ABOUT
Dr. Jennifer Curtiss, ND
Dr. Gili Schwerd, ND

Dr. Jennifer Curtiss

While growing up in rural Southern Oregon, Dr. Curtiss developed a strong connection to the land, exploring the outdoors and the healing powers of nature. The mountains led  her to begin her study of health and wellness at the University of Montana where she received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, in 1999. Her love of nature and the passion and care for others inspired her to pursue her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Curtiss became a licensed Naturopathic Physician, in the state of Oregon in 2005 from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. At NUNM she also completed her doctoral research thesis in fertility.  She was fortunate to continue her medical training through a 3-year Functional Medicine Mentorship that continued her passion for neuroendocrine health.

Her mission is to help grow healthy families and communities. She specializes in preconception health and fertility support for both men and women.  During her ongoing training as a clinician she discovered that MTHFR and other Genetic Polymorphisms are often missing factors in an individual or couple’s ability to achieve optimal health and pregnancy. She enjoys the rewarding practice and positive outcomes of optimizing genetic health for ongoing wellness particularly in the areas of mental health, chronic disease, and fertility.


Dr. Curtiss is also a primary-care physician who is rewarded by the healing relationships she has shared with families of up to 3 generations. She practices as a medical detective to identify the underlying cause of a person’s illness. Her treatments may include nutritional therapy using diet and supplements, physical medicine, intramuscular nutrient therapy, botanicals, homeopathy, energetic medicine, and counseling.​ Dr. Curtiss continues to advance her training in the areas of epigenetics, endocrinology, mental health, and fertility.  However, most of all she enjoys learning from her patients and her own children who teach her lessons on life every day.

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Specialities:

  • Neuroendocrinology

  • Genomic medicine/nutrigenomics

  • Functional nutrition

  • Functional medicine for mental health

  • Chronic infections

  • Gastrointestinal illnesses

  • IM nutritional therapy

  • Certified Holistic Pelvic Care™ practitioner,

      trained by Tami Kent, MSPT.

Dr. Gili Schwerd, 

Dr. Gili Schwerd is a licensed naturopathic physician practicing in Portland, Oregon following her graduation from The National University of Natural Medicine. Before attending medical school, Dr. Gili developed her passion for the natural sciences while working in anthropology, archeology, organic permaculture, and conducting scientific research on medicinal plants, genetics, biodiversity conservation, and linguistics. Guided by her deep admiration and love for the wisdom of the natural world, Dr. Gili works to help her patients reconnect with their vitality and their body's innate intelligence.

 

She believes that healing happens between office visits, that the individual is the doer and fixer, and the physician simply provides tools and guidance to support patients on their healing journey. Dr. Gili loves to educate her patients and help them feel a sense of empowerment and partnership in caring for oneself. She values each patient as a unique and special human being, and integrates cutting-edge science and historical wisdom to address the whole person.

 

Dr. Gili has a particular interest in working with women of all ages, as they move through life's stages. She received extensive training and mentorship in pelvic floor health.  She also uses a broad range of treatment modalities that include botanical medicine, lifestyle and nutritional counseling, bio-therapeutic drainage, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, abdominal and pelvic myofascial release, mindfulness, and when necessary pharmaceuticals.

 

She holds a deep respect for the doctor-patient relationship and the sacred time shared at each visit. Dr. Gili is grateful for the privilege to be able to practice medicine and looks forward to providing you with the warm, individualized care that you deserve. 

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