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Functional Medicine Consultation & Primary Care
In addition to primary care I also offer Functional Medicine consults, a systems approach to healthcare.  This may allow you to find the root causes and develop personalized programs to address headaches, anxiety, fatigue, female hormonal issues, in ability to lose weight. and more.  

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I practice functional medicine and the full scope of primary care in the office and with televisits: well-child exams, adult preventative and gynecological exams to visits for acute illness, injury and chronic problems such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, overweight.  I am also trained in several gynecologic procedures (IUD insertion/removal, colposcopy, curettage, biopsy) and basic skin procedures (biopsies and suturing).

I may offer same day/next day appointments. Early morning, evening, weekend appointments, home visits are available upon request.  
Your time is respected and the appointments are scheduled to begin on time. 

Routine phone calls and texts are returned within one business day. Please be respectful of time between 9pm-7am.
Please use the Patient Portal messaging for non-urgent issues.  

As a courtesy, I may bill insurance for you. Please check yearly with your insurance to see if I am an In-Network for your specific plan. Health insurance companies offer large numbers of plans and can change physician in-network status each year and not notify me.  

My "In-network" insurance list may include:  

Aetna (not all), Coventry/First Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Family Care OHP, First Choice, Liberty Share, Moda (not all), PacificSource (not all), Providence PPO & EPO, Regence, and United. 

I may bill other out-of-network plans for you.  If you’re without insurance, I offer a 30 % discount for same day payment via cash or check and will consider trading services.

I will provide you a “medical home”—one location to receive care for most of your health issues, and one physician to help you coordinate the care you may receive from other providers or specialists.

I prefer to rely more on a healthy lifestyle and less on pharmaceuticals. My interests are strong in nutrition, lifestyle and in “food as medicine.”  I offer a systems based approach to illness to find the root cause which may be done with Adrenal corticosteroid, DHEA, microbiome and organic acid testing using the Kalish method and Functional medicine.  I do also collaborate with a wide array of traditional medical specialists and alternative holistic providers to provide my patients with great healthcare.

 For Primary Care & Functional Medicine Appointments click on the green button above.  You may also schedule a free 15 minute session to discuss being seen for a Functional Medicine consultation. 
                                                Healthcare with Heart
Born and raised in east Portland, I graduated with a BS in Biochemistry from Lewis & Clark College. As a first generation Polish-American, I received my M.D. from Karol Marcinkowski Medical School and finished my Family Medicine internship and residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. I have been board certified in Family Medicine since 2002 and am an Institute of Functional Medicine Certification Candidate. I have started the 12 month Kalish Functional Medicine Mentorship program as well.

 I opened my solo micro Family Medicine practice to offer slow medicine. What do I mean by "slow"? Both as an employed physician and as a patient, I have experienced mainstream medicine to resemble an assembly line form of care. Patients who are motivated to understand why they have a medical problem, rather than just wanting a pill to solve the problem, often need longer appointments than typical 10-20 minute visits. Longer visits which can be up to 30- 60 minutes, to allow more holistic healing and future health success.

 I am often asked how my last name is pronounced. It has a short vowel in the first syllable, and the later part rhymes with "coin" , "Ged-voin".

 Since the 1990's I have been commuting by bicycle year round and in my free time I am an avid outdoor adventurer. I also enjoy yoga, meditation, and foraging wild foods.