It’s one thing to know that plants have medicinal functions, but Permaculture education rarely includes the body of knowledge needed to actually make use of plant medicines.

 

Join the Portland Permaculture Guild at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15 when herbalist, Permaculture designer and naturopathic physician Orna Izakson will discuss the functions and uses of many garden medicinals. The Garden Medicine slideshow draws from Orna’s extensive study of herbal medicine, with an eye to Permaculture functions and practical ideas for putting the people’s medicines back into the people’s hands.

 

To learn more about Orna, see GardenMedicine.com or CeliloHealth.com. PPG meetings are held at Pacific Crest Community School at NE 29th and Davis (2 blocks N of Burnside) in Portland, Oregon. The meeting starts at 7pm. Please enter at the North door (Davis), or the door from the parking lot.

let’s keep in touch!

Filed under: clinic updates,Uncategorized — Orna @ 8:33 pm

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