Specific Medical Services
Dr. Chapman treats autism and pervasive developmental disorders and also provides comprehensive primary care medicine for the whole family. Our clinic is Sellwood Family Medicine, located in the historic Sellwood neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Our medical services include Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement, Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy (IVMT), Homeopathy, Detoxification, Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Therapy, Botanical (Herbal) Medicine, Targeted Amino Acid Therapy and Dietary Counseling.
Call our office to schedule a free 15-minute consult with Dr. Chapman to see if our services can meet your needs.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic physicians are trained to serve as primary care practitioners who are experts in the prevention, diagnosis, management, and treatment of both acute and chronic health conditions. We treat patients using a combination of nutritional, botanical, pharmaceutical and physical therapies.
Illness does not occur without cause. Symptoms are expressions of the body’s attempt to heal, but they are not the cause of disease. Symptoms should be explored deeply until a true cause is identified. This is where true healing begins.
The ultimate goal of naturopathy is prevention of disease. This is accomplished through education and promotion of habits that create good health. The emphasis is on building health rather than fighting disease.
Naturopathic Medical Philosophy
Treat the Whole Person. Health or disease comes from a complex interaction of physical, emotional, dietary, genetic, environmental, lifestyle and other factors. Naturopathic Physicians treat the whole person, taking these factors into account.
The Healing Power of Nature. Nature acts powerfully through healing mechanisms in the body and mind to maintain and restore health. Naturopathic Medicine restores and supports these inherent healing systems when they have broken down.
First, Do No Harm. Naturopathic Physicians prefer noninvasive treatments that minimize the risk of harmful side effects.
Find the Cause. Every illness has an underlying cause. Naturopathic Physicians try to identify and remove the underlying causes of disease instead of only suppressing the symptoms.
Preventive Medicine. The natural approach to health care can prevent minor illness from developing into more serious or chronic degenerative diseases. Patients are taught the principles with which to live a healthy life. By following these principles they can prevent major illness.