Dr. Sarah Larson
Naturopathic Doctor, Master of Science of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist
Passionate about helping patients improve their health by offering a wide range of Naturopathic, Chinese and traditional Western medicine treatment options, Dr. Sarah Larson believes helping patients regain optimal health and well-being requires both the empathetic listening to and observing of each individual; “one size fits all” does not apply. She relies upon appropriate conventional testing, labs and imaging alongside Eastern pulse, tongue and countenance diagnostic techniques to arrive at the correct diagnosis and to then provide the most efficacious and beneficial treatment options. The utilization of Western and Chinese herbs, pharmaceutical medications, acupuncture, hydrotherapy and lifestyle and dietary optimization are all part of a large tool box from which she builds individualized and achievable treatment plans while consistently following the latest research.
Dr. Larson does embrace the belief following the healing course of nature will help return each patient to a state of health and well-being when given the appropriate assistance, time and space to do so. A reduction in inflammation, improved nutrition and digestion, proper sleep and exercise are all important aspect to improving one’s state of health.
Sarah graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM). Before starting her own practice, she completed a two year residency approved by the Council of Naturopathic Medicine under the supervision of Dr. Edythe Vickers at An Hao Natural Health Care Center in Portland, Oregon and also practiced with Dr. Linda Meloche at Abbey Road Clinic in Carlton, Oregon. Her undergraduate work in psychology was completed at the University of North Dakota, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Science with a pre-medicine emphasis.
As a primary care physician, Dr. Larson focuses on acute and chronic diseases, autoimmune conditions, acute and chronic pain and cancer as well as more common conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. While in medical school, Sarah completed an additional 2 year internship in women’s health and offers exceptional health care services such as: female wellness and annual examinations, hormone testing and balancing, birth control education and prescribing.
When she isn’t working, Sarah savors time spent with her fiance, family, friends and new puppy, an American Bulldog rescue, Chance. She enjoys hiking, road biking, being outdoors near or on the water or simply exploring both Oregon and Washington’s breathtaking natural beauty.
Dr Larson has helped me cure long standing health issues where others have failed. Forever grateful for her care, intellect and compassion.