"I've been able to go through menopause without ANY of the symptoms most women suffer ... My bones are strong & dense, my mind sharp, and in many ways I feel stronger than many women younger than me. Dr. Herdener has guided me through this process."  VR   
 

Developing A Plan To Restore Your Health ...

Our approach. Your body has the incredible ability to heal itself, and it’s always good to remember that symptoms are just your body’s way of saying something is out of balance. At Herdener Family Clinic, we use natural methods to restore your health by treating the underlying causes of an illness rather than merely masking its symptoms. We work with you to design a personalized treatment plan that stimulates your body’s own healing power. The result is a safe, gentle, effective, long-term treatment that strengthens your body’s resistance to disease, improves your specific symptoms, and allows you to experience a greater degree of overall health and well being.

Before your appointment you will receive detailed health questionnaires that inquire about various facets of your life and of your health history.  The questionnaires are carefully revived by Dr. Herdener before your visit to maximize effectiveness and save money for you.  These are critical tools for understanding your health needs developing a comprehensive treatment plan individualized just for you.

Please contact us to receive a New Patient Packet at 503-434-6170, or Click Here to Download a copy.  Complete the packet accurately and return promptly, in your best health interests.

Scheduling your appointment.  Once your New Patient Packet is completed and returned, please call the office at 503-434-6170 to schedule your first appointment.

 

First clinic visit. In this hour-long health interview, I will carefully investigate and review your total health history, lifestyle factors, stresses to your body, and begin to determine areas to address for further evaluation. I will listen to your particular concerns and health goals while discussing health & lifestyle approaches to achieve success for your care. We will determine together the need for recommended lab and nutritional assessments, exams and at home assessments to better evaluate your current health status and deficiencies, determining the true cause of your health problems and illnesses. In this way we can treat more accurately and achieve desired outcomes sooner.

  
  

Second clinic visit. This visit commonly begins with a physical exam, lab and nutritional assessments and other biomarker testing to be able to track progress. The focus of this visit is to evaluate and assess all objective aspects of your current health status.
Report of findings visit. Having completed the comprehensive history and objective assessment visits, we will thoroughly review the findings and status of your health. We spend time with you outlining your treatment plan, including diet, supplementation, exercise, and other therapies to achieve your health goals. PLEASE NOTE: This will be planned with you in a very “step-by-step” way to not overwhelm you….we have a wonderful caring staff that is here to support your success. We will “meet you where you are at” and go at a pace that is doable for you, that I will outline the most important steps to focus on.


Follow-up visits. Follow-up visits are necessary to monitor your progress and make modifications to your treatment plan as necessary. The frequency and schedule for these visits will be determined depending on your progress and your individual needs. Remember, our goal is not only to help you improve your health now, but to prevent future illnesses as well. It’s easier, more sensible, and less expensive to keep your body healthy than to allow an illness to take root, causing more pain and suffering. Coming in for periodic preventative health care visits and nutritional biomarkers re-assessments is a valuable way for us to stay current with any changes in your health and prevent future disease.

  
To start developing a health improvement plan, call Herdener Family Clinic today at 503-434-6170.

Our Treatment Philosophy

At Herdener Family Clinic, our treatments are :
  • Effective. Your health dramatically improves when the cause of your illness is treated with natural therapies.
  • Safe and gentle. Our treatments work to support and enhance your body’s natural healing abilities, avoiding wherever possible prescription medications and their potential side effects.
  • Cost effective in the long term. Helping your body grow stronger and more vital. This enables it to resist disease and stress more effectively, resulting in substantial health care savings
Herdener Family Clinic offers naturopathic medicine for the whole family. We treat everything from a child’s common cold to chronic conditions. Common problems include:
  • Women’s Health: menopause, hot flashes, mood swings, menstrual disorders, PMS, fibrocystic breast disease, or endometriosis, yeast infections, bladder infections, vaginal infections.
  • Allergies: Food, inhalant, hay fever, sinus, asthma
  • Children: Allergies, acute and recurrent ear, throat and lung infections, ADHD, childhood asthma (and any condition adults may have)
  • Chronic Pain: Arthritis, fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, polymyalgia rheumatica, headaches, chronic back and neck pain from injuries such as car accidents.
  • Digestive Disorders: chronic heartburn, indigestion, gas and bloating, irritable bowel disease, stomach or peptic ulcers, constipation, diarrhea, bacterial/yeast imbalance (dysbiosis)
  • Fatigue: Chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome, adrenal imbalances, stress induced fatigue, nutritional deficiency, hormonal deficiency, anemia, chemical toxicity exposure.
  • Mental/Emotional Disorders-: Depression, anxiety, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), PTSD.
  • Hormonal Imbalance: Weight gain or loss, “overwhelm” stress, loss of sexual vitality (male or female), loss of strength or vitality
  • Immune System: Recurrent infections in the lung or throat, viral and bacterial acute infections, cancer support treatment.
  • Skin Disorders: Eczema, psoriasis, rashes, warts, nail problems, fungus, dandruff
Whatever the reason you come to Herdener Family Clinic, you can be assured that your treatment will be safe, natural, and effective. We use a combination of therapies and health coaching that are personalized for every individual patient. Common treatments include:
  • Nutrition and Diet Plans. Each patient has unique nutritional and biochemical needs. Many illnesses are due to the body’s need for a specific macro and micro-nutrients of which patients are unknowingly deficient. Others may be due to reactions to foods. Diet changes to support better quality and wholesome dietary balance, a cleansing program, food allergy elimination or the prescription of specific nutrients may quickly and easily eliminate a problem that has been persistent for many years. Herdener Family Clinic works with Health Coach to develop a unique personalized health assessment and individualized supplement program for the best nutritional foundational support available. (See important details at Health Coach link)
  • Homeopathy: Homeopathic remedies stimulate the body’s own healing process. These medicines treat the whole person, on physical, emotional, and mental levels, by using specially prepared natural substances to initiate healing.
  • Naturopathic Manipulation and Physical Therapy: When the vertebrae of the spin become misaligned through trauma or repetitive injury, spinal nerves emerging from the spinal cord are irritated. Interruption of nerve flow can eventually lead to pain, muscle spasm, disability, and an overall decrease in the quality of life. We work to restore normal nerve function, allowing the body to respond appropriately to any imbalance in the system, thus relieving symptoms and restoring health. NOTE: Dr Herdener has successfully treated and is covered to treat auto accidents and personal injuries.
  • Massage Therapy: For the whole body to be healthy, the sum of its parts—the cells—must be healthy. The individual cells of the body are dependent on an abundant supply of blood and lymph because these fluids supply nutrients and oxygen and carry away wastes and toxins. Massage is known to increase the circulation of blood and flow of lymph. The direct mechanical effect of rhythmically applied manual pressure, the stimulation of nerve receptors, and the movement used in massage can dramatically increase the rate of blood flow, increasing circulation and thereby promoting health.
  • Natural Botanical (Herbal) Remedies: Plants have been used for millennia because of their healing properties. Combining the best of ancient knowledge with modern herbal research, we prescribe plant medicines that greatly enhance your natural healing abilities and treat specific conditions, usually without undesired side effects when professionally prescribed.