Originally from Connecticut, Dr. Beckwith was drawn to the mountains of Colorado during her sophomore year in college in 1992. She soon discovered her love for all things outdoors: hiking, rock climbing, telemark skiing, ice climbing, running and backpacking to name a few. During this time she became interested in alternative medicine and met her first naturopathic physician. After working at numerous health food stores and discovering her love for helping others, Dr. Beckwith decided to pursue her passion of natural medicine and moved to Portland to attend National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM).
Dr. Beckwith earned her bachelor’s degree from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the NCNM in Portland, Oregon.
She completed the Naturopathic Licensing Exams through the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners and is a licensed physician in the state of Oregon.
During her clinical internship, Dr. Beckwith worked at a wide variety of community clinics in Portland, treating a diverse range of populations and disorders. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, and you’ll find her gentle yet enthusiastic approach to healthcare both comforting and inspiring.
Dr. Beckwith is currently accepting new patients at her office in northeast Portland. Please feel free to give her a call if you have any questions about how naturopathic medicine can be a part of your path to health. She will provide a free 15 minute phone consultation to help answer your questions.
When not seeing patients, you can find Dr. Beckwith enjoying her love of the outdoors with her husband and 4 year old son.
My Views on Health
Being healthy is not just the absence of symptoms. It is having a complete balance between ones physical body, emotional, mental and spiritual self. This balance can be easily disrupted due to various factors such as physical and emotional stress, the environment, diet and genetic predispositon.
As our lives are always changing and evolving, so is our state of health. We are not the same person that we were last year, last month or last week. To be healthy we have to learn to embrace the ebb and flow of our lives.
As a naturopathic physician, I am here to help guide you through this journey of self discovery and what it means for you as an individual to be healthy.
What is healthy for you is not necessarily what is healthy for another person. Finding what our own individual state of optimal health is is the key to finding lifelong balance in all areas of our lives.
In order to find this balance, you as the patient have to be willing to make a commitment to finding health and living the best life that is possible for you to live. This is essential because all healing comes from within ourselves. As a physician, my role is to help identify and remove obstacles to healing and to nurture and empower you through the process of discovering your own ability to heal.
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